Bernstein Centennial Concert

Friday, May 4, 2018, 8pm | Bop Stop
2920 Detroit Av., Cleveland 44113 44118

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7pm | John Carroll University, St. Francis Chapel
corner of Belvoir and Washington in University Hts.

As part of their American Icons Series, The Cleveland Chamber Collective presents A Leonard Bernstein Centennial Concert. Leonard Bernstein is a larger than life personality in the world of Classical Music. He was a world famous conductor, composer, pianist, and music educator. Many know him for his musicals, like West Side Story, but too few know that his oeuvre is wide ranging in style, theme, and medium. His Piano Trio, played by Beth Woodside, Ralph Curry, and Randy Fusco, is an early work which displays his clever wit and love of life. Halil, a tour de force featuring soloist Mary Kay Fink, is from the 1980’s, and is dedicated to the memory of an Israeli tank driver. This work is moody and episodic, using a wide battery of percussion. Bernstein stretches himself, including nostalgic tonality and edgy 12-tone writing.

Bernstein’s MASS was a theatrical work, commissioned by Jacqueline Onassis in honor of her deceased husband, John F. Kennedy, for the opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC in the 1970’s. Bernstein never shied away from controversy, and this work, which focuses on what he considered the crisis of the 20th Century, Faith, held up an anti-war mirror to the Nixon administration. The eclecticism of the work made it a chaotic spectacle, but its message of resistance, inner struggles, and ultimately hope, make this a timely piece. Vocal soloists Jared Leal and Christine Fader join our chamber orchestra on new arrangements by conductor, Ty Alan Emerson.

Piano Trio - Beth Woodside, vln ~ Ralph Curry, vlc ~ Randy Fusco, pno

Halil - Mary Kay Fink, fl ~ Dylan Moffitt, perc ~ Randy Fusco, pno


Excerpts from The Mass -
Ty Alan Emerson, arranger/director
Jared Leal, baritone and Christine Fader, mezzo soprano
Mary Kay Fink, fl
Justin Rowan, trumpet
Beth Woodside, vln
Lisa Boyko, vla
Derek Snyder, vlc
Joel Negus, double bass/bass guitar
Eric Charnofsky, pno
Dylan Moffitt, perc
And other treats and rarities…


Lou Harrison Centennial Celebration

Lou Harrison

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 7 PM | Church of the Redeemer
2420 S. Taylor Rd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 - FREE admission

An evening of music by this American Icon including:
Varied Trio
1st Concerto for Flute and Percussion
String Quartet Set

Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:30 PM | Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Rd , Paid parking available at MPAC lot - FREE admission

Member Lisa Boyko will be featured soloist on Max Bruch's Romanze for viola and orchestra with the Case/University Circle Orchestra!

Sunday, March, 5, 2017, 7PM | Church of the Redeemer
2420 S. Taylor Rd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 - FREE admission

A Bascom Little Fund Celebration featuring works by composers from North East Ohio

Tim Beyer's work for solo cello Afflictions
Ned McGowan's Worskhop for flute and pre-recorded sounds
Sebastian Birch's Divergent Memories
and the World Premiere of his new piano trio, Accel... by Eric Charnofsky

Friday, March 31, 2017, 8PM | Mixon Recital Hall
FREE admission

Member Lisa Boyko will present a Faculty Recital in CIM's Mixon Recital Hall. She will be joined by Mary Kay Fink and Eric Charnofsky

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