Lorain Morning Journal: January 20, 2008

Local talent leads the classical musical way this year with starring roles in recently released CDs that show the promise of continuing excellence for lovers of fine music and fine performances. Here’s what’s up: 

CityMusic Cleveland

The innovative CityMusic Cleveland, an ensemble that gives regular free concerts in Elyria, Lorain and Rocky River, as well as other Cleveland locations, has produced a lively CD called, of course, ”CityMusic Live.” James Gaffigan conducts three works played in concert by CityMusic. Works on the CD are ”Danses concertantes” by Stravinsky; ”Concerto for violin and Chamber Orchestra” by Cleveland Institute of Music composition professor Margaret Brouwer with Michi Wiancko as solo violinist) and Mozart’s ”Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K543.”

This mix of the very old and the very new gives a taste of the good things CityMusic have been doing (and playing) since its founding in 2004. This group, which wants to ”eliminate the two barriers of high ticket prices and unfamiliar venues,” has established itself as a musical force and a welcome presence in Lorain County musical circles with performances in local churches. Go to www.citymusiccleveland.org to purchase a copy of this or previous recordings by the ensemble for a cost of $12.50.

By LAURA KENNELLY, Arcade Columnist
©The Morning Journal 2008

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2004, CityMusic Cleveland has won cheering audiences with beautiful music, brilliantly performed in familiar neighborhood settings.
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