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
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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Download article as PDF by Daniel Hathaway Surely it was just a coincidence that CityMusic Cleveland’s final series of concerts mostly duplicated works The Cleveland Orchestra had played the week before in the third concert of its all-Beethoven Prometheus Project at Severance Hall. The unique piece on CityMusic’s program was the Violin Concerto, which received […]