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Three finalists named in Oberlin Cooper Violin Competition

Cooper-2015-FinalistsOberlin, July 29 — Following the recital round of the Oberlin Cooper International Violin Competition in Warner Hall of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music late this evening, the jury announced the audience prize winner, the fourth, fifth and sixth place winners, and the three finalists who will play concertos with with Jahja Ling and The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday evening at Severance Hall. The first-prize winner will be awarded $10,000, second-place $6,000 and third-place $3,000. [Read More…]

Six advance to Recital Round in Oberlin Cooper Violin Competition

Six-in-BlockOberlin, July 29 — Following the concerto round of the Oberlin Cooper International Violin Competition, the jury announced early this morning the six performers who would advance to the recital round on Wednesday evening. Each will play a 30-minute recital in Warner Concert Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Admission is free. The performances will be streamed (click here for the video link) and carried live over WCLV, 104.9 FM. At the end of the evening, the jury will name the three violinists who will play concertos in the final round with Jahja Ling and The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday evening at Severance Hall. [Read More…]

Ten advance in Oberlin Cooper Violin Competition

Oberlin-Cooper-Winners-2013Oberlin, July 27 — Following the semifinal rounds of the Oberlin Cooper International Violin Competition, the jury announced late tonight that ten performers would advance to the concerto round on Tuesday, July 28. Each will play a full concerto with piano accompaniment in Warner Concert Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Admission is free, and the performances will be streamed (click here for the video link). At the end of the evening, six violinists will be advanced to Wednesday’s recital round. (Photo: 2013 Winners with Jahja Ling at Severance Hall.) [Read More…]

Cleveland Orchestra Summers@Severance: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski returns on August 7

by Daniel Hathaway

SkrowaczeswkiIn 1957, Polish conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski was one of the local hosts for The Cleveland Orchestra’s first European tour — an event which established the ensemble’s inter-national reputation. It was also an important moment for Skrowaczewski, whose first meeting with George Szell in Warsaw launched his own career in the United States.

On Friday, August 7 at 7:00 pm, Skrowaczewski will return to Severance Hall to conduct the Orchestra in a program that features Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. He was scheduled to lead this program at Blossom last summer but was forced to withdraw at the last moment. This preview was written for that occasion and has been revised and reposted. [Read More…]

Cleveland Orchestra seeks volunteers for Severance Hall season

Severance-Hall-SummerThe Cleveland Orchestra is seeking volunteer ushers, greeters, ticket-takers, tour guides and store clerks for the 2015-2016 Severance Hall season. Opportunities to serve include concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra (evening, matinee, education, family, and holiday events) and performances by other ensembles including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, as well as other musical and non-musical events.

Individuals who are energetic, enthusiastic, and eager to assist the Severance Hall audiences with a high level of customer service are invited to attend open interviews in the Smith Lobby of Severance Hall (ground floor near the Box Office) on Wednesday, August 5, Monday, August 17, or Thursday, August 27, anytime between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. [Read More…]

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