by Daniel Hathaway
ChamberFest Cleveland patrons will be thrilled to learn that the popular early summer concert series founded in 2012 by Diana and Franklin Cohen won’t be completely missing in action this year due to the pandemic.
In lieu of its ninth season of live performances, ChamberFest is collaborating with WCLV to broadcast nine programs from its high-quality concert archives. The performances, which draw on material from all eight festival seasons, will be broadcast on the station’s Wednesday evening “Ovations” Series on June 24, August 5, and August 12 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, and in a series of six, one-hour Sunday evening broadcasts from June 28 through August 2, all at 8:00 pm.
WCLV co-founder Robert Conrad will host and produce the series, which will include performances that have never gone out over the airwaves before.
We’ll share more information about the broadcasts next week. Meanwhile, here’s the schedule as it stands now, subject to change.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 8 pm
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (from June 15, 2017), with David Bowlin, Diana Cohen, and Yura Lee, violins, Jonathan Vinocour, Kirsten Docter, and Zhanbo Zheng, violas, Brook Speltz, SuJin Lee, and Oliver Herbert, cellos, Roman Rabinovich, harpsichord
Penderecki: Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (from June 13, 2019), with Diana Cohen, violin, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola, Oliver Herbert, cello
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 (from July 1, 2017), with Franklin Cohen, clarinet, Josef Špaček and Diana Cohen, violins, Yura Lee, viola, Oliver Herbert, cello
Franck: Piano Quintet in f (from June 24, 2016), with Diana Cohen and David Bowlin, violins, Teng Li, viola, Julie Albers, cello, Roman Rabinovich, piano
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8 pm
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622 (from June 19, 2015), with Franklin Cohen, clarinet. 1st violins: David Bowlin, Jinjoo Cho, Diana Cohen, Alexi Kenney, Yura Lee, Amy Schwartz Moretti. 2nd violins: Masha Andreini, Eugene Ceremus, Aniela Eddy, Michael Ferri, Mari Sato. Violas: Hsin-Yun Huang, Yu Jin, Dimitri Murrath. Cellos: Julie Albers, Clive Greensmith, Peter Wiley. Bass: Nathan Farrington. Flutes: George Pope, Mary Kay Robinson. Bassoons: Gareth Thomas, Fernando Traba. Horn: William Caballero
Brahms: Clarinet Trio No. 1 in B, Op. 8 (from June 16, 2018), with Alexi Kenney, violin, Oliver Herbert, cello, Roman Rabinovich, piano
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8 pm
Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17 (from June 19, 2014) with Roman Rabinovich & Orion Weiss
Kevin Puts: And Legions will Rise (from June 19, 2014), with David Bowlin, violin, Franklin Cohen, clarinet, Scott Christian, marimba
Martinů: Four Madrigals (from June 19, 2014), with Alex Klein, oboe, Franklin Cohen, clarinet, Fernando Traba, bassoon
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in g, Op. 45 (from June 29, 2019), with Itamar Zorman, violin, Mathew Cohen, viola, Julie Albers, cello, Juho Pohjonen, piano
SIX SUNDAY FEATURES
Sunday, June 28 at 8 pm
Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round for Double String Quartet and Bass (from June 29, 2014), with Yehonatan Berick, Jinjoo Cho, Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Diana Cohen, violins, Yura Lee and Yu Jin, violas, Gabriel Cabezas and Robert deMaine, cellos, Nathan Farrington, bass
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence” (from June 29, 2014), with Yura Lee and Noah Bendix-Balgley, violins, Yehonatan Berick and Dimitri Murrath, violas, Julie Albers, cello, Robert deMaine, cello
Sunday, July 5 at 8 pm
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G, “Gypsy Rondo,” Hob. XV:25 (from June 20, 2014), with Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, Gabriel Cabezas, cello, Orion Weiss, piano
Kodály: Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12 (from June 20, 2014), with Diana Cohen and David Bowlin, violins, Yura Lee, viola
Paul Schoenfield: Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (from June 20, 2014), with Diana Cohen, violin, Franklin Cohen, clarinet, Roman Rabinovich, piano
Sunday, July 12 at 8 pm
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887 (from June 22, 2014), with Yura Lee, violin, David Bowlin, violin, Dimitri Murrath, viola, Julie Albers, cello
Sunday, July 19 at 8 pm
John Adams: Shaker Loops (from June 14, 2019), with David Bowlin, Yura Lee, and Diana Cohen, violins, Tanner Menees, viola, Oliver Herbert and Peter Wiley, cellos, Will Langlie-Miletich, bass
André Caplet: Conte fantastique, after Poe’s “The Mask of the Red Death” (from June 25, 2016) with Sivan Magen, harp, Alexi Kenney and Yura Lee violins, Dimitri Murrath, viola, Timotheos Petrin, cello
Sunday, July 26 at 8 pm
Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K.448 (K. 375a) (from June 27, 2012), with Matan Porat and Orion Weiss
Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen for Strings (from June 27, 2016), with Noah Bendix-Balgley and Itamar Zorman, violins, Yura Lee and Teng Li, violas, Julie Albers and Timotheos Petrin, cellos, Nathan Farrington, bass
Sunday, August 2 at 8 pm
Mahler: Piano Quartet in a and Schnittke: Piano Quartet after Mahler (from June 17, 2017), with Diana Cohen, violin, Jonathan Vinocour, viola, Brook Speltz, cello, Andrius Žlabys, piano
Korngold: Suite for Two Violins, Cello, and Piano Left Hand, Op. 23 (from June 22, 2017), with Alexi Kenney and Itamar Zorman, violins, Oliver Herbert, cello, Orion Weiss, piano
Published on ClevelandClassical.com June 9, 2020.
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