by Daniel Hathaway
In conjunction with performances of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor (October 16 and 18) and one of his solo cantatas by soprano Yulia van Doren (October 23, 24 & 24), The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Youth Chorus will offer a free concert of the Kyrie and Gloria from the Mass at St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Cleveland on Friday, October 17 at 8:00 pm, and a “Make Music! Marathon” at Severance Hall on Saturday afternoon, October 18.
Franz Welser-Möst will lead the October 17 concert on the Helen D. Schubert Concert Series at St. John’s, with soloists Joélle Harvey, soprano, Iestyn Davies, countertenor, Nicholas Phan, tenor and Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass. The performance, consisting of the “Missa Brevis” or the Kyrie and Gloria from the B-Minor Mass, will last about an hour. No tickets are required. (CWRU professor Ross W. Duffin will give pre-concert lectures one hour before the Severance Hall performances in Reinberger Chamber Hall).
The Marathon on October 18 will run from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and will feature simultaneous performances in the main concert hall and Reinberger Chamber Hall. Here is the schedule:
2:00-2:45 p.m. – Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Music baroque orchestra and chamber ensemble
3:00-3:45 p.m. – Organists from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Reinberger Chamber Hall
4:00 – 4:40 p.m. – Burning River Baroque
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. – Oberlin Conservatory of Music chamber ensembles
5:20 – 6:00 p.m. – Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra chamber ensembles
Violinist Hilary Hahn having withdrawn from the second weekend of concerts, Soprano Yulia van Doren will perform Bach’s cantata, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199 with James Gaffigan and the Orchestra in evening concerts on October 23, 24 and 25, preceded by conversations with Gaffigan and CWRU musicologist David J. Rothenberg in Kulas Chamber Hall one hour before each performance (free to ticket holders).
Jung-Min Amy Lee, associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, will replace Hahn for the masterclass with students from area colleges and universities in Reinberger Chamber Hall on Tuesday, October 21 at 4:00 pm. The event is free and open to music teachers, students and parents, but tickets are required.