by Jarrett Hoffman
At 7:30 pm, Lalia Mangione (violin) and Rebecca Shasberger (cello, guitar, and vocals) of the ensemble Renovare will take the stage of the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of the Silver Hall Concert Series. It’s free, and you can stream it or attend in person, but tickets are requested.
Also at 7:30, but online, and with a pre-concert talk at 7, Les Délices debuts “The Highland Lassie” — a program of Scottish traditional music crossing the borders between folk song and art song. Click here to read Daniel Hathaway’s “pre-review” (the latest innovation in the vocabulary of ClevelandClassical.com since the pandemic began), and here for tickets.
CANTON SYMPHONY NEWS:
Speaking of changes in classical music over the past 22 months, several local organizations have stepped into the podcasting sphere, including the Canton Symphony with Orchestrating Change. Hosted by Rachel Hagemeier and Matthew Jaroszewicz, the video series is designed around the goal of making the concert hall a more inclusive space. In Season 3, Episode 1, which dropped this past weekend, arts scholar and music lover MJ Albacete shares “why he thinks working towards a more equitable and diverse future is important for classical music.” Watch here, and take in an overview of this coming season here.
Aiming to further the same mission as the podcast, but in a different fashion, is the CSO’s Orchestrating Change Leadership Program. In 2021, the first year for this summer intensive, ten undergraduates discussed issues of inclusion in orchestral music, in addition to receiving arts leadership training. Their final product was the creation of an after-school music program that will begin in southeast Canton this year. The 2022 program will take place virtually June 13 – July 1, and is open to those entering college in fall ‘22 through those graduating in spring ‘22. Nominations close February 25 — click here if you have someone in mind.