by Daniel Hathaway
When Oberlin piano professor Peter Takács asked Cleveland artist and designer Jodi Kanter a few years back to organize some chamber concerts featuring young area performers, Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics (M.U.S.i.C) was born. The organization, which seeks out “emerging world class musicians in Northeast Ohio and beyond”, gives them performing opportunities and pays them, presented its seventh “Classical Cabaret” on Sunday afternoon, October 20 at Orange Village Hall.
A large audience turned out to hear a varied program of music performed by Takács, violinist Michelle Abraham, cellists James Jaffee and Fedor Amosov and pianists Gregory Wang and Aleander Kostritsa, with a special appearance by Detroit accordionist and bandoneónist Julian Labro.
The concert took place in the village Council Chambers, a large octagonal room flooded with natural light and blessed with agreeable acoustics for chamber music. [Read more…]