by Mike Telin
The Contemporary Youth Orchestra will kick off its 21st season with a concert on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 at Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium. The program will feature celebrated violinist and CYO alum Andrew Sords in a performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto under the direction of Liza Grossman.
“I feel like I’m the only thirty-year-old violinist on the planet who’s never performed this concerto,” Andrew Sords said during a recent telephone conversation. “But I am of the Zen mindset that when it is meant to be, something or someone will show us that it’s the right time. And 20 years ago to the day of this performance, I played my first concert as a member of CYO.” [Read more…]