by Jarrett Hoffman
IN THIS EDITION:
•Tonight: Black Violin, Cleveland Orchestra, and pianist Kathleen Supové
•News: Grammy nominations, and a new music director at H+H
•Almanac: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth, from its negative reception early on, to being sung by Sinatra, and being featured in an ad for cigarettes (?)
Three options tonight at 7:30.
The duo Black Violin — violinist Kev Marcus and violist Wil B. (pictured), who are known for combining classical arrangements with modern beats and vocals — will visit Powers Auditorium at DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown as part of their Give Thanks tour. Joining the duo will be DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes in this program that includes music from their two most recent releases, including holiday tunes from the album Give Thanks. Online ticket sales stay open until 4:30.
The Cleveland Orchestra is joined by a bevy of guests tonight: conductor John Adams, soprano Lauren Snouffer, mezzo-soprano Josefina Maldonado, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, and Nathan Medley, as well as the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus. The occasion? An oratorio by Adams himself, his El Niño. Tickets are available online. [Read more…]