Dane Johansen, cello A veteran of the concert stage, cellist Dane Johansen has performed on five continents in more than twenty countries. A native of Fairbanks Alaska, Johansen join the Cleveland Orchestra in 2016. Mr. Johansen studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and at the Juilliard School, where he earned his artist diploma. In 2014, he walked 580 miles along the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain with his cello on his back, performing Bach’s Suites in 36 concerts along the way. The story of his adventure on the Camino with Bach was made into a documentary film.
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 pm Christ Church Episcopal Sponsored by Iris and Tom Harvie
Music from The Western Reserve’s 2017/18 Featured Young Artistsare Noa Barenblat, Emily Brett, Kelsey Brown, Colin Carswell, Sam Columbus, Warren Egypt Franklin, Courtney Hausman, David Holbert, Gillian Jackson, Tia Karaplis, Caroline Kasay, Amy Keum, Zach Landis, Matthew Pitts, Joshua Regan and Jake Slater. Hailing from twelve different states, these gifted young artists are Music Theatre majors at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. When they take our stage, expect a lively and energetic program of show tunes from the Golden Age of Broadway.
Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:00 pm Christ Church Episcopal
Ensemble HD, founded in 2009, the mission of the ensemble is to bring classical music to a wide audience. Premier performances were at the Happy Dog in Gordon Square Arts District in Cleveland. Led by Joshua Smith, Principal Flute, The Cleveland Orchestra, with fellow Cleveland Orchestra members Amy Lee, Associate Concertmaster, violin, Frank Rosenwein, Principal Oboe, Charles Bernard, Assistant Principal cello, and Joanna Patterson-Zakany viola. Praised in Voix de Arts " Ensemble HD’s playing glistens with virtuosity and invention” and American Record Guide “Freshness and verve brought to the music by a superb assemblage of Cleveland Orchestra Musicians.”
Sunday November 12, 2017 5:00 pm Christ Church Episcopal
World renown artist, Antonio Pompa-Baldi first appeared on our stage in our 2002/03 season. Since that performance, he embarked on a career that continues to extend across five continents. A native of Foggia, Italy, Mr. Pompa-Baldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999 and prizes in several major international competitions. He continues to receive public and critical acclaim around the world. A Steinway artist, Mr. Pompa-Baldi is on the piano faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 5:00 pm Christ Church Episcopal
Bobby Selvaggio Jazz Quartet. Performer, composer, arranger and educator, Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today's jazz scene. A native of Cleveland, he is Director of the Jazz Studies program at Kent State University. A graduate of Kent and Manhattan School of Music, Bobby spent four years in New York gigging around town in places like the Vanguard and Birdland. He returned to his hometown and is dedicated to keeping jazz alive in Cleveland.inte
Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:00 pm Christ Church Episcopal
Closing Music from The Western Reserve’s 35th season is the Brass Quintet from Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University. Quintet members, Brian Kiser, tuba; Sebastian Vera, trombone; Stacie Mickens, horn; Christopher Krummel, trumpet and Nicholas Samson, trumpet. Each member has extraordinary performance experience. It will be an evening to revel in the brilliant and bold sound of brass. Their performance promises to be a lively program and perfect ending to our 2017/18 season.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 5:00 pm Christ Church Episcopal