P.O. Box 265
Hudson, OH 44236
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Our 36th Concert Season

Red Campion Vocal Chamber Music Ensemble is an energetic ensemble of four singers and one pianist. Enjoy an evening of vocal chamber music, opera and Broadway show tunes. This talented vocal ensemble promises a one-of-a-kind performance. Red Campion members are: Lara Troyer, lyric coloratura soprano, Denise Milner Howell, mezzo-soprano, tenor Timothy Culver, and baritone Brian Johnson who has performed throughout the United States and Italy, and Pianist Judith Ryder who was the founding Director of Cleveland Opera’s well-known education and outreach program.

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 5:00 pm

Christ Church Episcopal

A classical saxophonist, chamber musician, jazz and commercial saxophonist, music educator, advocate for diversity and inclusion in classical music, and composer, we welcome Steven Nichols Banks to our concert series. Critics have said that he plays with “pristine clarity and enviable precision but [knows] how to add emotional heat to his interpretation” (Herald Times, Bloomington, IN), and that his performances are “breathtaking” (Classical Voice of North Carolina). Banks serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.

Mr. Banks has a Master of Music degree from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music in Saxophone Performance, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Saxophone Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 
5:00 pm
Christ Church Episcopal

Hailed as brilliant and passionate performers, as well as ambassadors for chamber music, the Cavani String Quartet " succeeds like few others in communicating the sheer joy of music making". The quartet has the honor of being a winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the prestigious Fischoff, Banff, and Coleman competitions as well as being chosen for The Cleveland Quartet Award at The Eastman School. Described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing, powerful and elegant" the quartet's impressive thirty-year legacy has garnered significant recognition including the Ohio Governors Award for the Arts, Musical America Magazine's Young Artists of the Year and the Guarneri String Quartet award.

Quatet Members are Annie Fullard, violin, Mari Sato, violin, Eric Wong, viola, guest artist Rebbeca Merblum, cello

Sunday November 4, 2018 

5:00 pm
Christ Church Episcopal

A special evening of music of the legendary composer, conductor, arranger and musician, Henry Manicini with Rock Wehrman trio. A native of Hudson Rock Wehrmann is in much demand in the Midwest as an arranger, producer, soloist and accompanist. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, and performed at the presentation of the Pulitzer Prizes. His background includes a degree in pipe organ from Kent State University, the position of Artist-in-Residence for Moog Music, and appearances on recordings by prominent jazz artists such as Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. His company, Sudden Realizations, produces music and sound design for films and broadcasts. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at both Cleveland State University and University of Akron.

Sunday, February 10, 2019
5:00 pm
Christ Church Episcopal

Les Délices presenting Mozart in Paris. With plentiful performance opportunities and a booming market for published music, Europe’s most fashionable city should have been ripe for the young Mozart’s picking! But the strong-willed, young composer lost out when he refused to network with influential people or accommodate French tastes. Artistic Director and baroque oboe specialist Debra Nagy leads Les Délices for this special program that pairs chamber music by Mozart for oboe & strings with Paris’s toasts of the town – Boccherini, Gluck, and more.

This is the only Ohio-area performance in 2018-19 of this popular program presented exclusively for MftWR patrons!

Sunday, March 3, 2019
5:00 pm
Christ Church Episcopal

Closing our 36th season is the Music from The Western Reserve’s 2018/19 Featured Young Artists James Wilson. He began studying piano at age 3! He has performed around the world including Japan, France and Italy. Mr. Wilson was the only American finalist in the international piano competition in France. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center and now takes our stage. A veteran of regional, national and international piano competitions, Wilson is currently studying with Dr. Alvin Chow, Chair of the piano department at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This talented young artist was the subject of a program on PBS that highlighted his piano achievements and his recent triumph over Ewing’s Sarcoma. James is a senior at Hudson High School.Their performance promises to be a lively program and perfect ending to our 2017/18 season.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 
5:00 pm
Christ Church Episcopal

Concert Sponsored by Hudson Community Foundation

PO Box 265,
Hudson, Ohio