Live musical artists and ensemble performances. Jazz quartets
Celebrating 35 Seasons
For thirty-five seasons, Music from The Western Reserve has been committed to showcasing the brightest stars of the chamber music world right here in Northeast Ohio. That has been our mission and our distinct privilege.
Our 2017/18 lineup continues our legacy – presenting timeless classics performed by modern masters. Six unforgettable performances. Six evenings of the magic of music. Experience them all in the lush acoustics of Christ Church Episcopal, located in the heart of historic Hudson.
In our 1st concert, we showcased Dane Johansen, cello as our premiere concert of the season on Sunday, September 17. Formerly, the cellist of the Escher String Quartet for five years, Johansen recently joined The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of March of 2016. Johansen performed J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites No. 1, 4, and 6. The concert was held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal located at 21 Aurora Street, Hudson Ohio.
Our 2nd concert of the season featured the brilliant young artists from Northeast Ohio as part of our Featured Young Artist Series. This year's performace was with Music Theatre Majors from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. On Sunday, October 29 at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.
Our 3rd concert of the season will featured Ensemble HD performed the works by Duruflé, Martinů, and Fauré on Sunday, November 12. Ensemble HD is 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. These orchestra members are joined by friend Christina Dahl, piano.
In our 4th concert of the season we are welcoming back world-renowned pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi on Sunday, February 11 at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.
Pompa-Baldi was born and raised in Foggia, Italy. In 1999, he won the Cleveland International Piano Competition which lead him to a career that continues to extend across five continents. He was also a top prize winner at the 1998 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition of Paris, Frances and a silver medalist at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
A Steinway artist, Mr. Pompa-Baldi is on the piano faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He will be performing works by Hummel, Lyapunov, Poulenc, Piaf, and Medtner. Cleveland Classical has described Pompa-Baldi’s playing as “revealing a musical temperament ranging from the poetic to the virtuosic, with great intelligence and kaleidoscopic imagination.”
Read Here the Clevelandclassical.com review of our 4th concert performed by pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
Our 5th concert this season is the Bobby Selvaggio Jazz Quartet. The quartet consists of local area jazz musicians with impressive backgrounds. They will perform on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.
Single Tickets, $20 - Students Admitted FREE.
Ticket includes post-concert reception.