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 first concet, 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 will feature brilliant young artists from Northeast Ohio as part of our Featured Young Artist Series. This year is sure not to disappoint with Music Theatre Majors from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. On Sunday, October 29 at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.
Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Students have appeared regionally and nationally while they are attending BW. Their extensive performance experiences provide real-world opportunities. BW Music Theatre alumni can be seen in lead roles in Broadway, London’s West End, prime time television, film, and more. The students learn from award-winning, professionally active faculty with extensive experience in acting, directing, singing, and dance.
Hailing from twelve different states, these gifted young artists include Noa Barenblat, Emily Brett, Kelsey Brown, Colin Carswell, Sam Columbus, Warren Franklin, Courtney Hausman, David Holbert, Gillian Jackson, Tia Karaplis, Caroline Kasay, Amy Keum, Zach Landes, Matthew Pitts, Joshua Regan, and Jake Slater. Joining them is their Music Director Beth Burrier on piano.
Beth Burrier, Associate Professor, Music Director and Area Coordinator of the Music Theatre Program at Baldwin Wallace will be accompanying the students. She holds a Master of Music summa cum laude from Ithaca College, where she studied conducting and voice, and a Bachelor of Music Education summa cum laude with honors from Otterbein University, where she studied piano and voice. She has worked in regional theatres from Maine to Arizona and has served as chorus mistress and music director for the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Festival. She is a principal conductor for the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Ms. Burrier has taught voice, piano, music theory, music theatre history, audition techniques, and acting the song.
When the students take our stage, expect a lively and energetic program of show tunes from the Golden Age of Broadway featuring The Most Happy Fella, Camelot, and The Sound of Music. Be prepared to be tapping your feet and singing along to your favorite tunes, including Standing in the Corner, Big D, The Simple Joys of Maidenhood, If Ever I Would Leave You, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and My Favorite Things, to name a few.
Not only can they be seen at Playhouse Square and the Beck Center in Cleveland, but also in the heart of downtown Hudson at the acoustically superb Christ Church Episcopal located at 21 Aurora Street. The concert will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 5 p.m. Immediately following the concert will be a meet-the-artist reception for an opportunity to meet the future stars of Broadway!
Single Tickets, $20 - Students Admitted FREE.
Ticket includes post-concert reception.