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.”
Joshua Smith, flute, was appointed Principal Flute of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1990 at the age of 20. Smith is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he studied with renowned pedagogue Frank Bowen before attending Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. Mr. Smith appears as a chamber musician throughout the United States, flute faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and most recently is assuming the role of artistic director of Cleveland Ensemble.
Joanna Patterson Zakany, viola, was born in Monte-Carlo, Monaco where she studied at
Académie de Musique Rainier III. She also took lessons with Michel Mikalakakos at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. She subsequently received her undergraduate degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Cleveland Orchestra principal viola Robert Vernon. Ms. Patterson Zakany has been a member of the viola section in The Cleveland Orchestra since 2006.
Amy Lee, violin, has been associate concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. Ms. Lee was a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of fifteen. She has performed with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, the National Gallery Orchestra, and Germany’s Baden-Baden Philharmonic.
Frank Rosenwein, oboe, joined The Cleveland Orchestra as principal oboe in 2005. He has also been head of the oboe department at the Cleveland Institute of Music since 2006. Mr. Rosenwein was born in Evanston, Illinois, and holds a bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with former Cleveland Orchestra principal oboe, John Mack. He also holds a master of music degree from the Juilliard School. Prior to coming to Cleveland, he served as principal oboe (2002-05) of the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera, and was also guest principal oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Charles Bernard, cello, joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 1992 and was named assistant principal cello in 2001. Before joining the Orchestra, he was principal cello of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Bernard studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he earned his Artist Diploma under Stephen Geber, former principal cello of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Christina Dahl, piano, has been on the piano faculty at SUNY Stony Brook for 21 years. She has had a diverse career as a chamber player, soloist, and teacher. Ms. Dahl has been a visiting faculty member at the Cleveland Institute, Peabody Institute, and Ithaca College. She has twice been a cultural ambassador for the US State Department, and has toured and taught master classes in Africa, South America, and the United States.
Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson, Ohio
Sunday November 12, 2017 5:00 pm