The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and music director Brett Mitchell have announced their 2015-16 season, comprising five concerts in and around the Orchestra's home of Severance Hall.
The Orchestra’s 2015-16 Severance Hall season begins on Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. with a program consisting of Kevin Puts’s River’s Rush, Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”), and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”). A special preview performance will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Stocker Arts Center in Elyria, Ohio.
The Orchestra will perform a special concert for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Open House at Severance Hall on Monday, January 18, 2016, at 4:15 p.m. In addition to excerpts of works from their first two subscription concerts of the season, the Orchestra will perform the final movements of African-American composer Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Sinfonietta No. 1 and Lowell Liebermann's Flute Concerto with COYO alumna Rachel Johnstone.
The Orchestra’s second Severance Hall subscription concert of the season takes place on Friday, March 4, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. The program features Stravinsky’s Petrushka. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus joins the Orchestra in performances of Brahms’s Schicksalslied [Song of Destiny] and Copland’s Canticle of Freedom.
The Orchestra’s third and final subscription concert of its 2015-16 Severance Hall season will be on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. The program includes Richard Danielpour’s Toward the Splendid City and a work (to be announced in January 2016) featuring the winner of the Orchestra's 2015-16 concerto competition. Completing the program is Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
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2015-16 SEASON OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA
(All performances take place at Severance Hall unless otherwise noted.)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (Stocker Arts Center - Elyria, OH)
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
PUTS - River's Rush
BERNSTEIN - Symphony No. 1 ("Jeremiah")
SCHUMANN - Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish")
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.
SCHUMANN - Finale from Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish")
STRAVINSKY - "The Shrovetide Fair" and "Russian Dance" from Petrushka (1947 version)
LIEBERMANN - Finale from Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (Rachel Johnstone, flute)
PERKINSON - Finale from Sinfonietta No. 1
BERNSTEIN - "Profanation" from Symphony No. 1 ("Jeremiah")
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
STRAVINSKY - Petrushka (1947 version)
BRAHMS - Schicksalslied (with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus)
COPLAND - Canticle of Freedom (with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus)
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
DANIELPOUR - Toward the Splendid City
CONCERTO - TBD (winner of COYO's 2015-16 concerto competition)
RACHMANINOFF - Symphonic Dances