"Just try not to be impressed when the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra kicks off a new year Sunday night at Severance Hall."
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) has published an article previewing the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra's first subscription concert of the 2015-16 season, featuring works of Kevin Puts, Leonard Bernstein, and Robert Schumann.
In an interview for this article, Brett Mitchell shared his thoughts about the current state of the orchestra at the outset of his third season as its music director: "The quality of the ensemble continues to go up and up. It's been a long line of gradually raising the bar and expectations. If you give a group a smart challenge, and help them execute it, the result will be so much more fulfilling than if you just play it safe."
Peppered throughout with references to the group's ambition, enthusiasm, "high standards," and "unrelenting appetite," the article details Sunday evening's program, and previews the remainder of the orchestra's 2015-16 season.
To read the article, please click here.