Chamber Music Society's 56th Season Begins
The Rocky River Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 56th season of presenting high-quality professional chamber music concerts for the Northeast Ohio community. Concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings in the outstanding acoustical environment of the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church. In addition to its five evening concerts, the Society presents its second children’s concert on Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m. This performance will feature stories and music from Cleveland's West Side, composed and conducted by former Lakewoodite Max Mueller.
The first concert, on October 6, features pianists Thomas Labé and Hyunsoon Whang performing music for "one piano, 4 hands." Not only are they an acclaimed piano duo, they are also a married couple. Both are scholars and professors in the Department of Music at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Both have performed on national and international stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and the Aspen Music Festival.
These artists have made numerous recordings. Mr. Labé is a voting member of The Recording Academy which manages the nomination and voting process for the Grammy Awards. The October 6 concert contains music that will be familiar to many, beginning with Schubert’s beautiful Fantasie in F minor and ending with Dukas’ rousing Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
All performances are open to everyone and have no admission charge. Our concerts showcase an interesting mix of international, national, and local talent. For more information, call 440-333-4296, or visit www.rrcms.org.
2014 – 2015 Season
October 6…………...Thomas Labé and Hyunsoon Whang, Piano 4 Hands
December 7………..Children’s Concert composed and conducted by Max Mueller
January 26…………“Men Who Don’t Bite” (Bassoon Quartet and Friends)
March 9………....……The Vienna Piano Trio (piano, cello, and violin)
April 20...............Mozart’s opera La Finta Giardiniera in concert performance with
students from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory
May 18................Robert Vernon (Principal Viola, The Cleveland Orchestra) & Friends
Carol Jacobs was curator of the Cowan Pottery Museum at the Rocky River Public Library for seven years. Prior to that, she was archivist for The Cleveland Orchestra for 17 years.