Music from The Western Reserve 36th Season 2018-2019
Elisabeth Hugh General Managerinfo@mftwr.org or 330.840.8429
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Celebrating 36 Seasons
For thirty-six 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 2018/19 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.
Music from The Western Reserve’s 36th s season continues their legacy of presenting six evenings with gifted musicians from Northeastern Ohio. We bring to our stage, six performances with brilliant artistry, captivating performances and enchanting musical experiences. This season will present Red Campion on September 9, 2018; Steven Nichols Banks on October 14, 2018; Cavani String Quartet on November 4, 2018; Jazz Trio featuring Rock Wehrmann on February 10, 2019; Les Délices on March 3, 2019; and Featured Young Artist James Wilson, piano on April 7, 2019.
Music from The Western Reserve is excited to begin our 36th season with Red Campion Vocal Chamber Music Ensemble.
There is something for everyone from vocal chamber music, to opera, to Broadway show tunes. A premier concert not to be missed on Sunday, September 9 at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.
This talented vocal ensemble promises a one-of-a-kind performance. Red Campion members are Lara Troyer, lyric coloratura soprano; Denise Milner Howell, mezzo-soprano; tenor Timothy Culver; baritone Brian Johnson, and pianist, Judith Ryder who was the founding director of Cleveland opera’s well-known education and outreach program. Enjoy an evening of vocal chamber music, opera and Broadway show tunes with Red Campion, an energetic ensemble of four sing ers and one pianist. Red Campion will feature music from Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Jerome Kern, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.
Red Campion soprano, Lara Troyer has been described as “singing with an engaging, robust tone” by Cleveland Classical. She is a versatile soprano and has appeared with Cleveland Opera, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Opera in the Ozarks, and Bay View Music Festival, to name a few.
Cleveland Classical describes mezzo-soprano Denise Milner Howell’s voice as “superb.” As a versatile performer of opera, concerts, and recitals, Ms. Howell has been featured with Cleveland Opera Theater, Opera Cleveland, Chautauqua Opera, Kent/Blossom Festival, Nightingale Opera Theatre, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Lyric Opera Theatre, Akron Baroque, Tanglewood Festival, Carousel Dinner Theatre, and Buffalo Philharmonic.
Tenor Timothy Culver has been described as having “a rich but penetrating tenor” and that he “faces florid tenor writing with a fearless vivacity.” Since his professional debut in 2003, he has performed almost forty different stage roles. Equally at home in both operatic and musical theatre works, Mr. Culver has performed with Atlanta Opera, Ann Arbor Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Cleveland Opera Theater, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Porthouse Theatre, Akron Symphony, Nightingale Opera Theatre, Bar Harbor Music Festival and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Brian Keith Johnson, baritone, has performed many roles in opera from Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia to Ford in Falstaff. As a member of Actors’ Equity Association, he has also performed a variety of musical theatre roles ranging from Jim in Big River to Father/God in Children of Eden. His concert repertoire includes most of the major baritone works such as Carmina Burana, Elijah, The Verdi Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, The Brahms Requiem and The Faure’ Requiem.
Judith Ryder, piano, was the Founding Director of Cleveland Opera’s well-known education and outreach program, Cleveland Opera on Tour, recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Ohio Governor’s Award for Arts in Education. The diverse education and outreach programs Ms. Ryder developed in her thirty-one years with Cleveland Opera reached an average of 80,000 people throughout the Midwest and beyond.
Single Tickets $20 and Student Admission FREE.
Tickets can be purchased at www.mftwr.org, the Learned Owl Book Shop at 204 N. Main Street in Hudson, or at the door the evening of the concert.
Ticket includes post-concert reception.
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Concert venue, Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora Street, Hudson. Concert time, 5:00 pm.
Post concert meet-the-artist reception immediately following the concert. For more information you may call 330.840.8429.