Dreams and Redemption

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/26/2009 - 13:27.
10/14/2009 - 14:00
10/18/2009 - 14:59

CityMusic Cleveland provides world class musical performances in world class settings

Experience the Old World in the New World, especially at the concert scheduled at the Shrine of St. Stanislaus--

From the CityMusic site:

October 14-18, 2009
David Alan Miller
Soloists: Pacifica Quartet

HATZIS Redemption [world premiere]
MOZART Serenade in D (Serenata Notturna), K239
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream: Suite

Concert Schedule:
October 14  -  8.00 pm   Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown
 dinner reservations call 330-747-5175

Thurs: October 15  - 7.30 pm  Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights
 free childcare - call for reservations  216-321-5800

Fri: October 16 -  8.00 pm        St. Noel Church, Willoughby Hills
free childcare - call for reservations 440-946-0887
dinner reservations at St. Noel call 440-946-6635

****Sat: October 17 -  7.30 pm     
Shrine of St. Stanislaus Church, Slavic Village*****
Sun: October 18  - 2.00 pm       St. Mary, Elyria
free childcare - call for reservations 440-323-5539

Sun: October 18 -  7.30 pm      Rocky River Methodist Church , Rocky River

Dreams and Redemption

Our October concerts are just weeks away and everyone is deeply involved in the preparation: musicians are practising their parts, the conductor is studying scores, one of the composers is busy helping us understand the brand new piece that we’ll be performing for the first time. And if you’re visiting this page then you’re also beginning to think about the music you’ll be hearing.

Probably the most striking thing about this program is that the “soloist” is a string quartet, four musicians. That’s going to make for a very interesting concert, not only for your ears, but for your eyes. It will be fascinating to see how the Pacifica Quartet musicians interact with each other (as they normally do) and with the larger orchestra.

You’ll get to see and hear this in the first half of the concert, with the oldest and the newest pieces. Mozart’s Serenata notturna is an unusual piece in that it features a serenade quartet (two violins, viola and double bass) against a string orchestra with timpani. It’s thought that at the first performance, which would have been at some big social event, Mozart might have even put the quartet in one room and the orchestra in another! Whether that’s true or not, it’s very clear that Mozart was out to have a good time with this music: the finale includes an extended musical joke that still inspires musicians and amuses audiences.

But the main piece to make use of our guest soloists is a new work, Redemption, by Canadian composer Christos Hatzis. Some of his strongest influences, musically and philosophically, include early Christian spirituality and his own Byzantine heritage, but also non-classical music genres and popular idioms. He is an advocate of borderless culture, and through his music he is “trying to establish a conversation with everyone, not just the musically literate”. We’re all discovering, as we get to know this new piece, that his inspiration is profound and powerful. In particular, the second movement (Fall from Innocence), features beautiful and lyrical music that’s deeply moving.

The second half of the concert will return to smiles and youthful genius with the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Some say that he was a greater child prodigy than Mozart and they hold up his teenage overture for A Midsummer Night’s Dream to prove it. It’s true it was a masterpiece, but when he returned to write more music for the play as a man in his 30s he was able to bring an equally inspired vitality to the project. And we’ll hear that in the suite, which ends with the great Wedding March.


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Slavic Village Redemption

  See http://www.ststanislaus.org  and http://www.slavicvillage.org/ for more information--

Upcoming events presented in and around Slavic Village and promoted through the International Community Council of Poland 

Polish American Cultural Center is presenting a lecture and book signing by Stanislaw Kwiatkowski on his book, "Niedokonczony lot" at 7:00 pm.
The PACC is located at the corner of W.65th and Lansing in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood.

Polonia Foundation of Ohio: will be observing Pulaski Day at Washington Park.
Assemble begins at 9:30 am and the program starts at 10:00 am

The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus will host "Il Poverello" by the Minneapolis based Rose Ensemble
, a concert featuring music from the times of St. Francis of Assisi at 3:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information please check online at www.ststanislaus.org or by calling the rectory at 216-341-909 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Sokolowski's University Inn 14th Annual Clambake: Treat yourself to the areas best Clambake; choose between a 12 oz New York Strip Steak ($35.00) or ½ Chickens ($30.00) bake. All dinners are served with clam broth, New England clam chowder, baked candied yams, red skin potatoes, sweet corn, garlic toast, pumpkin or apple pie and coffee. Call 216-771-9236 to make reservations. University Inn is located at 1201 University Road in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. A limited selection of Sokolowski's famous dinners will be available this evening starting at 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Polish American Cultural Center: Membership Meeting

The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus will host CityMusic Cleveland's performance of a world premiere work by Toronto composer Christos Hatzis along with the Pacifica String Quartet and the CityMusic Cleveland Orchestra at 7:30 pm.
Admission is free. For more information please check online at www.ststanislaus.org or by calling the rectory at 216-341-9091 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

The Polish National Alliance and Polish Roman Catholic Union of America presents, "ZATANCZMY-LET'S DANCE", a celebration of Polish Folk Dance.
Featuring performances by Gorale, Krakowiaki, Living Traditions, Piast, Syrena and Wiwaty dance groups. Magnificat High School-Performing Arts Center at 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, Ohio will host the performance. Showtime is 3:00 pm and tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. A special food and marketplace will be held at noon till 3:00 pm. For more information please call Cathy Pilat-Katrenich at 440-717-1922.




Welcome CityMusic to REALNEO!

  CityMusic is finding GRACE in NEO.  A transcendant experience to remind us of our shared world and cultural heritage.

Attend the concerts and see the light!

CityMusic also raises our awareness of our world class cultural assets like The Shrine of St. Stanislaus.  Today, the Shrine hosts: 

The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus will host "Il Poverello" by the Minneapolis based Rose Ensemble
, a concert featuring music from the times of St. Francis of Assisi at 3:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information please check online at www.ststanislaus.org or by calling the rectory at 216-341-909 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

(CityMusic--We need a concert at St. Procop's!  I know you can't save the world, but you have helped to save NEO--Thank you so much for all you do.)

Seven Roses and St. Stanislaus concert SUNDAY

  Sorry--the concert at St. Stanislaus is tomorrow 10/11/2009--stop by Seven Roses for brunch before the concert.  If you have a big party, please call in advance.  See the write up in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 

Seven Roses Polish Delicatessen, Cafe & Specialty Store, 6301 Fleet Ave., Cleveland (Slavic Village); 216-641-5789.

There is also the Red Chimney.  Sadly--it seems Krakow Cafe has closed.

Rose Ensemble


 Here's what you missed today http://www.roseensemble.org/

The music offerings in Northeast Ohio are transcendant. 

The Minneapolis-based Rose Ensemble performed Il Poverello: The Life and Deeds of Saint Francis Assisi to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Franciscan Order and the vow of poverty and work of the Franciscan monks at the Shrine of Saint Stanislaus.

Through readings, hymns and instrumental performance--this concert manifests the blessed angelic presence of Saint Francis of Assisi.  The free will donations to Saint Stantislaus today and everyday, carry on the mission of Saint Francis to feed and help the poor.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon...Radiante lumera.

The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus
3649 East 65th St.
Cleveland OH 44105

ststans [at] ameritech [dot] net


Minneapolis-St Paul appreciates Cleveland

  At the conclusion of today's concert Jordan Sramek, the artistic director of the Rose Ensemble concluded with Lauder vollio per amore, a soaring tribute to Saint Francis of Assisi and to the magnificence of the Shrine of Saint Stanislaus tended by the Franciscan Order in Cleveland's Slavic Village. 

He noted that, while they have beautiful churches in Minnesota, performing the liturgical program at the Shrine of Saint Stanislaus was an especially wonderful experience for their ensemble. 

So, please take the time to appreciate our architectural gems in NEO and spread the word.