Photo by Gary Adams

Photo by Gary Adams

For its third season, Franklin and Diana Cohen’s ChamberFest Cleveland will expand to ten concerts, to be presented from June 19 through June 29 at several venues. The festival includes a family concert and a world premiere collaboration with GroundWorks DanceTheater.

The roster of artists includes violinists Noah Bendix-Balgley, Yehonatan Berick, David Bowlin, Jinjoo Cho, Diana Cohen, Yura Lee and Amy Schwartz Moretti; violists Yehonatan Berick, Yu Jin, Yura Lee and Dimitri Murrath; cellists Julie Albers, Gabriel Cabezas and Robert deMaine; bassist Nathan Farrington; pianists Roman Rabinovich and Orion Weiss; clarinetist Franklin Cohen; oboists Alex Klein and Xiomara Mass; bassoonist Fernando Traba; harpsichordist Carolyn Warner; percussionists Scott Christian, Alexander Cohen and Luke Rinderknecht; and pipa and ruan player Min Xiao-Fen. The Festival Speaker will be composer, performer, writer and educator Patrick Castillo.

The schedule follows (performer details yet to be announced):

June 19, Thursday, 8:00 pm – “Celebrate THREE!” Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17, Kevin Puts’s And Legions Will Rise for Violin, Clarinet & Marimba, Martinu’s Four Madrigals for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon, H. 266 & Fauré’s Quartet for Piano & Strings in C minor No. 1, Op.15. Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard.

June 20, Friday, 8:00 pm – “Melange a Trois.” Haydn’s Trio for Piano & Strings No. 39 in G major, “Gypsy”, Kodály’s Serenade for Two Violins & Viola, Op. 12, Zelenka’s Trio Sonata No. 5 in F major, ZWV181 & Paul Schoenfield Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano. Harkness Chapel, Case Western Reserve University, 11200 Bellflower Rd.

June 21, Saturday, 11:00 am – “Triple Scoop, Family Concert.” An interactive hour of musical fun for 6-12 year olds and their grownups. MOCA Cleveland, 11400 Euclid Ave.

June 21, Saturday, 5:00 pm – “The Harmony of Numbers.” Xenakis’s “Kottos” for Solo Cello & J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” arranged for String Trio. MOCA Cleveland, 11400 Euclid Ave.

June 22, Sunday, 3:00 pm – “Revolving Thirds: From Darkness to Light.” Mozart’s Quartet for Oboe & Strings in F Major, K. 370, Penderecki’s Quartet for Clarinet & String Trio & Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D.887. Dunham Tavern Barn, 6709 Euclid Ave.

June 25, Wednesday, 8:00 pm – “Snap, Crackle, Pluck.” Kenji Bunch’s The 3 Gs for Viola, Edgar Meyer’s Meyer-Bell No. 3, Min Xiao-Fen’s Works for Chinese Pipa & David Bruce’s Movement from “Gumboots.” The Wine Spot, 2271 Lee Road Hts.

June 26, Thursday, 8:00 pm – “Love Triangle.” Clara Schumann’s Romances for Violin & Piano, Op. 22, Robert Schumann “Fairy Tales” for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 132 & Brahms’s Quintet for Piano & Strings in F minor, Op. 34. Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard.

June 27, Friday, 8:00 pm – “Three Bouncing Czechs.” Janácek’s Sonata for Violin & Piano, Erwin Schulhoff’s Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas & Two Cellos & Dvorák’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 87. Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd.

June 28, Saturday, 8:00 pm – “Past, Present, Future,” with GroundWorks DanceTheater. Three Short Works for Three Percussionists, Shostakovich’s Trio for Piano & Strings in E minor No. 2, Op. 67 & Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera,” (first performance), choreographed by GroundWorks DanceTheater. Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard.

June 29, Sunday, 3:00 pm – “3X!” Osvaldo Golijov’s “Last Round” for Two String Quartets & Bass, Beethoven’s Trio for Piano & Strings in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost” & Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence,” Op. 70. Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard.

Tickets are now available online.

Published on May 3, 2014.

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