Assistant Professor and composer-conductor Avner Dorman is the new music director for CityMusic Cleveland and is making a strong impact with his opening schedule.
From The Plain Dealer:
Rather than present the same program five times, as per normal, the group will instead feature a different one of Mozart’s five Violin Concertos at each concert. Rachel Barton Pine will play the concertos, and Dorman will surround them with a rare Vivaldi Concerto for clarinets and oboes, Schubert’s little-known Symphony No. 3 and his own Concerto Grosso.
On the occasion of his debut as music director, “My thinking was to give as many solos, to highlight as many people as possible,” Dorman explained. “I wanted to give the musicians a place to express themselves.”