Blossom Music Center | Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Under the baton of Vinay Parameswaran, The Cleveland Orchestra and Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano presents Symphonic Dances. Catch this special performance at the Blossom Music Center on Saturday 17th August 2019, 8 PM.
The Symphonic Dances is an orchestral suite in three movements. Completed in 1940, it is Sergei Rachmaninoff's last composition. The Symphonic Dances allowed Rachmaninoff to indulge in a nostalgia for the Russia he had known, as well as to effectively sum up his lifelong fascination with ecclesiastical chants. It’s an ideal interlude for a splendid summer evening.
With beautiful sounds, there shall be a beautiful voice to accompany it to make it perfect. This is where a naturally gifted singer noted for her commanding stage presence and profound artistry, Jennifer Johnson Cano, comes into play.
Ms Cano’s orchestral engagements include Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Symphonies. A dedicated recitalist and chamber musician, she joins tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake at Carnegie Hall for an evening of Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms and Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared. She will return to Chamber Music of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for a performance of Ravel's Sheherazade and Falla's Psyche. Ms Cano will also be part of two world premiere performances this season; Paul Moravec’s A New Country and Gregg Kallor’s Sketches from Frankenstein Suite.
Lest we forget, take this chance to purchase your tickets now to be serenaded by the ever so graceful voice of Jennifer Cano and the beautiful sounds played by The Cleveland Orchestra under the guidance of Vinay Parameswaran, Music Director of Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.