Cleveland Orchestra to feature Lewis Fellows in free concerts

Posted on: May 19, 2010

The Cleveland Orchestra will close its 2009-10 season with two free concerts featuring works commissioned for the orchestra over the past decade by four of the orchestra’s Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellows. Composer Matthias Pintscher will lead the orchestra in two one-hour concerts on June 5 featuring Susan Botti’s Translucence, Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meteorology, Marc-André Dalbavie’s Concertate il suono, and Pintscher’s with lilies white. Prior to the concerts, Keith Fitch, head of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s composition department, will lead a discussion with composers Botti and Dalbavie; between the performances, the audience will be invited to the Severance Hall terrace for refreshments and an amplified performance of Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union (1975). The Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow program began in 1998; for two years, each Fellow spends two weeks per season in residence with the orchestra and composes a new piece commissioned by the orchestra through the Young Composers Endowment fund. Lewis Fellow Jörg Widmann’s new work will be given its world premiere during the 2010-11 season. Lewis is a longstanding board member of the League of American Orchestras.

Posted May 19, 2010