Cleveland Orchestra begins Indiana University residency

Posted on: January 26, 2011

In Tuesday’s (1/25) Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Zachary Lewis writes, “Officially, the Cleveland Orchestra’s visit to Indiana University this week is a residency. But for many players, it’s also a homecoming. In fact, seven members of the orchestra are graduates of the Jacobs School of Music, and for them, the group’s long-awaited visit is nearly as much fun as it is work. ‘It’s very special to come back in this capacity,’ said Mark Kosower, the orchestra’s principal cellist, moments before leading a master class in the hall where he gave his first solo recital. ‘This place was critical to my development as a musician.’ Besides Kosower, concertmaster William Preucil, principal percussionist Richard Weiner, and violinists Mark Dumm, Beth Woodside, Kathleen Collins, and Chul-In Park attended IU. Assistant principal oboe Jeffrey Rathbun also has been a regular here, as a guest instructor. … Many Cleveland connections radiate from legendary violinist Josef Gingold, former IU faculty and a former concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. Through him came Dumm, Woodside, and Park, as well as concertmaster Preucil.”

Posted January 26, 2011