Artistic: Cleveland Orchestra

Posted on: March 25, 2011

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that TON KOOPMAN, an internationally acclaimed conductor, harpsichordist, and organist specializing in Baroque repertoire, will make his first appearances this spring as the orchestra’s Malcolm E. Kenney Artist-in-Residence. He will lead its “Baroque and Beyond” festival concerts, scheduled for April 28-May 8; teach a masterclass at the Cleveland Museum of Art, coaching a Baroque orchestra consisting of students from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music; and perform a May 1 solo keyboard recital as part of CWRU’s “Early Music at Harkness” series. As artist-in-residence Koopman will also lead The Cleveland Orchestra in Baroque repertoire during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Koopman is founding conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir. During a career spanning 45 years he has recorded all of J.S. Bach’s secular and sacred cantatas, and has appeared with major orchestras and in concert on five continents. Koopman made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in 2008.

Posted March 25, 2011