In Friday’s (10/10) Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Zachary Lewis previews CityMusic Cleveland’s 2014-15 season. “ ‘We’re a small organization, but we’re actually moving faster into the future,’ said composer Avner Dorman, the group’s music director…. Indeed, monotonous is the last thing anyone would call CityMusic’s upcoming season of free concerts around Northeast Ohio.” The opening concert on 10/15 pairs works of Mozart and Dvořák with Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto, a 2003 piece “described by Dorman as a place ‘where progressive jazz meets new music.’ ” The season finale “also ventures into a genre other than classical. Just as last year’s March program celebrated local refugees, this year’s addresses child homelessness. Only this time, the work will come from a well-known pop singer. Who exactly will be penning and performing ‘A Child’s Prayer’ isn’t yet known or being made public” but the work “will be written in partnership with composer Josef Bardanashvili, and thus will amount to more than a pop star accompanied by orchestra.” A holiday concert will feature Ariel Ramirez’s Missa Criolla, a mass based on Argentine folk music, and a March program consists of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Nielson’s Violin Concerto, and Arvo Pärt’s Symphony No. 4.
Posted October 15, 2014