Cleveland Institute of Music’s monthlong “Boulez Legacy” tribute concerts

Posted on: September 20, 2016

“Better a few months after his passing, and better here than anywhere else in the U.S.,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (9/18) Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH). “That’s the principle behind ‘The Boulez Legacy,’ a [Sept. 25-Oct. 20] concert series in the works at the Cleveland Institute of Music in memory of the towering musical polymath Pierre Boulez…. It takes place in Cleveland [where] Boulez [was] a regular guest conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra from his U.S. debut here in 1965 until the last years of his life…. Organizer Keith Fitch planned a whole series of themed concerts, each one exploring his legacy as a conductor, composer or mentor. At least one member of the Cleveland Orchestra appears on every program, alongside faculty and students at CIM and a handful of guest artists.” Programs will include Boulez works and “a wealth of music … from Mahler to the latest by [Augusta Read] Thomas. The ‘Modernist’ thread includes Ligeti, Carter, Berio and Stockhausen … while the ‘Conductor’ program highlights Stravinsky’s ‘Le Chant du Rossignol,’ Messiaen’s ‘Sept Haikai,’ and the Adagio from Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, three scores Boulez famously recorded with the Cleveland Orchestra.”

Posted September 20, 2016