January 26, 2015 Concert

January 24th, 2015 12:15 pm

The Men Who Don’t Bite – Bassoon Quartet

George Sakakeeny

Jonathan Sherwin

Barrick Stees

Eric Stomberg


Amanda Powell, soprano

Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor

Randall Fusco, harpsichord and conductor

Vince DiSantis, bassoon

Jon-Erik Chandler, bassoon

Stuart Englehart, bassoon

David Burrough, bassoon

Thomas English, bassoon


Sonata Pian’ e Forte – Giovanni Gabrieli  (1554-1612)
(arr. by William Waterhouse)
3 Madrigals and 1 Response – Carlo Gesualdo  (1566-1613)
(arr. by Stees)
Bachianas Brasileiras #5 – Heitor Villa-Lobos  (1887-1959)
(arr. by Stees)  Amanda Powell, soprano


Suite for Daydreams – Damian Montano  (2013)
Sinfoniae Sacrae #16 and 17 – Heinrich Schütz  (1585-1672)
Amanda Powell, soprano
Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor
Quatro Pecas Brasileiras – Francisco Mignone  (1897-1986)


…inspiring the love of classical music since 1958
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2014-2015 Concert Series — 56th Season

November 30th, 2014 10:00 am

2014-2015 Concert Series 56th Season

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2014-2015  Concert Series — 56th SEASON

October 6, 2014     Thomas Labé and Hyunsoon Whang, Piano 4 Hands

Special Children’s Concert:     Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 2:30pm

January 26, 2015    “Men Who Don’t Bite” (Bassoon Quartet and Friends)

March 9, 2015       The Vienna Piano Trio

April 20, 2015      Mozart’s opera La Finta Giardiniera in concert with students from

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

May 18, 2015        Robert Vernon (Principal Viola, The Cleveland Orchestra) & Friends


The concerts are free and open to the public.

Presented at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

20401 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, Ohio 44116

2014 Spring Newsletter

May 28th, 2014 4:55 pm

…inspiring the love of classical music since 1958

The Rocky River Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 56th season of presenting
high-quality professional chamber music concerts for the Northeast Ohio community. Concerts
take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings in the outstanding acoustical environment of West
Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River. They are open to
all and have no admission charge. Our concerts showcase an interesting mix of international,
national, and local talent.

The 56th season will begin on Monday, October 6 with pianists Thomas Labé and Hyunsoon
Whang playing piano 4 hand. They have performed internationally and have cut numerous
recordings. We will continue the tradition begun in 2012 of presenting a children’s concert.
Cleveland native, Max Mueller, will return in early December with an original children’s concert
composed and performed by this graduate of Lakewood High School who is now based in
California. Local bassoon quartet, Men Who Don’t Bite, will continue the season on January
26. The Vienna Piano Trio (piano, cello, violin), formed in 1989, performs on our stage on
March 9. The Trio has a special affinity with composers closely associated with Austria such as
Brahms, Haydn, Schubert, and Dvorak. Next, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory students present
an opera that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed at age 18. La Finta Giardiniera (“The
Pretend Garden-Girl”) will be performed in concert version on April 20. Robert Vernon,
principal viola of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1976, and his colleagues close the season with
Mozart and Brahms viola quartets on May 18.