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CONCERT BY CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

  PROGRAM

Shostakovichz:Festive Overture         
Kilar:Orawa       
Barber:Medea’s Dance of Vengeance                                            

 Intermission

Tchaikovsky:Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36  

                                        * program is subject to change

 


The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is a full symphonic ensemble comprised of approximately 100 young musicians drawn from 38 communities in 11 counties across Northern Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) provides serious young music students of middle-high school age with a unique pre-professional orchestral training experience.

Youth Orchestra members are coached regularly by Cleveland Orchestra musicians. A member of The Cleveland Orchestra conducting staff serves as the COYO music director, and the majority of rehearsals and concerts take place in historic Severance Hall. Youth Orchestra members also have opportunities to meet and work with world renown guest artists and conductors appearing with The Cleveland Orchestra.

The Youth Orchestra presents three concerts annually in Severance Hall and three or more “community outreach” performances in the greater Cleveland area. COYO performs annually with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, providing students of both ensembles experience with a broader repertoire. COYO members also perform in the much anticipated side-by-side concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra.

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is supported by generous grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.


Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell is in his second year as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. As assistant conductor, Mr. Mitchell serves as cover conductor for Severance Hall and Blossom Music Festival subscription concerts, and provides assistance to music director Franz Welser-Möst — he recently stepped in to lead two evening subscription concerts of The Cleveland Orchestra for Mr. Welser-Möst, who was temporarily taken ill that weekend. In addition to his responsibilities in Cleveland, Brett Mitchell is also in his fifth season as music director of Michigan’s Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra.

In recent seasons, Mr. Mitchell has led the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Oregon, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Rochester, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Washington D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Northwest Mahler Festival Orchestra. He has also served as musical assistant and cover conductor with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra.

Brett Mitchell served as assistant conductor with the Houston Symphony (2007-11), where he concurrently held a League of American Orchestras American Conducting Fellowship. Since that time, he has returned to lead the Houston Symphony regularly as a guest conductor. He was also an assistant conductor to Kurt Masur at the Orchestre National de France (2006-09) and served as director of orchestras at Northern Illinois University (2005-07). He was associate conductor of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (2002-06), where he led many subscription programs, six world premieres, and several recording projects. Mr. Mitchell has also served as music director of nearly a dozen opera productions, principally as music director at the Moores Opera Center in Houston (2010-13), where he led eight productions.

A native of Seattle, Brett Mitchell holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also music director of the University Orchestra. He earned a bachelor of music degree in composition from Western Washington University. Mr. Mitchell also participated in the National Conducting Institute in Washington D.C., and has studied with Lorin Maazel and Kurt Masur.

 

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