Celebrating 35 Seasons
For thirty-five seasons, Music from The Western Reserve has been committed to showcasing the brightest stars of the chamber music world right here in Northeast Ohio. That has been our mission and our distinct privilege.
Our 2017/18 lineup continues our legacy – presenting timeless classics performed by modern masters. Six unforgettable performances. Six evenings of the magic of music. Experience them all in the lush acoustics of Christ Church Episcopal, located in the heart of historic Hudson.
We are pleased to announce our 35th year to showcase Dane Johansen, cello as their premiere concert of the season on Sunday, September 17. Formerly, the cellist of the Escher String Quartet for five years, Johansen has recently joined The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of March of 2016.
Johansen has performed as a soloist and chamber musician all over the world. He has performed on five continents and in more than 20 countries in venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus Berlin, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center. The New York Times acclaimed him for his “brave virtuosity” and “staggering aplomb.”
A native of Fairbanks, Alaska, Johansen has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and at the Juilliard School, where he earned his Artist Diploma. He was the first winner of the Julliard Leo Ruiz Memorial Award, where he made his Carnegie Hall debut. Also, in November of 2016, he performed William Walton’s Cello Concerto where he made his first debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The love of J.S. Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello has taken much dedication from Johansen for many years starting when he was a young child. The suites have been recently celebrated by Johansen in his recent documentary Strangers on the Earth, which aired at the Cleveland Film Festival this past year. Johansen led a musical pilgrimage in May of 2014 called The Walk to Fisterra, where he walked 580 miles along the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain with his cello on his back, performing Bach’s Suites in ancient churches along the way. Johansen will perform J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites No. 1, 4, and 6.
The concert will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal located at 21 Aurora Street, Hudson Ohio.
Single Tickets, $20 - Students Admitted FREE.
Ticket includes post-concert reception.