Tune-Up Party

Session Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:00 pm 11:00 pm

The League of American Orchestras Conference 2015 Tune-Up Party is hosted by The Cleveland Orchestra at one of Cleveland’s other impressive civic spaces located just across the street from Severance Hall – the Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  With its spectacular design by visionary architect Rafael Viñoly, the Atrium is the place to be for the post-concert celebration to mingle with colleagues and enjoy the party Cleveland Style!  All conference delegates are invited.

Musical performance by Joey’s Confession – featuring Alisa Weilerstein, Jamey Haddad, Keita Ogawa, and Michael Ward-Bergemann, Dominick Farinacci, and Jason Vieaux

JoeysConfessionInspired by folk music that emanates from the sounds of life–Joey’s Confession has its roots in Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul.  The piece was written for Yo-Yo Ma and premiered at Tanglewood in 2006 and revised in 2007 for internationally renowned cellist and Cleveland native Alisa Weilerstein.  Together with the 21st century continuo that stands at the heart of the piece, featuring world percussionist and Cleveland native Jamey Haddad, world percussionist Keita Ogawa, and hyper-accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman, the quartet would go on to bring Azul to ecstatic audiences all over the world.  During their first world tour, they began to dig into the origins of Azul:  Latin American folk music.  They worked up a repertoire and were soon performing at the Aspen Music Festival, as guests of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and at The Cleveland Orchestra’s own Fridays@7 series.  Joey’s Confession is a musical bridge between the unbridled energy and traditions of folk music and the discerning listeners in today’s concert halls and performance venues.  Don’t miss this Tune-Up Party exclusive performance of Joey’s Confession featuring special guests: Cleveland’s own Dominick Farinacci and Grammy-award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux.

Transportation will be provided to and from the Convention Center.

Photo credit Roger Mastroianni.