Mendelssohn, Mozart, Berlioz and Ravel
from James Feddeck and the Cleveland Orchestra,
heard by SUZANNE TORREY
The depth of talent within the Cleveland Orchestra is astounding, and once again this week [4 October 2012, Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA] they reached into the pool and featured two of their own : James Feddeck, the orchestra's assistant conductor and John Clouser, its principal bassoonist.
Feddeck, a wunderkind who attended Oberlin Conservatory studying piano, organ, oboe and conducting, joined the ensemble in 2009 and is also the Music Director of the Cleveland Youth Orchestra. He's quite demonstrative on the podium, crouching, dancing, playing with the music and unafraid of sweeping gestures, a style particularly well suited to the romantic music he chose for the program. Opening the evening was Mendelssohn's Four Entr'acts from A Midsummer Night's Dream, culminating in the grand Wedding March...
Copyright © 14 October 2012