In its annual collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, the Youth Orchestra opens this concert with a new piece by American composer (and DJ!) Mason Bates. The remainder of the program features two French choral works — lush and beautiful — with the women of chorus singing in Claude Debussy's Nocturnes and the full chorus (and soprano soloist) joining in for Francis Poulenc's passionate and effervescent Gloria.
The evening also includes a pre-concert Prelude Concert at 6 p.m. featuring Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus members performing chamber music.
At a Glance
BATES - Sea-Blue Circuitry
DEBUSSY - Nocturnes
POULENC - Gloria
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
is supported by generous grants from
the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
and gifts from many other donors.
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is one of northern Ohio’s premier musical destinations for aspiring student musicians. It provides serious young music students of middle school and high school age with a pre-professional orchestral training experience in a full symphony orchestra. The unique musical experiences that the Youth Orchestra offers include weekly coachings with members of The Cleveland Orchestra as well as rehearsals and performances in Severance Hall. Youth Orchestra performances are open to all ages — a perfect opportunity to introduce children to an orchestra concert.