Warner Concert Hall
Feb 24, 8:00 PM
A performance by the Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Gregory Ristow ’01, with guest Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Entr'actes and Sappho Fragments (25')
Katherine Lerner Lee, soprano
William Adams, flute Willam Welter, oboe
Daphne Pickens, violin Josephine Stockwell, viola
Ina McCormack, harp Justin Gunter, percussion
- Pause -
Stephen Hartke: Tituli (42')
Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor
Nicholas Music, Matthew Straw, Jedidiah Rellihan, tenor
Joseph Klinger, baritone
Liuwenji Wang, violin Louis Pino, Justin Gunter, percussion
Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor, a DePaul University alumnus, received a Netherland America Foundation-Fulbright Fellowship to study from 2000-01 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. In the ensuing decade Mr. Schlesinger performed with the Netherlands Opera, the Dutch Reisopera, sang as a soloist in the Concertgebouw-Amsterdam and Palais des Beaux Arts-Brussels, and performed in Japan, Israel, and Europe. Upon returning to the United States Mr. Schlesinger sang as a soloist with Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Madison Bach Musicians, and Seattle Pro Musica. He has recently joined local Cleveland choirs: Quire Cleveland, Contrapunctus, and Apollo's Fire. After many years of being a wanderlust troubadour he is finally settling down and raising three adopted children in Northeast Ohio.