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Feb 24, 8:00 PM

Contemporary Music Ensemble: Gregory Ristow ’01, conductor

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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.

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