Mark your calendars now to see violinist Dylana Jenson during our March 16-19 performance series!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 19:13.

Mark your calendars now to see violinist Dylana Jenson during our March 16-19 performance series!
Conductor: Joel Smirnoff
: Dylana Jenson

Dear CityMusic Cleveland Fan, CityMusic Cleveland is proud to present critically acclaimed but reclusive violinist Dylana Jenson in our March 16 – 19, 2011 concert series to be performed at the Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights; the Elyria First United Methodist Church and Cleveland’s St. Ignatius of Antioch Church and Shrine of St. Stanislaus Church.

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Bizet: Symphony in C

Wednesday, March 16 - 7:30pm Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights
Thursday, March 17 - 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, Elyria
Friday, March 18 - 7:30pm St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Cleveland
Saturday, March 19 - 7:30pm Shrine of St. Stanislaus, Slavic Village

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Dylana Jenson was the first woman and, at 17, the youngest to win the Silver Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition, thereby breaking gender barriers on the international classical music scene. She has enamored audiences at most major US venues, including Carnegie Hall, as well as in Europe, Australia, Japan and Latin America. Jenson’s is a story of struggle against prejudice and triumph through the beauty of music. When she chose to marry at 21, her wealthy benefactor demanded his instrument back believing a married woman could not be serious about her art. After a long struggle to reclaim her voice, Jenson has re-emerged on the classical music scene at 49, capturing all the sadness and longing of her struggle in the magnificence of her music.
Listen to Dylana Jenson play:
    Joel Smirnoff, who received a life time achievement award at this year’s Grammy’s, will conduct the series. Smirnoff, who is a recurring CityMusic Cleveland conductor, has appeared nationally and internationally as a conductor, making his American debut with the San Francisco Symphony and frequently guest conducting for the New World Symphony in Miami and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. A former Chair of The Juilliard School’s violin department, Smirnoff has been a member of the Juilliard String Quartet since 1986 and its leader since 1997. In addition to conducting, Smirnoff is the President of the Cleveland Institute of Music, an accomplished violinist and a jazz musician.
Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of South East Cleveland
Join us for dinner before the City Music Cleveland Concert
March 19, 2011 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cleveland Central Catholic Ironman Center, 6550 Baxter Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44105 Located right next to The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus

Dinner Tickets are $12 and include: Salad, Bread & Butter, Stuffed Cabbage, Roast Chicken, Mashed Potato, Vegetable, Pasta Marinara, Pasta Alfredo, Coffee or Pop, and Assorted Deserts. Tickets may be purchased at the door and reservations are requested by March 16th by calling The Neighborhood News at 216.441.2141

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