October 22, 2022
22 Oct 2022
KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER & THE JOHN J. CALI SCHOOL OF MUSIC CO-PRESENT Bridges: Cavani String Quartet Saturday | November 5 2022 | 7:30 pm Described by the [...]Read moreRecital: Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center
6 Dec 2021
By John Benson, special to cleveland.com LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Have you heard the old joke: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.” Well, in Northeast Ohio, [...]Read moreLakewood High School Chamber Orchestra makes Severance Hall debut Dec. 14
22 Aug 2021
In partnership with some of Cleveland’s most respected organizations, we wish to celebrate the emotional refuge and joyful musical revolution of the Beethoven [...]Read moreFall 2021 Cavani Quartet launches innovative Concert Series
“ Marking thirty-five years as an ensemble this year, the Cavani Quartet has earned its position as a mainstay of string quartet culture in the United States..., they have not only built an impressive performing career, but have been formative in the education of young chamber musicians.Their approach extends not only to how to interpret works, but how to work together and treat the other member of the group with love and respect. At the center of this ethos of quartet playing, is keeping music at the center of what they do, “not the ego.” Their standards of professionalism in all domains were clearly pronounced, from their interactions with the audience and with each other, to the fineness of performance and forthrightness of interpretations.”
~THE HUDSON REVEIW
Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical.comLife lessons learned through Chamber Music with the Cavani
During the recently completed academic year, the Lakewood High School Orchestra program and the Cavani String Quartet partnered for the inspired, interdisciplinary Visiting Artist Project.Using chamber music — Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 and Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Kompa Variations — as a catalyst for expression and team-building, the Project also provided an opportunity to talk in general about the impact of the pandemic on high school age students.
Cleveland Classical.comCavani’s “Beyond Beethoven” Finale at Severance Music Center
The occasion was a grand finale concert on Tuesday, December 14 at Severance that marked the completion of a wide-ranging collaboration between Cavani and area high school string programs. Since September, the project also produced two world premieres and included the Cavani’s performance of all sixteen of the Beethoven quartets — interleaved with works by contemporary composers — in eight concerts around the area. It was definitely time for a party.
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