"What a Choir! Beautiful, noble, ideally balanced sounding, diversity of timbres, flawless clear intoning. . . . We can only dream about such a Choir." -Le Monde de la Musique
As a musical complement to the collection of medieval riches in the museum's exhibition Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, the astounding State Symphony Capella of Russia, a 50-member mixed choir, makes its Cleveland debut with a program featuring select pieces from the Eastern Orthodox repertoire of the Middle Ages, plus choral works by Schnittke, Tavener, Rachmaninov, and more. Under the direction of Valeri Polyansky, the State Symphony Capella of Russia was founded in 1991 with the merger of the USSR State Chamber Choir and the State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture. $39, $35; CMA members $38, $34
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund. Additional support has been provided by the Musart Society. Media sponsor is WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream.