orchestra news 2019-20 audition dates set for chorus ensembles Audition dates have been announced this spring and summer for positions in The Cleveland Orchestraâ€™s various chorus ensembles and groups â€” for adults, high school students, and childrenâ€™s choir â€” for the 2019-20 season. For the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (and Blossom Festival Chorus), adult singers can audition May 4, 5, and 9, by signing up for an audition time. Previous choral experience is required. Youth Chorus auditions will take place on June 2, June 13, and September 7 â€” by appointment only â€” open to students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2019, as well as 8th grade boys with changed voices. Childrenâ€™s Chorus or Preparatory Chorus auditions will take place May 20, June 5, and July 20, by appointment, for students in grades 6-9 or 5-8. Complete details can be found in a news release posted on the Orchestraâ€™s website.
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New album features Cleveland Orchestra cellist Brian Thornton A new album has been released featuring Cleveland Orchestra cellist Brian Thornton playing works by Debussy and Brahms. He is joined in Brahmsâ€™s Clarinet Trio from 1891 by Orchestra colleague Afendi Yusuf (clarinet) t and on both pieces on the album by pianist Spencer Myer; the first piece is Debussyâ€™s Cello Sonata from 1915. Writing of the Debussy, one reviewer said, â€œThornton and Myer find the perr fect balance of risk and reserve.â€?â€? The album was recorded in Oberlinâ€™s Clonick Hall, and released on the Steinway & Sons label. The album/CD is available through a number of online retailers.