Tuesday, July 7, 2015

BlueWater NearWest Fiesta - FREE event July 25th

Announcing the BlueWater NearWest Fiesta, a free summer outdoor festival of music, food and fun! Featuring the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, Carlton R. Woods, Conductor with The Oblivion Project, a tango band (Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla).  Additional performances from Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts CenterArrupe and The Music Settlement.

BlueWater NearWest Fiesta,
Saturday July 25th, 2015
3:00 -9:00 pm at Kyle Field, 
at Saint Ignatius High School, West 30th and Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH


Contact:  Carlton R. Woods

 BlueWater NearWest Fiesta 

On July 25, 2015, BlueWater Chamber Orchestra presents its first summer outdoor festival, the BlueWater NearWest Fiesta, from 3-9 PM at Kyle Field at Saint Ignatius High School.  Supported by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, this free event is a gift to the community.  BlueWater Chamber Orchestra will perform the feature concert at 7 pm with special guest soloist The Oblivion Project, the well known tango band.  Artistic Director Carlton R. Woods will conduct.  From 3-6:30 pm, artistic groups from the Near West community, including dancers and musicians from Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and students from Arrupe and The Music Settlement, will present alternating programs.

The Oblivion Project, formed in 2003, is dedicated to the exploration and performance of the over 3000 Nuevo Tango works of Argentine composer Aston Piazzolla.  Piazzola’s unique and attractive language of tangos has had a major impact on musicians from around the world.  Oblivion Project is based in the musical crossroads of Cleveland and includes BlueWater musicians Concertmaster Kenneth Johnston and cellist Derek Snyder.  This performance will feature the ensemble in works with BlueWater Chamber Orchestra as well as pieces presented by the tango group alone.   The orchestra will perform selections from Falla’s Three Cornered Hat and the Danzon No. 4 by Marquez, both in the chamber orchestra versions.

Local food vendors will be offering dining selections along West 30th Street. This project is being coordinated with West Side Catholic Center’s annual “Sips and Swigs” event, being held on the field that same afternoon.  Concertgoers are invited to purchase tickets to the WSCC event as well, either in advance at www.wsccenter.org/sipsandswigs/ or on site.  Tasting Ticket: $60; 4 tickets for $200; and, Non-Tasting Ticket: $25.

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra is a refreshingly unique professional ensemble dedicated to sharing great music with new audiences in metropolitan Cleveland, Ohio. Through engaging performances and community education, the group is reaching out to listeners via neighborhood-based programs that bring classical music directly to their doors. BlueWater is in residence at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Ignatius High School, near downtown. This remarkable partnership unites experienced professional musicians with students and the near west community for exciting performances and individual musical instruction. An ongoing relationship with Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights also brings performances directly into the eastern suburbs. Committed to welcoming new audiences while serving established chamber music aficionados, BlueWater celebrates the luminous world of inspiring chamber orchestra music.

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