CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra names Avner Dorman as Music Director
CLEVELAND -- On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Board of Trustees President Dr. Ronald A. Strauss announced the appointment of Avner Dorman as the new Music Director of CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Dorman’s tenure will be through June 2016.
In October 2013, he will make his first appearance as the orchestra’s second music director. His appointment coincides with the upcoming celebration of CityMusic Cleveland’s 10th Anniversary Season.
The 38-year–old Dorman, a native of Israel, stated, "I am very excited to be selected as Music Director of CityMusic Cleveland. I really admire the mission of this chamber orchestra, through the offering of free concert opportunities for listeners of all ages, and also how they have provided opportunities for living composers like myself to be heard and involved in programming. My goals are to create beautiful performances for the Cleveland community to enjoy, to expose more Cleveland school children to orchestral music, and possibly to record some of my own works with this orchestra in the future."
According to Dr. Strauss, “Avner Dorman’s unique creativity and visionary instincts will bring a remarkable inspiration to the orchestra.” He follows in the footsteps of other composers who also served as orchestra music directors, including Benjamin Britten, Esa–Pekka Salonen, and John Adams.
CityMusic Cleveland commences new season, 'Mozart Violin Concerto Tour' in dynamic fashion (review)
If this is how things continue with Avner Dorman, the future of CityMusic Cleveland is bright indeed.
Kicking off the group’s 10th anniversary season Wednesday, the group’s new music director presented a program both charming and well-conceived, one that sounded every bit as good in person as it looked on paper.
What’s more, it’ll never get stale. Thanks to Rachel Barton Pine, the gifted and generous violinist performing a different Mozart ...