The History and Geography of Classical Music

Music for Miles brings Indian drums and an historical horn to Waterloo

Sunday September 10, 4 pm, Waterloo Arts Creative Center 397 E 156 St. Admission free.

Nan Kennedy: 216-531-8161

I hope everyone’s summer was as green as mine – the garden burst all bounds and I am now enjoying the harvest. Music for Miles also had a creative summer, designing our Fall season, which will be lively, varied and educational.

The first concert of Fall, on September 10, will be played by Bill Meyer’s Silver Keys Clarinet Quartet – a program of dance-inspired music; dancers. Neal & Christy Dorenkott of Gotta Swing Dance will perform to the Silver Keys' versions of "Jitterbug Jump" and "You Can’t Do that Shimmie Here." The Quartet will also play the overture from "The Marriage of Figaro"; traditional Irish and Scottish dances; the Habanera from "Carmen"; Tango; Summertime from "Porgy and Bess"; It Takes 4 to Tango; The Bishop Is Forced to Dance; Two Cuban Dances; A Klezmer Wedding; And America from "West Side Story".

On October 8, Lalit Subramanian (an accomplished South Indian musician) will take us a little way inside the two worlds of Indian classical music, which have much in common, but distinct separate heritages. Lalit’s presentation will feature a percussion duet by the two standby Indian drums – the northern tabla and the southern mridangam; South Indian violin and voice presentations, and some talking and demonstrating in Lalit’s lively master class style.

And on November 12, we’ll take a trip back in the evolution of European classical music with James Hampson (the only known holder of a degree in performance on natural horn, also known as French horn), who will talk about the progress from hunting horn to the modern orchestra’s double horn, illustrating the history with performances of Beethoven’s Sonata for Horn and Piano, Gounod’s Six Melodies, the Horn Concerto No.1 by Strauss and Saint-Saens’ Romance in E Major – all on period instruments.  

The concert starts at 4 pm. The atmosphere is casual, children are welcome. The Callaloo will be prepared with a glass of wine or some such (and Kelvin has been honing his barbecue recipe over the summer).

M4M concerts are presented with the support of Local 4 Music Fund, the Music Performance Trust Fund, the Waterloo Arts Friends’ Committee, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and Ohio Arts Council – and the very generous support of neighbors who love music. Hence they are free - but donations are always much appreciated.

Nan Kennedy

Founding member of Arts Collinwood; chair of Waterloo Arts' Friends of Music for Miles; writer of Neighborhood Notes e-letter; grandmother of Emma, Jane and Attila.

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