Local chamber music society hosts conductor James Feddeck
The Rocky River Chamber Music Society continues its 60th anniversary season with a gala evening of serenades by Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms. Maestro James Feddeck, former assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, will lead a chamber ensemble of 21 members of The Cleveland Orchestra and friends on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River.
Born in New York in 1983, James Feddeck spent his college years in Ohio at Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory where he studied organ, piano, oboe and conducting. A few short years after his college days, he became assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, and music director of The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra from 2009-2013.
Since that time, Mr. Feddeck’s musicianship has become recognized worldwide via his conducting of orchestras throughout Europe, North America and New Zealand. In August 2017 James Feddeck released his first CD, and in March 2018 he led the National Orchestra of Belgium on a tour of Germany.
Due to Mr. Feddeck’s strong local ties and the large group of Cleveland Orchestra musicians, a sizeable audience is expected. Thus early arrival is strongly recommended. There is no admission charge. For more information visit rrcms.org, or follow RRCMS on Facebook and Twitter.
Carol Jacobs is a retired archivist, librarian, and curator who resides in Westlake and serves on the board of the Rocky River Chamber Music Society.