VIRTUAL ONLY: Beethoven 1 & Mozart's Clarinet Concerto

ProMedica Masterworks

Season: 2020-2021

November 20 - 21, 2020

Concert Time: 8:00 pm

November 21, 2020, 8PM

Vinay Parameswaran, guest conductor
Georg Klaas, clarinet

This performance is free and available to watch online Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 PM.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto in A Major, KV 622
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

Every master of his craft has an origin story, and the great Ludwig van Beethoven is no exception. Hear his First Symphony, called "a farewell to the eighteenth century," paired with Mozart's famous Clarinet Concerto, one of his final compositions ever written. The BTVN419 performances are made possible by the Rita Barbour Kern Foundation.

The health and safety of our audiences, musicians, staff, and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us. We're continuing to follow the social distancing guidelines recommended by the State of Ohio to ensure the safest environment for all. This performance is virtual only. On Saturday, November 21 at 8 PM, click here and view the performance for FREE.

Please contact the Box Office at 419.246.8000 for information on child/student ticket pricing.

Read the Story

TSO Violinist & Artistic Administrator Merwin Siu and Music Director Alain Trudel discuss the program for Beethoven 1 & Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.


Internationally recognized for his energetic presence, imaginative programming, and compelling musicianship, Vinay Parameswaran is one of the most exciting and versatile young conductors on the podium today. American born and of Indian descent, Parameswaran begins his fourth season as the Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. In this role, he leads The Cleveland Orchestra in several dozen concerts each season at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Festival, and on tour. He also serves as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.

In the 20-21 season, Parameswaran makes his debut with the New York Philharmonic and returns to conduct the Rochester Philharmonic. Recent highlights have included debuts with the Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Toledo Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Vermont Symphony, and the Eugene Symphony.

In the summer of 2019, Parameswaran made his classical subscription debut with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival in a program of Ives, Bernstein, and Rachmaninoff. He also led The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra on an acclaimed four-city European tour that included a performance at the Musikverein in Vienna.

Parameswaran came to Cleveland following three seasons as associate conductor of the Nashville Symphony, where he led over 150 performances.  During the 2016-17 season, Parameswaran made his subscription debut with the Nashville Symphony conducting works by Gabriella Smith, Grieg, and Prokofiev. 

In the summer of 2017, Parameswaran was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. He has participated in conducting masterclasses with David Zinman at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, as well as with Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. 

Equally at home in both symphonic and operatic repertoire, Parameswaran has led performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love with Curtis Opera Theater.  In Cleveland, he has assisted Franz Welser-Möst on productions of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Parameswaran is the conductor on the album Two x Four featuring the Curtis 20/21 ensemble alongside violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh, featuring works by Bach, David Ludwig, Philip Glass, and Anna Clyne. 

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Parameswaran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and political science from Brown University, where he graduated with honors.  At Brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips.  He received an Artist Diploma in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with renowned pedagogue Otto-Werner Mueller as the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow.

Georg Klaas joined the Toledo Symphony as Principal Clarinetist in 2001. As a soloist with the Toledo Symphony he has performed many
works from the standard concerto repertoire including works by Copland, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Weber. He also performs frequently with the Cleveland Orchestra and has joined them on many domestic and international tours. Georg has also performed with many other orchestras including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, the Kalamazoo Symphony and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and the Rocky River Chamber Music Society. He also performs regularly on the Toledo Symphony’s Blade Chamber Music Series where he has performed standards works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms as well as works by more contemporary composers including Bartok, Messiaen, Poulenc, Golijov and Moravec. In 2006 he commissioned and performed the premiere of local composer Christopher Dietz’s Quintet No. 2 for Clarinet and String Quartet, which was later recorded and released on the Navona Records label in 2013. Georg currently serves on the faculty of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio where he teaches clarinet lessons and coaches chamber music. Previously he was a member of the faculty of the University of Toledo.

He has been a guest clinician and performer at the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University, Bowling Green State University, Eastern Michigan University, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Wright State University. A native of Minnesota, he holds degrees in music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and from Saint John’s University in Minnesota.

His primary clarinet teachers include Eli Eban, Yehuda Gilad, Joaquin Valdepenas and Jennifer Gerth. Outside of performing and teaching, Georg enjoys running, cooking and spending time with his wife Jocelyn Langworthy (2nd clarinetist of the Toledo Symphony) and their two daughters.

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The Café will open for TSO patrons at 5:30 PM and close at 7:30 PM. Seating capacity has been reduced to comply with the Governor’s COVID-19 guidelines and waiting will not be allowed in the Herrick Lobby for entry to the Café. The following are the Food and Beverage Service policies and procedures, written to adhere to the Governor's order and approved by the Health Department. These obligations will need to be followed by all patrons and will be overseen by staff. 

All food and beverage must be consumed while guests are seated at guest tables. Patrons will enter the Café wearing masks, order, and then they may remove the masks when seated and actively consuming food and beverage. Any time they get up and leave the table, they must wear a mask.

Patrons must be seated before masks can be removed and beverages are consumed. Masks are required when not actively consuming beverages. We discourage cash as payment, preferring credit cards for the safety of our guests and service staff.

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