Music for All Seasons

th2 Now in its fourth year, Music for All Seasons presents four concerts every year. Concerts are given on Sundays at 2 p.m. in Peterloon Estate, at 8605 Hopewell Road in the village of Indian Hill.

th1 Peterloon’s expansive living room provides a perfect intimate venue for the concerts of Music for All Seasons. Originally sited on 1,200 wooded acres in Indian Hill, the house was built in 1928 to rival the grandest houses of America and Europe.

South of the Border                   October 8th 2017 at 2 pm


unspecified-72 The Cello Ensemble from the Studio of Allan Rafferty  is made up of winners of the Junior Division Gold Medal of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and other national music competitions, and also soloists with the Cincinnati Symphony and other orchestras. Besides his position at CCM, Alan is a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife, cellist Sarah Kim, are founders and directors of the nationally recognized Cincinnati Young Artists ( In 2016, they were named the 2016 Ohio String Teachers Association Studio Teachers of the Year.

eb6ced_7a7a51cb37c749379cb26ed43fb7cadb Kayleigh Decker, Mezzo Soprano continues her work on an Artist Diploma at CCM, having sung in Cincinnati the roles of Peggy in Shalimar the Clown, the Fox in The Little Prince, the Fox (another one!) in The Cunning Little Vixen, and Idamante in Idomeneo. She was an Encouragement award winner in the Cincinnati District Metropolitan Opera Auditions and recently made her debut with the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. (                                                                                     Here she sings Hugo Wolf’s Kennst du das Land:

jesse Jesse Leong, Piano  just worked as Assistant Conductor at the Glimmerglass Opera, Jesse has been Associate Music Director of the Queen City Chamber Opera, Conducting Fellow at Opera Saratoga, Resident Pianist at Opera Pittsburgh, Studio Pianist and Conductor with the Wagner Society of Cincinnati, and is currently a Graduate Assistant at CCM’s Orchestral Studies and Opera Departments.( )

CHLOE LEGRAND Chloe LeGrand, Soprano is a recent member of the Cincinnati May Festival choir. While a student at the University of Louisville, she was the featured soloist in Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. An accomplished professional bluegrass musician, she was a founding member of the Blue Belles bluegrass band.  She is now working on a Master’s degree at CCM.

401000_jjnpsdqvjm6wlycd74hv James Meade, Guitar began his concert career in 2013 and has since given concerts in America and Europe. His CD, Canción will be available for purchase in the lobby after the concert. It was praised in our blog for its impeccable musicianship, profound musicality and a complete technical command of his instrument. ( ) Here he plays Francisco Tárrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra:

untitled Daniel Weeks, Tenor is a member of the Voice Faculty at the College-Conservatory of Music, Daniel Weeks continues a career encompassing opera, concert, solo recitals, and recordings, having appeared with the Houston, Dallas, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Memphis and Louisville Symphony Orchestras and the Cincinnati Opera. He is represented by DISPEKER ARTISTS MGT, NYC.(                         Here he sings Franz Liszt’s O, quand je dors:

th Eben Wagenstroom, Piano graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Johannesburg, South Africa, his native country, with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano. He is now a student of Professor Dror Biran, working on a Master’s degree in Piano Performance at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, where he plans to continue to pursue a DMA degree. Here he plays the Etude – Tableau in E-Flat Major, by Sergei Rachmaninoff:


Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909), the greatest guitarist virtuoso that Spain ever produced, concertized widely as a soloist and wrote extensively for his instrument.

Danza Mora (Moorish Dance)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra)
Estudio Brillante (Brilliant Etude)

James Meade, Guitar

Enrique Granados (1867-1916), a virtuoso concert pianist in his own right assured a place for Spanish vocal music in the international concert repertoire with his Tonadillas.

Amor y Odio (Love and Hatred)
El Majo Tímido (The Timid Beau)
La maja de Goya (The Maja of Goya)
El Tra-la-la y el Punteado (La, la, la and so on…)
El Mirar de la Maja (The way she looks)
El Majo Discreto (The Discreet Beau)

Kayleigh Decker, Mezzo-soprano              James Meade, guitar

Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) wrote hundreds of compositions for piano, voice and orchestra, helping to gain a special place for Spanish music along with his friend, Enrique Granados.

Poema en forma de canciones (Poem in the form of songs)
Dedicatoria (Dedicatory) – Piano solo
Nunca olvidaré (I will never forget)
Cantares (Songs)
Los dos miedos (Two Fears)
Las locas por amor (Mad for love)

Daniel Weeks, Tenor        Jesse Leong, Piano

Ignacio Cervantes (1847-1905) wrote short but technically complex musical vignettes, giving each its own title and setting many of them to the dance rhythms of 19th century Cuba.

Improvisada (Improvised)
Ilusiones Perdidas (Lost Illusions)
Homenaje (Tribute)
Los tres golpes (Three Knocks at the Door)
Adiós a Cuba (Goodbye, Cuba)
Amistad (Friendship)
Cri Cri (Rustling Petticoats)
Duchas frías (Cold Showers)
Picotazos (Pecking)
¿Por qué?¿eh? (Why? Huh?)

Eben Wagenstrom, Piano

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) revolutionized the traditional Argentine tango by creating the nuevo tango, a blend of classical, jazz and Argentine music.

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

James Meade, guitar

Heitor Villalobos (1887-1959), Brazil’s greatest composer of concert music, wrote the Bachianas Brasileiras, a set of orchestral pieces blending 18th century counterpoint and Brazilian melody.

Bachiana Brasileira no. 1

Bachiana Brasileira no. 5

Chloe LeGrand , Soprano           The Cello Ensemble from the Studio of Allan Rafferty


All proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the Scholarship Fund of the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. For tickets contact us by email at and or by mail at Music Seasons, PO Box 43172, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243. Visit us on Facebook at Music for all Seasons Cincinnati and on line at


The art of Danish-American painter Johannes Bjorner will be on view throughout the house before the concert, during intermission and after the concert.

Born in Denmark in 1939, at the beginning of WWI, Johannes Bjorner’s favorite toys were pencils and crayons, paper was procured by pulling the Blanc pages out of books. After the end of WWII his family immigrated to Argentina, where Johannes won his school’s competition in drawing.

In 1960 he returned to Denmark where he completed a study in Electrical Engineering. He then moved to the US in 1966. In the early 1970’s he began taking evening art classes at Boston College of Art and at the Massachusetts Museum School, also participating in numerous art workshops. Until his retirement from Engineering, he exhibited his paintings at weekend art festivals throughout New England, winning several prizes. He began exhibiting his Paintings at art galleries in Denmark, Sweden and Spain.

Over the years, Bjorner’s style and use of media have evolved from watercolor landscapes and portraits to painting influenced by American and European abstract painters. His paintings are in collections in The US, Europe, Argentina and Australia.

This exhibit at Peterloon, part of the Music for all Seasons 2017-2018 will be Bjorner’s first exhibit in Cincinnati. The artist feels that there is a strong link between music and visual art, as he usually paints while listening to classical music.

 Rafael de Acha  All About the Arts

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