South of the Border opens Music for All Seasons at Peterloon on Sunday October 8th


 Now starting its fifth season, 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.

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.

Tickets ($30) may be reserved by email at


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.

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 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, 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.

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. ( he plays Francisco Tárrega’s Recuerdos de la Alhambra:

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:

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

                        James Meade, Guitar

Enrique Granados Amor y Odio (Love and Hatred) El Majo Tímido (The Timid Beau) 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  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 (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) The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

                       James Meade, guitar

Heitor Villalobos  Bachiana Brasileira no. 1 Bachiana Brasileira no. 5

                       Chloe LeGrand , Soprano The Cello Ensemble of Allan Rafferty

Rafael de Acha     All About the Arts     10/2/17

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