ICASI, 8700 Mayfield Road, Chesterland OH 44026
Tickets $65, register by calling 440.729.1110
An exciting new project envisioned by Deanna Tham (Professional Studies, Orchestral Conducting, Cleveland Institute of Music) and executed in conjunction with chefs at the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking will merge two distinct art forms, classical music and fine cooking.
The two disciplines share many characteristics: the experience of each is impermanent and fleeting, but defined by an underlining direction and trajectory that evolves over time. Both are discussed in terms of texture, color, counterpoint, and timbral or flavor notes. The dinner and concert Tham and LPSC will jointly present fuses the emotional complexity generated by the music with the tangible sensations generated by a multi-course early spring dinner.
Working together, Tham and the chefs have generated a musical program and accompanying menu that match orchestral harmonies and instrumental qualities with distinct tastes and textures in a unique cross-cultural experience that encourages participants to think about ingredients, harmonies, recipes, and compositions in a different, deeper, and more intimate way.
Musical Program and Menu:
Ravel, Mother Goose Suite, IV. La Belle et la Bete
Stuffed Artichokes with a Light Lemon Cream Sauce
Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin, I. Prelude, II. Forlane, III. Menuet
Pea Bisque with Crab Crostini
Barber, Capricorn Concerto, II. Allegretto, III. Allegro con brio
Spring Salade Lyonnaise
Martinu, Serenade for Chamber Orchestra, I. Allegro, II. Andantino moderato, III. Allegretto
Stravinsky, Pulcinella Suite, I. Sinfonia, II. Serenata, IV. Tarantella, V. Toccata, VII. Vivo, IX. Finale
Medallions of Veal with Port Wine Reduction and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Shishito Peppers, and Baby Carrots
Resphegi, Gli Uccelli, V. Il cucu, III. La gallina, I. Prelude
Trio of Fresh Fruit Tart, Lemon-Mascarpone Cheesecake, and Hazelnut-Chocolate Mousse in Tuille Shells