Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Proud To Be An AmericanChagrin Falls Studio Orchestra

American Concert

Performance Dates & Tickets

May 13, 2017
Saturday night at 8 PM
Call 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6 PM)
$25 adult, $15 child or student with valid ID

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About the Event

And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free!

 

The Chagrin Studio Orchestra presents an evening celebrating the music of America. Maestro Eva will bring on the brass section, performing Aaron Copeland's Fanfare for the Common Man, as well as John William's Summon the Heroes and Olympic Fanfare. You'll also be treated to the famous Sandi Patty rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

About the Studio Orchestra

Chagrin Falls Studio OrchestraThe Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra — led by renowned musical director Stephen Eva — is a nonprofit musical endeavor dedicated to developing and fostering new audiences to the live orchestra concert experience. They do this by re-defining the concert as a more dynamic and audience friendly show and have successfully capitalized on the intimacy of the context of the Chagrin Little Theater to connect with their audiences. They call it "A new vision is musical entertainment". They also provide new opportunities for musicians, both volunteer and professional, to share and further develop their talents and careers.

About the Musical Director

Stephen A. Eva is a native Clevelander and graduate of Shaker Heights High School. Mr. Eva is from a musical family including his sister, Priscilla Eva, a well-known Cleveland area violinist and concertmaster of the Studio Orchestra. Mr. Eva, an accomplished trumpet player in his youth, attended The National Music Camp at Interlochen where he sustained nerve damage to his lip from overplaying. His attention quickly turned to his true love; conducting, and he became the first student conductor ever at Shaker High School. Mr. Eva graduated from Grove City College with degrees in Economics and Philosophy where he organized and directed the first Jazz Ensemble. For the past 25 years, Mr. Eva has been the conductor and driving force of the Hermit Club Symphony Orchestra (Cleveland's premier performing arts club.) Through the Hermit Club Orchestra, he has produced dozens of shows and conducted numerous large-scale symphonic works, concertos, chamber music, Musical Theater, choral and pops concerts.

As the founder of the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, Steve Eva has joined forces with CVLT Don Edelman to produce four successful musical shows featuring the full orchestra on stage including Guys and Dolls, Man of LaMancha, From Broadway with Love and Spotlight on Broadway. Together with CVLT, Steve has established the Chagrin Christmas Wassail concert tradition now in its fourth season. For each of four seasons, Mr. Eva has produced a Valentine's show featuring world class concert pianists including Sandra Shapiro, Anzehlika Fuks and Dmitri Levkovich. In addition, he joined forces with local opera company founder Andrea Anelli to produce the first ever concert version of the musical Camelot.

Passionate about promoting the concert experience and live performing Arts, Mr. Eva recently joined forces with the rock band, Time Traveller, to produce a show of music of the Moody Blues with rock band and full symphony orchestra.

When not at work on his musical passions, Mr. Eva is self-employed as an industrial equipment systems integrator. He lives with his wife Marilyn in neighboring Auburn Township and is a dedicated father of 5 children.