Courtesy of Tri-C
Hang on tight — here’s this week's packed list of Classical music events in Northeast Ohio.
On Wednesday, October 5, there are four free events, each beginning at 7:30 pm.
The University of Akron Wind Symphony
, (Galen Karriker, conducting), performs at Guzzetta Recital Hall.
A Cleveland Institute of Music Mixon Hall Faculty Recital features pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi
in music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ottorino Respighi and Roberto Piana. It’s free, but reservations are required
Down East Boulevard at Severance Music Center, Carlos Kalmar leads the CIM
in Ligeti, Ginastera and Brahms.
And in Oberlin, Conservatory faculty /David Bowlin, violin, & Tony Cho, piano, play Charles Ives’ Violin Sonata No. 2
, Gabriel Fauré’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in A
, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in f
, Op. 80 in Kulas Recital Hall. Click here for live stream
On Friday, October 7, three interesting concerts begin at 7:30 pm.
An Evening of Czech Vocal Music
features students preparing to compete at the 10th annual American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition in Wisconsin performing in Guzzetta Recital Hall at the University of Akron. Free.
Conductor Thierry Fischer leads The Cleveland Orchestra
in Boulez’s Notations
, Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto
with Leila Josefowicz, violin (replacing Vilde Frang, who will not appear due to travel complications), and Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3
(“Organ”) with Todd Wilson at Severance Music Center. The program is repeated on Saturday at 8:00 pm. Tickets available online
The third is a guest recital by The Unheard of Ensemble
, Ford Fourqurean, clarinet, Matheus Souza & Erica Dicker, violins, Iva Casian-Lakoš, cello & Daniel Anastasio, piano, who plan an adventurous, free program of music using technology and interactive multimedia at Oberlin’s Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space.
Saturday, October 8 offers an eclectic mix of offerings.
At 7:30 pm, BlueWater Chamber Orchestra
and the Cleveland Chamber Choir
will present “Heaven and Earth,” featuring Beethoven’s Mass in C
and Gwyneth Walker’s The Golden Harp
at the Church of the Covenant. A pre-concert talk by Oberlin musicologist Charles Edward McGuire begins at 7. Click here to read an interview
with conductors Daniel Meyer & Gregory Ristow, then pay what you like for tickets
Also at 7:30 pm, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society International Series
will present Bokyung Byun
, (South Korea) at Plymouth Church. Click here for a detailed program. Tickets available online
And at 8:00 pm, Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire
will kick off their season with Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
at First Baptist Church in Shaker Heights. Soloists include Erica Schuller, Molly Netter, Rebecca Myers, sopranos, Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano, Jacob Perry & Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenors, and Edward Vogel & Andrew Padgett, baritones. The program will be repeated on Sunday, October 9 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Bay Village. Visiting Scholar Marica Tacconi of Penn State University, will talk about the Vespers one hour before each performance. Tickets available online
On Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Tri-C Classical Piano Series
presents Alexandre Dossin
in Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art. His program features Six decades of music by George Walker. The event is Free.
A half-hour later at 2:30 p.m., Ben Johns will lead the Oberlin Chamber Singers
in music of Claudio Monteverdi, Juan Gutiérrez, Heinrich Schütz, Thomas Tallis, and Benjamin Britten in Fairchild Chapel (Bosworth Hall). The performance is free. Click here for the live stream
And at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Heights Chamber Orchestra
launches their 40th anniversary season. Guest conductor Carl Topilow leads Cornelius, Mendelssohn’s Six Children’s Pieces
orchestrated by Topilow, Rossini’s “Three Movements” from La Boutique Fantasque
, and Tchaikovsky’s “Finale” from Symphony No. 2
On Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m., Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project
presents Tatsuya Nakatani
, avant-garde percussionist, composer, and sound artist, with the CUSP Improvisation Orchestra. A spatially presented, structured improvisation. Convivium 33 Gallery, 1433 E. 33 St,, Cleveland. $15 recommended ticket price or pay what you can. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Even more events can be found on the Clevelandclassical.com Concert Listings page