Modern Classic

Concert pays tribute to prolific 20th-century composer.

Tonight's Celebrating Elliott Carter concert introduces classical-music novices to one of the most significant, prolific, and profound composers in the world today. The Cleveland Contemporary Players will launch their new season with the show, which features performances by violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Stephen Gosling. The 98-year-old composer himself might even show up. The concert covers a fairly broad swath of Carter's output, with a focus on his post-'70s work. "His life basically spans the 20th century," says CCP founder Andrew Rindfleisch. "He developed an American personality in his music that's easily identifiable. The music is very complicated, expressive, and rich in texture and idea. Sometimes it can be a lot to take in. Be prepared for lots of musical information coming at you."
Mon., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.