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CityMusic Free Concert 

When: Tue., May 10 2011

CityMusic Cleveland debuts a new piece today by local composer Margaret Brouwer: Daniel and Snakeman, a musical story promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding. The composition makes its world premiere at 10 a.m. at St. Colman's Church. Much like Peter and the Wolf, the story's characters are represented by specific instruments. Scott Plate, award-winning actor and chair of the Music Department at Baldwin-Wallace College, serves as narrator, and Joshua Weilerstein, 2009 winner of the International Malko Competition for Young Conductors, leads the CityMusic Orchestra. While a weekday morning might seem like an odd time for a world premiere, the choice was intentional. By targeting groups like retirees, the very young, and those who are out of work, organizers are hoping the concert can foster an intergenerational sense of mutual respect and understanding. Then again, you could just think of it as a chance to hear some cool music. St. Colman's Church is at 2027 West 65th St. The 10 a.m. concerts continue all week in other churches around town, winding up this Saturday, May 14, at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights. For a complete list of venues and other details, go to or call 216-321-8273. — Cicora


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