Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet Join to Perform 'The Haunted Manor,' Plus the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

click to enlarge Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet Join to Perform 'The Haunted Manor,' Plus the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week
Cleveland Opera does The Haunted Manor

Three multi-event series get underway this week and continue through June.

ChamberFest Cleveland embarks on its ten-concert seventh season, titled In Search of Freedom, on Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and marches forward on its quest through Saturday, June 30, visiting a variety of venues along the way. That opening concert features members of ChamberFest’s excellent musical family in Schubert’s military marches for two pianists (Orion Weiss and Roman Rabinovich), Janáček’s Violin Sonata (with Alexi Kenney), and Beethoven’s famous “Archduke” Piano Trio. Check out details of the other eight shows on our Concert Listings page. There are several flavors of festival passes available online at the ChamberFest website, as well as individual tickets.

Jinjoo Cho’s ENCORE Chamber Music, already in progress, heats up on Friday, June 15 at 7:00 pm in Tudor House at Gates Mills’ Gilmour Academy, with a concert of songs and chamber music featuring soprano Chantal Mathias with the Cavani Quartet. There’s lots to come, with professional and student concerts both at Gilmour and at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Keep an eye on our Concert Listings page and reserve tickets here.

There’s also a week’s worth of trombone music to savor, beginning on Saturday, June 16 at 1:00 pm in Drinko Hall at Cleveland State University as Shachar Israel’s Cleveland Trombone Seminar gets underway. The first event is a solo recital by Israel (just back from touring with The Cleveland Orchestra to Vienna and Tokyo), who will be joined by pianist Martha Locker. Faculty and student concerts stretch into next week and culminate in a big trombone choir concert on Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 pm. Details on our Concert Listings page and tickets available at the door.

Then there are some interesting one-off (and two-off) events. This weekend, ContempOpera/Cleveland will roll out the first performances of Steven Mark Kohn’s one-act opera Mary Chesnut, based on that historical figure’s Diary from Dixie, the story of one woman’s journey through the Civil War. Marla Berg directs soprano Andrea Anelli with Lorenzo Salvagni at the piano. To begin the program, baritone Brian Keith Johnson will sing six of Kohn’s Folk Song Settings. Performances will take place in the James Levin Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre on Friday, June 15 at 7:00 pm, and on Sunday, June 17 at 3:00 pm. Tickets available here.

Poland comes alive in Cleveland on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 pm as The Cleveland Opera joins Cleveland Ballet to produce a single performance of Stanislaw Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor in the Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square Center. The opera, conducted by Grzegorz Nowak of the Grand National Opera of Warsaw, and presented in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Polish independence, will be sung in Polish with English supertitles. Tickets can be had online.

Continuing a month awash in new music, the Syndicate for the New Arts will welcome Faun and a Pan Flute, an experimental septet from Atlanta, and Cleveland’s Duo Decibel System (Miss Melvis and John Scully) at Historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ohio City on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Check out details of these and many other classical music events on our Concert Listings page.
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