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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Apollo's Fire Does the “Greatest Hits of the 1720s” and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch in Cleveland This Week

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM

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The Cleveland Trombone Seminar continues this week with performances in Drinko Hall at Cleveland State University. On Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 pm, Mark Lancaster Lusk brings members of his Penn State Trombone Choir and friends along for music by Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, and The Eminent J.J. Johnson. On Thursday, June 21 at 7, Blair Bollinger from The Philadelphia Orchestra will play a varied program including Anthony Plog’s Postcards. Ensembles rule the rest of the week, with chamber groups on Friday, June 22 at 7 playing Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, and massed trombones on Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm playing arrangements of music by Bach, Bruckner, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Strauss. Those last two performances are free, otherwise tickets will be available at the door.

Thursday, June 21 marks the annual, worldwide Make Music Day, locally presented by Credo Music. Check out the listings here for a variety of free performances around greater Cleveland.

Apollo’s Fire is getting ready to tour its “Greatest Hits of the 1720s” program to summer festivals and will give two at-home performances on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 pm at Bath Church UCC and Friday, June 22 at 8:00 pm in Kulas Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Virtuoso concertos by Bach and Vivaldi are on the docket, and you can order tickets online.

ChamberFest Cleveland moves into its second week with concerts featuring George Crumb’s Voice of the Whale on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 pm and music by Handel, Ligeti, and Brahms on Saturday, June 23. Both performances are in Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and tickets can be ordered here.



The Classical Saxophone Project brings saxophonist Javier Oviedo and pianist Ron Palka to the Bop Stop on Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be reserved online.

And another summer festival begins on Sunday, June 24 at 7:30 pm as the American Lute Society presents Paul O’Dette in the opening concert of LuteFest 2018 at Harkness Chapel at Case. You can enjoy a long list of performances into next week by world-class lutenists — many of whom started out as rock guitarists — including Crawford Young at 1:00 pm and Ayreheart at 7:30 pm on Monday, June 25, Xavier Diáz-Latorre on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm, and the duo of Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane on Wednesday, June 27 at 1:00 pm. Tickets available only at the door.

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

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