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The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra’s MLK Day Concert at the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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click to enlarge Courtesy Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Les Délices, Cleveland’s period instrument ensemble that usually traffics in French music of the Baroque period, will collaborate with Boston-based Blue Heron ensemble in a series of concerts devoted to 14th-century music by Guillaume de Machaut and his contemporaries. The subject is an......
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Cleveland Opera Theater’s New Opera Works Festival and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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Photo by Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst is back in town to lead pianist Yefim Bronfman and The Cleveland Orchestra in a ⅓ Austrian, ⅔ Czech program this weekend. Bronfman will solo in Mozart’s 23rd Concerto, and the Orchestra will be featured in Dvořák’s Fourth Symphony......
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CPT’s ‘Xmas Cuento’ Premiere Overhauls ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Lively Reinterpretation

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click to enlarge If you find holiday traditions too traditional, it may be comforting to know that an old favorite has been reinvigorated with passion, family-oriented fun and infectious musical prowess with an authentically Hispanic flavor. Teatro Público de Cleveland’s recent production of A Xmas Cuento Remix— which ran through......
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Cleveland Pops Orchestra Rings in the New Year Roaring ’20s Style

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click to enlarge For the past 23 years, one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Cleveland, if not the best, has been hosted by Carl Topilow and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. That tradition will continue on Tuesday, December 31 at 9:00 pm at Severance Hall when Topilow and......
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The Cleveland Orchestra’s Christmas Concerts and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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Photo by Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra As the month grows older, classical music events begin to thin out after a big burst of activity earlier in December. Here are a few items to add to your calendar before 2020 arrives. Seven Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concerts remain between......
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Kennedy Center Honors 2019: How to watch the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center honors — Start time, honorees, watch live stream free, TV channel

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The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors this year recognized “Sesame Street,” actress Sally Field, musician Michael Tilson Thomas, singer Linda Ronstadt and the band Earth Wind & Fire. CBS News’ Paula Reid was there for it all on December 8 — on the red carpet and backstage with some of America’s......
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Fine Acting Can’t Save None Too Fragile’s ‘Neville’s Island,’ A Tired Old Tale of Middle-Class Ennui

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Four middle-aged Brits wash up on a desert island: a grouch, a nerd, a peacekeeper and a pious man. It makes a great setup for a joke. But while Neville’s Island evokes a number of laughs, the punchlines ultimately prove stale and the stakes never feel high enough to merit......
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Apollo’s Fire Does Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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Photo courtesy Apollo’s Fire And Christmas concerts begin, starting with Cleveland’s two peripatetic orchestras. Apollo’s Fire welcomes guest conductor Julian Wachner of Trinity Church, Wall Street, for performances of four of the six cantatas that make up J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Originally performed in Leipzig one at a time on......
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A Whole Bunch of Christmas Concerts and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week in Cleveland

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Photo by Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra Before we get into Christmas concerts, there are three attractive events to recommend that have no connection with the holidays. The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and guest conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider to Severance Hall for four performances from December 5-7.......
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Artist Spotlight: Frank Oriti Examines Sneaker Culture and Chats About Process

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click to enlarge Artists are constantly moving forward. The work has to evolve visually, but also so that the context becomes richer and more complex. We met up with Frank Oriti in his studio at the Screw Factory in Lakewood where we chatted about his latest series of paintings that......
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BlueWater Chamber Orchestra’s Free Tremont Concert and the Rest of the Classical Music Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Week

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click to enlarge Courtesy BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Here are ten events we recommend during the week before Thanksgiving — and slightly beyond. Apollo’s Fire switches into its folk groove with “Scarborough Fayre: Music from Merry Old England,” including English ballads like the title tune (part of a whole family of......
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Oberlin Conservatory’s TIMARA Program Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With a Party Saturday Night

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There’s going to be a party at Finney Chapel on Saturday, November 16 beginning at 7:30 pm. The grand occasion marks the fiftieth anniversary of Oberlin Conservatory’s TIMARA (Technology in Music and Related Arts) program, the nation’s first conservatory program in electronic music. “Olly Wilson taught the first electronic music......
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Fresh Perspectives Goes Green to Start the Season and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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click to enlarge Fresh Perspectives is back, now styled as FP Creative, with its first happening of the season. On November 14 at 7:00 pm, “Pretty in Green #galaforthepeople” encourages you to come to Snap House Studios in Midtown clad in green or in nature-inspired fashion (prizes!) to enjoy interactive......
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The Cleveland Chamber Choir Celebrates Women Composers and Poets and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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Photo by Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra One of Shakespeare’s most amusing comedies comes to Oberlin Opera Theater this week magically transformed into a music drama by Benjamin Britten. Jonathon Field’s staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens in Hall Auditorium on Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm,......
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The CIM Orchestra Does ‘The Juniper Tree’ and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week in Cleveland

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click to enlarge Les Delices does Mozart and Beethoven, see Friday Chamber music and opera are on this week’s not-to-be-missed list, beginning with Tuesday Musical’s “October Octets” event on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 pm in the University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall. The Dover and Escher String Quartets will......
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Tabitha Soren’s ‘Surface Tension,’ Opening Tonight at the Transformer Station, Reflects Our Own Mark Making

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click to enlarge “My favorite painting in the whole world is at the Cleveland Museum of Art, it’s a Turner and the inspiration for this,” confesses artist Tabitha Soren as she points to the photograph behind us. Over the image floats a tsunami swish of oranges and yellows that harken......
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Convergence’s ‘Homos, or Everyone In America’ Elicits Laughter and Love With Dynamic Performances

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click to enlarge Photo by Eva Nel Brettrager What do you get when you mix together Will & Grace, a heaping dose of acerbic, sex-fueled humor, a pinch of Christopher Nolan’s Memento and a dash of social commentary that— given the material and quite expressive title— can’t help but seep......
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Zohn Collective and La Coperacha Play the Cleveland Museum of Art Tonight

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click to enlarge Courtesy Cleveland Classical It is often impossible to say why a work of art captivates you to the point of becoming an obsession. Such is the case for composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Juan Rulfo’s novel Pedro Páramo. In his program notes for his scenic cantata Comala, Zohn-Muldoon......
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CityMusic Cleveland Begins its New Season, and the Rest of the Classical Music to Catch This Week

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click to enlarge Courtesy CityMusic Cleveland Northeast Ohio’s two itinerant orchestras are both performing around the region beginning on Thursday this week. Apollo’s Fire is touring “Echoes of Venice,” polychoral compositions by Gabrieli and Monteverdi which raised the temperature of music in the “Most Serene Republic” around the turn of......

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