SEPTEMBER 28 – SUNDAY

2:00 pm – Salzedo Harp Duo, Nancy Lendrim & Jody Guinn, harps. Program to be announced. Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Freewill offering.

3:00 pm – Arts Renaissance Tremont: Ars Futura, Madeline Lucas, flute, Drew Sullivan, clarinet, Tara Lynn Ramsey, violin, Sophie Benn, cello & Shuai Wang, director & piano. Igor Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat (1918-19), Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia in g on a theme by Handel, David Lang’s Sweet Air, Joan Tower’s Petroushskates & John Harbison’s Songs America Loves to Sing. Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 W. 14th St., Tremont, Cleveland. Freewill offering.

3:00 pm – Ensemble Belvedere, Susan Shaw, baroque flute, Michael Tweed-Kent, baroque cello, & Jason Aquila, harpsichord. “Parisian Soirée,” works by Telemann, Rameau, Leclair and others. Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Rd. Freewill offering.

3:00 pm – UA Kulas Concert Series: Orchid Ensemble, Jonathan Bernard, percussion, Lan Tung, erhu, and Haiqiong Deng, zheng. Traditional and original works inspired by Persian, Indian and Centrial Asian music, as well as Jewish and Buddhist sacred melodies. In collaboration with and part of the Confucius Institute’s China Week. Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., Akron. $12 general, $6 non-UA students, free for UA students with ZipCard.

4:00 pm – Jonathan Ryan, organ. Leo Sowerby’s Pageant (1929); J.S. Bach’s Concerto in d after Vivaldi, BWV 596; Three Preludes on American Hymns: Zachary Wadsworth’s Prelude on Resignation (2012), George Shearing’s Come Away to the Skies (1977), & George Baker’s Berceuse Paraphrase; Herbert Howells’s Rhapsody in c-sharp, op. 17, no. 3; & Marcel Dupré’s Passion Symphony, op. 23. E.M. Skinner organ. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown. Tickets available online.

4:00 pm – Katherine DeJohng, flute, & friends, Kyra Kester & Linda White, flute, Robert Gruca, guitar, Fern Jennings, organ, Eric Charnofsky, piano, Brian Dykstra, piano, Vincenzo Volpe, flute & Stephen Simms, violin. Music by Lisa Rainsong, Brian Dykstra, Eric Charnofsky, Dave Morgan, Ian Clarke, Michael Colquhoun, Miroslav Tadic, Jacques Castérède, and Zequinha de Abreu. Benefit concert for Bal Ashram Education Center. First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, 21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights. Freewill offering ($15 suggested).

4:00 pm – Quire Cleveland, Ross W. Duffin, conducting. “The Flowers of Flanders,” Masterpieces of Renaissance Polyphony. Guillaume DuFay’s Nuper rosarum flores, Johannes Ockeghem’s Ave Maria, Josquin Desprez’s Gaude virgo, Pierre de la Rue’s Plorer, gemier, Henricus Isaac’s Quis dabit capiti meo aquam, Jean Mouton’s Nesciens mater, Jacob Obrecht’s Laudes Christo, Antoine Brumel’s Kyrie (Missa Et ecce terrae motus), Adrian Willaert’s Verbum bonum, Nicholas Gombert’s Musae Jovis, Jacob Arcadelt’s Pater noster, Jacobus Clemens non Papa’s Ego flos campi, Cipriano de Rore’s Descendi in hortum meum, Philippe de Monte’s O suavitas et dulcedo, Giaches de Wert’s Adesto dolori meo & Roland de Lassus’s Musica dei donum. Historic St. Peter’s Church, 1533 E. 17th Street at Superior, Cleveland. Tickets available at the door.

5:00 pm – Five@Five Series: Phillip Thomson, piano. Program to be announced. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1250 W. Exchange St., Akron. Freewill Offering.

5:00 pm – Kent Keyboard Series: Jerry Wong, piano, with Melissa Davis, soprano & Chia Wei Lee, baritone. Music by Johannes Brahms and Clara and Robert Schumann. Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent. Tickets: $15, $13 seniors and KSU faculty/staff, $10 groups of10+, $8 non-KSU students, free to full-time Kent campus undergraduates.

29 – MONDAY

6:00 pm – Baldwin Wallace Guest Recital: Joseph Satava, piano. Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 in c, op. 111 & Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Chamber Music Hall, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, 96 Front St., Berea. Free.

30 – TUESDAY

12:00 pm – Career talk with the Calder Quartet, a discussion with Oberlin’s quartet-in-residence, regarding a career in music. . Conservatory Annex 201, 39 West College St., Oberlin. Free.

12:15 – Tuesday Noon Recitals at the Covenant: Jennifer McPherson, organ. Program to be announced. Preceded by a Noon recital on the McGaffin Carillon. Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Freewill offering.

8:00 pm – Oberlin Artist Recital Series: Calder String Quartet, Benjamin Jacobson & Andrew Bulbrook, violins, Jonathan Moerschel, viol & Eric Byers, cello. Thomas Adès’s Arcadiana (1994), Janá ek’s Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” & Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden”. Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, 90 N. Professor St. Tickets available online.

OCTOBER 1 – WEDNESDAY

12:00 pm – St. Thomas Noontime Recital, Baldwin Wallace Multi-Departmental Recital. Performers and Program to be announced. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 50 E. Bagley Rd., Berea. Free.

12:10 pm – Trinity Brownbag Concert: Jake Swanson & Sarah Marchitelli, saxophonists, with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra, Todd Wilson, conducting. Program includes the first performance of Erwin Dressels’s Duo Concerto for Soprano and Alto Saxophone and Small Orchestra (1965), written for Carina and Sigurd Rascher but never performed. Lunches welcome, $5 lunch available. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Freewill offering.

12:15 pm – Florence Mustric, organ. “Light and Dark.” Program to be announced. Trinity Lutheran Church, W. 30th & Lorain, Cleveland. Freewill offering.

6:00 pm – CMA Music in the Galleries, chamber music by young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Joint Music Program. Program to be announced. In the Galleries, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard. Free.

8:00 pm – CIM Orchestra @ Severance, Joel Smirnoff, conducting. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Free but tickets required. Call 216.231.1111 or reserve online.

2 – THURSDAY

7:30 pm – CSU Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble, Birch Browning & John Perrine, conducting, with Lyle Steelman, trumpet & Shachar Israel, trombone. Frank Ticheli’s Wild Nights!, Percy Fletcher’s Vanity Fair, arr. Karrick, Eric Whitacre’s October, Joseph Turrin’s Fandango & Ron Nelson’s Lauds. Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, 2100 Euclid Ave. Free. Click here for live stream.

8:00 pm – Meridian Arts Ensemble Brass Quintet, Jon Nelson & Tim Leopold, trumpets, Daniel Grabois, horn, Benjamin Herrington, trombone & Raymond Stewart, tuba. Program includes David Felder’s Canzon XXXI, pieces from Stockhausen’s Tierkreis & music by Cleveland composer Andrew Rindfleisch. Kent State University New Music Vanguard Guest Artists Series. Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent. Free.

8:00 pm – Oberlin Guest Recital: Anthony McGill, clarinet, principal of the New York Philharmonic. Program to be announced. Kulas Recital Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, 77 W. College St. Free.

8:00 pm – UA Faculty Concert: All-Beethoven, with Philip Thomson, members of Solaris Wind Quintet and guest pianist William Ransom. An evening of chamber music featuring Beethoven’s fifth symphony for piano four hands. Guzzetta Recital Hall, 157 University Ave., Akron. Free.

3 – FRIDAY

7:30 pm – Burning River Baroque, Malina Rauschenfels, soprano & baroque cello, Peter Lekx, baroque violin & Paula Maust, harpsichord. “Obsession & Unrequited Love.” Dramatic Italian Baroque cantatas and sonatas by Bononcini, Corelli, Porpora, Scarlatti, Veracini & Vivaldi. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 317 E. Liberty St., Medina. Tickets: $15 at the door.

7:30 pm – CSU Symphony Orchestra & combined choirs, Victor Liva & Brian K. Bailey, conductors. Schubert’s Mass No. e in B-flat, Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9 & Rimsky-Korsakov’s Skazka (Fairy Tale), op. 29. Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, 2100 Euclid Ave. Free. Click here for live stream.

7:30 pm – Kent State Orchestra, Charles Latshaw, conducting, with Yuka Nakayama-Lewicki, piano (concerto competition winner). Program includes Liszt’s Totentanz. Cartwright Auditorium, Kent State University. Tickets: call 330-672-2172.

7:30 pm – Music in a Sacred Space: The Gruca White Ensemble, Linda White, flute & Robert Gruca, guitar. Original arrangements of 20th century Latin, jazz, rock tunes and short impromptus. Reception to follow. Church of the Resurrection, 32001 Cannon Rd., Solon. Freewill offering.

7:30 pm – Remember the Pines: a musical by Brian Smallwood & Nicholas Underhill based on Emil Zola’s Germinal and Smallwood’s family history depicting class struggles in a West Virginia mining town in 1940, based on Emil Zola’s Novel, Germinal. Directed by Maryann Nagel, with Andrew Lipian. Ty Emerson conducts a 12-member ensemble in Underhill’s score, which features bluegrass, Gospel and folk-style music. Repeated on October 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm). Shore Cultural Center, 291 E. 222nd St., Euclid. Tickets available online.

4 – SATURDAY

2:00 pm – Music at Main: CIM student chamber ensemble, performers to be announced. Program to be announced. Third Floor Lobby, Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave. in downtown Cleveland. Free.

7:30 pm – Burning River Baroque, Malina Rauschenfels, soprano & baroque cello, Peter Lekx, baroque violin & Paula Maust, harpsichord. “Obsession & Unrequited Love.” Dramatic Italian Baroque cantatas and sonatas by Bononcini, Corelli, Porpora, Scarlatti, Veracini & Vivaldi. Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Rd., Shaker Heights. Freewill offering. Advanced priority seating available online.

8:00 pm – The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) & Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso; Waltzes, Noble and Sentimental; & La Valse. Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Tickets available online.

5 – SUNDAY

2:00 pm – Tri-C Classical Piano Recital Series: Beatrice Rana, Italy. The 22-year-old pianist won 2nd Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Program includes works by J.S. Bach, Chopin and Prokofiev. Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard. Free.

3:00 pm – Contrapunctus Cleveland, David Acres, conductor. “The Remarkable Mr. Henry Purcell.” I Was Glad, Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from ‘Evening Service in G minor’, Lost is my Quiet (Judith Overcash & Brian MacGilvray), Lord, How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry, Excerpts from ‘Come, Ye Sons of Art’ (John McElliott & Jay White), Strike the Viol (John McElliott), Funeral Music for Queen Mary, Thy Word is a Lantern, Jubilate in D, Hear My Prayer, O Lord, Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei (Evan Bescan and Ian Crane), Evening Hymn (Joe Schlesinger) & Rejoice in the Lord Alway . Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Tickets: $20, $15 students & seniors, available online.

3:00 pm – St. Peter’s Ashtabula Fine Arts Series: Oberlin Baroque Trio, with Kathryn Montoya, baroque oboe & recorder. Baroque music. Reception to follow. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4901 Main St., Ashtabula. Free.

3:00 pm – The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) & Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso; Waltzes, Noble and Sentimental; & La Valse. Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Tickets available online.

4:00 pm – Burning River Baroque, Malina Rauschenfels, soprano & baroque cello, Peter Lekx, baroque violin & Paula Maust, harpsichord. “Obsession & Unrequited Love.” Dramatic Italian Baroque cantatas and sonatas by Bononcini, Corelli, Porpora, Scarlatti, Veracini & Vivaldi. Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 W. Clifton Blvd., Lakewood. Freewill offering. Advanced priority seating available online.

4:00 pm – BW Faculty Concert: Elysian Trio, Julian Ross, violin, Merry Peckham, cello & Robert Mayerovitch, piano. “Piazzolla Part 1.” Astor Piazzolla’s Verano Porteño & Otoño Porteño, Clara Schumann’s Trio & Felix Mendelssohn’s Trio in c minor. Gamble Auditorium, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, 96 Front St., Berea. Free.

7:00 pm – BW New Music Series, Clint Needham, director. Music by BW composers performed by BW students and faculty. Gamble Auditorium, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, 96 Front St., Berea. Free.

7:30 pm – Canton Symphony Orchestra, Gerhardt Zimmerman, conducting, with Allison Pohl, soprano. Corigliano’s Promenade Overture, Buck’s Festival Overture on The American National Air, Hanson’s Song of Democracy, Copland’s Simple Gifts & The Promise of Living & Bernstein’s Take Care of this House (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue), Symphonic Dances from West Side Story & Make Our Garden Grow (Candide). Umstattd Hall, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Tickets available online.

 

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