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Esther Nahm

Esther Nahm, viola, is a freelancer in the Cleveland area. She is currently a member of the Canton, Akron and CityMusic Orchestras, and is a substitute player with the Toledo, Grand Rapids, Rochester and Cincinnati Symphonies. Previously, she was a fellow at the New World Symphony and assistant principal of the Richmond Symphony. She has participated in music festivals including the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., National Repertory Orchestra, Castleton Music Festival, Banff Centre and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a performance certificate from Boston University as a student of Bayla Keyes, Steve Ansell and Ed Gazouleas and a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Lynne Ramsey. 

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2004, CityMusic Cleveland has won cheering audiences with beautiful music, brilliantly performed in familiar neighborhood settings.
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Peak Performance

August 7, 2018

CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]



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With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)


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