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Jessica Pasternak

Violist Jessica Pasternak is currently a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with Robert Vernon. She has played chamber music with artists such as Atar Arad, Martin Chalifour,Timothy Eddy, Mark Kaplan, Ralph Kirshbaum, Robert Vernon, and Hagai Shaham at chamber music festivals such as the Heifetz Institute and the Sarasota Music Festival. She has also regularly substituted with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Fes-tival and in Miami, Florida. In 2012, Jessica appeared as a guest soloist with the Akron Symphony on their subscription concert “World Class Begins at Home.” She received a Young Artist Degree from CIM while studying with Lembi Veski-mets in 2012 and was the recipient of the Robert Vernon prize in Viola in 2013.

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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.

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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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