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CityMusic Cleveland: all-Brahms at St. Jerome in Collinwood (Oct. 24)

Download article as PDF by David Kulma The towering Trinity mosaic behind the altar at Collinwood’s St. Jerome Church was an apt image to frame CityMusic Cleveland’s 15th season opener on Wednesday, October 24. Featuring violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Edward Arron, this peripatetic orchestra led by music director Avner Dorman elivened this holy space […]

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CityMusic Cleveland kicks off fifteenth season this week

by Mike Telin     Since its founding in 2004, CityMusic Cleveland has been guided by a simple principle: that classical music should be available to all free of charge. Read a history of the ensemble here. This week the traveling chamber orchestra will kick off its fifteenth season with a program titled “A Bounty of Brahms.” Under […]

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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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Announcing CityMusic Diversity Fellowship

For nearly fifteen years, CityMusic Cleveland has enriched the cultural life of Northeast Ohio. Our mission is to present first-rate classical music concerts to new audiences in underserved communities by removing the twin barriers of high ticket prices and intimidating venues.  In addition, we aim to bring awareness to societal issues, through concert programming, that […]

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CityMusic: all-Beethoven with violinist Tessa Lark (May 20)

Download article as PDF by Daniel Hathaway   Surely it was just a coincidence that CityMusic Cleveland’s final series of concerts mostly duplicated works The Cleveland Orchestra had played the week before in the third concert of its all-Beethoven Prometheus Project at Severance Hall. The unique piece on CityMusic’s program was the Violin Concerto, which received […]

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CityMusic Cleveland season opener celebrates life and work of music director’s mentor (preview)

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – To Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland’s season opener next week is more than just another series of concerts. It’s a chance to reconnect, in arguably the deepest possible way, with an old and dear friend, to honor a mentor he said shaped his artistic identity and set […]

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CityMusic Cleveland shines through acoustic barrier on lively season opener (review)

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A diamond in the rough. That’s the image that best describes CityMusic Cleveland’s first performance of the 2016-17 season. No complaints, in fact only praise, for the actual performances, led by music director Avner Dorman Wednesday evening. About the venue, however, the auditorium at Fairmount Temple, a few […]

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CityMusic Cleveland ends season with fine performances of three masterworks (review)

By MARK SATOLA   SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The last concerts of CityMusic Cleveland’s current season found the orchestra in exceptionally fine form in full-blooded music by Mendelssohn and Dvorak, under the leadership of music director Avner Dorman. For this series of concerts, Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture and “Scottish” Symphony No. 3 flanked a strong performance […]

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CityMusic Cleveland delivers brilliant Brahms on auspicious season opener (review)

By MARK SATOLA   UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — A late afternoon of solid repertoire was an auspicious beginning to CityMusic Cleveland’s 2015-16 season, with Schumann’s “Spring” symphony and the Violin Concerto in D major by Brahms. Avner Dorman, CityMusic’s music director, was on the podium for a series of concerts whose venues ranged from Dublin, […]

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What’s the best way to turn Chinary Ung’s ‘living notation’ into cello sounds? I called him to find out.

By James Jaffe, interim principal cello: William & Joan Houghton Chair How much should we as musicians know about a composer in order to bring his or her music off the page? This past summer, I met a composer who told me something unexpected: he doesn’t think his own perspective on his works should influence how […]

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CityMusic Cleveland: all-Brahms at St. Jerome in Collinwood (Oct. 24)

October 31, 2018

Download article as PDF by David Kulma The towering Trinity mosaic behind the altar at Collinwood’s St. Jerome Church was an apt image to frame CityMusic Cleveland’s 15th season opener on Wednesday, October 24. Featuring violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Edward Arron, this peripatetic orchestra led by music director Avner Dorman elivened this holy space […]



Social Media Resource Document

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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