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

Violinist Tessa Lark will return to Northeast Ohio soon to perform John Corigliano's "Red Violin" Concerto with CityMusic Cleveland and conductor Avner Dorman on the group's season opener.

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer October 12, 2017 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland plugs into pop realm with 'What is on David Bowie's Playlist?'

Real music. A real orchestra. Real rock singing. These are not the things one encoutners at your typical classical crossover show. They are, however, exactly what you'll experience on next week's CityMusic Cleveland program.

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer March 08, 2017 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra Opens New Season With The Dazzling Soloist, Sayaka Shoji!

I am very excited to enter my third season as music director of CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. Our upcoming season spotlights an extraordinary cadre of guest artists and a wonderful lineup of works from throughout music history...

Eugenia Strauss, The Plain Dealer September 29, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland plans ambitious, intimate opening to 12th free season (preview)

CityMusic Cleveland isn't wasting any time. Right off the bat in its upcoming 12thseason, the open-hearted chamber orchestra is taking on a weighty program, the sort of bill that easily could serve as a finale.

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer  October 09, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland with violinist Sayaka Shoji at Lakewood Congregational (October 15)

After a Wednesday evening concert in Dublin, near Columbus, CityMusic Cleveland opened its new season at Lakewood Congregational Church on October 15 with the first of four area concerts featuring violinist Sayaka Shoji.

Daniel Hathaway, Cleveland Classical October 19, 2015 • Read More

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

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.

Special to The Plain Dealer  October 20, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic with Heather Headley at Masonic Auditorium (May 28)

On Thursday, May 28 at Masonic Auditorium, CityMusic Cleveland, under the direction of Avner Dorman,...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com June 2, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland recruits Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley for musical fight against child homelessness (preview)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Prepare to be staggered. On multiple fronts. When CityMusic Cleveland conv...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer May 20, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland at Lakewood Congregational Church (March 13)

If Friday evening’s CityMusic Cleveland concert ended up being a bit topsy-turvy, it was for a goo...

Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com March 17, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland and guests enchant with wonders by Part and Nielsen (review)

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio - Every program should be this strong. No disrespect to CityMusic Cleveland or ...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer March 16, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: A Conversation With Violinist Adele Anthony

After winning the 1996 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, Adele Anthony has enjoyed an a..

Mike Telin, Cleveland Scene March 13, 2015 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland at Sagrada Familia Church (December 3)

CityMusic Cleveland continued to move into new territory with the first of its five “Holiday Conce...

Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com December 4, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland enchants with rarely heard 'Creole Mass' and Spanish Sinfonia (review)

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- CityMusic Cleveland ventured well beyond the usual parameters of concert ...

Mark Satola, The Plain Dealer December 05, 2014 • Read More

Peter Bennett talks about the December programs

I’m very excited to be conducting CityMusic’s Holiday Concerts this year,” Peter Bennett sa...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com November 25, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland holds listeners in their seats as artists make dramatic exits (review)

The musicians left the stage. The audience stayed firmly put. That's how well things went for ...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer October 20, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland to open season with Avner Dorman’s Saxophone Concerto

The saxophone is a very versatile instrument. It’s powerful, it’s expressive, and very close ...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com October 14, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland launching season full of adventurous programs (preview)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In music, rushing is generally a no-no. Then there's CityMusic Cleveland, where s...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer October 10, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland ends 10th anniversary with transporting account of Schubert Mass (review)

The profoundest of subjects. The lightest, most graceful of performances. Such were the contra...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer May 15, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland and Quire Cleveland at Fairmount Church, Cleveland Heights

Quire Cleveland joined CityMusic Cleveland for a brisk, expressive performance of a gorgeous late Sc...

Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com May 15, 2014 • Read More

Review: CityMusic Cleveland premieres Visconti piece at Trinity Lutheran in Ohio City

James Feddeck conducted CityMusic Cleveland in the second of five themed concerts devoted to the top...

Daniel Hathaway March 18, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland's new program a winner from 'Roots to Branches' (review)

Dull moments aren’t just rare on CityMusic Cleveland’s current program. They don’t exist...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer March 14, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland prepares celebration of Northeast Ohio's refugees with 'Roots to Branches'

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ever the artistic entrepreneur, CityMusic Cleveland is used to tackling creative ...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer March 11, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland to premiere Dan Visconti’s Roots to Branches

Each season, CityMusic Cleveland dedicates one of its programs to highlighting a social issue that i...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com March 10, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland to Celebrate Cleveland’s Refugees

CityMusic Cleveland savors the opportunity to share classical music with listeners who may have no o...

Donald Rosenberg, Special to ClevelandClassical March 3, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland launches “Journeys of Hope” concerts

CityMusic Cleveland will present the first three free public concerts titled Journeys of Hope on Sun...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com February 25, 2014 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland goes straight to the Strauss for its sparkling holiday program (review)

This year's holiday concert by the CityMusic Cleveland orchestra leapfrogged past Christmas and land...

Mark Satola, The Plain Dealer December 06, 2013 • Read More

Time for Cleveland's budding El Sistema music education movement to expand

El Sistema classes are designed to provide high-quality music training to children who can least aff...

Margaret Bernstein, The Plain Dealer April 20, 2013 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland commences new season, 'Mozart Violin Concerto Tour' in dynamic fashion (review)

If this is how things continue with Avner Dorman, the future of CityMusic Cleveland is bright indeed...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer October 24, 2013 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland takes intergenerational program to Detention Center

CityMusic Cleveland spends most of its time giving free performances at area churches and synagogues...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, April 16, 2013 • Read More

CityMusic brings Intergenerational Concert Series to Willoughby Hills

Cleveland offers its last performance of the season in Willoughby Hills Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p...

Chris M. Worrell, cleveland.com April 11, 2013 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland to give local debut of parable for young and old

There's a moment in Avner Dorman's "Uzu and Muzu From Kakaruzu," a fairy tale about conflict resolut...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer April 14, 2013 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland answers handsomely to no master but itself (review)

Conductors weren’t important figures in front of orchestras until sometime in the 19th century, wh...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer March 7, 2013 • Read More

Review: CityMusic Cleveland with Daniel Gilbert at Fairmount Church (March 6)

Perhaps you've noticed: this is an orchestral concert without a conductor. That gives the perf...

Guytano Parks, clevelandclassical.com Friday, March 8, 2013 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: a chat with clarinetist Daniel Gilbert

It’s always good for orchestras to try something new or to do something just a little bit differ...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com Tuesday, March 5, 2013 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland decks the halls with classics and spirituals (review)

Nowhere is it written that performers are required to acknowledge the holiday season with medleys of...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer Thursday, December 13, 2012 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland brings classical performance to St. Noel in Willoughby Hills

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio -- St. Noel Church of Willoughby Hills, 35200 Chardon Road, offers a concert...

Chris M. Worrell, Correspondent December 08, 2012 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland presents Holiday program

CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra announces its annual Holiday Concert program. The free, openin...

Eugenia Strauss  • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland with Stefan Willich, Rebecca Schweigert Mayhew and Mount Zion Choir at Fairmount Church (December 12)

CityMusic Cleveland's free sets of orchestral concerts — each given in multiple locations around t...

Daniel Hathaway  • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: a conversation with violinist and heavy metal bandleader Rachel Barton Pine

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine is fascinating. Her numerous accomplishments in the world of classical ...

Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com October 16, 2012 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland with Stefan Willich, Rebecca Schweigert Mayhew and Mount Zion Choir at Fairmount Church

CityMusic Cleveland's free sets of orchestral concerts — each given in multiple locations around t...

 December 18, 2012 • Read More

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine shines in program with CityMusic Cleveland

A talented conductor can make a concert great. Add a gifted violinist into the mix and the results c...

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer  October 18, 2012 • Read More

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, indomitable in face of injury, savors classical and heavy-metal journeys

Many musicians are versatile. And then there's Rachel Barton Pine. The Chicago-born violinist ...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer  October 18, 2012 • Read More

World-renowned violinist to perform free concert in Elyria

ELYRIA — She’s been called “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” by The Washington Post,...

Cindy Leise, The Chronicle-Telegram October 9th, 2012, • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland presents charming, potent children's opera born in the Holocaust

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- At the end of the children's opera "Brundibar," the youngsters line up to sing a ...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer May 01, 2012 • Read More

Holocaust music speaks louder than words

There are many ways to honor the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust – lighting a yellow...

Arlene Fine, Cleveland Jewish News April 4, 2012 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: Persistence of Creativity, an intergenerational project (Part I)

The mission of CityMusic Cleveland is “to develop audiences and build communities through the arts...

Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com April 2, 2012 • Read More

Composers added beauty to a sad history

CityMusic Cleveland is preceding performances of the children's opera "Brundibar" in May with "Per...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer February 21, 2012 • Read More

Voices of hope: Children's opera 'Brundibar' was a light in the darkness of the Holocaust, and now CityMusic Cleveland plans production, lest we forget

A children's opera about an evil organ grinder who resembles Hitler has inspired communities aro...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer February 19, 2012 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland rings in the holidays with strings

The holiday season means holiday music, but not necessarily. All that’s required are sounds that l...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer December 07, 2011 • Read More

Willoughby Hills church features free CityMusic Cleveland orchestral concert this Friday

CityMusic Cleveland visits St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills this Friday at 7:30 p.m. As with all ...

Chris M. Worrell, Correspondent, cleveland.com December 07, 2011 • Read More

A conversation with CityMusic Cleveland Conductor Ryan McAdams

When speaking to conductor Ryan McAdams you know right away that you are talking to someone who lov...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com October 11, 2011 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland welcomes distinguished guests to open eighth season

CityMusic Cleveland has been an irresistible force since 2004, when it began presenting free concert...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer October 12, 2011 • Read More

German cellist Jan Vogler on a mission with Dvorak

Jan Vogler is a virtuoso as cellist, leader of music festivals and accruer of frequent-flier miles...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer October 9, 2011 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: an interview with cellist Jan Vogler

Cellist Jan Vogler’s impressive 2011-12 calendar includes appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com October 4, 2011 • Read More

CityMusic players and guests revel in intimate works

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Musicians who spend a good deal of their time in orchestras aren’t used ...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer May 17, 2011 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: Daniel and Snakeman at Mary Queen of Peace

On Wednesday morning May 11 at 10 am, CityMusic Cleveland presented the premiere of Daniel and Snake...

J.D. Goddard, clevelandclassical.com May 11, 2011 • Read More

Margaret Brouwer's beguiling musical tale of tolerance receives world premiere by CityMusic Cleveland

Music's power to unite is one of the key messages in Margaret Brouwer's "Daniel and Snakeman," a dis...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer May 10, 2011 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland initiates series of intergenerational concerts

CityMusic Cleveland has become a popular ensemble throughout Northeast Ohio for a symphony of reason...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer May 8, 2011 • Read More

Margaret Brouwer’s Daniel and Snakeman to be premiered in five CityMusic Cleveland matinees from May 10-14

When CityMusic Cleveland approached Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer to write a narrated, family-..

Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com May 5, 2011 • Read More

Tchaikovsky concerto has a glorious champion in violinist Dylana Jenson

CityMusic Cleveland is a bargain well beyond the price it charges for admission, which is nothing. T...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer March 17, 2011 • Read More

Violinist Dylana Jenson, who lost her prized Guarneri and her artistic way, finds her voice with new instrument

The mystique that surrounds the violin largely can be traced to two instrument makers in 18th-centur...

Donald Rosenberg, Plain Dealer March 13, 2011 • Read More

Music to Our Ears: CityMusic presents rare performances by Dylana Jenson

CityMusic presents rare performances by one-time child prodigy-turned-reclusive yet critically-accla...

Carol Drummond, coolcleveland.com March 3, 2011 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland at St. Stanislaus

On Friday evening, Dec. 10th, I attended a performance by the twenty-four strings of CityMusic Cleve...

J.D. Goddard, clevelandclassical.com December 10, 2010 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland and listeners brave weather for holiday program

Dear CityMusic Cleveland, What in the world were you thinking when you decided to go ahead with you...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer December 08, 2010 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland opens new season with Gaffigan, Chee-Yun & Beethoven

CityMusic Cleveland opens its 2010-2011 season next Tuesday the 28th of September with six concerts ...

Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com September 21, 2010 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland at St. Colman Church (October 1)

Last week, CityMusic Cleveland played all-Beethoven concerts in six venues -- a concert hall in Youn...

Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical.com October 5, 2010 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland to make New York debut

CityMusic Cleveland spends most of its time performing free concerts in neighborhoods around Northea...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer September 01, 2010 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland project shows music's power as an agent of social change

Five months ago, these kids could hardly sit still. They continue to fidget from time to time,...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer May 27, 2010 • Read More

Neighborhood Watch

CityMusic Cleveland’s free concerts have become part of the fabric of northeast Ohio. Working with...

Donald Rosenberg - Symphony Magazine March/April 2010 • Read More

Linden String Quartet Coming to Western Kentucky

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY - New Performing Arts, in partnership with The Roberta Chumley Fine Arts Fund of ...

J.L. Graham, isurfhopkins.com 02 March 2010 • Read More

Cellist surmounts the hurdles in Shostakovich concerto with CityMusic Cleveland

Any soloist who hopes to survive the rigors of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 must possess eq...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer February 03, 2010 • Read More

Arts in Strongsville presents free concert from CityMusic Cleveland

STRONGSVILLE -- Hundreds of music lovers packed St. Joseph Church Thursday night for the city's prem...

Amanda Garrett, Sun Star-Courier  • Read More

TALKIN' 'BOUT MY GENERATION: Cellist Matt Haimovitz goes solo with CityMusic

Virtuoso cellist Matt Haimovitz has made a career of bringing classical music to people who don't he...

Cleveland Scene by Michael Gill  • Read More

Strongsville event to benefit upcoming concert called a success

An enthusiastic crowd turned out on Saturday to the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation Center for an upsc...

Brian Byrne, Sun News January 29, 2010 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland revels in Mozart treasures

Mozart composed so many works that are planted in the pantheon of transcendent music that it's silly...

Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer  • Read More

Mainly Marvelous! CityMusic Cleveland @ Fairmount Presbyterian Church 12/9/09

CityMusic Cleveland performs several series of concerts each year, including one in December. These ...

Kelly Ferjutz, CoolCleveland.com December 10, 2009 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: Bright Mozart on a Dark Evening

On a dark and windy night, with dire predictions of a major winter storm on its way (didn’t quite ...

Daniel Hathaway,  The ClevelandClassical.com blog • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland: Joel Smirnoff makes his Ohio conducting debut (five times) this week

Now in his second year as president of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and having stepped down as ...

Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com  • Read More

CityMusic and Mozart cap a fall of milestones

The call was one she'd always wanted, but the timing couldn't have been much worse. 

Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer December 06, 2009 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland opens season with mix of tradition and adventure

At the start of its sixth season, CityMusic Cleveland can lay claim to being an artistic phenomenon....

The Plain Dealer October 16, 2009 • Read More

CityMusic Cleveland St. Noel Church 10/16/09

Along the lines of ‘If you build it, they will come’ CityMusic ...

 10/16/09 • Read More

Prolific composer Christos Hatzis to have premiere here

Happy is the composer who hears his or her music performed on a regular basis, which means Christos ...

Cleveland.com October 08, 2009 • Read More

LEBANESE AMERICAN TENOR PERFORMS FOR CITYMUSIC!

I met Roy Hage backstage before his full-house performance in one of Ohio’s own CityMusic c...

Al-Sahafa Newspaper June 2009 • Read More

NONPROFIT, CITIES PRODUCE SWEET MUSIC

By working in perfect harmony with two Lake County communities, one area nonprofit has found succes...

The News Herald January 29, 2009 • Read More

HEAVEN AND EARTH CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND

Celebrations are almost always fun. Saturday evening's concert by CityMusic Cleveland with ...

CoolCleveland.com May 11, 2008 • Read More

CITYMUSIC AND QUIRE CLEVELAND MAKE ST. STANISLAUS GLITTER WITH MOZART AND SCHUBERT

Several weeks a year, for the past five years, Clevelanders have been given wonderful treats — fi...

ClevelandClassical.com May 11, 2009 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND TRANSPORTS LISTENERS WITH MOZART, SCHUBERT

CityMusic Cleveland is an essential part of the region's musical fabric. Just ask Mozart and Schube...

The Plain Dealer May 6, 2009 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND AUDIENCES ENJOYS HUGE PAYOFF AT FREE CONCERT

Genius rears its miraculous head at many ages, as CityMusic Cleveland's program this week acknowled...

Plain Dealer February 20, 2009 • Read More

NOT YOUR USUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT: CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND @ FAIRMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN 12/2

One of the nicest holiday gifts was presented last Tuesday at Fairmount Presbyterian Church when Ci...

CoolCleveland.com CoolCleveland.com • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND MIXES FESTIVE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL OF NEW, TIME-TESTED IDEAS

CityMusic Cleveland mixes festive holiday cocktail of new, time-tested ideas

Plain Dealer December 7, 2008 • Read More

CITYMUSIC BALANCES ELEGANCE WITH COMBUSTIBILITY

CityMusic Cleveland usually does its elegant thing playing free classical concerts throughout Northe...

Plain Dealer November 6, 2008 • Read More

INSTANT KARMA: CITYMUSICCLEVELAND @ FAIRMOUNT 9/23

Wow! Too bad the energy created in the opening concert of the Fifth Anniversary Season of CityMusicC...

CoolCleveland.com October 1, 2008 • Read More

SEASON OPENER UNDERSCORES CHAMBER ENSEMBLE'S VIBRANCY

Isn't CityMusic Cleveland a marvel? The professional chamber orchestra that plays free concerts arou...

Plain Dealer September 24, 2008 • Read More

MUSICAL REBELS: CityMusic Cleveland @ Fairmount Presbyterian 5/6

And it wasn't just the composers who were the rebels! Oh, no. One also has to include the superb you...

CoolCleveland.com May 14, 2008 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND OFFERS A BREATHTAKING TAKE ON LIGETI VIOLIN CONCERTO

Only the most intrepid musicians face Gyorgy Ligeti's Violin Concerto, a rich and challenging work t...

Plain Dealer May 7, 2008 • Read More

BROUWER Violin Concert. STRAVINSKY Danses Concertantes. MOZART Symphony No. 39

CityMusic Cleveland is a 31-member chamber group whose admirable mission is to get music to the mass...

Fanfare May/June 2008 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND @ FAIRMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN 2/24

Who knew? If someone told you that Schoenberg's Transfigured Night is a romance novel writt...

CoolCleveland.com February 25, 2008 • Read More

AUDIENCE CHEERS CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND, WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED

CityMusic Cleveland goes out of its way, literally, to make sure that classical music is for everyon...

Plain Dealer February 22, 2008 • Read More

THIS SUPERB CHAMBER GROUP SPREAD THEIR ADVENTUROUS WINGS

M Brouwer • Mozart • Stravinsky CityMusic Cleveland/James Gaffigan CityMusic Cl...

Gramophone March 2008 • Read More

CLASSICAL SOUNDS OF AREA ARTISTS FOUND IN NEW CDs

Local talent leads the classical musical way this year with starring roles in recently released CDs ...

Lorain Morning Journal January 20, 2008 • Read More

MEET REBECCA SCHWEIGERT: Principal oboist for CityMusic Cleveland

Attending a CityMusic Cleveland concert is a treat, no matter where you are sitting, whether in the ...

CoolCleveland.com January 9, 2008 • Read More

THE NEW MARGARET BROUWER RECORDING

The latest audio CD containing work by Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer is an enjoyable CD called...

funcoast.com January 5, 2008 • Read More

A YEAR FULL OF SURPRISES AND SOLID PERFORMANCES IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Where to start? Both here and elsewhere, the year in classical music was filled with striking perfor...

The Plain Dealer December 30, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC LIVE

Three works are featured on this new CD produced by the very ambitious CityMusic Cleveland and its m...

CoolCleveland.com December 19, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND: FIRE AND ICE @ FAIRMOUNT 12/11

CityMusic Cleveland creates enough musical sparks when they play, it’s no wonder this wintry progr...

CoolCleveland.com December 18, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND DELIVERS FIRE IN HOLIDAY CONCERT

We need more fire than ice this time of year. And the former is what CityMusic Cleveland largely sum...

The Plain Dealer December 12, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND @ ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH 10/13

CityMusic Cleveland is pure genius. The professional chamber orchestra with a dynamic young music di...

CoolCleveland.com October 17, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC OPENS FOURTH SEASON OF FREE CLASSICS WITH FLAIR

CityMusic Cleveland is something of an artistic bear hug. It reaches out to audiences and communitie...

The Plain Dealer October 10, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08 SEASON

CityMusic Cleveland, the professional chamber orchestra that gives free concerts throughout the area...

The Plain Dealer August 25, 2007 • Read More

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Let me tell you about my Saturday night. Not to make you jealous — though it might have that eff...

Feast! Food & Fine Living in Northeast Ohio April 2, 2007 • Read More

MAGICAL DEBUT FOR CHALLENGING CONCERTO

Violinists have no shortage of concertos to test the extremes of their artistry. Even so, the instru...

The Plain Dealer March 30, 2007 • Read More

MOZART, STRAVINSKY AND BROUWER ALL ON DISPLAY

Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer says it can be exciting to go to a classical music concert and h...

funcoast.com March 28, 2007 • Read More

VIOLINIST'S PREFERENCE IS WRITING FOR OTHERS

In the beginning, the composer created the music. There is no single more crucial act in the artisti...

The Plain Dealer March 25, 2007 • Read More

CELLIST BRINGS ZEST TO TRAVELING SHOW

Franz Joseph Haydn was called "Papa" during his lifetime for reasons musical and otherwise. Most imp...

The Plain Dealer February 22, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND @ FAIRMOUNT CHURCH 2/21

CityMusic Cleveland is a mostly volunteer-driven, but highly-professional chamber orchestra with a m...

CoolCleveland.com February 28, 2007 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND HAS SOME ANSWERS FOR YOU

Note to all new parents (and anyone else for that matter). You no longer have to feel that you’ve ...

CoolCleveland.com December 6, 2006 • Read More

PRICELESS PERFORMANCES

With today's technology we can listen to music everywhere and on demand. But the recorded stuff can't compare with the experience of live performance...

Continental Inflight Magazine December 2006 • Read More

ENSEMBLE DAZZLES IN FIRST OF FREE CONCERTS

CityMusic Cleveland has a welcome habit of spoiling concertgoers new and otherwise. Under music dire...

The Plain Dealer October 13, 2006 • Read More

GAFFIGAN, CITYMUSIC REUNITE FOR OPENER

Would he or wouldn't he? The question was on the lips of many Cleveland concertgoers last season ...

The Plain Dealer October 11, 2006 • Read More

MUSIC TO CLEVELAND'S EARS

CityMusic Cleveland is an energetic young orchestra...

Cleveland Jewish News JStyle Fall 2006 • Read More

DUAL ROLES SUIT MAESTRO-MUSICIAN

The soloist and the conductor seemed to be having the time of their lives.
Let me be a tad more ...

The Plain Dealer April 28, 2006 • Read More

FINE COLLABORATION BY SOLOISTS IN BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO

Mozart is seizing much of the classical limelight this year, when his 250th birthday is being celebr...

The Plain Dealer February 24, 2006 • Read More

WARM CHAMBER CONCERT HAS ITALIAN ACCENT

CityMusic Cleveland bills its final offering of 2005 as an "Italian Holiday Program," though several of the composers hail from countries northward and most of the music emits nary a seasonal whiff.

The Plain Dealer December 16, 2005 • Read More

GAFFIGAN INFLUENCE MAKES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THAT MUCH BETTER

CityMusic Cleveland is proving to be priceless. Yes, the concerts are free. But what sets this chamber orchestra apart is the pulsating excitement of the artistic experience.

The Plain Dealer September 30, 2005 • Read More

CITYMUSIC PRIZES ITS IDENTITY AS A MULTICOMMUNITY GROUP

These people really play on an exceptional level. Forget about free concerts. It's amazing music-making 

The Plain Dealer September 25, 2005 • Read More

TRAVELING BAND: CityMusic Cleveland brings music to the masses

If people won't go to a classical concert, take the concert to them. That's been CityMusic Clevel...

Cleveland Scene March 18-19, 2005 • Read More

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA A NOTEWORTHY UNDERTAKING

CityMusic Cleveland is a humdinger of a chamber orchestra ... It's a noble grass-roots venture eminently worthy of support.

The Plain Dealer March 17, 2005 • Read More

CITYMUSIC CREATED TO PROMOTE CLASSICAL MUSIC

... the newest star in Cleveland's ever-burgeoning music firmament. 

Currents: March 17, 2005  • Read More

FREE & CLEAR: CITYMUSIC PRESENTS GREAT MUSIC AT AN UNBEATABLE PRICE

As the last note fades, there is an instant of stunned silence and then the room explodes with clapping that goes on and on.

Northern Ohio Live March 2005  • Read More

ARTS NEWS

You can never have too many first-rate chamber ensembles ... a performance that hinted at great things to come from CityMusic Cleveland.

The Cleveland Free Times November 2, 2004 • Read More

THE PRICE IS RIGHT ON FOR CITYMUSIC GROUP'S FINE FREE PERFORMANCES: the response was enthusiastic. And deserved.

The Plain Dealer October 29, 2004 • Read More

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

October 18, 2017

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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