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CityMusic with Heather Headley at Masonic Auditorium (May 28)
"On Thursday, May 28 at Masonic Auditorium, CityMusic Cleveland, under the direction of Avner Dorman,..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com, June 2, 2015

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..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, May 20, 2015

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..." read more
»Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com, March 17, 2015

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 ..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, March 16, 2015

CityMusic Cleveland: A Conversation With Violinist Adele Anthony
"After winning the 1996 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, Adele Anthony has enjoyed an a..." read more
»Mike Telin, Cleveland Scene, March 13, 2015

CityMusic Cleveland at Sagrada Familia Church (December 3)
"CityMusic Cleveland continued to move into new territory with the first of its five “Holiday Conce..." read more
»Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com, December 4, 2014

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 ..." read more
»Mark Satola, The Plain Dealer, December 05, 2014

Peter Bennett talks about the December programs
"“I’m very excited to be conducting CityMusic’s Holiday Concerts this year,” Peter Bennett sa..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com, November 25, 2014

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 ..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, October 20, 2014

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 ..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com, October 14, 2014

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..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, October 10, 2014

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..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, May 15, 2014

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..." read more
»Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com, May 15, 2014

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..." read more
»Daniel Hathaway, clevelandclassical.com, March 18, 2014

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.

..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, March 14, 2014

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 ..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, March 11, 2014

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..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com, March 10, 2014

CityMusic Cleveland to Celebrate Cleveland’s Refugees
"CityMusic Cleveland savors the opportunity to share classical music with listeners who may have no o..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, Special to ClevelandClassical, March 3, 2014

CityMusic Cleveland launches “Journeys of Hope” concerts
"CityMusic Cleveland will present the first three free public concerts titled Journeys of Hope on Sun..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com, February 25, 2014

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..." read more
»Mark Satola, The Plain Dealer, December 06, 2013

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..." read more
»Margaret Bernstein, The Plain Dealer, April 20, 2013

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..." read more
»Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer, October 24, 2013

CityMusic Cleveland takes intergenerational program to Detention Center
"CityMusic Cleveland spends most of its time giving free performances at area churches and synagogues..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, April 16, 2013

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..." read more
»Chris M. Worrell, cleveland.com, April 11, 2013

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, April 14, 2013

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Thursday, March 7, 2013

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..." read more
»Guytano Parks, clevelandclassical.com, Friday, March 8, 2013

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..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com, Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Thursday, December 13, 2012

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..." read more
»By Chris M. Worrell, Correspondent on December 08, 2012

CityMusic Cleveland presents Holiday program
"CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra announces its annual Holiday Concert program. The free, openin..." read more
»by Eugenia Strauss

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..." read more
»by Daniel Hathaway

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 ..." read more
»Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com

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..." read more
»Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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..." read more
»Thursday, October 18, 2012, Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer

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 ..." read more
» Thursday, October 18, 2012, Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer

World-renowned violinist to perform free concert in Elyria
"ELYRIA — She’s been called “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” by The Washington Post,..." read more
»Cindy Leise October 9th, 2012, The Chronicle-Telegram

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 ..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Holocaust music speaks louder than words
"There are many ways to honor the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust – lighting a yellow..." read more
»Arlene Fine, Cleveland Jewish News, Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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..." read more
»Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com April 2, 2012

Composers added beauty to a sad history
" CityMusic Cleveland is preceding performances of the children's opera "Brundibar" in May with "Per..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 2:30 PM

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Sunday, February 19, 2012

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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 ..." read more
»Chris M. Worrell, Correspondent, cleveland.com, Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com October 11, 2011

CityMusic Cleveland welcomes distinguished guests to open eighth season
"CityMusic Cleveland has been an irresistible force since 2004, when it began presenting free concert..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, October 12, 2011

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, October 9, 2011

CityMusic Cleveland: an interview with cellist Jan Vogler
"Cellist Jan Vogler’s impressive 2011-12 calendar includes appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com October 4, 2011

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 ..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, May 17, 2011

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..." read more
»J.D. Goddard, clevelandclassical.com, May 11, 2011

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, May 10, 2011

CityMusic Cleveland initiates series of intergenerational concerts
"CityMusic Cleveland has become a popular ensemble throughout Northeast Ohio for a symphony of reason..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, May 8, 2011

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-..." read more
»clevelandclassical.com, Daniel Hathaway, May 5, 2011

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, March 17, 2011

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..." read more
»March 13, 2011, Donald Rosenberg, Plain Dealer

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..." read more
»coolcleveland.com , March 3, 2011, Carol Drummond

CityMusic Cleveland at St. Stanislaus
"On Friday evening, Dec. 10th, I attended a performance by the twenty-four strings of CityMusic Cleve..." read more
»J.D. Goddard, clevelandclassical.com, December 10, 2010

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..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, December 08, 2010

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 ..." read more
»Mike Telin, clevelandclassical.com, September 21, 2010

CityMusic Cleveland at St. Colman Church (October 1)
"Last week, CityMusic Cleveland played all-Beethoven concerts in six venues -- a concert hall in Youn..." read more
»Daniel Hathaway, ClevelandClassical.com, October 5, 2010

CityMusic Cleveland to make New York debut
"CityMusic Cleveland spends most of its time performing free concerts in neighborhoods around Northea..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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,..." read more
»Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer, May 27, 2010

Neighborhood Watch
"CityMusic Cleveland’s free concerts have become part of the fabric of northeast Ohio. Working with..." read more
»by Donald Rosenberg - Symphony Magazine, March/April 2010

Linden String Quartet Coming to Western Kentucky
"HOPKINS COUNTY, KY - New Performing Arts, in partnership with The Roberta Chumley Fine Arts Fund of ..." read more
»by J.L. Graham Tuesday, 02 March 2010 - isurfhopkins.com

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..." read more
»By Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer - February 03, 2010, 10:00PM

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..." read more
»By Amanda Garrett, Sun Star-Courier

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..." read more
»Cleveland Scene by Michael Gill

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..." read more
»By Brian Byrne, Sun News January 29, 2010, 1:54PM

CityMusic Cleveland revels in Mozart treasures
"Mozart composed so many works that are planted in the pantheon of transcendent music that it's silly..." read more
»By Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer

Mainly Marvelous! CityMusic Cleveland @ Fairmount Presbyterian Church 12/9/09
"CityMusic Cleveland performs several series of concerts each year, including one in December. These ..." read more
»December 10, 2009, CoolCleveland.com, Kelly Ferjutz

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 ..." read more
»December 10, 2009, The ClevelandClassical.com blog, Daniel Hathaway

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 ..." read more
»clevelandclassical.com - Daniel Hathaway

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.

Violist Je..." read more
»By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer December 06, 2009

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...." read more
»The Plain Dealer: October 16, 2009

CityMusic Cleveland St. Noel Church 10/16/09
"Along the lines of ‘If you build it, they will come’ CityMusic ..." read more
»10/16/09

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 ..." read more
»Cleveland.com: October 08, 2009, 2:52PM

LEBANESE AMERICAN TENOR PERFORMS FOR CITYMUSIC!
"I met Roy Hage backstage before his full-house performance in one of Ohio’s own CityMusic c..." read more
»Al-Sahafa Newspaper: June 2009

NONPROFIT, CITIES PRODUCE SWEET MUSIC
"By working in perfect harmony with two Lake County communities, one area nonprofit has found succes..." read more
»The News Herald: January 29, 2009

HEAVEN AND EARTH CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND
"Celebrations are almost always fun. Saturday evening's concert by CityMusic Cleveland with ..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: May 11, 2008

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..." read more
»ClevelandClassical.com: May 11, 2009

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND TRANSPORTS LISTENERS WITH MOZART, SCHUBERT
"CityMusic Cleveland is an essential part of the region's musical fabric. Just ask Mozart and Schube..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: May 6, 2009

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..." read more
»Plain Dealer: February 20, 2009

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..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: December 10, 2008

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND MIXES FESTIVE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL OF NEW, TIME-TESTED IDEAS
"CityMusic Cleveland mixes festive holiday cocktail of new, time-tested ideas
<..." read more
»Plain Dealer: December 7, 2008

CITYMUSIC BALANCES ELEGANCE WITH COMBUSTIBILITY
"CityMusic Cleveland usually does its elegant thing playing free classical concerts throughout Northe..." read more
»Plain Dealer: November 6, 2008

INSTANT KARMA: CITYMUSICCLEVELAND @ FAIRMOUNT 9/23
"Wow! Too bad the energy created in the opening concert of the Fifth Anniversary Season of CityMusicC..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: October 1, 2008

SEASON OPENER UNDERSCORES CHAMBER ENSEMBLE'S VIBRANCY
"Isn't CityMusic Cleveland a marvel? The professional chamber orchestra that plays free concerts arou..." read more
»Plain Dealer: September 24, 2008

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..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: May 14, 2008

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..." read more
»Plain Dealer: May 7, 2008

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..." read more
»Fanfare: May/June 2008

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND @ FAIRMOUNT PRESBYTERIAN 2/24
"Who knew? If someone told you that Schoenberg's Transfigured Night is a romance novel writt..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: February 25, 2008

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..." read more
»Plain Dealer: February 22, 2008

THIS SUPERB CHAMBER GROUP SPREAD THEIR ADVENTUROUS WINGS
"M Brouwer • Mozart • Stravinsky
CityMusic Cleveland/James Gaffigan
CityMusic Cl..." read more
»Gramophone: March 2008

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 ..." read more
»Lorain Morning Journal: January 20, 2008

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 ..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: January 9, 2008

THE NEW MARGARET BROUWER RECORDING
"The latest audio CD containing work by Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer is an enjoyable CD called..." read more
»funcoast.com: January 5, 2008

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..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: December 30, 2007

CITYMUSIC LIVE
"Three works are featured on this new CD produced by the very ambitious CityMusic Cleveland and its m..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: December 19, 2007

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND: FIRE AND ICE @ FAIRMOUNT 12/11
"CityMusic Cleveland creates enough musical sparks when they play, it’s no wonder this wintry progr..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: December 18, 2007

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..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: December 12, 2007

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND @ ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH 10/13
"CityMusic Cleveland is pure genius. The professional chamber orchestra with a dynamic young music di..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: October 17, 2007

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..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: October 10, 2007

CITYMUSIC ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2007-08 SEASON
"CityMusic Cleveland, the professional chamber orchestra that gives free concerts throughout the area..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: August 25, 2007

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
"Let me tell you about my Saturday night. Not to make you jealous — though it might have that eff..." read more
»Feast! Food & Fine Living in Northeast Ohio: April 2, 2007

MAGICAL DEBUT FOR CHALLENGING CONCERTO
"Violinists have no shortage of concertos to test the extremes of their artistry. Even so, the instru..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: March 30, 2007

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..." read more
»funcoast.com: March 28, 2007

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..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: March 25, 2007

CELLIST BRINGS ZEST TO TRAVELING SHOW
"Franz Joseph Haydn was called "Papa" during his lifetime for reasons musical and otherwise. Most imp..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: February 22, 2007

CITYMUSIC CLEVELAND @ FAIRMOUNT CHURCH 2/21
"CityMusic Cleveland is a mostly volunteer-driven, but highly-professional chamber orchestra with a m..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: February 28, 2007

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 ..." read more
»CoolCleveland.com: December 6, 2006

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

ENSEMBLE DAZZLES IN FIRST OF FREE CONCERTS
"CityMusic Cleveland has a welcome habit of spoiling concertgoers new and otherwise. Under music dire..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: October 13, 2006

GAFFIGAN, CITYMUSIC REUNITE FOR OPENER
"Would he or wouldn't he?
The question was on the lips of many Cleveland concertgoers last season ..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: October 11, 2006

MUSIC TO CLEVELAND'S EARS
CityMusic Cleveland is an energetic young orchestra...
»Cleveland Jewish News JStyle: Fall 2006

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 ..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: April 28, 2006

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..." read more
»The Plain Dealer: February 24, 2006

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

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

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

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..." read more
»Cleveland Scene: March 18-19, 2005

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

CITYMUSIC CREATED TO PROMOTE CLASSICAL MUSIC:
... the newest star in Cleveland's ever-burgeoning music firmament.
»Currents: March 17, 2005

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

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

THE PRICE IS RIGHT ON FOR CITYMUSIC GROUP'S FINE FREE PERFORMANCES:
the response was enthusiastic. And deserved.
»The Plain Dealer: October 29, 2004




Press Releases:

CityMusic Cleveland announces 2008-09 FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
"CityMusic Cleveland, the professional chamber orchestra and arts outreach organization, announc..." read more
»June 30, 2008

League of American Orchestras Announces Winners of the Helen M. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Directors
"Alondra de la Parra and James Gaffigan to Receive Awards on June 10 At the League's 2008 National..." read more
»May 30, 2008

CityMusic Cleveland announces 2008-09 Fifth Anniversary Season
"CityMusic Cleveland, the professional chamber orchestra and arts outreach organization, announc..." read more
»June 30, 2008

"FIRE & ICE" concerts December 11-16: Not-your-usual Holiday Concerts
"CityMusic Cleveland, the professional chamber orchestra and arts outreach organization, announces it..." read more
»November 9, 2007

CityMusic Cleveland announces 2007-08 Season
"CityMusic Cleveland, the professional chamber orchestra and arts outreach organization, announces it..." read more
»August 27, 2007

New Concerto from Classical to Trip-hop features CityMusic Cleveland & Concertmistress
"Violinist read more
»March 7, 2007

Cellist Matt Haimovitz joins CityMusic Cleveland
"Cellist Matt Haimovitz has established himself as an adventurous artist, equally at ease play..." read more
»January 9, 2007

CityMusic Cleveland's Summer Nights in Winter
CityMusic Cleveland performs Berlioz, Delius, Bartok, Blechinger, Ravel, Faure, Sibelius, and Bizet, December 6-10. Artwork by Bonnie Dolin.
»October 10, 2006

CityMusic Cleveland's 3rd Season Opens October 11-15
CityMusic Cleveland performs Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Rossini, and Schubert in five free concerts throughout northeastern Ohio. Artworks by Wally Kaplan & friends.
»September 25, 2006

CityMusic Cleveland Presents FREE Spring Concerts:
March 15-19, 2005, in Willoughby Hills, Slavic Village, University Circle, Shaker Heights
»February 6, 2005

CityMusic Cleveland to Honor US Troops at Free Concerts:
September 28-October 2, 2005, in Elyria, Rocky River, Slavic Village, Cleveland Heights, Willoughby Hills
»September 9, 2005

CityMusic Cleveland Announces 2005-06 Season:
September 2005-April 2006 in seven communities
»August 23, 2005

New Ensemble to Debut with Free Concerts:
October 27-31, 2004, in Tremont, Slavic Village, Brecksville, Shaker Heights
»October 2, 2004