We are very sorry that we had to cancel our concerts that were scheduled for March 12-14. We are closely monitoring the public health situation, and will keep this site updated with decisions on future programming.
Following the March 11 report of the first case of community-spread COVID-19 in Ohio and the latest message and recommendations from Governor Mike DeWine and medical experts, CityMusic Cleveland has decided to cancel the upcoming concerts on March 13 and 14. The decision to cancel the March 12 concert was made earlier in the week by Case Western Reserve University.
This was unfortunate timing as we had the legendary John Clayton in town and had been preparing to present his new work, entitled “Home,” inspired by Dvořák’s New World Symphony. We were able to record our concert program and will make it available to our audiences in the near future.
Though we do not sell tickets for our concerts, we rely on audience donations to keep our programs running. We have put significant resources into our current project, and we hope that you will consider making a donation to CityMusic to help us defray our program costs.
Most importantly, we urge our audiences to remain vigilant in the face of the current public health crisis.
The Board of Trustees of CityMusic Cleveland is excited to announce the appointment of Music Director Amit Peled, effective with the 2019-2020 season. In 2019-20 the Israeli-American cellist, conductor, and pedagogue will conduct two five-concert series. Avner Dorman will continue to work with CityMusic in the position of Music Director Emeritus.
Of his appointment, Peled says, “I am deeply honored and excited to be named the next music director of CityMusic. Ever since my first encounter with the orchestra this past spring, I have felt that I found a musical home, a place where making music at the highest level meets the desire to share the art form with as many people as possible and ensuring that it is available to audiences free of charge. I look forward to continuing this special tradition and to enhance it even further. I can’t wait to meet as many people as possible from the community and of course to dive into the symphonic repertoire with my fellow musicians in the orchestra. Lastly, as a huge NBA fan, I’m excited to check out the Cavaliers games in between rehearsals and concerts!”
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Posted Oct 21, 2019 Cellist-conductor Amit Peled has begun his tenure as music director of CityMusic Cleveland. He conducted the group in a series of performances last week. By Mark Satola | Special to The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — In Amit Peled, CityMusic Cleveland has doubled its investment. Not only has it […]
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)