Beginning this month, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Performing Arts team is offering a new series of curated music playlists, highlighting a mix of artists and repertoire the museum presents, or has presented, admires, or encourages the world to know about, here on our blog. Take a listen to our 2015 kick-off playlist, and meet us back here in two weeks for another CMA on Spotify soundtrack.
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One of the most exciting young ensembles in chamber music today, the Calder Quartet return to Cleveland for the first in an ongoing series of performances in the Transformer Station beginning Wednesday, November 19. Called “outstanding” and “superb” by the New York Times, the quartet perform a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level.
Composer John Luther Adams was in Cleveland in September 2014 for a short residency that included presenting two of his major non-concert hall works: Inuksuit, for 99 percussionists, was performed in the Lake View Cemetery on an unexpectedly gorgeous early autumn day; and Veils and Vesper, a ten-channel immersive sound environment, was installed at St. John's in the Ohio City neighborhood. In this video clip , Adams talks about the process behind his "most rigorously mathematic and most unabashedly sensuous piece," as well as the importance of the surrounding environment to the experience of the installation.
On the heels of the museum's annual Performing Arts series kick off, we sat down with Tom Welsh, Director of Performing Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art, to talk more about the artists performing this year.
This coming weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art will kick off its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series. Get yourself acquainted with the artists performing this season in just two minutes!
Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. He learned his craft as both improviser and composer playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. He performs in Cleveland on Friday, February 28. The event is part of the CMA Concerts at Transformer Station series, which strives to showcase eclectic and adventurous music from around the world in the Hingetown arts venue.
Dr. L. Subramaniam is considered India’s violin icon and the “Paganini of Indian Classical music.” He has the serenity of an Indian musician combined with the magnetism of a Western “star.” Constantly performing all over the world—from Singapore to Paris, from Delhi to Los Angeles—he has conquered every audience with the elegance and virtuosity of his style. Read an exclusive Q&A with Dr. L. Subramaniam, who kicks off the CMA's Performing Arts 2013-14 season on Friday, October 4.
By Cindy Fink Director of Marketing and Communications Performance and music are a major part of the museum’s annual Summer Solstice Party, this year happening on Saturday, June 25 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
By Carrie Reese
Marketing and Communications Intern
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