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.
Bookmark our blog and stay connected with our new Five Things You Need to Know updates from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This week, Themes and Variations: Musical Drawings and Prints, opens, enjoy Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's "Twilight in the Wilderness" before it closes, get the Inside Scoop on the Armor Court, enjoy the sounds of Karel Paukert, and more!
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!
The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates summer with Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One. These block parties, now in their second season, feature acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the Transformer Station on West 29th Street. Before the series kicks off, we sit down with Tom Welsh, Director of City Stages at the Cleveland Museum of Art, to talk more about the artists performing at this year's Ohio City Stages series in our podcast below.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Solstice, Cleveland’s hottest summer music festival, on Saturday, June 21 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In its sixth year, Solstice guests will have an opportunity to enjoy dynamic and cutting-edge music from around the world. We sat down with Tom Welsh, Director of City Stages at the Cleveland Museum of Art, to talk more about the artists performing at this year's Solstice in our first series podcast on our blog.
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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to welcome violinst Ray Chen to Gartner Auditorium on Wednesday, February 12 as part of its 2013-14 Performing Arts Series. Check out a behind-the-scenes video from their rehearsal!