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. Exciting, eclectic music never stops once it starts at the party, and it’s no easy feat to organize all. So, we caught up with Tom Welsh, who masterfully envisions and secures the performance lineup, to ask him for a bit of insight into his work on the party. Q.
European Paintings and Sculpture Curator Jon Seydl and Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor James Feddeck discuss a few works in our galleries that connect to the chamber music concert series, Italian Masterworks. This collaboration will bring The Cleveland Orchestra to play in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium for the first time. In this five-video series, the two scholars ponder the connections between the painters and composers, the meanings of the works they created, and what these works might tell us about the times in which they lived.
Israeli singer Yasmin Levy, who premiers the music of her Ladino heritage on the museum’s VIVA! & Gala Performing Arts series, is beholden to her father, ethnomusicologist Yitzhak Levy. She lost him at age one, inheriting 14 volumes of Ladino songs her father had collected from families of Sephardic or Judeo-Spanish extraction.
Get an insider’s perspective of the new season via a special video conversation with Massoud Saidpour, director of performing arts, music, and film, and Thomas M. Welsh, associate director of music. They discuss the hottest performances from October to December while also providing details about a special thank-you event for members and VIVA! & Gala season subscribers that will take place on Wednesday, October 27, following the performance of Lizt Alfonso’s Dance Cuba.
This weekend, the Cleveland Museum of Art will debut its first exhibition of Native American art since the 1970s. Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection features 120 masterworks drawn from the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is now just a little more than a month away from reaching another exciting milestone in our building expansion and renovation project. In February, we’ll celebrate the reopening of Gartner Auditorium, ushering in a new era for our VIVA! & Gala performing arts series.
Imagine an orchestra of pitched percussion instruments. The exotic rhythms are created with a mix of gongs, metallophones, zithers, xylophones and drums. The sound evokes the rich culture of Indonesia, where this type of ensemble is integral to the court and sacred music of the nation. At the same time, the sights are a feast for the eyes, as the performers don brightly colored robes, flowers and head wraps. That’s the experience the CMA is presenting when it brings Evan Ziporyn to town on Friday, January 8, along with his 30-member Gamelan Galak Tika.