Performing Arts

New Year's Resolution #1: Listen More Intensely

Posted on January 20, 2015 by RGoodwin

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.

Five Things You Need to Know This Week: Themes and Variations opens, Maine Sublime closes, Karel Paukert in concert, and more!

Posted on January 19, 2015 by RGoodwin

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!

The Calder Quartet Rocks

Posted on November 17, 2014 by RGoodwin

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.

Sounds and Senses: John Luther Adams' "Veils and Vesper" (Video)

Posted on October 24, 2014 by TWelsh

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.

Listen & Learn: Ohio City Stages Concert Performers

Posted on July 2, 2014 by RGoodwin

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.

Listen & Learn: Introducing the Solstice 2014 Artist Line-Up

Posted on May 11, 2014 by TWelsh

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.

Improvisations and Inspirations: Interview with Multi-Instrumentalist Fred Frith

Posted on February 24, 2014 by RGoodwin

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.


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