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Upcoming Performances

E.g., 2017-08-22
E.g., 2017-08-22
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9
  • Wed., October 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

In conjunction with The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, we liven up the joint with Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9—a rip-roaring combo led by the remarkable pianist Henry Butler and the irrepressible trumpeter Steven Bernstein. With a nod to the Hot Five and Hot Seven bands of Louis Armstrong, the Hot 9 takes the early jazz of the 1920s as its starting point.

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lou Harrison
  • Fri., October 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, we present American composer Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Piano and Javanese Gamelan, featuring pianist Sarah Cahill and one of the composer’s own gamelans on loan from Harvard University, performed by Gamelan Galak Tika under the direction of Evan Ziporyn.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sqürl. Photo by Ryan Muir
  • Wed., November 1, 2017, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch brings his singular music and film project to the museum stage. Jarmusch (electric guitar) and Carter Logan (drums) perform as SQÜRL, a self-described “enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City.” This evening’s program features Jarmusch and Logan’s scores for four silent films by Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray.

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ji Aeri
  • Sun., November 5, 2017, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

In conjunction with the exhibition Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens, we present kayagum virtuoso Ji Aeri in an intimate concert of Korean music both traditional and contemporary. The kayagum, a zither-like instrument with 12 strings, is related to the Japanese koto and the Chinese guzheng. This rare performance takes place on the closing day of the Korean screens exhibition.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Davide Mariano. Photo by Hiroharu Takeda
  • Sun., January 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Most recently the organist-in-residence at the Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, Japan, Davide Mariano has performed as organist, harpsichordist, and pianist in prestigious venues in Europe, the US, and Asia. He makes his Cleveland debut with a program of works by Schumann, Widor, and J. S. Bach.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Third Coast Percussion. Photo by Saverio Truglia
  • Sun., February 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. Third Coast Percussion performs live its new score for the film, which tells the story of a Native Canadian boy who carves a wooden figure called Paddle-to-the-Sea and sets him on a journey through all five Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, and finally to the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Mantra Percussion. Photo by Ian Douglas
  • Fri., February 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

Committed to honoring the past and expanding the future of percussion music, Mantra Percussion brings to life new works for percussion by living composers, collaborates with artists from diverse genres and styles, and questions what it means to communicate music with percussion instruments. They perform Michael Gordon’s evening-length percussion sextet Timber, which they co-commissioned and gave the work’s US premiere.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun., March 4, 2018, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Continuing its collaborative partnership with our neighbors down the road, CMA welcomes the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble for another compelling program under the baton of Tim Weiss.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Sun., March 4, 2018, 2:00 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Continuing its collaborative partnership with our neighbors down the road, CMA welcomes the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble for another compelling program under the baton of Tim Weiss.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Huayin Shadow Puppet Band. Photo by Andrea Cavazzuti
  • Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa virtuoso, cited by the Los Angeles Times as “the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World.” Wu Man joins the brilliant Huayin Shadow Puppet Band for an evening of old-tune traditional music with shadow puppetry. Amid shouts and the strumming of lutes and fiddles, the percussion of clappers, small and large gongs, and the battering of a wooden bench, the band sings and plays about rural life in remote China drawing the audience into places and sounds rarely heard in the West.

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