Upcoming Performances

E.g., 2015-10-13
E.g., 2015-10-13
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Tue., March 1, 2016, 7:30 pm
  • Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:30 pm

For this unique mini-residency in Cleveland, the JACK Quartet perform concerts on successive nights in two museum venues. On March 1, they will perform Georg Friedrich Haas’ String Quartet No. 3 “In iij. Noct.”—a work performed in complete darkness, with the musicians playing from memory in different parts of the room. And on March 2, the quartet presents a world premiere by composer Cenk Ergün.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Fri., March 11, 2016, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Dervish is a band that both celebrates Irish music and has been instrumental in bringing it to a worldwide audience. “Dervish are simply brilliant…They carry Irish history with them.” – The Guardian

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Wed., March 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Sevillian cantaora Rosario “La Temendita” explores the roots of flamenco in the richly varied poetic songs and improvisations of Mohammad Motamedi, the young rising star of Iranian classical music. Songs of Spanish folk poetry and Persian high art merge into a musical world in which the “Al-Andalus” of old is perhaps briefly revived.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Thu., March 31, 2016, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

“The Calder takes its place as one of America’s most satisfying—and most enterprising—quartets.”
—Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Sun., April 3, 2016, 7:30 pm
Transformer Station

“The superb violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, born in Moldova in 1977… [is] one of the outstanding artists of her generation”—New York Times. Her repertoire ranges from baroque and classical (often played on gut strings) to new commissions or re-interpretations of modern masterworks.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:00 pm
Museum galleries

Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed programs of chamber music amid the museum’s collections for a unique and intimate experience—concerts that regularly feature instruments from the museum’s keyboard collection. From standard repertoire to unknown gems, these early-evening, hour-long performances are a delightful after-work encounter or the start of a night out.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Wed., April 6, 2016, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

This very special concert is a unique presentation of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc with a soundscape of vocal music from the period in which the film is set, namely the early 15th century.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Wed., April 13, 2016, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Fanfare Ciocărlia—the brass orchestra from the “hidden” village of Zece Prajini in northeastern Romania—keeps the true spirit of Gypsy music alive. Having debuted in Cleveland in 2013 to tremendous acclaim on the museum’s Ohio City Stages summer series, Fanfare Ciocărlia returns for its first-ever appearance in Gartner Auditorium.

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Using resonance as its governing principle, ElSaffar’s 17-member ensemble incorporates elements of maqam modal music of the Middle East with jazz and other contemporary musical practices to create a unique microtonal musical environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Wed., April 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Gartner Auditorium

Performing music from the “Golden Age” of the Egyptian classical music tradition for oud and riqq, the duo evokes the fascinating history of this music while extending it with spirited and contemporary-inspired compositions.