- Wed., April 13, 2016, 7:30 pm
Fanfare Ciocărlia—the brass orchestra from the “hidden” village of Zece Prăjini 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.
- Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:30 pm
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.
- Wed., April 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
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.
- Wed., May 4, 2016, 6:00 pm
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.
- Mon., May 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
The pioneering Japanese experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide performs a concert with solo electronics.