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Icon of the Mother of God and Infant Christ (Virgin Eleousa) (detail), c. 1425-1450. Attributed to Angelos Akotantos (Greek). Tempera and gold on wood panel; 96 x 70 cm. Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2010.154

Mother and Child

Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Location:  217 Italian Baroque
ATRM Atrium
Recital Hall
Gartner Auditorium
Donna and James Reid Gallery
Ames Family Atrium
Carolyn and Jack Lampl Jr. Family Recital Hall
Museum Galleries, Ames Family Atrium, and Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

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This themed choral event ties music inspired by holy imagery of the Virgin and Child to the museum’s collection of medieval art. Beginning in the Reid Gallery, Quire Cleveland sings music by Palestrina. The audience is next led to the museum’s spectacular atrium where the Cleveland Orchestra Youth and Children’s Choruses sing music by Arvo Pärt, Gian Carlo Menotti, John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, among others. Then organist and conductor Todd Wilson leads a finale in Gartner Auditorium featuring the Trinity Cathedral Choir in Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and the museum’s McMyler organ in music for organ and brass.

Free, no tickets required.

Join us for a pre-concert talk on Virgin and Child imagery by Stephen Fliegel, curator of medieval art, at 1:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

Provenance at The Cleveland Museum of Art will be offering an Afternoon Tea at 12:00 p.m. in conjunction with the themed choral event presented through the Performing Arts Series, Mother and Child. 


These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.