Fatoumata Diawara. Photo by Kenny Mathieson
  • Fatoumata Diawara. Photo by Kenny Mathieson

Performing Arts Series 2019–20 Season

The 2019–20 concert series launches with a stunning array of artists from around the world and close to home, ranging from traditions far and wide to ideas old and new. In addition to upcoming performances by Fretwork and the Zohn Collective with La Coperacha puppet company from Mexico, we present traditional Iraqi maqams by Hamid Al-Saadi, classical Indian music by Zakir Hussain, and contemporary African music by Fatoumata Diawara. The museum’s commissioning series continues our partnership with the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program, this year presenting world premieres by Aleksandra Vrebalov (Serbia) and Luciano Chessa (Sardinia). Organists Pierre Queval and Nicole Keller perform on the McMyler Memorial Organ in Gartner Auditorium; Sarah Davachi, Dan Lippel, and Mak Grgic perform at Transformer Station; and the spotlight turns to local artists in our monthly series featuring young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs, plus two appearances by Apollo’s Fire.

Unless noted, performances take place in Gartner Auditorium.

See individual performances for more information.