Cenk Ergün with John Richards and Chris Otto of the JACK Quartet

Behind the Beat | Episode 02

Composer Cenk Ergün joins John Richards and Chris Otto of the JACK Quartet to discuss Ergün’s music and performing in venues apart from the conventional concert hall.

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Watch a video about Cenk Ergün’s recent commission Formare by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Read program notes from the world premiere performance of Formare on May 8, 2019.

Image of program cover from "Formare" premiere


Listen to Cenk Ergün’s music on Spotify

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Behind the Beat is a series featuring composers and performers in the time of isolation. While the twin pillars of performing arts—global travel and gathering together for a shared experience—are impossible, artists are reflecting on their work, both past and future. Of particular interest are those artists with direct connections to the Cleveland Museum of Art. This series celebrates the legacy of music at the museum and uniquely illuminates aspects of the museum’s collection.