January 8: Benjamin Zander
January 15: Deforia Lane
January 22: Project Trio
January 29: Paul O'Dette
February 5: Yolanda Kondonassis
February 12: Menahem Pressler
February 19: Vinson Cole
February 26: Robert Conrad
March 5: Anita Pontremoli & Warren Jones
March 12: Liza Grossman
March 19: David Bamberger
March 26: Richard King
April 2: The Jupiter Quartet
Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and records regularly with the London Philharmonia Orchestra. He is also a best selling author. Maestro Zander shares his thoughts on the music of Mahler and what he hopes people learn from the New York Times best selling book that he co-authored "The Art of Possibilities."
The power of music makes its way into the hospital room. Deforia Lane, one the foremost authorities in music therapy shares her amazing stories of healing and recovery through music.
What do you get when you combine the sound of a flute, cello and bass? An interesting trio that has created their own take on the classics and are taking them everywhere, from the concert hall to the subway stations, to the park. Meet three CIM graduates who are creating great music and sharing it people in some unusual places.
More than 15 Lutes and the Man who Plays them All
What does it take to become and internationally renowned Lute player? A lot of talent, and a lot of instruments, Paul O'Dette shares his music and the history behind his many instruments.
Musicians play for the joy of making music, they play for an audience and nowadays many are playing for a cause. Using their talents to raise awareness or money for a personal cause is becoming more common amongst musicians. Yolanda Kondonassis tells about the relationship between her music making and trying to make the world a better place through her non-profit organization that hopes to raise environmental awareness.
Menahem Pressler grew up listening to great recordings. He came to America to experience live performances of the music that he loved, and ended up launching an international career.
Mr. Cole fills us in on his career and what it takes to be a successful tenor.
How the love of radio and music led Robert Conrad to become one of the Classical Music icons of Cleveland.
Listening to a chamber music performance is like witnessing an intimate conversation. Learn more about the language pianists use when teaming up at the piano to bring audiences into the conversation.
A conversation with Conductor Liza Grossman about the 21st century music she performs with the group she founded. The Contemporary Youth Orchestra performs new works that incorporate hip-hop, DJs and more.
What does it take an opera off the page to the stage? The master of multi-tasking, David Bamberger fills us in on Opera production and shares some of his favorite musical moments.
The horn, once referred to as the French Horn is an instrument that has evolved over many years and been altered by instrument makers from different countries. We'll learn more about the instrument and how composers have used it from the Principal Horn for the Cleveland Orchestra Richard King.
The Jupiter Quartet was founded in 2001. They have won First prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand prize in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and Chamber Music America's Cleveland Quartet Award. The quartet chose its name because Jupiter was the most prominent planet in the night sky at the time of its formation, and the astrological symbol for Jupiter resembles the number four. This family of musicians takes pride in the quartet heritage and repertoire, while reaching for new frontiers in music making with the works of living composers.