On Saturday, March 7, Severance Hall audiences will be treated to a night of Carl Topilow’s swinging clarinet on Glenn Miller standards, Vinson Cole singing selections from Copland’s Old American Songs, Chad Hoopes performing Barber’s beautiful violin concerto and a special appearance by Mark Nolan of WMJI 105.7 in a concert hosted by the CIM Women’s Committee. Hoopes caught up with Bill O’Connell of WCLV this week to speak more about the Barber concerto and what audiences can expect this weekend. To listen to the interview, click here. Continue reading
Twenty-five-year-old Cleveland Institute of Music alumnus and principal trumpet of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Conrad Jones (BM’11, Michael Miller), performed George Tsontakis’s trumpet concerto “True Colors” in February to tremendous acclaim.
Love, loyalty, jealousy, scandal, betrayal and even death (well, almost) play a role in the CIM Opera Theater’s modern interpretation of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (The Mercy of Titus) — running Wednesday, February 25 through Saturday, February 28 (tickets on sale at cim.edu/tito or 216.795.3211).
Cleveland Classical’s Mike Telin spoke to three of the cast members all of whom shared insightful thoughts about their complex characters within Mozart’s ancient Roman opera.
Due to extreme weather conditions, the Cleveland Institute of Music will delay the start of classes on Friday, February 20, 2015, until 10:30am (i.e., any classes starting before that time are canceled). The building will be open at 7:15am and employees should follow their regular schedule.
On February 18, Cleveland Institute of Music students, Lara Hueter (marimba, Richard Weiner and Paul Yancich), Diondre McKinney (flute, Joshua Smith), Daniel Overly (piano, Anita Pontremoli), Hayato Tanaka (trumpet, Michael Sachs) and Shen Lu (piano, HaeSun Paik) performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of the Performing Arts Conservatory Project.
The students performed a program of Bach, Peskin, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff along with contemporary works that included a piece by CIM student composer Gabriel Novak (Keith Fitch and Steven Mark Kohn).
Jason Vieaux (BM’95/John Holmquist), alumnus and head of the Guitar department at the Cleveland Institute of Music is a GRAMMY Award winner today, having earned the award for his recently released album PLAY on the Azica label. The album was produced by CIM alumnus and Director of Recording Arts and Services Alan Bise (BM’94/Thomas Knab) and was engineered by CIM faculty member Bruce Egre.
CIM Weather Alert
Due to inclement weather, the Cleveland Institute of Music is canceling classes until noon on Monday, February 2. The campus itself will be closed until 11am. Please check the CIM homepage and your email for additional updates.
Margaret Brouwer is celebrating her 75th birthday this year. Instead of “Happy Birthday,” the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra performed some of her most dazzling music at a special free concert on January 28. If you missed the concert, enjoy an encore presentation at new.livestream.com/cim. Brouwer stopped by WCLV to speak with host Mark Satola about the CIM concert, the repertoire she chose and working with guest conductor Michael Adelson. Click here to hear the full WCLV interview.
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Recent GRAMMY winning artist and head of CIM’s guitar department Jason Vieaux has teamed up with internationally acclaimed soloist and CIM harp department head Yolanda Kondonassis for a new album entitled Together, which released this week on Azica Records. The CD is a true CIM production. It was produced by Alan Bise, director of recording arts and services and the recording engineer was Bruce Egre, head of the audio recording degree program. The album features new works for the harp and guitar including “Knock on Wood,” composed by head of CIM’s composition department Keith Fitch. Continue reading
Alongside exotic locales that include Britain, Milan, Singapore and Iceland, the Los Angeles Times Travel Section has named Cleveland (OH!) one of 15 destinations that travelers should check out in 2015. This comes in the wake of the recent inclusion of our Erie-side city in Fodor’s list of 25 must-see travel destinations for 2015, and Travel and Leisure magazine’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2015.