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  • CIM@CMA: Music in the Galleries

    October 5, 2016, 6:00 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland

    The popular series of monthly concerts in the galleries featuring young artists from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the joint program with Case Western Reserve University’s early and baroque music programs enters its fifth season. Outstanding conservatory musicians present mixed programs of chamber music amid the museum’s collections for a unique and intimate experience—concerts regularly feature instruments from the museum’s keyboard collection.

    From standard repertoire to unknown gems, these early-evening, hour-long performances are a delightful after-work encounter or the start of a night out. Programs announced the week of the performance.

    Free, no tickets required. More information is available at: clevelandart.org

  • CIM@HOME: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    THE BOULEZ LEGACY
    Boulez the Conductor

    Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra 
    Steven Smith, guest conductor 
    Joela Jones, piano

  • Fall Conservatory Concerto Competition

    October 13, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Students compete for an opportunity to perform a concerto with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra in Spring 2017. 

CIM faculty in recital "fit together seamlessly"

December 11, 2013

“From the moment Ivan Zenatý and Sandra Shapiro walked onstage at Mixon Hall on Wednesday night, it was clear that the audience was in for something special,” begins a Cultured Cleveland review, authored by longtime journalist and cultural writer Frank Kuznik.

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The December 4 Faculty Recital is the first time Zenatý and Shapiro have performed together at CIM and was Zenaty’s Cleveland debut, as well. The recital came just days after the duo returned from a series of six concert dates in the U.S. and Europe.

Calling the artists “the picture of sophisticated elegance” as they took the stage before a nearly full house, which included many appreciative students, Kuznik is quick to add that “their music was even more impressive” (than their formal wear).

“The caliber of the music they play together is world-class, though in some ways their recital was equally interesting as a demonstration of how to play duets,” the review continues. “He and Shapiro have distinct voices that fit together seamlessly when they play, matching surges of expression and nuances of phrasing and tone, or opening up space for each other to dash off a dazzling line. Their sound is airtight and commanding, with sharp, precise beginnings and endings on every piece.”

Zenaty & Shapiro Bow, Dec. 4 (2013 CIM/Leigh-Anne Dennison, photographer)

The review elaborates on the precision and artist execution of each piece performed, as well as noting the audience’s exuberant response–prompting four encores.

To read more of Kuznik’s review, visit the Cultured Cleveland blog.


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