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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:

  • CIM@HOME: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 5, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    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. 

HaeSun Paik makes her CIM Orchestra debut at Severance Hall, October 9

October 3, 2013

A renowned concert pianist, superb collaborative artist and sought-after pedagogue, new CIM faculty member HaeSun Paik makes her first appearance with the CIM Orchestra on Wednesday, October 9, on the stage of Severance Hall—performing Tchaikovsky’s universally beloved First Piano Concerto.

This concert, conducted by Carl Topilow, at the Home of The Cleveland Orchestra is the first in the CIM@Severance Concert Series for the 2013-2014 academic year. The evening begins with Fireworks—literally Stravinsky’s Feu d’artifice, Op. 4—a dazzling overture that launched the composer’s career and is immediately followed by the Tchaikovsky work featuring Paik.  After a brief intermission, the Orchestra returns to complete this all-Russian program with Rachmaninoff’s vigorous Second Symphony.

Paik, who performs as a chamber musician as well as playing solo recitals, has appeared as a guest artist with some of the world’s premier orchestras including the Boston and London symphonies, the Munich, Tokyo, Warsaw and Moscow philharmonics and the Russian National Orchestra—just to name a few.  Lucky for us, in this technology driven age, some of these appearances have been captured on video and can be found online, such as her 2007 performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Russian National Orchestra under the baton of conductor Mikhail Pletnev in the Korean Art Centre Concert Hall [video].

Paik, once the youngest pianist of her generation to be appointed as a music professor at Seoul National University where she taught for ten years, is now a member of the CIM piano faculty, an Artist-in-Residence at Catholic University of Daegu and the Artistic Director of the Busan Music Festival in Korea. If that wasn’t enough to keep an artist busy, she recently participated as a juror for CIPC–the Cleveland International Piano Competition.

CIM faculty member HaeSun Paik with studentAlthough this is Paik’s first semester (which began in late August) at CIM, she is already building a wonderful rapport with her students and colleagues.

If you would like to see HaeSun Paik with the CIM Orchestra at Severance Hall at 8pm on Wednesday, October 9, tickets begin at $5 and can be purchased by calling the Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111 or visiting

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