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  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

  • Pre-Concert Discussion: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Pre-concert Panel Discussion: Reflections on Boulez

    Augusta Read Thomas, University of Chicago; Susan McClary, Case Western Reserve University; and Joshua Smith, principal flute, The Cleveland Orchestra; moderated by Keith Fitch.

  • Boulez Legacy Series

    October 30, 2016, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Advocate and Mentor 

    CIM New Music Ensemble
    Keith Fitch, director
    Augusta Read Thomas, guest composer
    Joshua Smith, flute

March Events Announced

February 20, 2014

A Celebration of Community, New Music and an Alumni Benefit

CLEVELAND, OHIO (02-18-14)   The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) offers something for just about everyone in the month of March. It celebrates community at Severance Hall, showcases contemporary art with New Music at MOCA Cleveland and drums up an audience for a percussion benefit event by the Alumni Association.

A complete listing of events is available at For those events that are ticketed, guests should visit or call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211. Some events require seating passes, which are available at the Box Office beginning one week prior to the event.

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Celebration of Community: CIM@Severance    Friday, March 28

The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra welcomes instrumentalists and singers from the Cleveland School of the Arts, the Singers’ Club of Cleveland and members of Antioch Baptist Church Choirs to share the stage of Severance Hall for a Celebration of Community on at 8pm Friday, March 28.

Conducted by CIM President Joel Smirnoff, the large ensemble features Catheryne Shuman (soprano), Samantha Gossard (mezzo-soprano), faculty member Vinson Cole (tenor) and Brian Johnson (baritone) in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125.
The event is presented free of charge, but tickets are required. Contact the Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111 or visit to reserve.

During CIM’s inaugural Celebration of Community in 2012, the stage was packed with more than 275 performers of Mahler’s 87-minute work, Symphony No. 2 in Ci minor, “Resurrection.”

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New Music Presented in MOCA Collaboration

Audiences have the opportunity to celebrate the diverse spectrum of new music that forges new paths while embracing the traditions of the classics during two March events in the New Music Series.

Sunday, March 2
CIM student composers present their works, performed by classmates in the New Music Ensemble, directed by Keith Fitch in Mixon Hall at 4pm.

Thursday, March 20
The CIM New Music Ensemble, with Fitch, will perform at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland at 8pm for “CIM+MOCA: Suddenly It’s Evening.” This special event is inspired by the act of “giving up the ghost.” Each work reflects the composer’s experience with death, providing a fitting counterpoint to MOCA’s exhibition, Dirge. MOCA’s galleries will be transformed into a dynamic performance space, creating an engaging dialogue between art, architecture and music. The program includes works by Crumb, Erb and Birtwistle.

Tickets for this even are free for MOCA members and $8 for non-members. Guests will have access to the galleries with admission. A pre-concert reception begins at 7:30pm with performance at 8pm. Visit or call 216.421.8671.

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The Beat Goes On: Alumni Association Benefit   Sunday, March 9

The CIM Alumni Association will present a benefit concert on Sunday, March 9 in Mixon Hall at 7pm.  A dessert reception, sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company, will follow.

Alumni percussionists will be joined on stage by violinists Jinjoo Cho, cellist Daniel Lim and pianist Hyun Soo Kim.

Tickets are $25, $15 for children under 12 and CIM students with ID. Purchase online, at the door (cash/checks only) or by mailing a check to CIM Alumni Association, 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

A Benefit for the CIM Alumni Association
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Daniel Lim, cello
Hyun Soo Kim, piano
Mell Csicsila, percussion
Bruce Golden, percussion
Michael Jarrett, percussion
Matt Larson, percussion
Dylan Moffitt, percussion

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Faculty Recital Series

CIM’s renowned faculty, including members of The Cleveland Orchestra, perform in more than two-dozen incredible events this season, with three in March. Free seating passes are required for all recitals in Mixon Hall*. Call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211.

March 16, Sunday
4pm The Temple-Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Influences and Inspirations III: The Musical Friendship of Mozart and Haydn
A performance and conversation with the Cavani String Quartet and Rabbi Roger C. Klein
HAYDN   String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4: II. Un poco Adagio Affettuoso
MOZART   String Quartet in A Major, K. 464: III. Andante

March 26, Wednesday
8pm Kulas Hall
Joela Jones, piano
Shuai Wang, piano
RACHMANINOFF   Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos, Op. 45
RAVEL   La Valse for Two Pianos
SHOSTAKOVICH   Concertino for Two Pianos, Op. 94
BORODIN   Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor for Two Pianos (trans. V. Babin)
MILHAUD   Scaramouche: Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 165b (1937)

March 30, Sunday
4pm Mixon Hall*
Sharon Robinson, cello
Daniel Shapiro, piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, “Hammerklavier”
Free seating passes required

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