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  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Modernist II

    Shuai Wang, piano
    Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute
    Benjamin Chen, clarinet, guest artist
    Yun-Ting Lee, violin, guest artist
    Eric Wong, viola
    Daniel Pereira
    , cello
    Thomas Sherwood, percussion, guest artist

  • 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.

School's out for the summer but the music goes on at CIM

May 22, 2014

Just because the academic year has concluded at the Cleveland Institute of Music doesn’t mean everything’s quiet.

Ariel String Quartet

This summer, we’ve got some special guests coming to our halls — beginning with the Ariel String Quartet and Tomer Gewirtzman on Thursday, May 29.

Thursday, May 29 at 7:30pm in Mixon Hall

Tomer Gewirtzman, pianoAward-winning Israeli musicians the Ariel String Quartet and pianist Tomer Gewirtzman come together for a night of Bach, Bloch, Beethoven and Schumann.

Presented by  America-Israel Cultural Foundation, The Jewish Federation’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and CIM, the concert will feature a special performance of “Baal Shem Suite,” which was composed by CIM’s first musical director Ernest Bloch and will be played on a violin once owned and played by the composer.

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased online or by calling the Jewish Federation of Cleveland at 216.593.2900 ext. 740.


Friday, May 30-Sunday, June 1 at CIM

Jason Vieaux, guitarThen, beginning Friday, May 30, Guitars International, in cooperation with CIM, presents the 14th Annual Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival. As in years past, the festival will include a classical guitar exhibition, lectures and master classes, which are free and open to the public as well as ticketed recitals ($22).

Some of this year’s performers and speakers will include:

  • Jason Vieaux (guitar) with Julien Labro (bandoneón)
  • Petra Polácková, Robert Gruca, Brad DeRoche and Krystin O’Mara (guitar)
  • SoloDuo – Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli (guitar)
  • Nigel North (lute) with Carrie Henneman Shaw (soprano)
  • Jeffrey R. Elliott and Cyndy Burton (luthiers)

For a complete schedule and to purchase recital tickets, visit


Saturday, June 7 — A Special Event

Julien Labro, accordion and bandoneonThe head of CIM’s collaborative piano department takes the music “on the road,” teaming up with guest artist Julien Labro (accordion/bandoneón) for Time to Tango, presented by the Women’s Committee of CIM at the Mayfield Sand Ridge Club in South Euclid.

The benefit event includes cocktails, dinner and a concert by the duo, who will perform tango music. The bandoneón, which Labro will be playing, is an essential instrument in most tango ensembles and is widely considered a symbol and sound of the tango.

For reservations, call 216.795.3209 (weekdays, 9am-5pm); RSVP no later May 28, 2014.


Thursday, June 19-Sunday, June 29
at CIM, MOCA & More!

Franklin Cohen & Diana Cohen, Co-Founders of ChamberFest ClevelandLater this month, ChamberFest Cleveland kicks off their third season with a concert in CIM’s state-of-the-art, acoustically opulent Mixon Hall entitled Celebrate 3! on Thursday, June 19. The series will include 10 concerts at 6 venues, including 4 at CIM (June 19, 26, 28 and 29).

Co-founded by two members of the CIM family, the series also includes the talents of CIM faculty and alumni.  Several of the ChamberFest Cleveland concerts also include a “Prelude” conversation with artists, composers and educators. Individual event tickets range from $5-$40 while subscriptions run from $111 to $370.

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, visit

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