March 19, 2013

CIM Announces April Concert Events

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Concludes Season's CIM@Severance series, New Music at CIM and MOCA, Opera Scenes and more

CLEVELAND, OHIO (03-18-13) - The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) springs into April with a packed month of new music, faculty recitals, orchestra, opera and chamber music events.

Read about March HIGHLIGHTS below, or visit the CIM event calendar for a complete list.

The Cleveland Institute of Music presents hundreds of events each year, most of which are free of charge. Programs are performed at 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, unless otherwise noted. CIM's Box Office is open weekdays from 10a.m. - 3p.m. and has a NEW direct dial phone number: 216.795.3211.

CIM@Severance with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Wed. April 17

New faculty violinist Jaime Laredo conducts the CIM Orchestra to conclude this season's CIM@Severance Hall series on April 17 at 8:00 p.m. The program features two great works from Beethoven's middle period. The first half offering features the world renowned Kalichstein-Laredo Robinson Trio in the Triple Concerto, Op. 56. The concert concludes with "Eroica," Beethoven's third symphony, "composed to celebrate the memory of a great man."


This event was made possible by the generosity of Joe and Ellen Thomas and will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM with support from AudioTechnica.

The CIM Orchestra will perform in CIM's Kulas Hall for the final time this season on Wednesday April 10. Distinguished Alumni Award 2011 recipient and retired principal conductor of the New York City Ballet Maurice Kaplow will conduct the orchestra in works by Weber, Dvořák and Brahms. This free event will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM with support from AudioTechnica.

New Music in April

New Music Ensemble Performs Shulamit Ran | Sun. April 7

CIM@MOCA: Harmonic Hues | Thur. April 11

Student Compositions | Sun. April 21

The future of new music is at CIM under the direction of composition department head Keith Fitch. Audiences are invited to check out free events in the New Music Series, the final three of which are in April.

Students in the New Music ensemble will perform the works of composer Shulamit Ran in Mixon Hall on Sunday, April 7. Please note, Ms. Ran's symposium on April 6 was regrettably cancelled.

Thursday, April 11, CIM's exciting fusion of new music and contemporary art Harmonic Hues continues when the New Music Ensemble performs works by Ms. Ran in MOCA Cleveland's dynamic new gallery spaces. A reception with the performers begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 8:00 p.m. This event is free but reservations are required. Please call MOCA at 216.421.8671 x71. With regular museum admission prices, tour the new galleries following the performance.

The New Music Series season concludes when CIM's award-winning composers present their works on Sunday, April 21 in Mixon Hall at 4 p.m



Opera Theater Includes One-Act L'enfant et les sortilèges in Scenes Program

April 19 - April 20


The Opera Theater department concludes its season with a springtime favorite, opera scenes from productions grand and light. Directed by David Bamberger with music accompaniment by John Simmons, CIM voice students will perform highlights from Bernstein's Candide, Richard Strauss' Arabella, Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) and Verdi's La Traviata. Audiences will also revel in a complete, semi-staged performance of Ravel's charming one-act opera L'enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Enchantments).

In addition to 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, the scenes program features the only matinee of the CIM Opera Theater season with a 3:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, April 21 in Kulas Hall.


Chamber Music Events

The spring semester culminates with a series of final concerts by various student ensembles. These events are free and offer something for everyone to enjoy.


Tuesday, April 23, students in Sharon Robinson's Advanced Piano Trio Program perform trio repertoire by Dvořák and Mendelssohn at 7 p.m. in Kulas Hall.

Students in CIM's Young Artist Program, a concentrated course of study for high school musicians, perform their final recital Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in Mixon Hall.

The CIM Percussion Ensemble, directed by the Cleveland Orchestra's Paul Yancich, performs in Kulas Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 29.

The Brass Ensemble, led by the Cleveland Orchestra's Richard Stout, performs in Kulas Hall at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30.

Student ensemble performances conclude in May with the Intensive String Quartet Seminar May 1. Elizabeth Camus leads the Woodwind Ensemble May 2.