January 15, 2012

CIM Announces February Events


CIM@Severance, New Music All Tredici, Emanuel Ax,

Opera Theater and more!

Despite cold weather, things heat up at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) in February. In addition to recitals by acclaimed faculty members (including members of The Cleveland Orchestra), CIM presents the third CIM@Severance event, the New Music Series, Mixon Hall Masters Series artist Emanuel Ax, the Cavani Quartet Breaks Boundaries with Bartók, a musical luncheon, opera theater and more!

Read about February events below, or visit the event calendar for a complete list.

The Cleveland Institute of Music presents hundreds of events each year, most free of charge. Programs are performed at 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, unless otherwise noted.


February 1

The CIM Orchestra returns to the stunning Severance Hall for the third time this concert season on Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. Led by guest conductor Jeffrey Kahane, the concert also features soloist tenor Vinson Cole. Mr. Cole, who is also a CIM faculty member, will perform French arias, including selections from Iphigenie en Tauride and Orphée et Eurydice.

Renowned pianist and conductor, guest Jeffrey Kahane is recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of diverse repertoire. Mr. Kahane is the music director of the Los Angeles chamber Orchestra and of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

This performance, presented in honor of Mr. and Mrs. A. Malachi Mixon, III, will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM with support from Audio-Technica.

While all CIM@Severance concerts are free, tickets are required. Call the Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111.


February 6, 8, 23

The CIM New Music Series celebrates the 75th birthday of David Del Tredici when the CIM Orchestra, conducted by guest Steven Smith, performs Del Tredici’s In Memory of a Summer Day (Child Alice, Part 1) on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. CIM faculty member, soprano Jung Eun Oh, also performs.


The concert is preceded by a Symposium with Del Tredici on Monday, February 6. He will discuss his music and approach to composition at 4:30 p.m. in CIM’s Studio 113.

On February 23, student composers will debut their works in a unique collaboration, The Planetarium Project, with student filmmakers at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). CIM’s head of composition, Keith Fitch, made collaboration part of the curriculum for his students who created original scores for new 360° films created by CIA students. The fruits of their

labor will debut on CMNH’s planetarium dome.

The Planetarium holds 87 and is wheelchair accessible. The films will run several times throughout the evening. After the premier, the films will become part of the Planetarium’s regular programming. Tickets are $10. Visit cim.edu for more information on this exciting event as it becomes available.

Learn more about faculty member Keith Fitch.

Learn more about guest comductor Steven Smith.


Learn more about David Del Tredici.




February 14

Critically acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax returns to Cleveland to conclude this season’s Mixon Hall Masters Series on February 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Considered by critics to be in the first rank of his generation of pianists, he’s been a prominent figure on the classical music scene – as a performer, recording artist and educator. With seven Grammy awards to his credit, he’s possibly the best known classical pianist of the 21st century.

The program features a Schumann jewel, the symphonic Etudes, and works by Copland, Haydn and Beethoven – a program he will perform again at Carnegie Hall in May. This repertoire reflects a change from the printed Concert Guide.

Tickets for the event are $28 and $40 and are available at cim.edu or by calling 216.791.5000, ext. 411.

Read more about Emanuel Ax:




February 29

What better month than February to enjoy works known for their passion and sensuality! The Women’s Committee of CIM presents Appassionata: To Be Performed With Passion as the next Musical Luncheon event on Wednesday, February 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Mayfield Country Club, with Kathryn Brown, associate head of Conservatory piano, as commentator.


Tickets are $30 for members of the Women’s Committee and $35 for non‐members. Reservations are required. Call 216.791.5000, ext. 311.

Learn more about Kathryn Brown.




February 29 – March 3

The CIM Opera is having a fairy tale season. Following a successful staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon (Cinderella) in the fall, artistic director David Bamberger decided to keep the magic going with Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel February 29 – March 3.


This reflects a change from the published Concert Guide. Originally, Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio was slated for the first production in the New Year, but following in the footsteps of television producers, the Opera Theater opted for a “mid-season replacement” that will delight audiences of all ages.

The CIM Orchestra, conducted by Harry Davidson, will accompany the Opera Theater. Sung in its original German, the production features projected translations. Tickets are $20 for adults; discounts available for seniors, students and groups. Buy online at cim.edu or call the CIM Box Office at 216.791.5000, ext. 411 for tickets and information.

Inspired by the tale of Hansel & Gretel and their family's struggle with hunger in tough times, a battle faced by 1 in 6 Americans today, CIM will participate in the 2012 Harvest for Hunger campaign to benefit the Cleveland Foodbank. We invite you to join us by bringing a non‐perishable item to CIM on any of the performance days to help those in need in our community. Most needed items include peanut butter, tuna fish, canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal and beef stew.

Read more about David Bamberger and Harry Davidson.



CIM faculty members, with alumni, students and guest artists, perform on dozens of recitals each season. February features a wide variety.


On Friday, February 3, violinists Annie Fullard and Peter Salaff, along with cellist Melissa Kraut and pianist Kathryn Brown, are joined by student artist, violist Caitlin Lynch at 7:30 p.m. in Mixon Hall.

Ms. Brown, who is also a soprano, will be joined by pianist Daniel Shapiro in an Art Song recital on Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Kulas Hall.

On Wednesday, February 15, violinist Paul Kantor, Cleveland Orchestra violist Lynne Ramsey, cellist Stephen Geber and pianist Anita Pontremoli will perform in Kulas Hall. This event will be broadcast on WCLV 104.9 FM by Audio-Technica one week later at 8 p.m. February 22.

On Friday, February 17, at the Temple-Tifereth Israel at 8:00 p.m., the Cavani String Quartet will present a second event in the Breaking Boundaries with Bartók series. The Quartet will discuss the repertoire with host Rabbi Roger C.

Klein and the audience. Presented over two seasons, concerts in this series will feature a quartet composed by Béla Bartók, paired with works by other composers that similarly reflect Bartok’s use of folk music as a compositional device.

Cleveland Orchestra cellist Mark Kosower and wife, pianist Jee-Won Oh, perform a program of Schumann, Eberhard, Strauss and Max Reger on Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Mixon Hall. Free seating passes are required.

Read more about members of CIM’s faculty.