September 20, 2012

CIM Announces October Events


CIM@Severance, Kalichtein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Darius Milhaud’s 120th Birthday Celebration and more!


CLEVELAND, OHIO – 09-20-2012 The Cleveland Institute of Music’s second month of an exciting concert season includes a second CIM@Severance Orchestra event, the first of the 2012-13 Mixon Hall Masters Series recitals and a celebration for Darius Milhaud’s 120th birthday.

Read about October highlights below, or visit the event calendar for a complete list.

The Cleveland Institute of Music presents hundreds of events each year, mostly 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.




Wednesday, October 10 – 8:00 p.m.

Student musicians aspire to perform in the greatest concert halls in world. As students at CIM, they’re given that very opportunity – multiple times -- during their academic careers. The CIM Orchestra performs in the elegant Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra, four times this concert season during the series. Each of these special performances will feature an award-winning student soloist or other renowned guest artist and provide students the opportunity to perform on the same stage of their mentors and teachers. As part of CIM’s commitment to the local community, and thanks to the support of generous donors, these concerts are presented for just $5 and are available by calling the Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111 to reserve your seats. These events are broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM with support from Audio-Technica.

Take a journey with Carl Topilow and the Orchestra on Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m., as they perform the sea-inspired Hebrides Overture by Felix Mendelssohn. Next stop is New York City, where Czech born Antonín Dvořák composed the popular and magnificent Concerto in B minor, to be performed by cellist Andris Koh. Finally, enjoy a timeless mix of Russian paganism and Parisian inspiration as the Orchestra offers up Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. This event is presented in honor of the KeyBank Foundation.




October 17 at 8:00 p.m.

The series that has charmed both audiences and artists returns to CIM with three concerts this season, featuring world-renowned musicians in what has quickly become known as one of the finest acoustical and visually elegant halls in the world. Guest artists for 2012-2013 bring more than musical experience – they also bring a lifelong dedication to the next generation of classical music performers and audiences.

Tickets for recitals in the Mixon Hall Masters Series are $28 and $40. They can be purchased by calling 216.795.3211 or online at

October 17, CIM audiences can CIM audiences can meet new faculty members Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson when the series opens, along with the third in their trio, Joseph Kalischstein. Read more about the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.

As part of his appearance on the series, Joseph Kalichstein, who is on the faculty at Juilliard, will conduct a piano chamber music master class on Thursday, October 18 at 9 a.m. The class is open to the public and presented at no charge.




October 31 – Festivities begin at 6:15 p.m.

On October 31, CIM faculty, students and guest artists celebrate the French prolific violinist-turned-composer & teacher Darius Milhaud with an entire evening of performances celebrating his 120th birthday.

Festivities begin at 6:15 p.m. with a pre-concert recital by Preparatory Dean Sandra Shapiro (piano), faculty members from the Cleveland Orchestra Carolyn Gadiel Warner (piano) and percussionists Jacob Nissly and Paul Yancich, with piano students Kang Eun Cho and I-Chieh Wang. This recital is followed by a reception at 7:15 p.m. At 8 p.m., the CIM Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Carl Topilow, presents works by Milhaud, Martin and Rossini.

Both the recital and the concert are free, but require individual seating passes, available beginning October 24.

Both Darius and his wife, professional actress Madeleine Milhaut, received honorary doctorates from CIM. Since 1994, the annual Darius Milhaud Performance Prize competition has provided programs for CIM Conservatory students. (Next event March 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Kulas Hall.)