December 3, 2019

CIM's First-Ever Prism Concert to be Extraordinary Setting for Conservatory's Talented Prep Students

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The talented students in CIM’s Preparatory Division are trying something new and exciting this year – a prism concert – to be held Saturday, December 7, at 7pm in Kulas Hall.

Named for the prism which reveals the varied colors of light, this nonstop performance by CIM’s young artists will present the many facets of a musical experience in its purest form – without applause, gaps between performances or visual distractions. The concert is a continuous surround-sound experience, with one ensemble seamlessly following another without pause.

This breathtaking event will feature performances by groups from CIM’s Preparatory Chamber Music program, Advanced Chamber Choir, Percussion Ensemble and the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphonies (CYWS).

“Once the music starts, each group will perform, one after another, without a break in between,” said Jerrod Price, executive director of preparatory, enrollment and pathway programs. “The audience will have a sense of celebration and a concept of just how much is involved in CIM’s preparatory program. We established this event to feature some of the many high quality programs offered through CIM Prep and want all who attend to be proud to be part of the CIM family.”

The Winter Prep Showcase will provide a platform for exceptional young musicians and opportunities for audiences to indulge in a semester-ending whirlwind of artistry. Since CIM was founded in 1920, some of history’s most important musicians have appeared on the legendary conservatory’s stages, and the showcase continues this celebrated legacy.

More About the Event

Selected groups from CIM’s Preparatory Division will present a prism concert during an evening of chamber music on Saturday, December 7, at 7pm in Kulas Hall. Repertoire includes:

COPLAND   Fanfare for the Common Man
DVOŘÁK   Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74, movements 2 and 4
GOUNOD   Petite Symphonie, Op. 216, movements 1 and 2
BOCCHERINI   Fandango from Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major
TOWER   Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1
COZZOLANI   Alma Redemptoris Mater
JOPLIN   Heliotrope Bouquet
BRAHMS   Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87, movement 1

TICKETS: Admission is free, but seating passes are required. For more information on how to reserve passes and view parking information visit