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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Mixon Hall Masters Series Mixon Hall Masters Series - Lera Auerbach Mixon Hall Masters Series - Mark O'Connor Mixon Hall Masters Series - Gabriela Montero Mixon Hall Masters Series - Meredith Monk

The Cleveland Institute of Music celebrates the Year of the Composer/Virtuoso in the 2013-2014 Mixon Hall Masters Series by featuring innovative musicians whose distinctive compositions and world-renowned performances define the modern classical music experience.

Culturally informed composer/virtuosi, such as Mozart, Bach and Beethoven, created our most cherished repertoire. A new generation of composer/virtuosi are now creating the next great repertoire, finding a new audience for great music. This year's Mixon Hall Masters Series heralds CIM's unique, new program for the Composer/Virtuoso, and welcomes the following artists to our Series:

All Master Series artists will present master classes that are open to the public and presented at no charge. See the CIM Concert Guide or view the CIM online calendar for details. Due to limited seating and student demand, the Meredith Monk master class will be closed to the public.

MEREDITH MONK, composer/singer/performer Get Tickets→

Meredith Monk

February 21, Friday | 8pm
Cleveland Institute of Music | Mixon Hall

COMPOSER, SINGER, DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER MEREDITH MONK is a creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and art installations. She is a pioneer in what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance."

Ms. Monk creates works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception. Her groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument, as an eloquent language in and of itself, expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words.

Over the last five decades, she has been hailed as "a magician of the voice" and "one of America's coolest composers." Celebrated internationally, Ms. Monk's work has been presented by BAM, Lincoln Center Festival, Houston Grand Opera, London's Barbican Centre, and at major venues in countries from Brazil to Syria. Among her many accolades, she was named 2012 Composer of the Year by Musical America and one of NPR's 50 Great Voices, and received New Music USA's 2013 Founders Award, a 2011 Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts and a 2012 Doris Duke Artist Award.

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LERA AUERBACH, pianist/composer

Lera Auerbach

September 17, Tuesday | 8pm
Cleveland Institute of Music | Mixon Hall

VIRTUOSO PIANIST AND COMPOSER LERA AUERBACH is one of today's most sought after and exciting creative voices. Her uniquely personal interpretations of the standard keyboard repertoire are making her a favorite of audiences worldwide.

Ms. Auerbach's boldly imaginative and evocative original compositions are championed by today's leading musicians, conductors, choreographers and opera houses. Her published oeuvre includes more than 90 works of opera, ballet, symphonic and chamber music. She regularly appears as soloist in the world's great halls playing both standard repertoire and her own compositions.

Her creative output is interdisciplinary and encompasses music, literature, and visual art. She has published three volumes of poetry and prose in Russian, contributes regularly to the Best American Poetry blog, writes her own librettos, and has recently been working on a series of art installations.

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MARK O'CONNOR, violinist

Mark O'Connor

October 30, Wednesday | 7:30pm
Cleveland Museum of Art | Gartner Auditorium
11150 East Boulevard in University Circle
O'Connor String Quartet

  • Mark O'Connor, violin
  • Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
  • Gillian Gallagher, viola
  • Patrice Jackson, cello

6pm Pre-Concert Conversation
with Mark O'Connor and CIM President Joel Smirnoff
O'Connor String Quartet Concert co-presented by CIM and CMA

VIOLINIST MARK O'CONNOR is a product of America's rich aural folk tradition and classical music. His creative journey began at the feet of musical giants-folk fiddler and innovator Benny Thomasson and French jazz violinist and improviser Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, Mr. O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres. Now, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing.

Violinists Mark O'Connor and Kelly Hall-Thompkins, violist Gillian Gallagher and cellist Patrice Jackson-who comprise the O'CONNOR STRING QUARTET-are among the most talented and exciting string players on the chamber music scene. These four virtuosi combine for an unforgettable evening of explorations in new musical territory.

PRICING FOR THIS EVENT ONLY: $33 | $39 | $49 | $51
Patrons who purchase tickets for the entire (3-concert) Mixon Hall Masters Series receive a 15% discount off this co-sponsored event. Contact the Cleveland Museum of Art Box Office: 216.421.7350 or

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Gabriela Montero

January 23, Thursday | 8pm
Cleveland Institute of Music | Mixon Hall

PIANIST GABRIELA MONTERO gave her first public performance at the age of 5. At the age of 8 she made her concerto debut in Caracas and was granted a scholarship from the Venezuelan Government to study in the USA. Her visionary interpretations have won her an expanding audience and devoted following around the world.

Her engagements include acclaimed performances with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, and WDR Sinfonieorchestre Koln.

In addition to her brilliant and nuanced classical interpretations, Ms. Montero's unique personal style comes from her improvisational gifts. She often invites her audience to participate in asking for a melody for improvisations. Her innovative perspectives are also in demand outside of the classical music world. Recently, she took her improvisations to the next logical step of composition-embarking on a new phase of her career by composing a work entitled ExPatria for piano and orchestra. Her composition premiered during performances in London and while on tour in Germany with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra.

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