It’s a busy week filled with music all over town. Here’s what’s available.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Black Violin (Kev Marcus, violin and Will B, (viola). Now in their 17th season, the duo fuses classic string arrangements with modern rhythms and vocals. From Yor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown . Tickets are available online.
Also at 7:30 p.m. Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series presents Kathleen Supové: The Exploding Piano. The playlist includes A Face in the Crowd by Randall Woolf, Constancy by Erin Rogers, a bridge between star shine and clay by inti figgis-vizueta, Reminiscendo by Mari Kimura and Monad by Rahilia Hasanova. Drinko Hall, Cleveland State University. Free.
Fridays at 7:00 p.m. at the Praxis Fiber Workshop, CityMusic Cleveland presents “Perspectives for String Quartet”. The program includes Psalom by Arvo Pärt, Pisachi (Reveal): Six Epitomes for String Quartet by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, We the People by Akua Dixon (commissioned by CityMusic) and String Quartet in F Free by Maurice Ravel. Read a preview article here.
And on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Daveed Buzaglo, tenor and Nara Avetisyan, piano will present a free recital at the Western Reserve Church. Upcoming program. Click here for more information.
On Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m., the Cleveland Orchestra welcomes composer/conductor John Adams, Lauren Snouffer, soprano Josefina Maldonado, mezzo-soprano Davóne Tines, bass-baritone Daniel Bubeck, countertenors Brian Cummings and Nathan Medley, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choir. The program is Adams’ El Niño (oratorio for solo voices and orchestra). Separation Music Center. The program is repeated on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online.
On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Daniel Meyers and the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra are joined by soprano Laura Pederson in “Magnetic Mozart”. The program includes the concert recitative and the aria: Misera, dove son / Ah, non son io che parlo, K.369. Serenade for Winds No. 12 in C and Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”. Everything at Plymouth Church – Pay What You Want.
On Sundays at 3 p.m., Daniel Reith conducts the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in Boulanger’s Of a Sad Evening, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Moshi Tang and excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Separation Music Center. Tickets are available online.
At 3:30 p.m., Jorge Sarmientos joins the Suburban Symphony in Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Beachwood High School. Free
Also at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, guest conductor Travis Jurgens conducts the Heights Chamber Orchestra in Bruch’s Swedish Dances, Grieg’s In Autumn and Bizet’s Symphony in C.
And on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Severance Music Center Carlos Kalmar conducts the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra in Messiaen’s Ascension and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4. The concert is free.
Even more events can be found on the Clevelandclassical.com Concert listings page.