Cleveland State University and Solon Center for the Arts are proud to announce an exciting series of three concerts called Chamber Music Collective. The concerts will feature professional artists from CSU, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Almeda Trio, an ensemble in residence at The Music Settlement. Concerts will take place at Solon Center for the Arts and will include a pre-concert “conversation” with some of the artists and a “Meet the Artists” reception immediately following in the SCA Gallery.
The first concert in the series will be on Sunday, September 20 at 3:00 p.m. and will feature six outstanding musicians playing works by Paul Leary, Schumann, Beethoven and Brahms. Performing will be Bryan Dumm, cello (The Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland State University); Elizabeth Camus, oboe (The Cleveland Orchestra); Robert Woolfrey, clarinet (The Cleveland Orchestra); Barrick Stees, bassoon (The Cleveland Orchestra); Richard King, French horn (The Cleveland Orchestra); and Robert Cassidy, piano (Almeda Trio and Cleveland State University).
“We are excited to partner with Solon Center for the Arts on this series,” said Dr. Eric Ziolek, Chair of the Music Department at Cleveland State University. “It will feature many of CSU’s talented faculty and make concert-going easily accessible in Solon.” Carolyn Gilbert, Assistant Director, Cleveland State University East Campus in Solon, said, “It is a great opportunity to collaborate with SCA, our neighbor just down the road. SCA has established itself as a highly reputable arts center in the region, and this collaboration enables SCA and CSU to musically come together to raise the bar even higher with what we bring to the community.”
The next concert in the series will feature the Almeda Trio (Piano, Violin, Cello) on Sunday, October 18, playing works of Beethoven, Copeland and Mendelssohn. The Almeda Trio is officially releasing its new recording on September 11. The last concert of the series will be on Sunday, April 25, 2010, featuring pianist Robert Cassidy and others who will perform works in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Schumann.
All concerts are at 3:00 p.m. at Solon Center for the Arts and include a pre-show ‘conversation’ in the Gallery at 2:15 pm and a ‘Meet the Artists’ reception immediately following.
Concert tickets are $15 reserved seating, $10 for seniors and students. Solon Center for the Arts is located at 6315 SOM Center Road, on the corner of Bainbridge and SOM Center Roads in Solon. For more information, or to reserve tickets by phone, call 440.337.1400.
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