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CIM Alumni :: Sisters to present program of piano duet music at Catawba, Oct. 3

imageCleveland Institute of Music alumni Dr. Gloria Cook and (her sister) Cynthia Lawing, both premier pianists, will offer a free program of piano duet music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on Catawba College’s campus, according to the Salisbury Post.

The award-winning piano duo will perform works by Debussy, Dvorak, Bizet, Khachaturian and Benjamin at this concert sponsored by Catawba’s Community Music program, the second in Catawba’s Artist Series for this academic year.

Dr. Cook, an associate professor of piano at Rollins College, holds a doctor of musical arts degree from CIM. She has won many competitions including the Cleveland Institute Concerto Competition, the Springfield Symphony Concerto Competition and the Ohio Federation of Music Club State Competition.

Lawing, an artist associate at Davidson College who earned her Bachelor’s Degree at CIM and Master’s at Case, has enjoyed a performance career that has taken her to four continents — throughout the United States, and to Europe, South America and Asia.

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MASTER CLASS :: Welcomes Anton Nel for a Piano Master Class, Oct. 10

The Cleveland Institute of Music welcomes pianist Anton Nel for a master class on Friday, October 10, in Kulas Hall.

Friday, October 10 at 1pm
Piano Master Class
Anton Nel, piano, guest artist
Cleveland Institute of Music | Kulas Hall
11021 East Boulevard in University Circle

Nel will coach CIM piano students during this educational event, which is free and open to the public. 

About the Artist

Anton Nel is the winner of the 1987 Naumburg and 1986 Joanna Hodges International Piano Competitions, and has frequently appeared with orchestras and as a recitalist since his debut at the age of 12 in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto after only two years of study. Summer festival highlights include Mostly Mozart, Ravinia (with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove and repeated engagements at the Aspen, Vancouver and Seattle music festivals. He has collaborated with many distinguished artists, including members of the Cleveland Quartet, William Sharp and Zara Nelsova, and released three albums. He has served on the faculties of the Eastman School and the University of Michigan and is now in residence at the University of Texas.

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ORCHESTRA CONCERT :: CIM@HOME with Strauss, Ginastera and Sibelius, Oct. 8

The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra is back in Kulas Hall on Wednesday, October 8, performing works by J. Strauss, Ginastera and Sibelius, under the baton of Carl Topilow

Wednesday, October 8 at 8pm
Orchestra Concert | CIM@HOME
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Carl Topilow
, conductor
Rebekah Efthimiou, harp, student artist
Cleveland Institute of Music | Kulas Hall
11021 East Boulevard in University Circle
Free and open to the public

The program will be: 

J. STRAUSS   Overture to Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
GINASTERA   Harp Concerto, Op. 25
SIBELIUS   Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

This concert is Presented in appreciation of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance start time.  

For more information or to learn about other CIM events, please visit cim.edu or call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211. 

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CONCERT SERIES :: Free Tickets are Still Available for CIM@Severance, Oct. 1

Tickets for the kick-off performance of our 2014-15 CIM@Severance Concert Series on Wednesday, October 1, are still available. While the event is free, tickets are required for admittance to the hall and seating. 

CIM President Joel Smirnoff conducts the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. 

Wednesday, October 1 at 8pm
ORCHESTRA CONCERT | CIM@Severance
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Joel Smirnoff, conductor
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp minor
Severance Hall, Home of the Cleveland Orchestra
11001 Euclid Avenue in University Circle
For free tickets, contact the Severance Box Office: 
216.231.1111 or clevelandorchestra.com

If you live outside the Cleveland area and can’t make it downtown for this event, you can listen to the live broadcast on WCLV 104.9 FM (or wclv.org).

For more information or to learn about other CIM events, please visit cim.edu

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WOMEN’S COMMITTEE | Musical Luncheon Series: The Next Generation, Oct. 8

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The Women’s Committee of the Cleveland Institute of Music, an all-volunteer organization, presents The Next Generation on Wednesday, October 8, at the Westwood Country Club as part of their signature Musical Luncheon Series. 

Wednesday, October 8 at 11:30am
Musical Luncheon Series:  The Next Generation
Keith Fitch, host, head of CIM Composition Dept
$35 / $38 non-members
Reservations required; RSVP by Sept. 27, 2014
216.795.3209 or cim.edu
Westwood Country Club
22625 Detroit Avenue, Rocky River

For this event, CIM student composers share original works.

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CIM ALUMNI :: Sin City Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ a dazzling experience | Review Journal

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Recent Cleveland Institute of Music graduate Brian James Myer (baritone, MM’14, Dean Southern) is already earning rave reviews:

"Brian Myer was laugh-out-loud funny as Papageno in his silver lame jacket with zebra stripes and rainbow feathers. His rich baritone vocal performance was equal to his comic performance. Soprano Judy Lambino as his Papagena matched Myer’s vocal and comedic charm. Their “Pa Pa Pa” duet was delightful.”

Myer (pictured, with Kristin Hagan as Papagena to his Papageno) earned accolades from Plain Dealer guest writer Mark Satola for his “vivid presence,” performing the same role last fall in CIM’s imaginative production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 

SOURCE: Sin City Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ a dazzling experience, Review Journal

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CIM Students :: Jinjoo Cho wins Gold Medal at 2014 Int’l Violin Competition of Indianapolis

The Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis came to an end, with the final performance last night (September 20), guest conducting by Cleveland Institute of Music President Joel Smirnoff.

From the original 37 participants, who performed over 16 days, six talented young women made it to the finals and the order of the winners have been announced. CIM is thrilled to share the news that Jinjoo Cho has taken top honors, winning the Gold Medal.

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The other 2014 Laureates are:

  • Silver Medalist: Tessa Lark
  • Bronze Medalist: Ji Young Lim
  • Fourth Laureate: Dami Kim
  • Fifth Laureate: Yoo Jin Jang
  • Sixth Laureate: Ji Yoon Lee
Congratulations to all of these amazing musical women and bravo to the other 31 participants in this prestigious competition.
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CIM Alumni / Students :: Jinjoo Cho makes the final round of IVCI | Watch the finals live online!

The Cleveland Institute of Music congratulates violinist Jinjoo Cho, a long-time student at CIM, for moving on to the finals of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI), which will be simulcast live online, September 17 and 19, starting at 8pm.

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Jinjoo Cho, violin (BM’11, MM’13) One of six finalists (all of whom are female), Cho holds a bachelor’s degree (2011) and a master’s degree (2013) in music performance from CIM. But she has been a member of the CIM family since coming to the United States in 2002, at which time she earned a spot in CIM’s prestigious Young Artist Program.

For the complete story, visit cim.edu

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ORCHESTRA CONCERT :: CIM Kicks Off CIM@SEVERANCE Series with Mahler, Oct. 1

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The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra kicks off its five-concert series at Severance Hall on Wednesday, October 1, when CIM President Joel Smirnoff conducts them in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp minor. 

Wednesday, October 1 at 8pm
ORCHESTRA CONCERT | CIM@Severance
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Joel Smirnoff, conductor
Severance Hall, Home of the Cleveland Orchestra
11001 Euclid Avenue in University Circle
For free tickets, contact the Severance Box Office: 
216.231.1111 or clevelandorchestra.com

This concert is made possible through the generosity of Elliott and Gail Schlang. While there is no cost to attend this concert, tickets are required for admittance and seating.  

Live outside the Cleveland area or can’t make it downtown for this event? List to the live broadcast on WCLV 104.9 FM (or wclv.org), thanks to support from Audio-Technica.

For more information or to learn about other CIM events, please visit cim.edu

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FACULTY RECITAL :: Violinist Ivan Zenaty plays Biber, Bartok and Bach, Sept. 26

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Join us for a recital by Cleveland Institute of Music faculty member, acclaimed violinist Ivan Zenaty on Friday, September 26, in the intimate and acoustically opulent Mixon Hall.

Friday, September 26 at 8pm
Faculty Recital with Ivan Zenaty, violin
Cleveland Institute of Music | Mixon Hall
11021 East Boulevard in University Circle
Free, seating passes required
CIM Box Office: 216.795.3211 or cim.edu

The program will be: 

BIBER   Passacaglia for Solo Violin
BARTÓK   Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124: I.
  Tempo di Ciaccona
BACH   Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor,
   BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona
YSAŸE   Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27
PAGANINI   Variations on “Nel cor più non mi sento”
   for Violin Solo (arr. V. Prihoda)

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance start time. 

While this concert is presented at no cost, due to space limitations, seating passes are required for admittance. Passes may be reserved beginning one week before the event through the CIM Box Office.

For more information or to learn about other CIM events, please visit cim.edu.  If you have questions about this or other events, please call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211.