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The Orchestra is on stage… (at Cleveland Institute of Music)

The Orchestra is on stage… (at Cleveland Institute of Music)

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Just 20 minutes to go! CIM Benefit/Trifonov World Premiere! (at Cleveland Institute of Music)

Just 20 minutes to go! CIM Benefit/Trifonov World Premiere! (at Cleveland Institute of Music)

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Faculty Recital :: An Evening of Chamber Music with some of CIM’s Esteemed Faculty, April 25

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Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Dean Sandra Shapiro will be joined by fellow performers and faculty members Sharon RobinsonJaime Laredo (together, top right), Joan Kwuon (bottom left) and Joel Smirnoff (bottom right) for a chamber music recital on Friday, April 25 in Kulas Hall. 

Friday, April 25 at 8pm
Joan Kwuon, violin
Jaime Laredo, violin
Joel Smirnoff, viola
Sharon Robinson, cello
Sandra Shapiro, piano
Cleveland Institute of Music | Kulas Hall
11021 East Boulevard in University Circle

The program will be:

STRAVINSKY   Suite Italienne for Violin and Piano
SCHUMANN   Fantasiestücke for Cello and Piano, Op. 73
SCHULHOFF   Duo for Violin and Cello
BRAHMS   Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Presented in appreciation of U.S. Bank, NE Ohio, there is no charge to attend this event. 

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Pogue Lobby is festooned and the red carpet rolled out for tonight’s benefit concert. A few tickets remain! Visit www.cim.edu for details.

Pogue Lobby is festooned and the red carpet rolled out for tonight’s benefit concert. A few tickets remain! Visit www.cim.edu for details.

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CIM hosts a SayYES to Sweets for Scholarships fundraiser this morning for employees and anyone who wants to stop by! (at Cleveland Institute of Music)

CIM hosts a SayYES to Sweets for Scholarships fundraiser this morning for employees and anyone who wants to stop by! (at Cleveland Institute of Music)

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CIM Opera Theater :: Sensational Scenes on the Menu this Weekend at CIM, April 11-13

Each spring, the CIM Opera Theater serves up a fresh selection of Sensational Scenes from Operas Grand and Light. For this third and final production in our 2013-14 opera series – running Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 – artistic director David Bamberger has cooked up a delectable program with something for everyone! 

This year’s scenes are filled with international flavor, coming from works set all around the globe – from Italy to Japan, Spain to Maine – and spanning the centuries. Regardless, many of their themes remain universal and timeless: love and loss, death and despair, hope and happiness.

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Concert Series :: Tickets are Still Available for the Final CIM@Severance Concert of the Season, April 9

imageWednesday, April 9, is the fifth and final Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra concert at Severance Hall for the 2013-2014 season. For many of our musicians, this may be the last time they perform as a student on the stage shared by many of their esteemed instructors and mentors who are members of The Cleveland Orchestra. 

From the first to last concert of the season, each performance at Severance Hall is a special one for our musicians. Each is a voyage of discovery filled with energy and excitement for these young artists, who bring a freshness to the classical repertoire—perhaps even reminiscent of the first time each great masterwork was performed on stage.

We invite you to join our Orchestra, concerto competition winner Shicong Liu and guest conductor Kimbo Ishii in the regal and awe-inspiring home of The Cleveland Orchestra for one more concert this year!

Wednesday, April 9 at 8pm
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Kimbo Ishii, guest conductor
Shicong Liu, piano, student artist
Severance Hall | 11001 Euclid Avenue in University Circle
$5 orchestra | $10 dress circle | $20 reserved box seats
Severance Box Office: 216.231.1111 | clevelandorchestra.com

The program for the evening will be:

BERLIOZ   Overture to Le Roi Lear (King Lear), Op. 4
SCRIABIN   Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op. 20
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

To purchase your tickets, please contact the Severance Hall Box office at 216.231.1111 or visit clevelandorchestra.com. Please note that box seats can only be purchased by phone or in person.

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Faculty Recital :: CIM’s Preucil & Kosower Present an Evening of Beethoven, Kodaly & Dvorak TONIGHT!

Cleveland Institute of Music string faculty (The Cleveland Orchestra members) William Preucil, violin, and Mark Kosower, cello, are joined by guest pianist Jee-Won Oh tonight for a chamber music recital in Kulas Hall. 

Wednesday, April 2 at 8pm
William Preucil, violin
Mark Kosower, cello
Jee-Won Oh, piano, guest artist
Cleveland Institute of Music | Kulas Hall
11021 East Boulevard in University Circle

Tonight’s program will include:

BEETHOVEN   Twelve Variations for Cello and Piano
  on Mozart’s “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”, Op. 66
KODÁLY   Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
DVOŘÁK   Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 21

If you can’t make it out to CIM tonight or live outside the area, you can enjoy a simulcast of the concert (with support from Audio-Technica) on WCLV 104.9 FM in NEOhio and streaming on wclv.org anywhere that you are! 

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SayYES to the CIM Scholarship Challenge to Help Aspiring Young Musicians Pursue Their Passion

imageEach spring—coinciding with the mailing of acceptance letters to prospective students—CIM sets aside time to focus on raising funds to support student scholarships.The time is NOW, and we need your help!

We’re asking you to SayYES to the Scholarship Challenge by making a financial donation to the 2013-14 CIM Annual Fund. When you do, you help talented aspiring musicians, like violist Gabrielle Skinner,  SayYES to CIM. 

Scholarship assistance enables Gabrielle to focus on her studies, her playing and her commitment to service. The president of the CIM Student Government Association, she is also an active member of the our Community Outreach Program and regularly performs at museums, hospitals and senior centers—opportunities she finds personally and professionally rewarding.

See Gabrielle perform, learn more about her CIM experiences and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of CIM students like her when you SayYES to the CIM Scholarship Challenge: Visit cim.edu/sayyes today!

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CIM Benefit Concert :: Trifonov World Premiere Supports Student Scholarships, April 23

imageOn Wednesday, April 23, international sensation Daniil Trifonov, piano virtuoso and winner of both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions, will premiere his first original concerto for piano and orchestra at a special benefit concert supporting scholarships for musicians studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

imageTrifonov, who is continuing his studies with Sergei Babayan at CIM, joins with his classmates—the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra—under the skillful baton of CIM President Joel Smirnoff to perform his original composition for the first time publicly anywhere in the world. The concert also will include standard repertoire from composers Liadov, Bartók and Tchaikovsky.

Wednesday, April 23, at 8pm
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Joel Smirnoff, conductor
Cleveland Institute of Music | Kulas Hall
11021 East Boulevard in University Circle
Tickets: Call 216.791.6770 or visit cim.edu

The program for this special benefit concert will be:

Anatoly Liadov The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
Béla Bartók Magyar képek (Hungarian Sketches), BB103
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Polacca
  from The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
Daniil Trifonov Piano Concerto in E-flat minor (2014)

Tickets for this benefit concert are:

  • Virtuoso Seating | Premier piano side seating; ticket purchase includes program recognition, complimentary valet parking, autographed Trifonov CD (one per household) and exclusive post-concert reception with the composer: $1,000
  • Maestro Seating | Piano side concert seating; ticket purchase includes program recognition, complimentary valet parking: $250
  • Orchestra Seating | Ticket purchase includes concert only: $50

For tickets, call the CIM Box Office at 216.791.6770 or visit cim.edu.

Proceeds from this concert support CIM student scholarships through the CIM Annual Fund. Benefit sponsors include McLadrey (Silver Level) and Materion Corporation (Bronze Level).

If you would like to make a separate gift to the CIM Annual Fund to support scholarships and the mission and vision of CIM, visit cim.edu/donatenow.