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Cleveland has a lot of great opportunities to hear live music, from classical to jazz to rock, and everything in between. The Cleveland Institute of Music is shaking up the classical music scene with its Mixon Hall Masters Series.
The 2013-2014 Masters Series celebrates the composer/virtuoso by featuring innovative musicians creating distinctive experiences.
The series kicks off on September 17 with pianist and composer Lera Auerbach, who has written over 90 pieces of music, as well as poetry and prose in Russian.
On October 30, violinist Mark O’Connor will perform with the O’Connor String Quartet in a performance co-presented with the Cleveland Museum of Art. The performance will also feature a pre-concert conversation with Mark O’Connor and CIM President Joel Smirnoff.
Pianist Gabriela Montero will perform on January 23, in a unique performance that encourages improvisation suggestions from the audience members themselves.
Finally, on February 21, the Mixon Hall Masters Series concludes with Meredith Monk, a composer/singer/performer, a pioneer of “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.”
Tickets for the Mixon Hall Masters Series range from $28-40 for individual performances ($33 to $51 for the CMA/O’Connor concert). You can also order a three-concert package and save 20% on your tickets (and save 15% on tickets for the CMA/O’Connor concert). Click here to order tickets.
The Mixon Hall Masters Series promises to be a unique and engaging way to experience classical music in Cleveland!
***Disclosure: I was asked by the Cleveland Institute of Music to help promote the Mixon Hall Masters Series. In exchange, I will receive 1 complimentary ticket to the Lera Auerbach concert. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***