A two-week calendar is published every Monday including local events and streams of interest to listeners and viewers in Northeast Ohio. Dates with no scheduled events are not listed.
Click here to view Musical America’s Guide to (mostly) free streams through September 21.
SEPTEMBER 14 – MONDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Rossini’s Sonata No. 3 for string orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Finale (Violin Concerto, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider) & Schubert’s Symphony No. 8. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives Bel Canto Favorites Week: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecień, and John Del Carlo; conducted by James Levine. From November 13, 2010. Click here at start time.
8:00 pm – Cleveland Pops Jazz Ensemble, with Carl Topilow & vocalist Connor Bogart O’Brien. Silver Hall Series streamed from the Maltz Performing Arts Center (live performance with no audience). Click here at start time. Free.
SEPTEMBER 15 – TUESDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Richard Strauss’ At the Ruins of Rome (Aus Italien), Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite & Brahms’ Rondo (Piano Concerto No. 1, Yefim Bronfman). WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives Bel Canto Favorites Week: Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, and Juan Diego Flórez; conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 9, 2011. Click here at start time.
SEPTEMBER 16 – WEDNESDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance No. 7 & Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives Bel Canto Favorites Week: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, starring Natalie Dessay, Felicity Palmer, Juan Diego Flórez, and Alessandro Corbelli; conducted by Marco Armiliato. From April 26, 2008. Click here at start time.
8:00 pm – Caroline Oltmanns, piano, streamed from the Maltz Performing Arts Center (live performance with no audience). Schubert’s Klavierstück in e-flat, James Wilding’s Clouds, Debussy’s Feux d’artifices (Fireworks), Voiles (Sails) & Ce qu’a vu le Vent d’Ouest (What the West Wind Saw), Janáček’s EIn verwehtes Blatt (A Blown-Away Leaf), Charles T. Griffes’ The Night Winds (Three Tone-Pictures), George Crumb’s Ghost Nocturne for the Druids of Stonehenge & Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu in c-sharp, Op. posth. 66. Silver Hall Concert Series. Click here at start time. Free.
SEPTEMBER 17 – THURSDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Wagner’s Prelude to Act 1 of Die Meistersinger & Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
12:55 – University of Akron Lunchtime Virtual Recital, performers and program to be announced. Check back for a link to the stream. Click here at start time. Free.
3:00 pm – Baldwin Wallace Convocation Recital. Performers and program to be announced. Click here at start time. Free.
7:00 pm – Local 4 Music Fund: Jazz at Bop Stop Virtual Concert, with Jackie Warren, piano, Aidan Plank, bass & Jim Rupp, drums, hosted by Aidan Plank Music, Local 4 Music Fund & Bop Stop at The Music Settlement. Live stream (no audience). Click here at start time. Free.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives Bel Canto Favorites Week: Rossini’s La Cenerentola, starring Elīna Garanča, Lawrence Brownlee, Simone Alberghini, Alessandro Corbelli, and John Relyea; conducted by Maurizio Benini. From May 9, 2009. Click here at start time.
SEPTEMBER 18 – FRIDAY
12:00 pm – Lunchtime with The Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Bartók’s Game of Pairs (Concerto for Orchestra), Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 (Richard King) & Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. WCLV 104.9 Ideastream & on the web.
12:15 pm – Lunchtime Carillon Concert: Patrick Macoska, guest carillionneur. Click here to view program and notes. Alexander McGaffin Tower, 11205 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Free & free parking.
7:00 – Music & Art at Trinity Livestream Concert: Music by Three B’s: Boulanger, Brahms and Britten. Nadia Boulanger’s Three Improvisations (Nicole Keller, organ), Brahms’ Violin Sonata in A (Andrew Sords, violin, Elizabeth DeMio, piano) & Britten’s Canticle 2, Abraham & Isaac (John McElliott, countertenor, JR Fralick, tenor & Todd Wilson, piano). Livestreamed from Trinity Cathedral (no audience). Click here at start time. Free, but donations to COVID-19 artists relief welcome.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives Bel Canto Favorites Week: Bellini’s I Puritani, starring Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo, and John Relyea; conducted by Patrick Summers. From January 6, 2007. Click here at start time.
SEPTEMBER 19 – SATURDAY
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Akron Symphony Interlude with Cory Smith, violin & Ann Smith, viola. Musicians will play during self-guided tours. Masks and social distancing in effect. Music Room, Stan Hywet Hall, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Admission fees: see the Stan Hywet website.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives Bel Canto Favorites Week: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, starring Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo; conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. From February 10, 2018. Click here at start time.
8:00 pm – Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting, Desmond Hoebig, cello & Robert Vernon, viola. Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, Julian Anderson’s Diptych (U.S. Premiere) & Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character. From March, 2006. WCLV, 104.9 Ideastream or on the web.
SEPTEMBER 20 – SUNDAY
1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – Tuesday Musical Music al fresco: Passport 2020, Black Squirrel Winds (Kent State University Faculty Quintet): Diane McCloskey Rechner, flute, Amitai Vardi, clarinet, Danna Sundet, oboe, Mark DeMio, bassoon & Kent Larmee, horn. Parisian Promenade. An afternoon stroll in Paris with works by Jean Philippe Rameau and Darius Milhaud. Attendance for the one-hour concert will be limited and tickets only sold in advance. Attendees must bring their own lawn chairs, and masks are required except when patrons are seated in socially distanced four-person groups. Historic Barder House, 1041 W. Market St., Akron. Tickets: $20 per concert, $50 for all three performances.
3:00 pm – Apollo’s Fire Baroque Bistro, with Amanda Powell, soprano, Brian Kay, plucked instruments & Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer. A Renaissance-Folk Jam Session. Note new time. Only drinks will be available. Music Box Supper Club, 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland. Tickets available online. Separate seat reservations must be made after booking tickets.
4:00 pm – Arts at Holy Trinity: Michael Kelly, baritone & David Leisner, guitar. Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin, arr. Leisner. This concert will be both live-streamed and performed in-person. For in-person attendance, all CDC recommended safety guidelines will be followed. Visual artist Kevork Mourad will offer prepared animation as well as projected imagery. Using ink and paper, Mourad will create new images while the song cycle is performed live. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N. Prospect St., Akron. Freewill offering. Click here to register for live stream.
4:00 pm – Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting, with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Erin Wall, soprano, Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano, Norbert Ernst, tenor & Eric Owens, bass- baritone. Dvořák’s Stabat Mater from May 2016. WCLV, 104.9 Ideastream or on the web.
4:00 pm – Sunday Afternoon Carillon Concert: Patrick Macoska, guest carillionneur. A one-hour program of original carillon music by American composers including Hilton Rufty, Gary C. White, Roy Hamlin Johnson, John Pozdro, Ronald Barnes, John Courter & Frank Della Penna. Access program and notes online. Alexander McGaffin Tower, 11205 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Free & free parking.
7:30 pm – Met Opera HD Archives Bel Canto Favorites Week: Bellini’s Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. From October 7, 2017. Click here at start time.
SEPTEMBER 21 – MONDAY
7:30 pm – Les Délices SalonEra: Recovering Roots, featuring Cree-Métis baritone Jonathon Adams & violist da gamba Mélisande Corriveau with SalonEra resident musicians. A personal journey to reconnect to Indigenous roots while recovering a history of cultural exchange and musical migration in late 17th- and 18th-century New France. Songs from the Métis Songbook, Marin Marais’ Solos for bass viol featuring Mélisande Corriveau, Henry Purcell’s Strike the viol, J.S. Bach’s Trio for oboe d’amore and viola da gamba from Cantata BWV 76 & Ich lasse dich nicht from BWV 197a. Click here at start time. Free but $10 donation suggested.
SEPTEMBER 23 – WEDNESDAY
8:00 pm – Ariel Clayton Karas, violin & Marina Kerze, piano. Silver Hall Series live streamed without audience from the Maltz Performing Arts Center. Program to be announced. Free. Click here at start time.
SEPTEMBER 24 – THURSDAY
7:00 pm – Cavani String Quartet Live Stream from Bop Stop, Annie Fullard & Catherine Cosbey, violins, Eric Wong, viola & Kyle Price, cello. Creating Common Threads, a musical tapestry program featuring the music of Beethoven, Eric Gould & a few special surprises. Click here at start time. Free, but donations welcome.
SEPTEMBER 25 – FRIDAY
6:00 pm – ENCORE Chamber Music Institute Live Outdoor Concert, Jinjoo Cho & Kiarra Saito-Beckman, violins, Eric Wong, viola & Maya Enstad, cello. A Selection of Scandinavian folk tunes, J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, the first movement of Haydn’s String Quartet ‘Sunrise,’ Op. 76, No. 4, Florence Price’s Swing Low, Sweet Chariot & a Selection of American Popular Tunes & Movie Themes. Bring lawn chairs & picnic blankets. Masks requested & ENCORE will enforce social distancing. Riverside Park, Chagrin Falls. Free.
7:00 pm – CityMusic Chamber Concert, Minju Kim & Mari Sato violins, Esther Nahm, viola, Nataliya Pshenychna, cello, Dan Gilbert, clarinet & Donna Lee, piano. Jennifer Higdon’s Dash (violin, clarinet & piano), Amy Beach’s Romance (violin & piano), Libby Larsen’s Black Birds, Red Hills (clarinet, viola & piano), Shelley Washington’s Middleground (String Quartet) & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Quartet in E-flat. Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 E. 65th, Cleveland. Free, limited to 100 people, reservations, masks & social distancing required.
7:30 pm – Jupiter & Jasper String Quartets Virtual Concert, recorded at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (Jupiters) and in Syracuse (Jupiters) for the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music. Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 73 (”Harp”, Jupiters), music by Lera Auerbach & Joan Tower (Jaspers) & Mendelssohn’s Octet (Jaspers with local Syracuse musicians Peter Rovit and Sonya Williams, violins, Arvilla Wendland, viola & Heidi Hoffman, cello). Click here to purchase tickets and access the stream at start time.
SEPTEMBER 26 – SATURDAY
6:00 pm – Vanessa Rubin & her Organ Trio Live Stream from Bop Stop, Vanessa Rubin, vocals, Perry Hughes, guitar, Duncan McMillan, organ & Reggie Jackson, drums. In addition to the live stream, 10 in-person tickets will be available, advance purchase only. Click here at start time. Free, but donations welcome.
8:00 pm – Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting, with soloists of Seraphic Fire, Patrick Dupré Quigley, artistic director (Margot Rood, soprano, Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano, Brian Giebler & Steven Soph, tenors, James K. Bass & Charles Wesley Evans, basses) & Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. All-Stravinsky: Fireworks, Apollo (Ballet Music in Two Scenes), Symphonies of Wind Instruments & Threni: Lamentations of Jeremiah. From March, 2017. WCLV, 104.9 Ideastream or on the web.
SEPTEMBER 27 – SUNDAY
3:15 pm – Cleveland Composers Guild Virtual Concert. “Creativity: Learning Through Experience XXVIII,” the Guild’s annual junior concert project, teaming up gifted private music students with members of the Guild, who compose pieces for the students to premiere, and presenting professional performances of works by young composers. Pre-recorded for streaming at this time. Click here at start time. Free.