In case you missed it: the vernal equinox arrived in Cleveland Thursday evening at 11:48 pm. We’re now in the second day of spring, and for the moment, daytime and nighttime are of equal duration. Expect morning high temperatures in the mid-60s. In spite of wind and rain, it’s a good time to get outside for some fresh air — and social distancing, of course. (Beginning early this afternoon, temperatures will steadily decline, reaching the mid-30s by 10 pm.)
TODAY’S STREAMS WITH NORTHEAST OHIO CONNECTIONS:
No Exit was scheduled to present the Boston duo Transient Canvas tonight at Appletree Books. That’s been cancelled, but you can hear bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist Matt Sharrock performing Crystal Pascucci’s resonance imaging (one of the scheduled works) on YouTube. It lasts 10 minutes and 45 seconds, and if you like what you hear, the duo’s channel features a number of performances of music by other composers.
OTHER INTERNET EVENTS OF INTEREST:
7:30 pm – Metropolitan Opera archives: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment with Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, conducted by Marco Armiliato (from April 26, 2008). Click here to watch. The stream will be available for 20 hours. (For best quality, the company advises the use of one of its apps: Apple, Google.)
CONCERT LISTINGS UPDATES:
Arts Renaissance Tremont has cancelled its remaining concerts scheduled for March 22 (René Schiffer, cello), April 19 (Ivan Zenaty, violin & Dmitri Vorobiev, piano), and May 10 (Mark Kosower, cello).
Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project has cancelled its events scheduled for April 19 (Amirtha Kidambi & Lea Bertucci) and May 1 (Publiquartet).
Summit Choral Society has postponed its May 9 Children’s Choir concert to June 18, and will either cancel its May 16 Metropolitan Chorus concert or postpone it to a date to be announced. Click here to check on the status of other events and educational programs.
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Parks is cancelling its cultural arts events scheduled for March 20 (The Revelers), April 19 (Ed Caner with Anthony Taddeo), and April 26 (Le Vent du Nord). Some may be rescheduled to future dates.
COVID-19 TALES FROM ELSEWHERE:
Matt Cooper, the Listings Coordinator for the Los Angeles Times, describes his life during a week of cascading cancellations. Click here to read.