by Hannah Schoepe
The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple Tifereth-Israel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University will present a new Silver Hall Concert Series. The performances begin this weekend with the annual Showcase Concert presented by the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society on September 15, and continue with the Cleveland Chamber Choir on September 23. The series will comprise nineteen free concerts featuring professional and semi-professional ensembles from greater Cleveland in the 1,200-seat Silver Hall Auditorium (a full concert calendar is below).
The idea of shimmering silver is certainly a fitting concept to describe the Series, presented in partnership with CWRU. Renovated in 2015, Silver Hall Auditorium now includes state-of-the art recording and live-streaming capability. This Series marks the Maltz Center’s new venture into presenting.
Randall Barnes, executive director of the Maltz Center, said the Series tackles several key components that help to define the niche of the Center. “First, the celebration of the musical artistry of our students through the CWRU Music Department ensembles; second, the professional and semi-professional talent of the greater Cleveland area ensembles showcased here; and finally, the intersection of technology and heritage by delivering one-of-a-kind performances both in-person and live-streamed from Silver Hall, the historical showpiece of the Maltz Performing Arts Center.”
The towering venue provides a harmonious space for the eclectic musical events. David Rothenberg, chair of CWRU’s department of music, said, “People who have never been inside the hall are going to be overwhelmed when they enter it.” As well as serving as a showcase for the University’s performing arts ensembles, the facility also continues to host the Temple’s High Holy Days, honoring the intent and history of the building while broadening the scope of the hall for generations to come.
The University’s Music Department will appear in nine concerts featuring Case University Circle Symphony Orchestra, the CWRU Bands, and the CWRU Choirs. “I’m excited for a broader public to see and hear the beauty of Silver Hall in performances by Case Western Reserve University’s student ensembles as well as this distinguished group of visiting ensembles,” Rothenberg said.
The 10 local ensembles performing in the inaugural year of the series include:
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society – Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:30 pm
Cleveland Chamber Choir – Sunday, September 23, 2018, 3:00 pm
People for Your Life – Gospel Choir – Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
ChamberFest Cleveland – Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:30 pm
CityMusic Cleveland – Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:30 pm
Western Reserve Chorale – Sunday, March 24, 2019, 3:00 pm
Heights Chamber Orchestra – Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 pm
Cleveland Chamber Symphony – Sunday, April 7, 2019, 5:00 pm
Choral Arts Cleveland – Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3:00 pm
Suburban Symphony Orchestra – Sunday, May 12, 2019, 3:30 pm
Click here for a full schedule, free tickets, parking information, and more, or call 216-368-6062.
Published on ClevelandClassical.com September 10, 2018.
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