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  • Chamber Music Master Class

    November 30, 2015, 4:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Jupiter String Quartet, guest artists
     Megan Freivogel, violin
     Nelson Lee, violin
     Liz Freivogel, viola
     Daniel McDonough, cello

    Participation of the Jupiter String Quartet is made possible in part by the Dr. Sydney and Gussie B. Klein CIM Chamber Music Ensemble Fund and in collaboration with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society.
  • Percussion Ensemble

    November 30, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Paul Yancich, director

  • Viola Master Class

    December 1, 2015, 10:00 am
    Mixon Hall

    Liz Freivogel, viola, guest artist

CIM Announces November Events

October 15, 2013

The Magic Flute Returns, A Taste of Opera, Joan Tower and CIM@Severance

The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) presents a double dose of opera, honors the 75th birthday of American composer Joan Tower, sends the Orchestra back to Severance Hall and continues the faculty recital series this month.

A complete listing of events is available at For those events that are ticketed, guests should visit or call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211. Some events require seating passes, which are available at the Box Office beginning one week prior to the event.

[Members of the media interested in attending ticketed events should contact Communications Manager Katie Kucera at  a minimum of two weeks prior to an event with interest. Please indicate dates of performances.]  

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Double Dose of Opera: CIM Voice Students Take Center Stage

Opera lovers will get a double dose of excitement this month as CIM voice students perform twice in November under the direction of David Bamberger. Read more below about the fully staged opera November 6 through 9 and the Musical Luncheon presented by the Women’s Committee November 17.

The Magic Flute Returns to Opera Theater
November 6 – 9
Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) was last seen on Kulas stage in 2008 but the production returns November 6 through 9 with a new twist and is filled with all of the magic, adventure, laughter and enchanting music that audiences would expect.

Artistic Director David Bamberger, known for his inventive stagings, takes audiences into a fanciful, funky world in which generations collide.

With the wonderful talents of CIM’s singers and Orchestra led by Harry Davidson as well as Dave Brooks’ creative sets, Alison Garrigan’s imaginative costumes and Mozart’s irresistible music, this show will be a delight for all ages.

Sung in German, the production includes projected English text and dialogue, so you won’t miss a word! Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and groups of 10 or more, $10 students with ID. Call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211 to order. Opening night presented in appreciation of The Giant Eagle Foundation.

 A Taste of Opera Musical Luncheon
November 13
David Bamberger presents an enchanting program featuring voice students in a selection of opera favorites for a Musical Luncheon presented by the Women’s Committee of the Cleveland Institute of Music on November 13.

The event will be held at the Beechmont Country Club (29600 Chagrin Road). Hospitality begins at  11:30 a.m. with program at noon, followed by lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for Women’s Committee members, $38 for non-members. Reservations are required. Please contact CIM’s RSVP line at 216.795.3209.

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 CIM Returns to Severance Hall

Wednesday, November 20

Fasten your seat belts for this concert which begins with American composer John Adams’ acclaimed fanfare Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Young talent will be on full display as violinist Kyung Ah Oh performs the virtuosic and dark Sibelius Violin Concerto. Finally, hear Hector Berlioz’s story of a lovesick artist in the classic, early Romantic work Symphonie Fantastique. Carl Topilow conducts.

Tickets are $5 orchestra & balcony, $10 dress circle and $20 reserved box seats. (Box seats must be purchased by phone or in person.) Call the Severance Hall Box Office at 216.231.1111 or visit

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New Music Ensemble Celebrates Composer Joan Tower

November 10  Recital 
November 9 Symposium

November 10, the New Music Ensemble, directed by Head of Composition Keith Fitch, celebrates the 75th birthday of one of America’s foremost and colorful composers, Joan Tower.

Reviewers say Tower is nearly impossible to pigeonhole stylistically, her numerous works for orchestra and chamber music ensembles are characterized by rhythmic vitality power and often raw emotion. She has been hailed as “one of the most successful woman composers of all time” by The New Yorker magazine.

She’ll present a symposium on Saturday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. in CIM’s Studio 113. The discussion of her work and process is followed by a recital the next day.

The recital, presented in celebration of Tower’s 75th birthday, will feature six of her works in CIM’s Mixon Hall at 4:00 p.m.  The CIM New Music Ensemble, led by Fitch, will be joined by the CIM Percussion Ensemble, led by Paul Yancich. Faculty performers include cellist Sharon Robinson and the Cavani String Quartet.

Both of these New Music Series events are free and open to the public.

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Faculty Recitals Feature Cavani Quartet, Sergei Babayan

CIM’s renowned faculty, including members of The Cleveland Orchestra, perform in more than two-dozen incredible events this season, with two in November. Free seating passes are required for all recitals in Mixon Hall. Call the CIM Box Office at 216.795.3211.

Wednesday, November 13
Critically acclaimed pianist Sergei Babayan performs in Mixon Hall at 8:00 p.m. The CIM artist-in-residence is known for his innovative programming, emotional intensity and bold energy. He’ll present a program of Mozart concertos. Free seating passes are required.

Friday, November 22
The Cavani String Quartet, in residence at CIM, will present the first performance in their Influences and Inspirations series with works by Bartók, Mozart and Debussy. The concert is in Mixon Hall at 8:00 p.m.
Free seating passes are required.

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