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archived events 2017

CONCERT ONE: FELIX, WOLFI AND ZOLTAN

Sunday, November 12, 2017   3:00 p.m.  SOLD OUT

Restored Herrick Mews carriage house, Cleveland Heights

Close Encounters 12 concert one

 

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Duo for violin and viola No. 1 in G major   (1783)

Zoltán Kodály  Serenade for Two Violins and Viola   (1920)

Felix Mendelssohn  String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major    (1845)

Masterpieces by two German Wunderkinder frame a spicy Hungarian trio, played con brio by Cleveland’s hottest additions to the string scene.

 

ARTISTS

Jessica Lee, Mari Sato,  violins   Isabel Trautwein, violin/viola   Eric Wong, viola   Tanya Ell, cello

Jessica Lee, recently appointed Assistant Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra was the grand prize winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and has toured extensively with Musicians from Marlboro and the Lincoln Center Chamber Players. The Cavani String Quartet’s new violist, Eric Wong, a first prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, is another international touring artist newly settled in our city. Both will be joined by audience favorites: Mari Sato, long-time member of the Cavani Quartet, plus Cleveland Orchestra musicians Tanya Ell on cello and Isabel Trautwein on violin and viola.

Read about Close Encounters Season 12: 2017-18

 

Order early for guaranteed seats!

Season subscriptions, as well as individual concert tickets are available for purchase at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online beginning September 15, 2017. We are pleased to offer reduced-price tickets for students ages 8-23, thanks to generous funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (who also qualifies for the student ticket price).

All concert venues are wheelchair accessible. Directions for concerts at private residences are mailed a week in advance. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited, and Close Encounters concerts have a tradition of selling out.

Season 12 Subscription to all four concerts  $200 | $160 Heights Arts members

Individual Concerts $55 | $45 Heights Arts members | $15 Student (additional $15 parent)

SOLD OUT – WAITLIST ONLY

Please call 216-371-3457 by Friday, November 10 to be added to our waitlist. We will notify you if tickets become available by Saturday, November 11.

 

 

We are grateful for the support of our Season 12 Gold Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments

Musician images courtesy The Cleveland Orchestra and individual artists

16TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY STORE OPENING RECEPTION

2016 Holiday StoreFriday, November 3, 2017

Heights Arts member reception 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Public reception 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Heights Arts gallery is filled with fine arts and crafts by more than 85 regional artists for the holidays! Support your local artists, and give yourself or someone else a gift handmade right here in Northeast Ohio.

Open seven days a week, the Holiday Store fills the entire Heights Arts gallery on Lee Road with jewelry, clothing, music, handmade artist cards, fine art prints, paintings, and photographs; functional art in ceramics, glass, wood, and fiber, books by local writers, and other distinctive holiday items.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, November 3, and get the jump on winter shopping with refreshments and other special treats.

 

TREPANNING TRIO GALLERY CONCERT

Trepanning Trio at music hopSaturday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.

In conjunction with our exhibition Sound and Vision,  acoustic instrumental ensemble Trepanning Trio and exhibition curator Christopher Auerbach-Brown present a free community concert using their signature “classical, traditional and handmade instruments (i.e., viola da gamba, kalimba, guzheng, pan lids screwed onto sticks and played with violin bows, etc).”  Seating is open, so please come a bit early and enjoy the show!

 

About Trepanning Trio

Since its unofficial formation in 1998, this Northeast Ohio-based ensemble has assembled an unlikely rogues’ gallery of more than two dozen musicians, composers, artists, writers and ethnomusicologists. Contrary to its name, Trepanning Trio typically performs with a rotating lineup of six to twelve musicians. Despite their diverse backgrounds, they bring hundreds of years of experience to bear on a repertoire forged by a shared passion for sound, texture, rhythm, melody and experimentation.

The band’s name derives from the surgical procedure in which a hole is drilled into the human skull. Cave paintings suggest that people once trepanned the skulls of the living in order to let evil spirits escape, thereby curing seizures, migraines, and mental disorders.

 

Image courtesy Daniel Levin

SPOTLIGHT: DEBORAH PINTER OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, September 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ornamental Containment, a series of new monotypes by Deborah Pinter, is showcased in the spotlight gallery beginning Friday, September 15.  Employing the compositional restraints of a circular format on square paper, Deborah continues her exploration of directly creating prints from natural elements such as leaves, branches and stones, which are added in layers to create a positive/negative rhythm.

Join us for a community opening reception on Friday, September 15, meet Deborah, and learn more about her work.

 

Spotlight Gallery solo exhibitions are devoted to supporting Heights Arts working artist-members. Working Artist Membership programs are generously supported by the Cyrus Eaton Foundation.

NO EXIT GALLERY CONCERT

No Exit New Music community concertSaturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Known for their virtuosic performances and engaging programming, No Exit will be kicking off their 2017-18 concert season by returning to Heights Arts. The concert will showcase brand-new, world premiere music by several extraordinary Northeast Ohio composers. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of inspired sounds. Free and open to the public

 

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HEIGHTS ARTS SHOPPING NIGHT AT VINTAGE APPAREL

Vintage Apparel shopping day 9-25-2017vintage Apparel 2Monday, September 25  6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Our friends at Vintage Apparel on Coventry Road are hosting a private sale to all Friends of Heights Arts, and you’re invited! 25% of all purchases made that evening will be donated to Heights Arts to support our local arts inititatives.

Tell your friends, neighbors, and family!

 

About Vintage Apparel: Made in Cleveland

The result of an uncovered treasure of brand new, never-worn apparel made in Cleveland knitting mills from the 60s, 70s and 80s, Vintage Apparel is a local pop-up knitwear shop created by Debbie Gulyas (Blue Arrow Records and the old Renaissance Parlour) and Steve Presser (Big Fun and founding Heights Arts Board member. New “old” stock includes original retro designs of sweaters, dresses, skirts, and pants inspired by popular trends, such as Missoni inspired stripes and patterns. Vintage Apparel is located at 1782 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights until at least October 30, 2017.

A real Cleveland Treasure: In the News

Fox 8 News: Pop-up shop to offer Cleveland-made vintage fashions

Cleveland.com: Time capsule: pop-up shop of vintage knitwear from Cleveland mills brings history to life (photos)

EKPHRASTACY: ARTISTS TALK + POETS RESPOND

Ekphrastacy Brad BoltonThursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Expand your views on the meaning of music!

Poets Christine Howey, Damien McClendon, Ephraim Nehemiah, and Catherine Wing join Sound and Vision curator Christopher Auerbach-Brown and contributing musicians to discuss, interpret through verse, and listen to select musical instruments on view in the exhibition. Join us for a community reception following the talk. FREE

 

Image: Brad Bolton on the godbass

2017 HEIGHTS MUSIC HOP ON CEDAR-LEE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 IN THE HEIGHTS ARTS GALLERY

7:00 PATCHWORK contemporary classical

8:30 MATH + LOGIC indie piano rock

Join us for the 5th annual Heights Music Hop, which takes over the Cedar-Lee district on Saturday, September 9 from 3:00-11:00 p.m. We are thrilled to be hosting two groups: Patchwork and Math + Logic. Parking will be free at city meters for the evening.

Patchwork

Mutually interested in exploring a wide range of contemporary genres, Noa Even and Stephen Klunk formed Patchwork, a Cleveland-based saxophone and drum set duo that collaborates with composers to build an eclectic body of new music. Since forming the group in 2013, Noa and Stephen have commissioned over a dozen works for their unique instrumentation. Patchwork has appeared on many college campuses, and they frequently combine performances with educational events such as composer readings, master classes, and presentations. Their recent tours included shows at Array Space in Toronto, the Bop Stop in Cleveland, Constellation in Chicago, Spectrum in New York City, and Omaha Under the Radar.

 

Math + Logic

Math + Logic is an indie piano rock group made up of  pianist and composer Rob Kovacs, David McHenry, Charlie Trenta and Dan Kshywonis. Formed in 2017, the group has performed locally at the Beachland, Happy Dog,Grog Shop, and other popular Cleveland music spots.

“Music for engineers and the people who love them.”

 

 

SOUND AND VISION OPENING RECEPTION

Sound and VisionFriday, September 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Curated by musician, composer, and educator Chris Auerbach-Brown, Heights Arts’ fall exhibition, Sound and Vision, displays a variety of instruments built or owned by local, regional, and national instrument builders and tinkerers. Some designs are more traditional in nature, some are from other parts of the world, some are digital, and others challenge our notions of what musical instruments are in the first place. Hopefully this exhibition will undermine visitors’ assumptions and encourage them to explore music that exists outside of their comfort zone.

The community is invited to join us for an opening reception on Friday, September 1, 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through October 15, 2017.

 

RELATED PROGRAMMING:

Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond about works in Sound and Vision on Thursday, September 28, 7 p.m.

Trepanning Trio performs a free community concert  on Saturday, October 14, 7 p.m.

Member Appreciation Days

2017 member appreciation daysSATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 19-20, 2017

Our members help us thrive! It’s our turn to give back to YOU. Stop in and celebrate the talents of our Northeast Ohio artists by saving 25% on all gallery shop purchases for this weekend only. Not a member? It’s a great weekend to join!

 

 

 

I Am Artful opening reception

I am Artful exhibitionFriday, August 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

I Am ARTFUL highlights the talents of the ARTFUL community. ARTFUL is a Cleveland Heights-based organization that provides studio space and education to local artists. Heights Arts is combining efforts with ARTFUL to create awareness and support the work being produced by the artists currently renting studio space at ARTFUL.

The impetus of this exhibition is the impending termination of ARTFUL’s lease so the city can sell the Coventry School Site to a developer. It is our intention to inspire and rejuvenate the arts community as we protect the needs of local artists.

Please join us for an opening reception at Heights Arts on Friday, August 4, 6-9 p.m. This special exhibition will be on view through Sunday, August 20, 2017.

 

 

Works shown (l. to r.) :
Adam Brumma, “Caterpillar Catch,” 3D printed model, origami and found object, 14″ x 6″
David Perelman-Hall, “Winters Night at PEACE Park,” black and white photographic print, 13” x 19”
Judith Barr, “Below the Bridge,” watercolor on paper, 18″ x 24″
Susan Prendergast, “Clown Pants,” sterling silver and vintage glass, 3″ x 1″ 
John Martin, “Foggy Morning,” monoprint on paper, 15″ x 12″
Adri Nerone, “Smoky Quartz,” yarn, 60” x 45”
 

Encore: A Heights Arts Invitational opening reception

Douglas Max Utter Woman with GreenFriday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

On the heels of our Emergent 2017 exhibition—part two of what might be thought of as a “before and after” pairing—is Encore: A Heights Arts Invitational. For this exhibition, the gallery committee went back through the history of the Heights Arts gallery, including the early years during which William Busta was gallery director, and asked a small selection of artists whose work had made a particular impression at the time to come back and participate in an invitational exhibition featuring current work. Intentionally covering a range of media, that exhibition includes, in alphabetical order, Christi Birchfield (drawing/printmaking), Grace Chin (jewelry/metals), Dexter Davis (collage, multi-media), Yumiko Goto (ceramics), Doug Meyer (furniture), Mark Slankard (photography), and Douglas Max Utter (painting).

Join us for an opportunity to meet the artists and view Encore at an opening reception on Friday, June, 6-9 p.m.

 

Image courtesy Douglas Max Utter

Classical Revolution Cleveland Gallery Concert

Classical Revolution ClevelandSaturday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

Classical Revolution Cleveland’s string quartet brings a diverse program by twentieth century composers, including music by Astor Piazzolla, Gaspar Cassado, Scott Joplin, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Free and open to the community

Featuring:
Ariel Clayton Karas, violinist and director
Victor Beyens, violinist
Matthew Ross, viola
Erica Snowden, cello

 

 

 

Heights Arts gallery concerts are supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Vive La France!

Sunday, May 21, 2017   3:00 p.m.  SOLD OUT

Private estate nestled in the Shaker Heights parklands 

Claude Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor (1915)

Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata No. 2 (Obsession) for Violin Solo (1923)

Robert Schumann Piano Quartet Op. 47 in E-flat Major (1842)

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Isabel Trautwein, violin, Joanna Patterson, viola, Tanya Ell, cello, and Daniel Shapiro, piano offer the Debussy Cello Sonata, Ysaÿe’s Sonata for Violin Solo No 2, and Schumann’s Piano Quartet.

French language and music often have an almost liquid elegance and, in the case of Debussy’s late cello sonata, is a masterful example of French Impressionism. Composer and violinist Ysayë added to Bach’s a set of six (demonically difficult) sonatas for solo violin.

Schumann’s earlier, romantic quartet was composed in his “chamber music year,” with the piano part intended for his new wife, the gifted pianist Clara Wieck Schumann.

Read about Close Encounters Season 11: 2016-17

ARTISTS

Isabel Trautwein, violin; Joanna Patterson, viola; Tanya Ell, cello; and Daniel Shapiro, piano.


Order now for guaranteed seats!

Individual concert tickets are available for purchase at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online. We are pleased to offer reduced-price tickets for students ages 8-23, thanks to generous funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (who also qualifies for the student ticket price).

All concert venues are wheelchair accessible. Directions for concerts at private residences are mailed a week in advance. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited.

CONCERT FOUR OF 2016-17 SEASON

Individual Concerts $55 | $45 Heights Arts members | $15 Student (optional $15 parent)

 

 

We are grateful for the support of our Season 11 Gold Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments

 

 

Image: Two Young Girls at the Piano, August Renoir. 1892 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Musician images courtesy The Cleveland Orchestra and Daniel Shapiro, CIM

Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond

Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening with Emergent 2017 exhibition artists, who will speak about the evolving ideas and processes behind their works since graduating from their respective Northern Ohio art programs

Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate Christine Howey has invited local poets Breshea Anglen, Dave Lucas, and Mary Turzillo to respond in poetry to selections from the exhibition. They will read their works as well.

It’s always an interesting night; come a bit early to get a seat and enjoy refreshments!

 

 

Image: Blues (detail), Grace Summanen

Master Class in Cello

 Sunday, May 7, 2017   10:30 a.m.

Nick Diodore master classEsteemed Northeast Ohio cellist Nicholas Diodore will lead a master class performance in cello in the Heights Arts gallery. Master classes are free and open to the public for observation. Each features students who perform with excellence within various levels, and have been recommended by their teachers.

Northeast Ohio students in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply for all master class sessions; applicants must be recommended by their music teacher  in addition to the online form below for consideration.

Participating students and one parent (if student is under 18) also receive complimentary tickets to one of Heights Arts’ 2016-2017 Close Encounters chamber music concerts, featuring members of the Cleveland Orchestra (a $55 min. value).

MASTER CLASS APPLICATION

 

ABOUT NICHOLAS DIODORE

Nick Diodore was born in Marion, Indiana to a musical family and quickly established a reputation as a very talented cellist. He received his early musical instruction from Geoffrey Lapin of the Indianapolis Symphony. Mr. Diodore attended high school at Interlochen Arts Academy where he was a student of Crispin Campbell. He excelled in the study of 20th century compositions as well as in chamber music and was a prize winner at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and the Grand Prize winner of the Downbeat Magazine Chamber Music Competition.

In 1996, Mr. Diodore attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of Alan Harris, Merry Peckham and Richard Weiss. During his studies, Nick participated in the Aspen Music Festival and the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival. He also performed at the Cayman Islands Music Festival.

Currently Mr. Diodore holds a faculty position at the Aurora School of Music and teaches privately at Laurel School and Hudson Montessori School. He performs regularly as a member of the No Exit New Music Ensemble, Pizzicato 4 (a cello quartet) and Dadband. He also serves on the board of directors of the Cleveland Cello Society.

 

Funding for  master classes and free and discounted tickets is generously provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Gallery Concert: Nicholas Diodore

Nick Diodore gallery concertSaturday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

No Exit’s cellist extraordinaire Nick Diodore will be performing a concert of avant-garde music as only he can. As a performer and interpreter of modern music, Nick is known for his remarkable sensitivity, expressiveness and exquisite virtuosity. This one-man show will feature pieces by Kaija Saariaho, Witold Lutosławski, Luciano Berio, Alberto Ginastera, Henri Dutilleux and works by two Cleveland area composers, Andrew Rindfleisch and Timothy Beyer.

Please join us for what will be a truly breathtaking evening of music. Free and open to the public.
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SPOTLIGHT: Christine Mauersberger Opening Reception

Mauersberger Aquascapes

Friday, May 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Join us for the opening reception of Christine Mauersberger, Aquascapes, in the Heights Arts Spotlight Gallery.

A native Clevelander and Heights Arts working-artist member, Christine Mauersberger is an artist who uses a variety of media to create pieces that range from small and intimate to room-sized installations. Her work is featured in private and public collections, including Southwest General Hospital and MetroHealth Hospitals in Cleveland. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including Ohio Arts Council Award of Individual Excellence in 2013 and 2017, a Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Creative Workforce Fellowship.

About the work on view, Christine notes,”The Aquascapes series is directly influenced by my views of Lake Erie. I am always surprised by the transient nature of its color on any one day. I’m interested in creating beautiful images of water and light to evoke its timeless nature.”  The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, June 18.

 

 

Working Artist Membership programs are generously supported by the Cyrus Eaton Foundation.

Cleveland Orchestra French Horns, Unconducted

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:00 p.m. SOLD OUT

Historic Cleveland Heights carriage house

 

Eugène Bozza, Suite for Four Horns (1952)

Kazimierz Machala, Intuitions for Horn Quartet

Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Four Horns (1952)

Nikolai Tcherepnin, Six Pieces for Horn Quartet (1910)

David Uber, Suite for Four Horns (1965)

Lowell Shaw, Selected Fripperies for Four Horns

 

Cleveland Orchestra French horn players Hans Clebsch, Alan DeMattia, Richard King, and Jesse McCormick  let their hair down with an entertaining and beautiful program of original works and arrangements for brass chamber music, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary.

Rich, Jesse, Hans, and Alan have been playing together in the phenomenal TCO horn section for more than 10 years, and we are pleased to present a varied, exciting and virtuos​ic​ concert in an eclectic, restored carriage house at the Herrick Mews of Cleveland Heights.

 

Read about Close Encounters Season 11: 2016-17

 

ARTISTS

Hans Clebsch, Richard King, Alan DeMattia, Jesse McCormick, horns.

 

THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT!

Individual concert tickets are available for purchase at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online. We are pleased to offer reduced-price tickets for students ages 8-23, thanks to generous funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (who also qualifies for the student ticket price).

All concert venues are wheelchair accessible. Directions for concerts at private residences are mailed a week in advance. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited.

CONCERT THREE OF 2016-17 SEASON

Individual Concerts $55 | $45 Heights Arts members | $15 Student (optional $15 parent)

 

We are grateful for the support of our Season 11 Gold Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments

 

 

Musician images courtesy The Cleveland Orchestra

 

 

No Exit Gallery Concert

Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Be sure to join No Exit new music ensemble for an unforgettable evening of sounds as they celebrate the musical legacy of the great Eric Dolphy. The concert will feature new arrangements and original pieces that pay homage to this incomparable jazz luminary. No Exit will be joined by special guests Bobby Selvaggio, Scott McKee, and Dustin May.

 

Program:

“Serene” arr. by Bobby Selvaggio

“Truth” arr. by Bobby Selvaggio

“Out There” arr. by Bobby Selvaggio

“God Bless the Child” arr. by Gunnar Owen Hirthe

“Hat and Beard” arr. by Andrew Rindfleisch

“Late Lunch” (a collage of Dolphy tunes) arr. by Greg D’Alessio

“Iron Manic” by James Praznik

“Looking for Eric (The Search for NOTE-IX)” by Paul Epstein

“Elegy” by Timothy Beyer

Free and open to the community.

Emergent 2017 Opening Reception

Friday, April 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Heights Arts presents the second iteration of its well received exhibition, Emergent, which shines a light on artists who have recently graduated from area colleges and universities. First presented in 2015, Emergent 2017 celebrates the strength of the northeast Ohio region as a training ground for the great artists of tomorrow.

This year, the Heights Arts gallery committee selected 12 artists who create in a variety of media from a list of institutions including the Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Baldwin Wallace University.

Represented in Emergent 2017 are: Meghan Calvert, Amber Ford, Jessica Howard, Erin Jesson, Jacob Koestler, Samantha Konet, Mike Lombardy, Nathan Prebonick, Rachel Shelton, Maia Stern, Grace Summanen, and Nikki Woods.

Join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 21 and meet the artists. An accompanying program, Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond, is slated for Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, June 4.

 

Image: Rabbit Stew, Jessica Howard

Blurring the Line: Defining Art in the Digital Age

Spotlight panel discussion Kate Snow

Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m.

Come participate in a short panel discussion which will examine how the digital medium is transforming the way viewers experience art. Is the gap between fine art and digital communities finally closing?

Attendees will have the opportunity to join the discussion, ask questions, and interact with examples of digital art on view in Spotlight: Kate Snow.

Panelists:
Kate Snow, Artist
Eagan Rackley, Game Developer
Ian Faleer, Musician
Stephanie Frankiewicz, Artist and Graphic Designer

CIFF 41 COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Score a film music documentaryScore: A Film Music Documentary

Cedar-Lee Theatre neighborhood screening

Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 07 at 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 08 at 11:10 a.m.

 

Heights Arts is thrilled to be a community partner with the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival for the film Score: A Film Music Documentary, a look at the creative role of film music in  some of our most beloved cinematic masterpieces.

The first feature-length documentary by Emmy-winning writer Matt Schrader, Score is sure to please film-buffs and music fans alike.  Complete information can be found on the CIFF website.CIFF community partner logo

Tickets for all movies go on sale to CIFF members on March 11, and to the general public on March 17. Meet up with your friends at the Cedar-Lee neighborhood screening on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Heights Arts patrons: Use the code HEIGHT to save $2.00 off each and every ticket purchase, online at www.clevelandfilm.org (available 24 hours a day), by phone to the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456), or in person at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby. Restrictions may apply.

 

 

 

 

Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond

Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

Join us for a multi-faceted gallery talk on the exhibition, PUBLIC CONSCIENCE through Graphics and Illustration. Exhibition artists are invited to speak about the influences and challenges in creating art which speak to contemporary issues.

Cleveland poets Jeffrey Bowen, Clarissa Jakobsons, Chuck Joy, and Emily Troia will also read new poems which have been created in response to select works on view in the exhibition.

PUBLIC CONSCIENCE through Illustration and Graphics will be on view through April 16, 2017.

 

Image courtesy George Kocar

NEOSonicFest: No Exit

Friday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m.

NEOSonicFest IV: 4th Annual New Music Festival presents No Exit at Heights Arts:

Night Falls Fast (2007) – Ryan Gallagher (b.1984)
Voices of Contempt “World Premiere” (2012) – Michael Rene Torres
Duo No.2 for Violin and Cello (1958) – Bohuslav Martinů
I.Allegretto
II. Adagio
III. Poco Allegro
Music for Mother Bear (1975) – Donald Erb
Piano Quartet No.1 (2010) – Matthew Ivic

Please join No Exit for an evening of sublime sounds during a one night only engagement at Heights Arts. As part of the NeoSonicFest, the ensemble will be celebrating the music of some extraordinary Cleveland area composers including the world premiere of Michael Rene Torres’ “Voices of Contempt.” The program will also feature works by Donald Erb, Ryan Gallagher, Matthew Ivic and iconic Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů. As always, free and open to the public. This is a not to be missed evening of captivating music!

$10 suggested donation

 

No Exit gallery concert

Slavic Strings, From our Sleeve to Yours

Sunday, February 26, 2017  3:00 p.m.

Historic Dunham Tavern Museum Barn  SOLD OUT

Antonín Dvořák String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97

Bohuslav Martinů Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, H. 313

Jörg Widmann Etude no. 6, “Lullaby for Salome”

Close Encounters stringsWhat is better than one viola? Two! This is why Czech composer Antonín Dvořák wrote one of his finest works for viola quintet—though it’s rarely heard. This lively program features contemporary and 19th century works including Martinu’s Madrigals for Violin and Viola, Widmann’s Etude for Solo Violin, and the delightful Dvorak Viola Quintet, with JinJoo Cho, Peter Otto, and Isabel Trautwein, violins, YuJin and Kirsten Docter, violas, and Tanya Ell, cello.

A unique and incredibly difficult new composition for a playing (and sometimes singing) violinist will be performed by Peter Otto. You are sure to enjoy this afternoon of 80% Slavic and 100% fantastic music in the captivating setting of the Cleveland Landmark Dunham Tavern Museum on Euclid Avenue.

Read about Close Encounters Season 11: 2016-17

 

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ARTISTS

 JinJoo Cho, Peter Otto, and Isabel Trautwein, violins; YuJin and Kirsten Docter, violas; and Tanya Ell, cello.

 

Order now for guaranteed seats!

Individual concert tickets are available for purchase at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online. We are pleased to offer reduced-price tickets for students ages 8-23, thanks to generous funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (who also qualifies for the student ticket price).

All concert venues are wheelchair accessible. Directions for concerts at private residences are mailed a week in advance. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited.

CONCERT TWO OF 2016-17 SEASON

Individual Concerts $55 | $45 Heights Arts members | $15 Student (optional $15 parent)

SOLD OUT

 

 

 

We are grateful for the support of our Season 11 Gold Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments

 

 

 

 

Musician images courtesy The Cleveland Orchestra

SPOTLIGHT: Kate Snow Opening Reception

Friday, March 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Kate Snow Spotlight exhibition

However we define them, communities group us, ground us, and provide us with a sense of security and identity. Kate Snow’s exhibition in the spotlight gallery, Grid Series: Communities, seeks to explore and celebrate not only the physical community that makes up Cleveland Heights, but also the seemingly disparate communities of fine art and digital media by providing a platform for engagement and interaction.

Grid Series: Communities includes a collection of framed gouache and graphite paintings on handmade paper, as well as an integrated digital piece.  Viewers will have the opportunity to become “makers” as they digitally change the painting on the installed gallery screen (re-ordering the dots, changing colors, etc.).

Join us for an opening reception, meet the artist, and create your own community on Friday, March 17, 6-9 p.m.

 

 

 

Working Artist Membership programs are generously supported by the Cyrus Eaton Foundation.

 

Woodwind Ensemble Master Class

Sunday, March 12, 2017   10:30 a.m.

North Coast WindsThe five members of North Coast Winds (NCW) will lead an interactive masterclass program designed to introduce the basics of chamber music and enhance young musicians’ ensemble playing skills. Participants will have the option of playing their part alongside the NCW in a chamber music immersion experience or pre-formed groups can perform and receive coaching and feedback, all in an encouraging and hands-on environment.

Northeast Ohio students in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply for all master class sessions; applicants must be recommended by their music teacher  in addition to the online form below for consideration.

Participating students and one parent (if student is under 18) also receive complimentary tickets to one of Heights Arts’ 2016-2017 Close Encounters chamber music concerts, featuring members of the Cleveland Orchestra (a $55 min. value).

MASTER CLASS APPLICATION

 

ABOUT NORTH COAST WINDS

From the shores of Lake Erie, the North Coast Winds (NCW) has emerged as a dynamic player in the cultural and educational fabric of Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Formed by five alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Music, NCW’s commitment to inspired music-making, memorable educational programming, and connecting with the broadest possible audiences has led the group across the United States in performances and residences.  Awarded second prize at the Yellow Springs Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles, NCW has delighted listeners in beautiful concert halls, gardens, libraries, hospitals, museums, historic homes and hotels, and on the radio.  The ensemble includes Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute; Mary Kausek, oboe; Benjamin Chen, clarinet; Emily Rapson, horn; and Arleigh Savage, bassoon.

 

 

Funding for  master classes and free and discounted tickets is generously provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

PUBLIC CONSCIENCE Opening Reception

Public Conscience, Laura and Gary DummFriday, March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

PUBLIC CONSCIENCE through Graphics and Illustration, a regional exhibition co-curated by artists Leslye Arian and Dave King, showcases the work of Laura and Gary Dumm, Derek Hess, Brian Jasinski, Nancy Schwartz-Katz, Milan Kecman, Jake Kelly, George Kocar, Joe Lanzilotta, Angela Oster, Josh Usmani, Justin Michael Will, Sean Higgins and Nicholas Rezabek of the Bubble Process.

Graphic design and illustration have expanded beyond the publishing and advertising industries from which they sprung. Influenced by graffiti, new technologies in animation or gaming, the illustrator creates stories about world issues, popular culture, trends in daily life. Artists take issues out of context and reexamine them in unconsidered perpectives, which cleverly challenges the viewers to assess their own part in the whole.

Please join us for a public reception and opportunity to meet the artists on Friday, March 3, 6-9 p.m.

 

 

 

Image: More is Never Enough, courtesy Laura and Gary Gumm

Master Class in Piano

Master Class Shuai Wang

Sunday, February 19, 2017   CANCELLED

Shuai Wang, acclaimed piano soloist and faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Cleveland State University, will lead a master class performance in the Heights Arts gallery. Master classes are free and open to the public for observation. Each features students who perform with excellence within various levels, and have been recommended by their teachers.

Northeast Ohio students in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply for all master class sessions; applicants must be recommended by their music teacher  in addition to the online form below for consideration.

Participating students and one parent (if student is under 18) also receive complimentary tickets to one of Heights Arts’ 2016-2017 Close Encounters chamber music concerts, featuring members of the Cleveland Orchestra (a $55 min. value).

MASTER CLASS APPLICATION

 

Funding for  master classes and free and discounted tickets is generously provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.