Close Encounters Chamber Music
HeightsArts Close Encounters Season 14, 2019-20
Isabel Trautwein, Artistic Director
Close Encounters, now in its 14th season, is celebrating 20 (!) years of Heights Arts with four unique afternoons of chamber music by the world’s finest local musicians performed as it was meant to be: up close and personal. Programs include our second all-female composer program, Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration, a sampling of Dvorak’s forgotten Cleveland composing students, and an elegant afternoon with the sparkling Omni Quartet.
As our venues are intimate, tickets sell out early, so please reserve early! All venues are 100% handicapped accessible. A special new venue this year is the Hermit Club, a gorgeous historic Tudor hall in Playhouse Square. After the show, treat yourself to a post-concert reception with the performers in the historic Hermit Tavern.
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
SEASON 14 CONCERTS
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
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. 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).
Most 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 14 Subscription to all four concerts $200 | $160 Heights Arts members
Individual Concerts $55 | $45 Heights Arts members | $15 Student (additional $15 parent)
Community Concerts in the Gallery
Heights Arts is pleased to host a series of classical music performances in our spacious art gallery, which showcase the talent our of our Northeast Ohio musicians. Free to the community, all performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and offer open seating. Come a bit early and enjoy what’s on view in our gallery and shop!
Interested in performing in our gallery? Performers can complete the online submission form below, with included video clip. The season typically runs from January through August. Next season’s schedule is forthcoming. For more information on gallery concerts, please contact Rachel Bernstein at 216-371-3457.
Gallery Series Concert Requirements:
- Groups must be between two and six musicians
- Musicians will be paid an honorarium of $250.00 up to $1,000 per group for a performance.
- Performances must be classical music (which includes new music)
- Musicians must be current artist-members of Heights Arts ($35.00 per year)
Community concerts in the gallery are supported by generous funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation