Isabel Trautwein, Artistic Director
Heights Arts presents its 15th Close Encounters series LIVE from the iconic Bop Stop in a series of three streamed concerts in January, February and April. The concerts will feature minority composers and new music alongside traditional favorites.
Live Stream Pricing:
General: $25 and up | Heights Arts Member: $20.00 and up | Student: $10.00 and up
Ticket buyers can purchase tickets for any amount at or above the amount shown for the ticket type. All proceeds will help support current and future music programming.
Heights Arts is now booking dates for our 2021 summer/fall Random Acts of Art LIVE! season. Born during the pandemic, the series features concerts at private homes and in partnership with community organizations, and provides meaningful work for the many talented musicians in the Cleveland Area.
In addition to providing private booking opportunities for residents who would like to host in the Cleveland Area, Heights Arts will present several free concerts in partnership with other organizations to bring music to neighborhoods where residents might not have opportunities to experience these types of live musical performances. Pending weather, Heights Arts intends to begin booking concerts as early as late April of 2021.
Building Community: The intimacy of these neighborhood front yard concerts provides a safe space to build relationships with neighbors and the performing artists, or as a celebration of a special occasion. Fall of 2020 RAAL host Donna Johnson says, “This was a wonderful opportunity for neighbors and friends to enjoy live music safely during the pandemic.The first concert was emotional. We were gathered with face masks on. For many of us, this was the first live music we had experienced since March. And this was our first neighborhood gathering since the pandemic. It was a joy seeing everyone!”
Community Partnerships: Heights Arts is also looking for authentic connections with other Cleveland Area organizations who can provide free concerts in neighborhoods whose residents may not normally have the means or opportunity to experience these performances.
“In keeping with our mission to present and support local art and artists, we are excited to match performers with residents in these engaging and joyful events. Although the program was born out of necessity during the pandemic, it is clear that it has become a hallmark of our 20th anniversary year, and we see this as a lasting tradition moving forward,” says Heights Arts Executive Director Rachel Bernstein.
Heights Arts has begun its annual call for musicians who would like to perform in an ensemble in an outdoor RAAL concert, and residents or community partner organizations can reserve dates now for dates in late April through fall of 2021.
Private bookings for these performances start at $200.00 for Heights Arts members and $250.00 for non-members, and can be tailored based upon preference or size. The same information applies for organizations hoping to partner with Random Acts of Art LIVE.
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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.
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 store!
Our season runs from January through August. For a list of upcoming concerts and other events, please see our events page.
Ars Futura Ensemble
Blue Streak Ensemble
Burning River Baroque
Cleveland Cello Quartet
Gruca White Ensemble
Interested in performing in our gallery? Performers can complete the online submission form. The season typically runs from January through August. For more information or to apply, please visit our Call for Artists page.
Applications are Currently Closed
In collaboration with the Music Settlement, Contemporary Youth Orchestra, area public schools, and private teachers, Heights Arts offers masterclasses in its gallery, led by respected Northeast Ohio music teachers. Masterclasses 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.
Students in grades 6-12 are welcome to apply; applicants must be recommended by their music teacher and submit a performance video in addition to the online form below for consideration.
Participating students and one parent (if student is under 18) are also given complimentary tickets to one of Heights Arts’ 2017-2018 Close Encounters, featuring members of the Cleveland Orchestra (a $30-70 value).
For more information on how to participate in a master class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-371-3457.