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Close Encounters 15th Season (Online)

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.


CONCERT 1: OMNIpresence with Obligat’OBOE

Saturday January 30, 3 p.m.
Performers: Jung-Min Amy Lee-violin, Joanna Patterson Zakany-viola, Tanya Ell Woolfrey-cello, and Frank Rosenwein-oboe. Omni Quartet members will perform much loved trios by Handel and Beethoven. They will then be joined in a rare appearance by Cleveland Orchestra Principal Oboist Frank Rosenwein,whose bright and elegant spirit are featured in works for Oboe solo by Lithuanian composer Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota.
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CONCERT 2: Florence, George and Amadeus

Sunday February 28th, 3 p.m.
Performers: Mari Sato, Isabel Trautwein-violin, Eric Wong-viola, Tanya Ell-Woolfrey-cello, and Robert Woolfrey-clarinet. Florence Price and Wolfgang Mozart share the spotlight in this concert. Price, a much-neglected female and black composing talent, lived until 1953 yet most of her beautiful work still remains unknown. Her haunting and melodic String Quartet no. 2 is paired with Mozart’s beloved Quintetin A-major. One of the last pieces written in his short life, it exudes the peace and friendship we all yearn for.
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CONCERT 3: Unfairly Neglected Masters

Sunday April 25th, 3 p.m.
Performers: Pianist Patti Wolf (UT Austin) with violinist Isabel Trautwein and cellist Tanya Ell Woolfrey (both Cleveland Orchestra musicians). Pianist Patti Wolf travels to Cleveland from her Texas home to perform a dramatic Trio by the unduly neglected Russian romantic Anton Arensky and solo piano works by the innovative Fanny Mendelssohn, who is finally being pulled out of her famous brother Felix’s shadows.

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Ticket Pricing and Streaming Information:
Date / Time: All concerts will stream live at 3:00 from the Bop Stop on January 30, February 28, and April 25
Confirmations will be sent via email with private link and instructions for viewing.

Regular Concert (In Person) Pricing

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.