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Close Encounters 2014-2015 Season

Ninth series of chamber music concerts feature world-renowned, local musicians

Heights Arts is pleased to announce the 2014–15 lineup for its Close Encounters chamber music series, held in a distinctive array of locations in Cleveland Heights, Midtown, and downtown Cleveland. The four Sunday afternoon concerts present classical music performed by arguably the world’s most renowned local musicians—members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Isabel Trautwein, Close Encounters artistic director and Cleveland Orchestra violinist, engages her colleagues and other professional musicians to design their own programs, ranging this year from baroque to bluegrass. Cleveland Heights’ Poet Laureate will recite poems created in response to select musical offerings during the series.

Close Encounters group

Image courtesy Kalman & Pabst Photo Group

2014-2015 SEASON

November 2  Factory Seconds Brass

February 15  Bach Bartók Beatles

April 19  Transfigured Bass

May 17  Academy of Bluegrass in the Fields

To order tickets for individual concerts, click on the concert titles listed above. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited. All concert venues are wheelchair accessible.

NEW THIS SEASON! We are proud to offer student tickets to the individual concerts for students ages 8-23 at $15 per student ticket. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder (who also qualifies for the student ticket price).

Order online, by phone to 216.371.3457 or in person during regular gallery hours.


In collaboration with the Music Settlement, area public schools and private teachers, Heights Arts presents two master classes in the gallery, led by Cleveland Orchestra musicians from the Close Encounters music series. Master classes are free and open to the public to watch. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome, and must be recommended by their music teacher and submit an application to be eligible.

In addition to taking the master class in the Heights Arts gallery, the student and one adult will receive complimentary tickets to the following concert in the series. For more information on how to participate in a master class, please contact us at 216-371-3457 or complete the application form.

NEW DATE Sunday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m..
Tanya Ell, cello
Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Amy Lee, violin

Funding for free and discounted tickets is generously provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
Image shot on location at the Tudor Arms Hotel, 10660 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland, 44106, by Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
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