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Concert Two: We Too, Part II: Four First Ladies in Music

Nov 24, 3 p.m. Dunham Tavern


Margaret Brouwer “Demeter Prelude” for string quartet (first female composer-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music)

Rebecca Clarke Comodo e amabile for string quartet (first woman instrumentalist in a major orchestra)

Teresa Carreño String Quartet (a Venezuelan native, the first composer chosen to perform for Abraham Lincoln)


Anna Weesner Clarinet Quintet “Eight Lost Songs of Orlando Underground” (first work performed at Heights Arts that is not available on iTunes)

After the success of our first We Too program, our second features four First Ladies in Classical Music: string quartets by the first woman chosen to perform for Abraham Lincoln, the first female composer-in-residence at CIM, the first woman instrumentalist in a major orchestra, plus a brand-new clarinet quintet by a young New York composer, Anna Weesner, recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2008 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Mari Sato, violinist in the Cavani Quaret for 23 years, will guide us through these selections.


Mari Sato (Oberlin Conservatory), Isabel Trautwein (the Cleveland Orchestra), violins; Eric Wong (Cavani Quartet), viola; Kyle Price (Cavani Quartet), cello; Robert Woolfrey (the Cleveland Orchestra), clarinet

Read about Close Encounters Season 14: 2019-20

This concert is wait list only. Don’t despair! – we have placed many people off of our wait list due to cancellations as the event draws near. Please   CLICK HERE  to submit a request for tickets and we will contact you if some become available

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).

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 ticket purchases for Close Encounters Season 14 are no longer available.

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

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