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Sunday, November 12, 2017   3:00 p.m.  SOLD OUT

Restored Herrick Mews carriage house, Cleveland Heights

Close Encounters 12 concert one



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  Duo for violin and viola No. 1 in G major   (1783)

Zoltán Kodály  Serenade for Two Violins and Viola   (1920)

Felix Mendelssohn  String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major    (1845)

Masterpieces by two German Wunderkinder frame a spicy Hungarian trio, played con brio by Cleveland’s hottest additions to the string scene.



Jessica Lee, Mari Sato,  violins   Isabel Trautwein, violin/viola   Eric Wong, viola   Tanya Ell, cello

Jessica Lee, recently appointed Assistant Concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra was the grand prize winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and has toured extensively with Musicians from Marlboro and the Lincoln Center Chamber Players. The Cavani String Quartet’s new violist, Eric Wong, a first prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, is another international touring artist newly settled in our city. Both will be joined by audience favorites: Mari Sato, long-time member of the Cavani Quartet, plus Cleveland Orchestra musicians Tanya Ell on cello and Isabel Trautwein on violin and viola.

Read about Close Encounters Season 12: 2017-18


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 beginning September 15, 2017. 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 12 Subscription to all four concerts  $200 | $160 Heights Arts members

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


Please call 216-371-3457 by Friday, November 10 to be added to our waitlist. We will notify you if tickets become available by Saturday, November 11.



We are grateful for the support of our Season 12 Gold Sponsor: Edward Jones Investments

Musician images courtesy The Cleveland Orchestra and individual artists
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