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Heights Arts’ 2024 Music Season


Heights Arts 2024 Music Season

From the uncommon intimacy of the Close Encounters series to the community-focused programming of free Gallery Concerts, Heights Arts’ 2024 music season is more fully realized than ever before.

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Heights Arts, a multi-disciplinary arts nonprofit nestled in the heart of Cleveland Heights, is announcing its 2023-2024 music season. A blend of three unique series – Close Encounters chamber music series, Gallery Concerts, and ARTbar events – the 2023-2024 season reflects the uniquely creative community Heights Arts calls home.



Close Encounters is Heights Arts’ signature Sunday afternoon chamber music series performed by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and other elite performers – arguably the world’s most renowned musicians. Curated by Cleveland Orchestra cellist Dane Johansen, these performances are held in unique venues and local residences, where the audience hears the music as it was meant to be heard – up close and personal.  Click here for more information, and to purchase tickets.

Close Encounters Open Rehearsals 

This year, Heights Arts presents a new and rare opportunity for students and adults to glimpse the process of preparing a Close Encounters performance prior to several of the concerts. This one-of-a-kind experience is not only educational but provides a deeper understanding of how a performance is put together by some of the world’s best musicians. The public can experience open rehearsals with a pay-what-you-can model to remain accessible to all. Click here for more information, and to RSVP.



Full Season: General $255,  Member $215

Individual Concert Ticket: General $60, Member $51



Sunday, December 10, 2023 Close Encounters – Brahms and Schumann featuring Yaron Kohlberg

  • Performers: Yaron Kohlberg, piano, Jessica Lee, violin, William Bender, viola, Dane Johansen, cello.
  • Sponsor: Rachel Rawson and Charles Cowap

Sunday, February 18, 2024 Close Encounters – Mozart and Mendelssohn: String Quintets

  • Performers: Stephen Tavani and Yun-Ting Lee, violins, William Bender, viola, Wesley Collins, viola, Dane Johansen, cello.
  • Sponsor: Bill Stigelman
  • Open Rehearsal: Monday, 2/12

Sunday, March 24, 2024 Close Encounters – Strings and Winds: Strauss, Clarke and Prokofiev

  • Performers: Katherine Bormann, violin, Eliesha Nelson, viola, Maximilian Dimoff, double bass, Frank Rosenwein, oboe, Afendi Yusuf, clarinet, Barrick Stees, bassoon, Nathaniel Silberschlag, horn.
  • Open Rehearsal: Wednesday, 3/20

Sunday, April 14, 2024 Close Encounters – Brahms, Beach and Schoenfield: Piano Trios

  • Performers: Noah Krauss, piano, Genevieve Smelser, violin, Dane Johansen, cello.
  • Open Rehearsal: Monday, 4/8

Sunday, June 2, 2024 Close Encounters – The Omni Quartet and Frank Rosenwein play Milhaud and Debussy

  • Performers: Amy Lee, violin, Alicia Koelz, violin, Joanna Patterson Zakany, viola, Tanya Ell, cello, and Frank Rosenwein, oboe.
  • Sponsor: Marjorie Simon


ARTbar Series

ARTbar creates an atmosphere like no other by mixing curated cocktails, music, art, and poetry in Heights Arts’ beautiful gallery on Lee Road. The space is transformed into a cocktail lounge setting where audience members gather to experience intimate performances in tandem with current exhibitions.  Click here for more information, and to purchase tickets.



Member Ticket: $20

General Ticket: $25


ARTbar Concerts 

Thursday, January 18, 2024 ARTbar – Hot Club of Cleveland

  • Performers: William Reed Simon, violin, Aidan Plank, bass, Jackie Warren, piano

May 2, 2024 ARTbar – Jamey Haddad Trio

  • Performers: Jamey Haddad Trio
  • Sponsor: Bill Stigelman

Thursday, July 25, 2024 ARTbar – Jeremey Poparad Trio

  • Performers: Jeremey Poparad, guitar, Aidan Plank, bass, Anthony Taddeo, percussion


Gallery Concert Series

Heights Arts’ Gallery concerts provide paid opportunities for local musicians of diverse backgrounds and musical genres to perform in a unique, gallery setting. These concerts are open to the public with a pay-what-you-can model to ensure accessibility for any who want to attend. Click here for more information, and to RSVP.



Thursday, February 29, 2024 Gallery Concert – Yu Shung Duo

  • Performers: Irwin Shung, piano, Ann Yu, violin

Thursday, August 8, 2024 Gallery Concert – Eric Everett Jazz: Elation!

  • Nancy Redd, vocals & flute, Lenny Gray, bass, Duncan Crooks, piano, Hichem Ferrah, guitar, Eric Everett, drums




Winter 2024 Season Sponsor


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