Jeffrey Zeigler in Concert

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Jeffrey Zeigler
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm


Described as “fiery,” and a player who performs “with unforced simplicity and beauty of tone.”—The New York Times

Jeffrey Zeigler is one of the most versatile cellists of our time. Known for his independent streak, he has commissioned dozens of works and is admired as a potent collaborator and unique improviser. Zeigler has premiered works by John Adams, Damon Albarn, Derek Charke, John Corigliano, Henryk Gorecki, John King, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Zorn. His collaborations include Andy Akiho, Laurie Anderson, Nora Chipaumire, Helga Davis, Philip Glass, Hauschka, Magos Herrera, Vijay Iyer, Glenn Kotche, David Krakauer, Hafez Modirzadeh, Kimmo Pohjonen, Gyan Riley, Netsayi and Black Pressure and Tom Waits.

In 2014, Zeigler released his first solo album, Something of Life, featuring world premiere recordings of works by Philip Glass, Glenn Kotche, Felipe Perez Santiago, Paola Prestini, Gity Razaz and John Zorn. Other upcoming highlights include a curatorial position at National Sawdust, and a number of newly commissioned works by Doug Cuomo, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Richard Reed Parry and Jim Thirlwell.

$25, CMA members $22
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Canvas reviews Esther Teichmann

Esther Teichmann’s “Heavy the Sea” at Transformer Station examines the weight of emotions and longing
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By Michael C. Butz for Canvas


London-based artist Esther Teichmann brings a childhood spent in the swampy, cavernous Black Forest region of southwestern Germany to the gallery walls of Transformer Station for her show, “Heavy the Sea.” She also brings many of her family members as subjects, photographing them in those familiar surroundings.

But more importantly, Teichmann brings to the multimedia exhibition, on view at the Ohio City gallery through April 30, a skillful ability to draw in viewers through depictions of her subjects’ physical responses to moments of loss, longing and despair. In so doing, she adeptly navigates the blurry lines between autobiography and fiction, inviting onlookers to make connections.

“This is definitely a heavy show,” says Transformer Station gallery manager Caitie Moore, noting “Heavy the Sea,” the artist’s first U.S. solo show, came about in part due to San Francisco-based artist and photographer Todd Hido, a Kent native, who connected Teichmann with Transformer Station owners Fred and Laura Bidwell a few years ago. Read More...

Francesco D'Orazio in Concert

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Francesco D’Orazio in Concert at Transformer Station
Presented by The Cleveland Museum of Art

Friday, December 9 at 7:30 pm

Violinist Francesco D’Orazio (b. Bari, Italy) was awarded the Premio Abbiati as Best Soloist of the year by the Italian National Music Critics Association in 2010. His large repertoire includes works ranging from early to classic, romantic and contemporary music. He is a favorite of many composers and premiered violin and orchestra works by Terry Riley, Michael Nyman, Ivan Fedele, Michele dall’Ongaro, Lorenzo Ferrero, Gilberto Bosco, Raffaele Bellafronte, Marco Betta, Nicola Campogrande, Fabian Panisello and Flavio Emilio Scogna.

D’Orazio has performed the Italian premiere of the violin concertos by John Adams (The Dharma at Big Sur for electric 6-string violin), Kaija Saariaho (Graal théâtre), Unsuk Chin, Luis de Pablo, Michael Daugherty (Fire and Blood), Aaron Jay Kernis (Lament and Prayer) and Michael Nyman (Violin Concerto no. 1). D’Orazio plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri, “Comte de Cabriac,” Cremona 1711.

$25, CMA members $22

Tickets are limited and can be purchased at The Cleveland Museum of Art box office or on-line.


Fred Bidwell on Donald Black

Rainer Prohaska: Parking Violation

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Installation Authorized by Rainer Prohaska
On View Through January 4, 2017

"A parking violation is the act of parking a motor vehicle in a restricted place or for parking in an unauthorized manner."  (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Prohaska's work often uses found materials re-purposed with transgressive humor. This sculptural installation overturns our notions of sculpture and demonstrates the power of art to question our assumptions about the urban landscape and public space.

Rainer Prohaska is an Austrian conceptual artist who works in Berlin and Vienna. This work was commissioned by Transformer Station and conceived and installed by the artist during a three-month residency.

This project was made as part of the 2016 Fall Creative Fusion program, made possible with funding from the Cleveland Foundation, with promotional support from PNC Bank.