Month: June 2017

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CMA Ohio City Stages Returns

June 25, 2017

The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates summer with Ohio City Stages.

These block parties, now in their fifth season, feature acclaimed global music artists on a neighborhood stage outside the Transformer Station on West 29th Street. Food and Drink available for purchase. Grab a drink at the Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer tent, or order something to eat at the on-site food truck.


Review: ChamberFest Cleveland

June 21, 2017

ChamberFest Cleveland performance of ‘Kafka Fragments’ coalesces into riveting whole (review)



Violinists Alexi Kenney, left, and Yura Lee, right, pose with soprano Lauren Eberwein at their performance of Kurtag’s “Kafka Fragments” at ChamberFest Cleveland Tuesday evening. (Courtesy of ChamberFest Cleveland)


By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nothing partial or incomplete about the presentation of Kurtag’s “Kafka Fragments” Tuesday night at ChamberFest Cleveland.


The score, the performances, the interpretive film by Cleveland Arts Prize winner Kasumi. All elements aligned in support of a remarkable evening.


Even the weather cooperated. During a fragment called “Everything Flows,” while the film showed raindrops and lapping waves, there came a torrential, pounding, and perfectly apt downpour that nearly drowned out the music.


The divine display was unnecessary, as it happens. Long before it began to rain, the musicians and filmmaker had a full house at the Transformer Station squarely in the palm of their hands.


In Concert at Transformer Station, June 20

June 16, 2017

Local Filmmaker, Kasumi



Experimental film meets avant-garde music this season when ChamberFest joins forces with internationally acclaimed Cleveland-based filmmaker, KASUMI. Her riveting, highly personal digital imagery will provide a stunning visual landscape for Kafka Fragments, a monumental work for violin and voice by György Kurtág. Featuring ChamberFest fan favorites, violinists Yura Lee and Alexi Kenney, and rising star, mezzo-soprano Lauren Eberwein, this powerful, multi-media experience is not to be missed!