When: Sat., Sept. 10 2011
If Korean rap doesn't float your lantern, perhaps you'd like to celebrate the autumn moon with classical Chinese music. Today marks the launch of a series of five local concerts by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble. Founded in 2008, the ensemble performs a wide variety of Chinese music on traditional string, wind, and percussion instruments under the direction of musician and teacher David Badagnani. Today's free concert spans a thousand years, all focused on themes of the moon and autumn. Stick around afterward to sample black tea and moon cakes. It all happens from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the North Olmsted branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. Register online in advance to reserve your space. To learn more about the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble's other autumn moon concerts, find them on Facebook. — Cicora 27403 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, 440-777-6211, cuyahogalibrary.org.