Ohio Light Opera Does Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes' Plus All the Other Classical Music Events to Hit This Week

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ChamberFest Cleveland, ENCORE Chamber Music, and Ohio Light Opera continue to fill out your calendars for this week.

Diana and Franklin Cohen’s imaginative ChamberFest Cleveland continues its cycle of concerts on June 22 at 7:30 at CIM’s Mixon Hall. “Fin de Siècle” features Johannes Brahms’s Clarinet Trio, Maurice Ravel’s La Valse for Two Pianos, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Suite for Strings and Piano Left Hand.
On Friday, June 23 — also in Mixon Hall at 7:30 — will be “Hommage,” featuring J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 209, Sofia Gubaidulina’s Reflections on the theme “B-A-C-H” for String Quartet, Gyorgy Kurtág’s selections from Játétok, that composer’s take on Bach’s Sonatina from Cantata No. 106, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in d.

On Sunday, June 25 at 2:30 in Dunham Tavern Barn, “Youth” will include Wilhelm Popp’s Rigoletto Variations for Flute and Piano, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G, and Bela Bartók’s Piano Quintet.

“Pierrot” on Monday the 26th at 7:30 in Mixon Hall will bring to life Guillaume Connesson’s Techno Parade for Flute, Clarinet and Piano, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Waltzes for Flute, Clarinet and Piano, Kaija Saariaho’s Sept Papillons for Cello, Carlo Gesualdo’s Vocal Selections, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. Tickets for all ChamberFest concerts available here.

ENCORE Chamber Music continues with two performances at the Gilmour Academy’s Tudor House. First, on Friday, June 23, the Cavani String Quartet (Annie Fullard and Mari Sato, violins, Eric Wong, viola, and Si-Yan Darren Li, cello) performs Joaquín Turina’s La oración del torero, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 8 in c, and Franz Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 in d (“Death and the Maiden”).

The Cavani return on the 25th at 2:00 for “Sunday Unplugged No. 2.” They will be joined by violinist Jinjoo Cho and violist Kim Kashkashian for Mozart’s Divertimenti in B-flat and F, K. 137 and 138, and Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat.

On Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 pm at Freedlander Theatre at the College of Wooster, Ohio Light Opera adds Cole Porter’s Anything Goes to Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. Five more openings will follow until all seven musicals and operettas are playing in repertoire, including H.M.S. Pinafore, Primrose, The Student Prince, Countess Maritza, and The Lady of the Slipper (a modern Cinderella). Tickets available online.

For details of these and many other events, visit the ClevelandClassical.com Concert Listings page.


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