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Cleveland: Classical Music

Cleveland Classical Music: Classical Music Around Cleveland

Below are our Cleveland Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in Cleveland Art.

Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland Baroque Orchestra)

Its dramatic name is a perfect reflection of the ambitious mission of Apollo’s Fire, which aims to use baroque music as a way of communicating on an emotional level with listeners, alternately evoking sadness, excitement, reverence, and joy. Under the leadership of founder Jeanette Sorrell, Apollo’s Fire musicians play works by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, and other composers of their era using only period instruments in order to create an authentic …more…

Blossom Music Festival (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

(July 3 – September 2, 2012) The summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and located about 25 miles south of Cleveland in the 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Blossom Music Festival is a 10-week summer series of orchestral and pops concerts. In addition to the festival, the Blossom Pavilion and hillside lawn (which, combined, accommodate nearly 20,000 music lovers) also hosts a series of popular music, country, and jazz concerts presented by Live Nation from May to September. ...more...

CityMusic Cleveland

When you think CityMusic Cleveland, you think about community outreach. A chamber orchestra barely six years in existence, CityMusic performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio armed with resolve to “[eliminate] the twin barriers of high ticket prices and unfamiliar venues.”

That well-meaning goal is all the more compelling considering the truly symbiotic relationship between the volunteer-fueled arts organization and its community audience. Free child care is offered to music lovers at …more…

Cleveland Orchestra

Founded in 1918, the Cleveland Orchestra has a strong history of performance excellence, ranking among the finest in America, if not the world, along with a tradition of educational outreach.

The Cleveland Orchestra offers many ways for adults and youth alike to learn more about classical music and see performances at a low cost. Children as young as three can begin to learn about the instruments in the orchestra through Musical …more…

Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra

The Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra is an entirely new ensemble that debuted with a free all-Mozart concert in May 2011. Led by Music Director Domenico Boyagian, the orchestra seeks to establish a free concert series for the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County as a whole. The orchestra’s educational programs extend beyond the traditional visits to local schools and performance collaborations with students to include a Concerto Competition and …more…

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra

As its name suggests, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra performs works that range from jazz, swing, and Dixieland to Broadway tunes, light classical, and Klezmer music, as well as a wide variety of international selections from countries such as Italy, France, Greece, Argentina, Spain and more. The ensemble is led by conductor/clarinetist Carl Topilow, who has been at the helm since its inception.

In addition to its annual concert season, the orchestra …more…

The Singing Angels

Since its founding in 1964, The Singing Angels have sung in over 20 different countries worldwide, as well as in high-profile collaborations with Celine Dion, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, Bob Hope, and more.  In addition to performances across the nation and abroad, the choir presents concerts in various venues throughout Cleveland and the Northern Ohio area, featuring a repertoire of standards, Broadway numbers, barbershop-style songs, and more.

Comprised of singers ages …more…