Friday, March 1, 7:30 pm – West Shore Chorale, John Drotleff Director. Works by Mozart, Bernstein (Chichester Psalms), and Conte (September Sun, in memory of those who died on 9/11/01, based on a poem by John Stirling Walker). Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, downtown Cleveland. Free will offering
Saturday, March 2, 3:00 pm – AGO CLEVELAND CHAPTER EVENT. Evensong at Trinity Cathedral (part of Treblefest). Followed by an informal discussion and fellowship with Treblefest leader Sarah MacDonald, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, and Ely Cathedral, and 1regular UK columnist for The American Organist.Details TBA. Members are also welcome to audit Treblefest rehearsals beginning at 9:00 am.
Sunday, March 3, 4:00 pm –Sarah MacDonald, organist
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights. Co-sponsored by Cleveland Chapter, AGO.
Wednesday, March 6, 12:15 pm – Matthew Dion plays music by Cal Hampton, Garth Edmundson, Caron Cooman, Buxtehude, and J.S. Bach. Matt is a young artist from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. At Trinity Lutheran Church, West 30 Street at Lorain Avenue, Cleveland. Free parking in church lot off West 29. Free
Agnieszka (Aga) Bieniek, a resident of Eastlake, OH and Music Director at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, started a new musical initiative to support charitable organizations in Lake County. She organized a Choir of Hope which gathers singers from different churches and organizations in Lake County. This choir will perform Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Noel Church (35200 Chardon Rd, Willoughby Hills). The concert will consists of two parts. In the first part, the program will include a variety of compositions of Frederic Chopin and Franz Schubert (including the well-known and so-loved Ave Maria), presented by Robert Sterbank (piano), Dominic Camino, (piano), Amanda Fargo (voice), Matthew Kucmanic (voice), and the Amethyst String Quartet (founder Mary Beth Ions). In the second part of the performance, Choir of Hope and Amethyst String Quartet with guest musicians will present Mass G-Major by Franz Schubert (soloists: Kathy Chuparkoff (soprano), George Chuparkoff (tenor), Paul Hubbard (bass)). This concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be collected to support Forbes House – the only Lake County shelter for victims of domestic abuse. You can also donate women’s clothing and shoes (clean and in a good condition) and baby formula for the shelter residents. Donation boxes will be available at St. Noel before and after the concert. This initiative is a great opportunity to spend your Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful music and supporting others in their needs. For more information, you can contact Agnieszka Bieniek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 10, 7:30 pm – Oberlin Faculty Recital: Arvid Gast, organ, visiting professor (St. Jacobi, Lübeck). Program to be announced. Flentrop organ. Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, 43 South Professor St, Oberlin. Free.
Wednesday, March 13, 12:10 pm – Trinity Brownbag Concert: Movie Memories: Those Sassy Ladies! Kristine Caswelch sings classics from movies old and new. Program to be announced. Bring your lunch or buy lunch for $7. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Freewill offering.
Wednesday, March 13, 12:15 pm – Florence Mustric plays “Wondrous love,” music composed by Samuel Barber and Gardner Read on melodies from The Sacred Harp. At Trinity Lutheran Church, West 30th Street at Lorain Avenue, Cleveland. Free parking in church lot off West 29 Street. Free
Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm – Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst, conducting, Paul Jacobs, organ. Haydn’s Symphony No. 34, Bernd Richard Deutsch’s Okeanos for organ and orchestra & Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Tickets available online. (Also, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check website for details and times.)
Friday, March 15, 7:30 pm – Sounding Light: The Chamber Choir of Many Voices… OneSong, Tom Trenney, director. Muhehleisen: Pietà. Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, downtown Cleveland. Free will offering.