Performing Arts

Improvisations and Inspirations: Interview with Multi-Instrumentalist Fred Frith

Posted on February 24, 2014 by RGoodwin

Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. He learned his craft as both improviser and composer playing in rock bands, notably Henry Cow, and creating music in the recording studio. He performs in Cleveland on Friday, February 28. The event is part of the CMA Concerts at Transformer Station series, which strives to showcase eclectic and adventurous music from around the world in the Hingetown arts venue.

Contemporary/ Contradictory: Q+A with Glass Armonica and Electronics Artist Camille Norment

Posted on December 9, 2013 by RGoodwin

Multimedia artist Camille Norment's current trajectory of work includes live performance as a mode of exploring the formal and cultural consonances and dissonances in music, freely collapsing any given genre and aesthetic spectrums. She performs with her trio as part of the CMA Concerts at Transformer Station series on Sunday, December 15.

Q&A with Dr. L. Subramaniam, the “Paganini of Indian Classical music"

Posted on September 25, 2013 by RGoodwin

Dr. L. Subramaniam is considered India’s violin icon and the “Paganini of Indian Classical music.” He has the serenity of an Indian musician combined with the magnetism of a Western “star.” Constantly performing all over the world—from Singapore to Paris, from Delhi to Los Angeles—he has conquered every audience with the elegance and virtuosity of his style. Read an exclusive Q&A with Dr. L. Subramaniam, who kicks off the CMA's Performing Arts 2013-14 season on Friday, October 4.

Cleveland Museum of Art announces 2013–14 CMA Performing Arts Series

Cleveland Museum of Art announces the 2013–14 CMA Performing Arts Series, formerly known as VIVA! & Gala, featuring some of the world’s greatest living music masters from all over the world such as Gil Shaham, Midori and L. Subramaniam. Reborn with its new name, this year’s program is curated with four themes: Masters of the Violin, Flamenco Festival, Asian Performances and Mother and Child.

CMA Ohio City Stages

CLEVELAND (June 12, 2013) — Ohio City will be the place to be on Wednesday nights this July as the Cleveland Museum of Art launches a new free summer series: CMA Ohio City Stages, presented by Charter One. Taking place on the block surrounding Transformer Station (West 29th Street), the museum will bring acclaimed global musical artists to a neighborhood stage.

John Cage—HPSCHD

Posted on April 24, 2013 by kmiers

Join us Friday, May 3 at MIXup: Composition and experience John Cage’s HPSCHD in the unique setting of the museum’s Atrium. Tickets and event details at ClevelandArt.org/MIX. The museum’s Director of City Stages, Tom Welsh, discusses John Cage and his revolutionary compositions in this special guest blog.

Performance Preview: Wu Hsing-kuo as King Lear

Posted on January 16, 2013 by ClevelandArt

In a unique blend of awe-inspiring virtuosity of Beijing Opera acting style and visually stunning Western stagecraft, the celebrated Taiwanese actor Wu Hsing-kuo adapts themes and relationships from Shakespeare’s monumental tragedy of power and deception, King Lear. Delivering a one man tour de force, Wu Hsing-kuo simultaneously depicts multiple characters, from the maniacal Lear and his ally Gloucester, to his evil, grasping daughters and the pitiful, lonely Fool.

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