Best Upcoming Classical Music Performances In The Cleveland Area

August 13, 2012 9:12 AM


Whether your taste is in orchestra, guitar or piano, the city of Cleveland has you covered for classical music performances coming up this fall. Grab a pencil and mark your calendar with these exciting events.

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Paul Galbraith

Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, Herr Chapel
2860 Coventry Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(216) 921-3510

Date: Friday, October 19

Paul Galbraith will be at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights this October as part of a feature for the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. Paul is acclaimed worldwide for his innovations with the classical guitar and has spent some time on Billboard’s top-ten list. The CCGS serves the greater Cleveland community by providing the very best in guitar performance in an effort to educate and entertain as well as raise up new talent from among northern Ohio’s lesser-known artists.

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The Speedbumps at the Symphony

Canton Symphony Orchestra
Canton Palace Theatre
605 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44702
(330) 452-2094

Date: Friday, October 26

Live orchestral music at its best is what the Canton Symphony Orchestra is all about — entertainment, enrichment and education all wrapped up into one. The orchestra will be presenting its Pops concert, “The Speedbumps at the Symphony,” this fall at Canton Palace Theatre as a way of carrying out the association’s mission to offer the highest standards of artistic quality through both standard and contemporary repertoire. Don’t miss out.

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Music in the Galleries

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 E Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-7350

Date: First Wednesday of each month from October 2012 until May 2013

Don’t be surprised to hear chamber music floating through the halls of Cleveland Museum of Art this fall. The CMA will be offering a series of free concerts on the first Wednesday of each month in an effort to highlight the abundant diversity of classical music talent around University Circle. Programs will be announced on a weekly basis, so check back online to stay up to date on event information.

Related: Best Art Museums In Cleveland

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Suburban Symphony

University School Shaker Campus, Conway Hall
20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(216) 244-5758

Date: Sunday, October 7

What began in 1955 as a way for eight friends to simply enjoy themselves and develop musically grew into the Suburban Symphony, now one of Cleveland’s premiere community orchestras. Last year’s concerts drew audiences of 300-500 people, so if you want a good seat you’d better show up early. Then settle in for an afternoon of the world’s greatest music offered, free of charge, by this team of over 80 skilled musicians.

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Mixon Hall Masters Series

Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 E Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 791-5000

Date: Wednesday, October 17.

In April of 1920, a small group of people came together with a desire to build a musical school where anyone could gain an education in music regardless of race, income or any other factor. The Cleveland Institute of Music was conceived on that day. Now in its 92nd year, the CIM will be offering its annual Masters Series this fall at its location on East Boulevard. Tickets and event details will not be made available until August, so mark your calendar now for an enriching evening featuring players on the piano, violin and cello.

Related: Best Music Schools In Cleveland

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