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Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz

Cellist Matt Haimovitz has something of a reputation in the classical music world. He’s a champion of new music, but probably he’s best known for playing in unorthodox places, including clubs where you’d normally expect to hear jazz or alternative music.

But when Haimovitz arrives in Cleveland on 17 May (2011), he’ll perform in a half-dozen area churches – not exactly known as unconventional spaces for classical music – and he’ll be playing works of Beethoven, Brahms, and Anton Arensky.

City Music Cleveland is sponsoring the series of six concerts, and some of their musicians will join Haimovitz and guest violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama. The program comprises Arensky’s second quartet, the Brahms sextet #1, and Beethoven’s opus 20 septet.

Performances are Tuesday 17 May through Sunday 22 May:

  • Tue: Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights
  • Wed: Mary Queen of Peace Church, 4423 Pearl Road
  • Thu: St Noel Church, 35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills
  • Fri: St Ignatius of Antioch, 10205 Lorain Avenue
  • Sat: Shrine Church of St Stanislaus Church, 3649 East 65th Street
  • Sun: St Mary Church, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria

The Tuesday through Saturday concerts are at 7:30pm, and the Sunday concert is at 2:30pm. Dinner reservations are available for the Thursday and Saturday concerts, and free child care is available on Tuesday and Thursday.

More information here.

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