Artist Concert Series

Nancy McGillicuddy Email ncmack@hotmail.com

This free concert series offers audiences the opportunity to enjoy a variety of professional musicians in a comfortable, intimate setting. All who appreciate music are welcome, children included. Admission and parking are free. Handicapped accessible.

Artist Concert Series  2018-2019

Rocky River Presbyterian Church
21750 Detroit Rd. (1 mile east of Clague Rd.) in Rocky River

All concerts are FREE and open to ALL AGES.  A free-will offering will be received.

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 3 p.m.
Inlet Dance Theatre

Bill Wade, Executive/Artistic Director

Inlet Dance Theatre is one of the region’s most exciting professional contemporary dance companies. Established in 2001 by Founder and Executive/Artistic Director Bill Wade, Inlet embodies his longstanding belief that dance viewing, training and performing experiences serve as tools to bring about personal growth and development. Inlet’s collaborative artistic staff build the company’s solid reputation for uplifting individuals and engaging new audiences via performances and education programming
   

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 3 p.m. Brent Webb, Mentalist & Magician

He sees with your eyes…. hears with your ears….. thinks with YOUR mind!
Brent Webb will astound you and make you laugh. Using what he calls “heightened sensory perception,” he will predict your actions and thoughts with uncanny accuracy, from the name of your first love to the amount of change in your pocket. This Vegas and cruise ship veteran performs a high speed, interactive, stage extravaganza that will have you questioning what is real and unreal.
A family-friendly performance

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 3 p.m.
Halida Dinova, Piano

Ms. Dinova performs as a soloist at international music festivals throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Turkey, China, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Argentina and as a chamber musician at the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland. Born in Kazan, Russia, Ms. Dinova studied at the Kazan State Conservatory and the St. Petersburg, Rimsky- Korsakov Conservatory in Russia. After 4 years’ teaching at Kazan, Ms. Dinova moved to the United States and earned an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Daniel Singer, Director

COYC was founded in 1991 to raise awareness of choral music-making in schools and to encourage more students to continue choral activities through college and into adulthood. The 80 members of the Youth Chorus are among the finest high school choristers from dozens of schools and communities in northeast Ohio chosen through competitive auditions. Many members receive the opportunity to sing side-by-side with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus during holiday concerts and at the annual Blossom Festival

Sunday., Dec. 16, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Rocky River Community Chorus & Band

“Music by music lovers for music lovers” is what Rocky River’s Community Chorus and Band will provide at Winter and Spring concerts in our acoustically-rich church. Enjoy the popular repertoire of these two ensembles comprised of musicians of all ages and skill levels who want to continue the joy of creating and sharing music.

Friday, February 1, 2019 7:30 p.m.
BlueWater Chamber Orchestra

Founded in 2010, BlueWater Chamber
Orchestra is a refreshingly unique professional ensemble of professional, local, world-class musicians dedicated to sharing great music with new audiences in metropolitan Cleveland. Critics have acknowledged BlueWater as “essential contributors to Cleveland’s classical music scene” and acclaim “the brilliance and professionalism that has become a trademark of BlueWater’s performances.”

Sunday, March 24, 2019 3 p.m.
Cut-Time Classical Jazz
“making classical music work everywhere”

Aware that some folks tend to avoid anything “fine arts,” Cut-Time adopted the musical symbol as a guiding principle to make classical, and especially symphonic music, more lively or swinging; to dramatically cut the time it takes new listeners to connect with it and love it. Cut-Time has been hailed as “an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life” (Detroit Free Press).

Sunday, May 5, 2019                         New Time 4 p.m.
Brass Band of the Western Reserve

“We’re forming a band and we’re aiming high!” was the message sent out to local brass players and percussionists in 1997 when it was discovered that the experienced and successful brass band director, Dr. Keith M. Wilkinson, was residing in northeast Ohio. Established in the Fall of 1997 to present a varied repertoire that enthralls audiences, BBWR’s prestigious concert venues have included The Amphitheater of the Chautauqua Institution, Hoover Auditorium at Lakeside and Severance Hall, Cleveland.

Sunday., June 2, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Rocky River Community Chorus & Band

“Music by music lovers for music lovers” is what Rocky River’s Community Chorus and Band will provide at Winter and Spring concerts in our acoustically-rich church. Enjoy the popular repertoire of these two ensembles comprised of musicians of all ages and skill levels who want to continue the joy of creating and sharing music.