Artist Concert Series
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 2017-2018
Rocky River Presbyterian Church
1750 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. 10, 2017 3 p.m. Andrew Sords, Violin
with Elizabeth DeMio, Piano
Sords began piano lessons at 5, and shortly thereafter asked for a violin. He has worked with more than 250 orchestras worldwide. You’ll hear why a reviewer lauded, “Sords impressed with his total command of technique, consummate musicianship and bravura as he… kept the audience in the palm of his hand all afternoon.”
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 3 p.m. The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra
The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra consists of five members of the renowned Cleveland Orchestra who have a secret: when they are not performing Beethoven and Brahms at Severance Hall and around the world, they love to play bluegrass music!
You’ll enjoy a wide variety of music from standard bluegrass tunes to classical favorites played with a bluegrass twist. As they insist, the only requirement is that it be fun!!
Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Dr. Lisa Wong, Director
COYC was founded in 1991 to raise awareness of choral music-making in the schools of northeastern Ohio and to encourage more students to continue their choral activities through college and into adulthood. The 80 members of the Youth Chorus are among the finest high school choristers in northeast Ohio; representing some 40 schools and communities, they are chosen through competitive auditions.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 3 p.m. Dr. Joel Keller: Music of The Beatles
Known as the “Doc of Rock & Roll,” refired podiatrist Dr. Joel Keller has used the freedom of retirement to pursue his love of music. He has created programs on performers as well as on the history of the genre for Baldwin Wallace University’s Institute for Learning. “Dr. R&R” has presented at universities, community centers and schools all across the area. In this lively interactive program you’ll hear why the grandfather of five is so passionate about the music that shaped 20th century America.
Sunday, April 15, 2018 3 p.m. Erie Waters Flutes
When a group of professional and amateur musicians performed new flute music by Cleveland composers at the Chicago Flute Festival in 2009, Erie Waters Flutes was born! Their unique sound timbre comes from bringing together bass, alto, Native American and C flutes and piccolo plus various percussion instruments. As you’ll hear, the Erie Waters Flutes enjoy programming a variety of musical genres and styles for performance.