Artist Concert Series

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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  2016-2017

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, September 18, 2016       4 p.m.

The Dave Banks Big Band

Dave Banks

This powerhouse 17-piece swinging big band, based out of Akron, is led by Ohio native and 20-year Las Vegas veteran trumpet artist Dave Banks. The band boasts of having the very top players in Northeast Ohio. Dave fronts the band, his soaring trumpet reminding you of Doc Severinsen, Harry James and Maynard Ferguson. Their repertoire ranges from original compositions to standard big band favorites including hit songs arranged by the best writers in the business. The “DBBB” has played to packed houses at the Cleveland Bop Stop, Packard Music Hall, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Tangier Ballroom and The Kent Stage.

Sunday, October 2, 2016        3 p.m.

Acclarion Accordian & Clarinet duo from Canada

Engaging audiAcclarionences by presenting short, vibrant works that leave them energized and inspired, this husband-and-wife accordion and clarinet duo have presented captivating concerts since 2003. Through passionate performances and entertaining banter, David and Rebecca Carovillano make a personal connection with their audience. Their music conjures the virtuosity of Paganini, the lyrical melodies of Hollywood, and the passionate rhythms and sultry harmonies of Piazzolla. Pairing the accordion with the clarinet creates an irresistible blend that rivals the colors of the orchestra.

Saturday, November 19, 2016        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 studeClev Orchestra Youthnts 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. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus has been led by Gareth Morell (1991-98), Betsy Burleigh (1998-2006), Frank Bianchi (2006-12), and Lisa Wong (from 2012). The ensemble has been widely praised as one of the top high-school-aged choral performing ensembles in the state of Ohio.

Sunday, April 30, 2017        3 p.m.

Logan Wells variety show vocalist

Although sheLogan Wells began her professional entertainment career nearly 20 years ago with a country music band, since launching her solo career Logan Wells has greatly expanded her repertoire to feature music made famous by the Carpenters, Nat King Cole, the Beatles, Patsy Cline, the Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Elvis and more. Her “Variety Show” will feature tunes from ‘40s, ‘50s, Big Band, Oldies, Light Rock, Gospel, Jazz/Blues, and current Pop, Country and Folk tunes… all mixed in with audience participation, comedy and star-studded costuming!