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.

Currently Suspended due to Covid

Artist Concert Series  2019-2020

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. 22                                             3 p.m.
Andrew Sords, violin & ensemble

“An Afternoon of Romantic Chamber Music”

American-born violinist Andrew Sords has a celebrated career as a soloist on 4 continents and in performances with his trio. Having collaborated with 300 orchestras, Sords has been cited for combining visceral virtuosity with a ravishing tone. His ensemble will perform piano trios of Mendelssohn and Shostakovich, as well as a couple of violin/cello works.

Sunday, Oct. 20                                               3 p.m.

Mary Beth Ions & Friends:  “Musica Latina”

For over twenty years violinist Mary Beth Ions has been one of Cleveland’s most active musicians. She plays in the Opera Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Trinity Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, the Blossom Festival Orchestra, and Playhouse Square productions of touring Broadway shows.  When not on stage, she loves the intimate elegance of “strolling” through private homes or gardens doing what she does best: entertaining, inspiring, uplifting and bringing peace through the music of the violin.

Sunday, Nov. 3           3 p.m.

A&R Duo, piano duo

“Two Pianos, Two Young Artists, and One Must-See Collaboration in Concert”—that’s the description of Steinway Pianists Arianna Korting and Robin Giesbrecht. They met at the Juilliard School as prodigious individual artists, but soon found themselves performing together to rousing ovations wherever two pianos were on stage, from concert halls in Europe to East Asia and throughout the U.S. Their combined brilliance and marvelous technique makes Arianna and Robin increasingly in demand worldwide.

Saturday, December 7                            7:30 p.m.

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Daniel Singer, Director

COYC was founded in 1991 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.

Friday, February 21, 2020                      7:00 p.m.

Carol Starre-Kmiecik, actor

presents “Dorothy Fuldheim”

Cleveland legend Dorothy Fuldheim has a role in television news history: she is credited with being the first woman in the United States to anchor a television news broadcast as well to host her own television show. She has been referred to as the “First Lady of Television News.” Though she died 30 years ago, Cleveland legend Dorothy Fuldheim will be brought to life by local actor Carol Starre-Kmiecik.

Sunday, May 31, 2020                                  4 p.m.

Dave Banks Big Band

featuring Michael Sonata with “Frank’s music”

The Dave Banks Big Band is a powerhouse, 17 piece, swingin’ big band based in Akron, Ohio. The band includes some of Ohio’s top jazz musicians and is led by Ohio native and 20-year Las Vegas veteran trumpet artist, Dave Banks. The band’s ongoing mission is to provide the audience an exciting, uplifting dose of big band music.

Updated 05/22/2021