Music at Main Photos & Videos

Welcome to the Cleveland Public Library’s Music at Main digital archives. For more information on the Fine Arts Department’s Music at Main programs, please call 216.623.2848 or email finearts@cpl.org to join the mailing list.


 CIM Saturday: CIM Trombone Quartet

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The Cleveland Institute of Music’s Trombone Quartet entertained the crowd with a mix of classical, marches, and even music from James Bond movies.

 October 1, 2016

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The Gage Brothers

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The Gage Brothers and their Americana sound come to Cleveland Public Library for a hand clappin’ foot stompin’ good ol’ time.

September 3, 2016

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Victor Samalot

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Cleveland accoustic guitarist Victor Samalot performed a mix of Latin, Jazz, Rock, World, and improv to the delight of the crowd.

August 13, 2016

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The Cleveland Clinic Concert Band performed a mix of marches and other patriotic music for the Fourth of July.

July 2, 2016 

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Sam Moss

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Boston based folk singer/songwriter Sam Moss performed original and cover songs from his latest album.

 June 4, 2016

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Soumya Chakraverty

 

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In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Cleveland Pubic Library welcomed sarod player Soumya Chakraverty accompanied by Debu Nayak on tabla to perform traditonal Hindusthani instrumental music.

May 21, 2016

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CIM Saturday

 

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CIM Saturday’s feature various student chamber ensembles or solo performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music performing at our unique setting. Our May concert featured Zhiya Lin, piano and the Chamber Music Outreach Ensemble (Jason Simon, piano, Michael Chien, piano, Tom Sullivan, piano).

Mr. Lin performed Piano Sonata No. 26 in Eb Major, Op. 81a by Ludwig van Beethoven. The Chamber Music Outreach Ensemble performed Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, ‘Archduke’ by Ludwig van Beethoven.

May 6, 2016

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CIM Saturday: Espresso Trio

 

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CIM Saturday’s feature various student chamber ensembles or solo performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music performing at our unique setting. Our April concert featured The Espresso Trio (Teil Buck, oboe, Carly Gomez, bassoon, Dylan Lloyd, clarinet)

Their repertoire included Rustiques pour trio d’anches by Joseph Canteloube, Suite d’apres Corrette, Op. 161b by Darius Milhaud, Habanera by Paquito D’Rivera, Cinq pieces en Trio by Jacques Ibert, and Trio pour Hautbois, Clarinette et Basson by Georges Auric.

April 2, 2016

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Alex Smith

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Singer-songwriter Alex Smith  performed songs from his latest album and brought some of his Adirondack folk music to Cleveland Public Library.

March 12, 2016

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Jah Messengers

 

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Celebrating African-American History Month, we jammed with Cleveland’s hottest Reggae Band, the Jah Messangers.

February 6, 2016

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NEO Dixie

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Cleveland State University faculty member Tom Lempner brought his Dixieland Jazz Band, NEO Dixie to play some spicy New Orleans Jazz. Pass the gumbo and laissez les bons temps rouler!

January 9, 2016

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Daniel Bennett Group

 

 

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New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Insite Magazine calls Bennett’s music, “refreshingly capricious and trippy.” The Village Voice raves, “saxophonist Daniel Bennett makes hay with an airy approach that’s buoyant enough to conjure notions of East African guitar riffs and Steve Reich’s pastoral repetition.” The Boston Herald describes Bennett’s music as “exploratory Folk-Jazz hybrid.” Timeout New York raves, “Daniel Bennett airs his lilting, potentially hypnotic compositions!”

December 5, 2015

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CIM Saturday: CIM Brass Quintet

 

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CIM Saturday’s feature various student chamber ensembles or solo performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music performing at our unique setting. Our November concert featured the CIM Brass Quintet (Charles Miller/Paul Torrisi, trumpet, Connor Monday, horn, Felipe Brito, trombone, Jason Tanksley, tuba. )

Their repertoire included Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by G.F. Handel,  The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, Satin Doll by Duke Ellington, Take the A Train by Billy Strayhorn and The Original Dixieland One-Step by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

November 7, 2015

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CIM Saturday:

Dylan Kennedy

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The Belka Quartet

 

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CIM Saturday’s feature various student chamber ensembles or solo performers from the Cleveland Institute of Music performing at our unique setting. Our October concert featured Dylan Kennedy, violin accompanied by Christine Hill, piano.  Also performing was The Belka Quartet (Beatrice Hsieh/Charles Gleason, violin, Matthew Geise, viola, and Daniel Blumhard, cello). 

Mr. Kennedy performed Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53 by Antonin Dvorak. The Belka Quartet performed String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, JB 1:105 “From My Life” by Bedrich Smetana.

October 3, 2015

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Jackie Warren / Sammy Deleon Latin Jazz Quartet

 

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The premiere Latin jazz quartet in Cleveland performed for Hispanic Heritage Month. Featuring Jackie Warren on piano, Sammy Deleon on timbales, Joe Miller on trumpet, and Cheito Hernandez on bass.

September 5, 2015

Lacy Green

 

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Nashville singer – songwriter performed her own original folk and Americana songs.

August 1, 2015

Cleveland Clinic Band

 

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The Cleveland Clinic Band performed a mix Patriotic and Concert Band classics in celebration of Independence Day

July 11, 2015

Alexi Kenney, Violin

 

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In association with ChamberFest Cleveland violinist Alexi Kenney, who has been called the next Josua Bell, performed Partita No. 2 in A Major by Johann Paul von Westhoff, Violin Sonata in A Major by Franz Schubert, and Violin Sonata in E-flat, Op. 18 by Richard Strauss. Kenney was accompanied by Roman Rabinovich and Orion Weiss on piano.

June 20, 2015

Austin “Walkin” Cane

 

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The great Robert Lockwood Jr. built the Blues tradition in Cleveland and Austin “Walkin” Cane keeps it alive. A 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee for “Best New Artist Album”, Cane brings the delta blues to Cleveland, Ohio.

May 23, 2015

CIM Saturday: CIM Brass Quintet

 

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CIM Saturday’s feature various student chamber ensembles from the Cleveland Institute of Music performing at our unique setting. Our May concert featured the CIM Brass Quintet featured Hayato Tanaka / Dominic Favia, trumpet, Alexandra Fife, horn, Nathan Doucuette, trombone, and Jason Tanksley, tuba.

The Quintet performed Canzona personare No. 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli, Contrapunctus I, from The Art of the Fugue by J.S. Bach, Brass Quintet No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 5 by Victor Ewald, Second Military Suite in F, Op. 28, No. 2, H. 106 by Gustav Holst, Liberty Bell March  by John Philip Sousa, Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, Stardust by Hoagy Carmichael, That’s a Plenty by Lew Pollack, and El Gato Montés, zarzuella by Manuel Penélla

May 2, 2015

CIM Saturday: Chamber Music

 

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CIM Saturday’s feature various student chamber ensembles from the Cleveland Institute of Music performing at our unique setting. Our April concert featured  both a string quartet and a piano quartet. The string quartet performed String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 by Dmitri Shostakovich and  featured Ann Yu / Sarah Biagini, violin, Hillary Alleman, viola, Wei An Hung, cello.

The piano quartet performed Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478 by W.A. Mozart and featured Sunny (Xuecong) Xia, violin, John Grigsby, viola, Brendon Phelps, cello, Maria Parrini, piano.

April 4, 2015

Mad Macs

 

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We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a great performance by Mad Macs. They played traditional Irish folk songs that made us feel like we were all kissing the Blarney Stone.

March 14, 2015 

 

Roots of American Music

 

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African-American history month saw the Roots of American Music give an educational program and concert titled “Let’s Get Together”. The program told a story of social change in America from slavery to the civil rights movement through song and captivation presentation.

 

February 14, 2015