The Cleveland Cello Society - 2016-17 Season

November 20, Sunday, 3 pm: Scholarship Winners’ Recital

Guaranteed, as always, to be an inspiring afternoon: come hear some of Ohio's best young cellists, featuring the winners of the 2016 CCS competition!

Collegiate Division:
       Gold MedalTsz To Wong
       Silver MedalSarah Miller

Senior Division (grades 9-12) Co-winners:
       Matthew Fields
       Luke Orth

Junior Division (grades 6-8: The George Knobeloch Edwards Prize):
       Marissa Veccia

Elementary Division (through grade 5: The Mary Margaret Kramer Prize):
       Eleanor Pompa

Tickets: free to CCS members, $5 for non-members, sold at the door only.

Judson Manor Ballroom - 1890 East 107th St.

December 3, Saturday, 3 pm: University of Michigan Cello Ensemble

This ensemble of 16 outstanding cello undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Michigan are taking a field trip to Cleveland.   All of the cellists are students of Richard Aaron, formerly both a CCS member and CIM faculty member.  The program will include works by Villa Lobos, Cleveland composer Anne Wilson, Sibelius, Prokofiev, and Xu Tang.    Let’s pack the house and give Mr. Aaron and his students a warm Cleveland welcome.

Tickets: $10, general admission. Free to students with a valid ID. For sale online, via phone at 216-921-3480, or at the door.  Arrive early for best seats.

The Music Settlement - 11125 Magnolia Drive, in University Circle

January 20, Friday, 7:30 pm: i Cellisti! featuring SAKURA

The Los Angeles-based cello quintet is this year’s featured guest for our annual cello ensemble celebration and fundraiser. A unique and versatile ensemble, SAKURA has been hailed as “brilliant” and “superb” by the Los Angeles Times.

Tickets (suggested donation): $25, for sale online, via phone at 216-921-3480, or sold at door. Better yet, be a Supporting Patron for $100. General seating -- arrive early for best seats.

Forest Hill Church Presbyterian - 3031 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

March 10, Friday , 7 pm Mark Kosower in Recital

The CCS proudly presents Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, and pianist Jee-Won Oh. Performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, Karen Kachaturian, Schubert, and Martinu. A “virtuoso of staggering prowess” (PLAIN DEALER), this is a program not to miss! “Time and again, one's jaw dropped as the cellist, suavely bolstered by his partner, exploited his instrument in ways almost beyond belief, to stunning and haunting effect."

Tickets: $25, for sale online, via phone at 216-921-3480, or at the door (cash or check only). Arrive early for best seats. $10 student tickets (valid student ID required) will be sold only if seats are available and only at the door, from 6:30 PM onward on March 10th.

The Music Settlement - 11125 Magnolia Drive, in University Circle

April 30, Sunday, 12 to 5 pm: Annual CCS Scholarship Competition

Sunday April 30, 2017 (Applications must be postmarked by March 10, 2017)

Audition location:   Cleveland Music School Settlement, 11125 Magnolia Drive (in University Circle)

The Music Settlement - 11125 Magnolia Drive, in University Circle

May 20, Saturday, Cello Solos Today - Workshop and Performance

3 to 5 pm - workshop

5 pm - concert - Cleveland premiere of the 12 commissioned works, Cello Solos Today

The CCS is thrilled to partner with this exciting New York- based project, Cello Solos Today!  Twelve new short works for solo cello in a variety of contemporary styles have been commissioned from many of today’s leading composers (Anthony Cheung,  Mario Davidovsky, Jonathan Dawe, Mario Diaz deLeon, James Dillon, David Fulmer, Michael Gordon, Hannah Lash, Steve Lehman, Wei-Chin Lin, Augusta Read Thomas, Charles Wuorinen).  Read more about this wonderful project here:  

The workshop is open to all intermediate skill-level cellists, age 12-18. Focusing on “extended techniques” required of cellists playing music of the 21st-centruy, the workshop will be lead by NY-based cellist and coordinator of Cello Solos Today, Chris Gross, and participating composer, Anthony Cheung.  This promises to be an adventurous afternoon filled with many "ah-ha" moments regarding you and your cello.

The concert will be the Cleveland Premiere of Cello Solos Today performed by 12 of Ohio's finest budding young cellists.

Tickets: Workshop $40, concert only $10.

Click here to register online, or here to download a registration form.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 5 PM performance Cello Solos Today.

The Music Settlement - 11125 Magnolia Drive, in University Circle