A night of new (and old) musical friendships.

Yeah, we play at the same hot dog bar each month, but if you’ve never made it to a show, you’ll quickly realize no two nights are EVER alike. In fact, the world of classical music is so vast and diverse, that even our more well-received pieces aren’t repeated on a yearly basis.

That being said, we were THRILLED to welcome a group of musicians from Oberlin Conservatory on Tuesday, February 16! Christopher Jenkins, one of the assistant deans (and an accomplished violist) rounded up string, piano, and classical guitar students, and we got a chance to hear some of the fabulous talent and creativity coming from the Oberlin program!


photo by Frank J Lanza


photo by Frank J Lanza

Midway through our evening, a half-CIM/half-Oberlin string quartet was created and we did a reading of Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet in C Major. 


photo by Frank J Lanza

The night finished with a return to the stage of violinist and former CRC-regular Victoria Lewis (now based in NYC), along with her piano trio featuring Carlyn Kessler (cello),  and Beiyao Yi (piano).


photo by Frank J Lanza

We rounded out the night with violinist Hanna Landrum and pianist April Sun giving a (seriously jaw-dropping) performance of Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. 


photo by Frank J Lanza

Thank you, thank you, Happy Dog! You are a fantastic advocate for independent classical music in CLE, and to the formidable Frank Lanza for bringing his lenses and getting some really fantastic shots, as always!


photo by Frank J Lanza



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