We would like to applaud those of you who braved last night's blizzard!
Thank you to No Exit and Zeitgeist for bombarding our senses!
Brilliant music, brilliant artwork and possibly brilliant appetizers.
This music, like so much of our art work, has a Cleveland origin.
So celebrate the good fortune of living in the great cultural center of Cleveland, Ohio!
You will enjoy the merging of musicians from two world class ensembles, Cleveland’s own No Exit and widely acclaimed new music artists Zeitgeist.
The program will feature an assortment of thrilling sounds including new world premiere pieces assured to enthrall and delight.
Come a little early for hors d'oeuvres, vino and parking
Performance will begin at 7pm
RSVP appriceated firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-721-6945
"God Bless the Child" Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr.
"Duo No.2" (for violin and cello) Bohuslav Martinů
"Tzimtzum" (World Premiere) Josh Musikantow
"Varied Trio" Lou Harrison
"Suburb" Colin Holter
"The grace of presence" Jennifer Higdon
Since it’s inception, the idea behind No Exit has been to serve as an outlet for the commission and performance of contemporary avant-garde concert music. Now in our eighth season and with well over fifty commissions to date, No Exit is going strong in our efforts to promote the music of living composers and to be an impetus for the creation of new works. We have strived to create exciting, meaningful and thought-provoking programs; always with the philosophy of bringing the concert hall to the community (not the other way around) and by presenting our programs in a manner which allows for our audience to really connect with the experience……… free and open to the public in every sense.
Over the years we’ve presented music which represents the gamut of the avant-garde: from the impish and mirthful jazz stylings of Raymond Scott to the cerebral hypercomplexity of Brian Ferneyhough (and just about everything in-between). We’ve sought to give voice to those composers who we feel really have something to say, whether they be young composers at the beginning of their journey, established composers at the height of their abilities, or venturing into the past by exploring new ways of sharing the unconventional and innovative music of the early twentieth-century’s artistic vanguard, which has led to the commission of exciting contemporary re-imaginings of music by Erik Satie and Eric Dolphy, to name a few.
While we have delighted in bringing what we do here in Cleveland to other locales (both national and international), our emphasis has always been on serving the community in Northeast Ohio. No Exit has formed many longstanding and fruitful partnerships with individuals and organizations in the Greater Cleveland area which has in turn, played an essential role in our success in bringing unique programming to audiences in Northeast Ohio. As in past years, we will continue our efforts to nurture the development of young composers and musicians from the area through workshops, student readings and master classes.
No Exit’s 2017-2018 concert season will be chock-full of the virtuosic performances and captivating programming that you’ve come to expect from the ensemble. We will continue to participate in the NeoSonicFest and produce our successful series of exchange concerts with the St.Paul, Minnesota based new music ensemble Zeitgeist, who we will be performing with in Cleveland this January. No Exit will also be bringing some new friends into the fold, most notably our upcoming April collaboration with Patchwork (saxophonist Noa Even and drummer Stephen Klunk). And of course, unveiled before your very eyes, more newly commissioned pieces will see their world premiere this season than you can shake a stick at.
No Exit is grateful to have such an enthusiastic and engaged audience. We have so many extraordinary things in store for you, so keep listening!
Learn more at www.noexitnewmusic.com
Zeitgeist's mission is to bring newly created music to life with performances that engage and stimulate. A quartet of musicians animated by a spirit of adventure and collaboration, Zeitgeist presents works of substance with passion and integrity, and strives to forge new links between musicians and music lovers through concerts, commissions, recordings, and dialogue with our audiences.
Learn more at www.zeitgeistnewmusic.org
Batuqui The Flavor of Brazil
A Brazilian couple from Bahia & Minas Gerais States of Brasil, very well known in the Brazilian community here in Cleveland, have opened up one of Cleveland's newest restaurants offering authentic cuisine from their home country. Come enjoy an authentic experience at our new restaurant.
12706 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 216-801-0227
Learn more at www.batuquicleveland.com