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The schedule for the 2012-2013 season has been released. Click here to download a PDF of this year’s events.
Annual CCS Scholarship Competition
Sunday, April 22, noon–5 pm
Cellists from all over Northeast Ohio competed for scholarships in four age categories: elementary, junior, senior, and collegiate. See our home page for the results!
“Cellists of the Past” audio/video show
Sunday, September 18
Our first Fall program was a very special one, presented by Gary Stucka, current cellist in the Chicago Symphony, and former cellist in The Cleveland Orchestra. Gary provided a multi-media tour of important cellists of the 20th century, narrating screen-projected photographs and very rare antique video, accompanied by numerous audio samples.
Venue: Judson Manor Ballroom
Scholarship Winners’ Recital
Sunday, January 8, 2 pm
As always, an inspiring afternoon. We heard the winners of the CCS 2011 Scholarship Competition:
Collegiate Division and the Agnew Prize for Bach: Christopher Irvine;
Senior Division: Hannah Moses;
Junior Division: Henry Shapard;
Elementary Division: Matthew Fields.
i Cellisti! – featuring Pizzicato 4
Sunday, February 5, 2-4 pm:
Our very popular annual cello ensemble extravaganza expanded this season to include a silent auction immediately after the concert. Pizzicato 4, a cello quartet comprised of CCS members Nick Diodore, Heidi Albert, Ida Mercer, and Derek Snyder, played a blend of contemporary sounds, from tangos to jazz to rock – as well as a spicy blend of classics.
Pizzicato 4 was joined by a collection of Cleveland’s best young cellists for a grand finale cello choir. And the silent auction (featuring jewelry, woodworking, artwork, and a variety of handcrafts, all made by CCS members and friends, as well as cello lessons, an afternoon of cello duets, and a behind-the-scenes tour of a string repair and luthier shop, to list a few) raised valuable funds for our scholarships.
For more information regarding any of these events or to join the Cleveland Cello Society, call Ida Mercer 216-921-3480.