The 42nd season of Wednesday Noon Brownbag Concerts gets underway at Trinity Cathedral on October 2 with violinist Mary Beth Ions and her colleagues in the Amethyst String Quartet. A freewill offering is requested, and you can pack a lunch.
On another Wednesday Noon series across the Cuyahoga, weekly organ recitals continue and run all year on Music Near the Market at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ohio City. On October 2, Florence Mustric plays “Back-to-back Bach” on the celebrated Beckerath organ. There’s a freewill offering connected with this series as well, and lunches are also welcome.
Also on October 2 at 6:00 pm, the Cleveland Museum of Art begins its first-Wednesdays Chamber Music in the Galleries performances. This week, performers come from CIM’s guitar studio. These events are free.
Oberlin’s TIMARA program (Technology in Music and Related Arts) turns 50 this year, and one of the celebrations will be a Crafting Sound Symposium. Among the events are a “Sonic Super-Buffet” of interactive exhibits, instruments, and installations on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm, and a Final Concert on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 pm featuring works by guest artists Asha Tamarisa, Afroditi Psarra, and Jess Rowland — as well as works by student artists Rachel Gibson, Drew Smith, and Dirk Roosenburg. Those are free and take place in the Birenbaum Innovation and Performance Space in the Hotel at Oberlin.
It’s a big week for classical guitar. Judicaël Perroy will play in Kulas Recital Hall at Oberlin on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm, and his fellow Frenchman Raphaël Feuillâtre will open the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society’s International Series at Plymouth Church on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 pm. The Oberlin performance is free. Tickets for Saturday’s event are available online.
On Sunday, October 6 at 5:00 pm, CIM faculty Colin Davin will appear on Music from The Western Reserve at Christ Church, Hudson. You can reserve tickets online or purchase them at the door.
The Cleveland Orchestra is off to New York this week to open the Carnegie Hall season, but the CIM Orchestra will be hosting guest conductor Andrew Grams in Kulas Hall on Friday, October 4 at 8:00 pm (free but seating passes required), and Carl Topilow and The Cleveland POPS will welcome the Texas Tenors at Severance Hall on Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 pm (tickets available online)
Our list ends with a Cleveland Museum of Art Transformer Station performance by electroacoustic composer Sarah Davachi on Sunday, October 6 at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be ordered online.
For details of these and other classical concerts, see our Concert Listings page.