The Signature Series conveys the personality, character and mission of The Music Settlement - to welcome all to our music and arts community to learn, create, inspire and heal. The Music Settlement fully embraces the idea that music brings together a diverse group of people and creates the best possible community. For our 2nd Annual Signature Series, we have carefully curated four unique concerts that are shine the light on our core values as the nexus of Cleveland's robust arts and culture community.

VIVALDI - Four Seasons (Wednesday, December 4, 2019)

This program is generously funded by the Cleveland Lithuanian Development Fund, “Plėtra.“ 

This concert takes a look through a global citizen lens, as we present a dynamic violin and piano duo from Lithuania, performing Vivaldi’s beloved work, the Four Seasons.  Since its beginning nearly 108 years ago, The Music Settlement has heartily welcomed the immigrant community.  Our founder, Almeda Adams, recognized that music could be the great connector of children, many of whom did not speak English but had arrived from their homeland with an instrument in tow.  Music was their common language. TMS has a long relationship with Cleveland’s Lithuanian community, and we are thrilled to present violinist Viktorija Čepinskienė and pianist Giedrė Špečkauskaitė. Purchase tickets here.

The Winter Solstice (Saturday, December 21, 2019; two performances)

Our most popular concert from last year's Signature Series, reminds us of the celestial cycle that shapes our year. While we live in a world of great diversity, there is tremendous comfort to be found in the fact that everyone on this planet works, plays and sleeps under the same sky -- the Winter Solstice unites us all.  This year’s program will feature Celli! an ensemble of TMS cellists, lead bye long-term member of our cello faculty, Ida Mercer.  She has curated an eclectic mix of music paired with film footage of deep outer space, our moon’s surface, and views of Earth from outer space. Two show times are offered. Purchase 6:00 p.m. Show tickets here. Purchase 7:30 p.m. Show tickets here.

Kohlberg in Recital (Friday, April 3, 2020)

This concert highlights one of our many collaborative partners in Cleveland—the Cleveland International Piano Competition.  Concert pianist and CIPC president, Yaron Kohlberg, will treat us to an evening of keyboard conversations, sharing stories of his dual-faceted career as a concert artist and an arts administrator. Purchase tickets here.

All in the Family (Sunday, May 10, 2020)

The fourth and final program focuses on the joys of making music with family and friends. Julie Myers King TMS cello faculty member is joined by her husband Richard King (French horn, The Cleveland Orchestra) and their two children, Charlie (clarinet and piano, Cleveland Heights High School Junior) and Amelia (cello, 8th grade at Roxboro Middle School) in a program featuring various combinations and permutations of works for cello, French horn, clarinet, and piano.  Julie has been a dedicated member of TMS faculty for 25 years and we are thrilled to feature Julie and her family in this unique program, All in the Family. Your search for a special event to celebrate Mother’s Day stops here!  Purchase tickets here.

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