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Cleveland Composers Guild Livestream @ BOP STOP

When: Mar 21, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Where: BOP STOP

Cleveland Composers Guild Livestream @ BOP STOP

The Cleveland Composers Guild will present a livestream concert of solos and duos composed by its members at the Bop Stop at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. This concert will be presented in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Guild. To access the stream please visit Bop Stop's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and can be made here: https://givebutter.com/ComposersGuild

The Cleveland Composers Guild is an organization of approximately 35 composers from Northeast Ohio. Each season the Guild presents a series of concerts of music composed by its members. The Guild is often involved in collaborations with performance ensembles and organizations in the area. Each year the Guild also presents the project Creativity: Learning through Experience, for which composer members of the Guild compose new pieces for elementary through high-school music students. In this project each composer is paired with a student. The student, the student's teacher, and the composer collaborate throughout the process, which culminates in a concert in the spring. This year, because of the pandemic, the concert will be streamed as a concert/documentary rather than a live concert.

Funding for this anniversary concert is provided by the Ohio Arts Council. Principal funding for the Cleveland Composers Guild is provided by the Bascom Little Fund. Additional funding for the Creativity: Learning through Experience project is provided by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Program:

  • Margi Griebling-Haigh, Little Melodramas, Eric Charnofsky, piano
  • Nicholas Puin, One or the Other, Paul Ferguson, trombone and Eric Charnofsky, piano
  • Robert Rollin, Variations for Solo Viola, Wanda Sobieska, viola
  • James Wilding, Tears of Joy, Caroline Oltmanns, piano
  • Matt Saunders, Essay in Teal*, Justine Myers, oboe
  • Jeffrey Quick, Vibraphone & Piano, Mell Csicilla, vibraphone and Randy Fusco, piano
  • Gabriel Stossel, Four Fractals, Maya Ito Johnson, violin
  • Stephen Stanziano, Humoresque*, Mell Csicilla, vibraphone and Andy Pomgracz, marimba
  • Ryan Charles Ramer, Drugged by the Relish of Fear*, David Ellis, cello
  • Margaret Brouwer, I Cry*, Mari Sato, violin and Shuai Wang, piano
  • Sebastian Birch, Jeux de quarantaine à deux*, Charlie King, clarinet and Julie Myers King. Cello

Gabriel Stossel’s Four Fractals is the winning composition in the 2020-2021 Collegiate Composition Contest.

*World premiere

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