A New Music Ensemble in its thirteenth year with over 250 commissions to date.
The Amethyst String Quartet is featuring music from Zelda and Final Fantasy. The Amethyst String Quartet is led by Mary Beth Ions, Violin I; Carol Ruzicka, Violin II; Laura Kuennen-Poper, Viola; and Kent Collier, Cello.
The Athena String Quartet has been active in the Cleveland area since 1998. Athena members embrace many musical styles, having performed locally, regionally, and nationally with groups including the Sarasota Opera, the Pittsburgh Symphony, Rod Stewart, Roberta Flack, the Tanglewood Orchestra, Don Henley, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Josh Groban, Cleveland Opera and many others.
A classical brass quintet with a not-so-classical twist. Take a bunch of trained brass players and toss some jazz, rock, funk, Latin, and swing tunes in front of them. Shake it up with drum set and percussion and you get a rollicking good time with fun music! This group will definitely mix up your musical taste buds and provide a pleasing earful for every generation! Featuring vocalist Evelyn Wright.
Mr. Herman has been principal trumpet of the Owensboro (KY), Asheville (NC) and Midland (MI) Symphony Orchestras, and he is a former member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, the Disneyland Band and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. He currently performs regularly with the Canto Symphony, the Akron Symphony, the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. He has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra and the Blossom Festival Band. In recent years, Mr. Herman has played principal trumpet for the Hollywood Festival Orchestra’s tour of Taiwan and the Sigmund Romberg Orchestra’s US holiday tour. He has also played in the pit for numerous productions at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square and, in the past few years, in the horn section for such recording artists as The Buckinghams, Sonny Geraci and the Outsiders, the Hollies, Badfinger and Spiral Staircase.
A saxophone and woodwind quartet that plays contemporary classical styles on multiple woodwind instruments.