CityMusic presents concerts that are FREE and FUN for music-lovers of all ages. No tickets required.

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 15:24.
Sibelius' Rakastava, Mozart's Flute Concerto No 1 in G Major & Beethoven's 8th
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Soloist: Heidi Ruby Kushious, Flute
Wednesday, April 14 - 7:30pm Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights
free childcare available - reservations required, call 216.321.5800
Thursday, April 15 - 7:30pm St. Noel Church, Willoughby Hills
free childcare available - reservations required, call 440.946.0887
Friday, April 16 - 7:30pm Shrine of St. Stanislaus, Slavic Village
Saturday, April 17 - 8pm St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, Cleveland
Sunday, April 18 - 2pm St. Mary Church, Elyria
free childcare available - reservations required, call 440.322.6622
Conductor Gregory Vajda joins CityMusic Cleveland's principal flutist Heidi Ruby Kushious for the final concert series of the season. First on the program is Sibelius' Rakastava, followed by Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major. The program concludes with Beethoven's magnificient 8th Symphony.
Hailed as a “young titan” by the Montreal Gazette after conducting the Montreal Symphony in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung, Gregory Vajda has fast become one of the most sought-after conductors on the international scene. After completing his tenure as assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2005, Mr. Vajda took over as resident conductor of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2005-06 season. Additionally, in 2009 he was appointed Artistic and Music Director of Music in the Mountains, CA - the only second conductor to hold that position in the festival’s 28-year history.
A native of Southern California, Heidi Ruby Kushious received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Julius Baker, John Krell, and Murray Panitz. She then studied with Thomas Nyfenger at the Yale Graduate School of Music and Alain Marion at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and made her solo recital debut in Carnegie Hall. As a concerto soloist she has appeared with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Curtis Symphony, Yale Philharmonia and Red {an orchestra}, and in a duo concerto with Jean-Pierre Rampal and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Her competition successes include Laureate prizewinner of the Munich International Flute Competition, where she was the first American flute finalist in 21 years. Heidi Ruby Kushious is in her sixth season as Principal Flute with CityMusic Cleveland.

In CityMusic Cleveland's Education Program, artist-teachers from the orchestra work with elementary school children, teaching them how to listen to music, read musical notation, and play an instrument. A 28-week curriculum is in place in Elyria (with Save Our Children), and 28-weeks in Slavic Village. The program is free. It is based on the phenomenally successful El Sistema of Venezuela.

Do you have an unused musical instrument in your attic or closet? Donate it to CityMusic Cleveland's Instrument Drive. You'll get a tax deduction, and the instrument will be used to help establish after-school youth orchestras in Cleveland and Elyria. Donate directly to the program by clicking here. For more information, call 216-321-8273.

Pilobolus - Saturday, May 8th, 8pm - Palace Theater, PlayhouseSquare
Tickets are $10 - $45
Call 216-241-6000 or go to
Special discount for City Music Cleveland when you mention the promotion code IMAGINATION.

The hyper-athletic creations of Pilobolus Dance Theater have the remarkable power to confound and delight with seemingly weightless ease. Whether dazzling audiences at the Academy Awards or live and on-stage, you will find yourself asking, “How do they do that?”

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Cleveland native Chris Whitney dance with this amazing company!

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  My friend Aries' son will be playing in the youth orchestra at St. Stanislaus. I wil be there--always.  Thank you City Music and Eugenie!