Cleveland's Music Headliner

‘Beyond Beethoven’ (Cleveland Orchestra)

The tour de force BEYOND BEETHOVEN 2021 series, performed and curated by the the Cavani Quartet and presented in partnership with eight of Cleveland’s most prestigious musical organizations, features the complete quartets of Beethoven combined with living composers including Tan Dun, Osvaldo Golijov, Jessie Montgomery, Gabriela Lena Frank, Eric Gould, Caroline Shaw and a world premiere by Josh Henderson. Integral to the series is the Cavani Quartet’s special educational collaboration with local high school orchestra programs, which culminate in Mandel Concert Hall at Severance with a side by side performance celebrating Beethoven’s birthday on December 14.

Performing Artists

  • Dr. Ronald Crutcher, cellist & guest speaker
  • President of University of Richmond, Va.
  • Young Artists from Regional High School Music Programs
  • Cleveland Heights High School
  • Cleveland School of the Arts
  • Lakewood High School
  • Strongsville High School 
  • The Music Settlement 
  • Chamber Music Connection

Josh Hendersoncomposer, violin & viola

Camari Dodson-Poindextercomposer, cello

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