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Tri-C announces 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season

CLEVELAND: Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has announced the lineup for its 2019-2020 Performing Arts season, which will showcase classical piano, jazz and dance on stages across the region. The season will bring an eclectic range of performances to Northeast Ohio audiences from October through March. Four of the ten shows are free, making the artistic experience accessible to all.

“The presentations are worldly and unique, with emerging and established artists,” said Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C Performing Arts and Tri-C JazzFest.

The lineup is as follows:

Gamelan Çudamani

7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Simon and Rose Mandel Theatre, Tri-C Eastern Campus — $22

Tickets: 216-987-4444 or eventbrite.com

Born from after-school gatherings in a village pavilion in the 1970s, the Gamelan Çudamani music and dance ensemble reflects the vitality of Balinese arts through a diverse repertoire executed with extraordinary technical precision.


An Evening with Branford Marsalis

7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square $25-45

Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org

Whether it’s through his work as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader or educator, Branford Marsalis continues to cross stylistic boundaries while maintaining unwavering creative integrity. His quartet — which began in 1986 — features Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis and Justin Faulkner.


Daniela Liebman

2 p.m. Oct. 13, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free

Since her debut at age 8 with the Aguascalientes Symphony, Daniela Liebman has performed with more than 25 orchestras on four continents — all before reaching adulthood. The Mexican pianist performs with eloquence, poise and nuance that belie her age of 17.


An Evening with Paul Shaffer and David Ritz

7 p.m. Oct. 13, Fran and Jules Belkin Theatre, Tri-C Metro Campus — $5-15

Tickets: 216-987-4444 or eventbrite.com

For more than three decades, Paul Shaffer fronted The World’s Most Dangerous Band as David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick when not recording with the world’s top musicians. Joining him is prolific writer David Ritz, who has co-authored 36 autobiographies for artists such as Ray Charles, Etta James and Marvin Gaye.



7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square — $25-50

Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org

RUBBERBANDance deconstructs the principles of urban dance while mixing styles as varied as breakdancing and classical ballet. Formed in 2002, the group has put its signature stamp on dance. The performance is co-presented with DANCECleveland.


Blue Note Records 80th Anniversary Celebration: The State of Jazz featuring Kandace Springs, James Carter and James Francies

7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, John P. Murphy Foundation Theatre, Tri-C Metro Campus — $5-35

Tickets: 216-987-4444 or eventbrite.com

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records with a three-for-one show featuring Kandace Springs, a Nashville-based singer/songwriter/pianist; James Carter, a saxophonist known for his big, bruising tone; and James Francies, a 23-year-old regarded as one of the premier pianists of his generation.


Soyeon Kate Lee

2 p.m. Nov. 24, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free

The New York Times lauded Soyeon Kate Lee as a pianist with “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.” The Korean American pianist took top honors at the 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition and 2004 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.


Pierre Réach

2 p.m. Feb. 9, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free

Five decades of performances have earned Pierre Réach worldwide applause. Beethoven’s work has always occupied a special place in the wide-ranging repertoire of the French pianist, hailed by his peers as a sensitive and generous artist.


Cie Hervé Koubi

7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square $25-50

Tickets: 216-241-6000 or playhousesquare.org

The all-male French dance company Cie Hervé Koubi brings its acrobatic flips, spins and creativity to Cleveland for its Ohio debut. The performance of “What the Day Owes to the Night” is co-presented with DANCECleveland.


Daniel Shapiro

2 p.m. March 22, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art — Free

Daniel Shapiro is a leading interpreter or Schubert, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven and a teacher and coach at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed regularly as a chamber musician with members of the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

For more information, visit www.tri-c.edu/performingarts or call 216-987-4444.



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