VIDEO: Contemporary Music Resonates Around Cleveland

Fri 3/17 @ 7:30 PM

CoolCleveland’s Stephan Haluska just so happened to be visiting family in Richmond, VA, the very place Steven Smith, artistic director of NEOSonicFest, happened to be. We met with him to talk about the contemporary music festival, a seven-concert festival taking place in venues all across Cleveland.


The festival kicks off with organist Jonathan Moyer on March 17 at Church of the Covenant with pieces by Messaien and Ligeti. The music continues at Judson Manor with Cleveland Composers’ Guild as they present a program of new pieces by local composers.

Hear new works by up-and-coming composers at Baldwin Wallace’s Gamble Auditorium with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony’s Young & Emerging Composers concert. Saxophone and percussion duo Patchwork and harpist Stephan Haluska share a bill at the Bop Stop and new music ensemble No Exit performs at Heights Arts. The festival closes on March 26 with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony featuring the work of Donald Erb at Harkness Chapel.

For more information and dates and times, visit NEOSonicFest website at

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