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The Cleveland Chamber Symphony presents NEOSonicFest

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A music festival bringing the artistic talent of Northeast Ohio together to highlight new music

Music festival running March 28 - April 6 presented by The Cleveland Chamber Symphony

The Cleveland Chamber Symphony has announced the inaugural NEOSonicFEST that will be held from March 28 to April 6, 2014. The festival will be held at various locations including: Cleveland State’s Drinko Hall, Case Western Reserve’s Harkness Chapel, Cleveland’s Church of the Covenant, The Screw Factory in Lakewood and Baldwin-Wallace’s Gamble Auditorium Kulas Musical Arts Building.

NEOSonicFest was created by Cleveland Chamber Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith as well as CCS’s Board in order to promote the sharing of contemporary American music and in particular composers of new music in the Northeast Ohio region.

The six performances of existing and newly commissioned works will explore such genres as classical, electronic, jazz, and contemporary classical music. Among the featured artists performing will be Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Ensemble HD, Jonathan William Moyer, Howie Smith and the FiveOne Experimental Orchestra with guest appearances by Verb Ballets.

The opening concert On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Cleveland State University’s Drinko Hall is a tribute to Edwin London who was the original founder of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony in 1980. Music Director Steven Smith will conduct the orchestra in two of London’s compositions, “Melodrama” and “Federico’s Follies”. Also on the program will be the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and gust Verb Ballets who will present Geoffrey Peterson’s work, “The Edmund Fitzgerald” and will feature pianist Nicholas Underhill. The new ballet is choreographed by Verb Ballets' Associate Director Richard Dickinson choreographed and follows the haunting and mysterious circumstances of the famous Lake Superior shipwreck.

2014 NEOSonicFest Performance Schedule

Cleveland Chamber Symphony
With guest Verb Ballets
Friday, March 28, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Cleveland State, Drinko Hall
2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH44115

Ensemble HD
With guest Verb Ballets
Sunday, March 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Case Western Reserv
Harkness Chapel
11200 Bellflower Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Jonathan William Moyer
Monday, March 31,2014
7:30 p.m.
Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Howie Smith
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Cleveland State
Drinko Hall 2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

FiveOne Experimental Orchestra
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:30 p.m.
The Screw Factory
Templar Industrial Park
13000 Athens Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Sunday April 6, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Baldwin-Wallace
Gamble Auditorium
Kulas Musical Arts Building
96 Front St.
Berea, OH 44017

For more information on NEOSonicFest visit www.neosonicfest.org.

About Cleveland Chamber Symphony

The Grammy Award winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony (CCS) performs music of our time that dares to explore under the direction of Music Director Steven Smith. Starting in 1980 with the vision and expertise of Dr. Edwin London and the talent of a dedicated core of Cleveland musicians, the ensemble steadily grew in scope and stature throughout the following two decades, performing, recording and commissioning contemporary orchestral music. CCS nurtures composers, musicians and audiences through professional performances, recordings, commissions, and educational experiences. The Cleveland Chamber Symphony's excellence has been recognized with prestigious awards including a 2007 Grammy and ASCAP John S. Edwards Awards. Through it's mission, CCS has contributed to the advancement of the art of contemporary American music and promoted the dissemination of musical works by composers of our time.

For more information visit www.clevelandchambersymphony.org

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