Piano Cleveland and Steinway Piano Gallery of Cleveland launch weekly streamed “Quarantine Concerts”

Posted on: March 23, 2020

“Piano Cleveland and Steinway Piano Gallery of Cleveland are launching the Quarantine Concerts, which are livestreamed every week from the Steinway gallery and will feature local artists, many of whom are dealing with severe financial repercussions from lost performances,” writes Kerry Clawson in Thursday’s (3/19) Akron Beacon Journal (OH). “The first livestream on pianocleveland.org … Thursday featured Israeli pianist Yaron Kohlberg, president of Piano Cleveland, which hosts the annual Cleveland International Piano Competition.… The programs will be archived at the website…. The next program, which will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. March 26, will feature violinist Ann Yu and pianist Melivia Raharjo for Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1, and bassoonist Mackenzie Brauns performing Bach’s Partita BWV 1013.… Classical musicians continue to connect through their art, including … Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsOfComfort videos that he started posting Friday on his Facebook page, where he plays music that gives him comfort…. ChamberFest Cleveland’s Facebook [posted] its 2016 performance of Schumann’s beautiful Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola and Cello, which can be seen at https://youtu.be/TklqBkUnziM/. It’s all about sharing the healing power of music, and there’s a lot to be said for that during these difficult times.”