In case you missed it, Cleveland just survived hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention. When news broke that our beloved city would play host to such an enormous event, many performing artists like myself wondered what the week would entail, especially in regards to music needs. Thankfully, I’m glad to say I’m nearly finished with a 9-day performance streak (yep, that’s 10 gigs in 9 days), and myself and all of OPUS 216 are still standing!
In between providing special music for a trio of events sponsored by Jones Day (one of the partners on the RNC Host Committee), OPUS 216 has undertaken 2 weddings and a fundraiser for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. I’ve personally performed for a colleague’s recital, completed another exciting month of music with Classical Revolution Cleveland, and am performing later today with CityMusic Cleveland for the opening of the Cleveland International Piano Competition.
Some summers, July is a total snooze (which is often a welcome vacation from the madness of June and August), but this year has thankfully turned out to be an exciting opposite! Looking forward to more thrilling weeks of summertime music-making before the heat breaks and we settle into a gorgeous, Cleveland autumn….