Violinist and ensemble director Ariel Clayton enjoys life in Cleveland as an independent artist. While completing multiple degrees in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ariel fell in love with freelance work and immensely enjoys the creative freedom it offers. She gives more than 100 performances yearly as a solo artist, with OPUS 216 ensembles, and in various collaborations with other independent artists.
OPUS 216 is comprised of independent, classically-trained Cleveland musicians and enjoys working alongside other creative disciplines. OPUS 216 appears regularly in public and private events, at prominent Cleveland venues and art institutions (including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Clinic, 78th Street Studios, and The Happy Dog, among others).
Performances & Events
We’ve done everything from chamber orchestra performances on beautiful stages to intimate home recitals for a handful of friends.
Ensemble possibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
Solo Violin – Violin/Viola Duo – Violin/Cello Duo – String Trio – String Quartet – Flute/Violin Duo – Violin/Harp Duo – Violin/Piano Duo – Piano Trio – Piano Quartet – Piano Quintet – Chamber Orchestra (of all sizes) – Guitar/Violin Duo – Acoustic Trio
Pricing & Repertoire options available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are musicians with an intense passion for music education. Aside from her independent private-teaching, Ariel Clayton teaches nearly two dozen independent students weekly, and currently directs the Rainbow Strings Violin Program through East Cleveland City Schools.
OPUS 216 musicians have extensive experience performing for urban outreach initiatives, Head Start programs, library workshops, and classroom/school-wide presentations. Contact us to find out how we can work together to bring music to your community in an exciting way!
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