Cleveland Cello Society presents i Cellisti: Ida Mercer & Yoshika Masuda
The Los Angeles-based cello quintet, SAKURA, is this year’s featured guest for "i Cellisti!" the annual cello ensemble celebration and fundraiser presented by the Cleveland Cello Society. A unique and versatile ensemble, hailed as “brilliant” and “superb” by the Los Angeles Times, SAKURA is built on the artistry and virtuosity of its members: including Cleveland’s own, Michael Kaufman! The quintet is named in honor of the great mentor and artist Ralph Kirshbaum, with whom all five members studied: 桜 sakura (Japanese) and Kirschbaum (German) have the same meaning (cherry tree). Support a great cause while experiencing the thrill of the soundscape offered by five cellos. A truly inspirational evening—all proceeds from ticket sales provide the funds for the CCS Scholarships! The program will include Lament, in Memory of Matthew Shepard by Cleveland composer, Anne Wilson.
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Forest Hill Church Presbyterian
3031 Monticello Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118