TRINITY CATHEDRAL AND MUSIC & ART AT TRINITY CATHEDRAL HOSTS LIVESTREAM BENEFIT CONCERTS INCLUDING CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA VIRTUOSO

MAY 27, 2020 – CLEVELAND – Trinity Cathedral, the Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland and the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, and Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral will host three free livestream benefit concerts starting in June. The first two will feature The Cleveland Orchestra’s principal cellist, Mark Kosower, performing all six of Bach’s unaccompanied Cello Suites.

The livestreams are free with an opportunity for viewers to give a freewill offering. All proceeds go in equal portions to Arts Cleveland to aid in theirCOVID-19 relief for local artists and Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral, a 501 (c)(3) arts organization providing free concerts and other arts programming for the community at large.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer such world-class musicianship to a global audience through the magic of livestreaming,” remarked Todd Wilson, Trinity’s director of music. “It’s a great opportunity to raise funds for COVID-19 relief and to raise awareness of all the free concerts and arts programming that Music & Art at Trinity Cathedral regularly provides.”

The first performance will be Fri., June 5. Concertgoers can visit facebook.com/Music-Art-at-Trinity-Cathedral to enjoy each performance, all starting at 7:00 p.m. The first performance will feature Bach Suites 5, 1 and 3. On Fri., July 31, Kosower will perform Suites 2, 4 and 6. He has been principal cellist of the orchestra since 2010 and solo cellist of the Bamberg Symphony in Germany from 2006-2010. These performances are part of Kosower’s Bach for Humanity campaign. Started in 2018, it is an initiative to share Bach’s music through community outreach, educational performances and recitals in the greater Cleveland area.

A September concert will feature music of other “B” composers: Nadia Boulanger’s Three Improvisations, Johannes Brahms’s Sonato in A Major for Violin and Piano and Benjamin Britten’s Abraham and Isaac. Performers will include Wilson; Nicole Keller, associate organist at Trinity; Andrew Sords, violin; Elizabeth DeMio, piano; John McElliott, countertenor; and JR Fralick, tenor.

The artists will play before an empty cathedral in keeping with the latest social distancing guidelines.

About Trinity Cathedral

Trinity Cathedral, the Episcopal Church in downtown Cleveland, is a Christian community that invites participation from people of all faiths, races, nationalities and walks of life. For more information on Trinity Cathedral and its programs, please call (216) 771-3630 or visit www.trinitycleveland.org. The cathedral is located at 2230 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland.

Contact Scott Blanchard, (330) 322-8111, sblanchard@trinitycleveland.org

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