Event Calendar

Events for Sunday, May 5, 2024

Backyard Composting 101 Seminar
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Kick off International Composting Awareness Week with this informational session from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Learn about what items can be composted and the best way to do it to ensure you've got the best blend for your garden. Registration is required and begins on Sunday, April 21.
University Heights Branch Library
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Heights Chamber Orchestra Concert
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Frank Wiley, guest conductor, is active as both a composer and conductor and an emeritus faculty member of Kent State University where he taught courses in composition, music theory and history winning the KSU distinguished Teaching Award. He was Co-Director of the KSU New Music Ensemble, which he founded in 1979, and was Director of the KSU Orchestra for 14 years. Frank is currently Director of Music at the United Methodist Church of Kent. His compositions, which include solo instrumental and vocal, chamber, orchestral, choral, and electronic music, have been performed throughout the US, as well as in Canada, Europe, and the Far East, by many soloists and ensembles, including The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony.

Perry Roth, saxophone, is on faculty at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, The College of Wooster, The Hartt School Community Division, and is the saxophone teaching artist for the Yale School of Music—Music in Schools Initiative. He holds the tenor saxophone chair in the Barkada Quartet, which he joined in the spring of 2017. In the summers, he is the saxophone teaching artist for the Yale School of Music—Morse Summer Music Academy. In addition to his collegiate studies, Dr. Roth has performed in the Brevard Music Center summer festival and was awarded fellowships as the first-ever saxophonist at both New Music on the Point in 2014 and Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, New Music Workshop in 2018. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. At Hartt, he was a graduate teaching fellow and recipient of the Regents’ Honor Award, the university’s most prestigious award for graduate students.

Gustav Holst’s A Somerset Rhapsody is inspired by a collection of key English folk tunes. Holst revealed to a colleague “Into a quiet country scene comes the sound of approaching soldiers. A youth who is courting a girl is persuaded to enlist and go to war. The soldiers march into the distance and the pastoral quietness returns. The girl is left alone.” A Somerset Rhapsody starts quietly with the “Sheep-Shearing Song.” The second tune, “High Germany” is set in a march style and represents the oncoming soldiers. The final tune, “The Lover’s Farewell” sees the young girl say goodbye to her partner who has been enlisted by the soldiers to go to war. Gustav Holst’s A Somerset Rhapsody has remained one of his most popular works for orchestra. With its catchy melodies and pastoral atmosphere, it has remained a beloved work in English classical music repertoire.

Alexander Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto consists of a single movement that opens with the strings playing the main theme. The melody is then played by the soloist. The strings provide a lush background texture. Several musical themes follow. The saxophone begins to dominate with passages of scales and interval jumps. The climax occurs with the saxophone playing a note that the strings then finish out. Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto is a staple in saxophone repertory. It is nearly certain that Glazunov did not hear the concerto in a public performance, as he passed prior to the premiere.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ is one of the composer’s most celebrated works. The ‘Eroica’ Symphony marked a turning point in Beethoven’s career and in the history of music. It raises the issues of political events of the day, specifically Napoleon. Beethoven was outraged over Napoleon’s decision to crown himself Emperor. Many viewed the “Eroica” as bizarre and more sublime than beautiful.


St Paul’s Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, OH
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Climate Action & Resilence Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This workshop will be the first in a series of opportunities for all to come together, share ideas,
and co-create a Climate Action and Resiliency Plan that reflects the values and aspirations of the
entire community.

CH Community Center