First concert in chamber music series is Oct. 13

Musicians perform at a 2018 Heights Arts Close Encounters concert in a Herrick Mews carriage house.

October marks the opening of the 2019–20 Close Encounters chamber music concert series. Now in its 14th season, Close Encounters celebrates Heights Arts’ 20th anniversary with four unique afternoons of chamber music performed by some of the world’s finest musicians—who just happen to live here in the Cleveland area.

The first concert, to be hosted at a historic carriage house in Herrick Mews, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m.

Performing is the Omni Quartet, who will present Robert Schumann’s String quartet in A-minor, written during a brief and singular period of happiness in his otherwise melancholy life. Musicians in the Omni Quartet are also members of the Cleveland Orchestra. 

The second concert in the series will take place at Dunham Tavern on Sunday, Nov. 24, with subsequent concerts planned for March 1 and May 3.

Tickets for Close Encounters individual concerts, as well as full-series subscriptions, are on sale at

Untouched: The Digital Paradox, is on view at Heights Arts through Sunday, Oct. 13. In this unique exhibition, organized by guest curator Matthew Hollern of the Cleveland Institute of Art, technology and art work together in some unexpected ways.

In the Spotlight gallery, work by photographer and mixed-media artist Jamie Richey is on view through Oct. 27.

Heights Arts will kick off the holiday season with the opening of its 2019 Holiday Store on Nov. 1. Open seven days a week, the annual holiday shop showcases 100-plus artists working in many mediums, including ceramics, jewelry and metals, and glass (many unique holiday ornaments), making it a place to shop for unique gifts from local artists. The 2019 Holiday Store will be open through Dec. 30.

For more information on Heights Arts community programs and events, including house concerts, gallery performances and outreach, visit

Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman is a marketing intern at Heights Arts.

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Volume 12, Issue 10, Posted 12:02 PM, 10.14.2019