Past Meetup

CIM@Severance / Washington Place Bistro


Sometimes when you discover a good thing it is best to repeat it! We had such a great time last month we are doing it again. Frankly, the CIM Orchestra far, far exceeded my expectations in March. Hope you can join us in April - these Dress Circle seats can become a habit! - BJ

Don't miss the season finale! The CIM Orchestra wraps up its 2012-13 CIM@Severance Concert Series with an all Beethoven concert featuring guest artists the KALICHSTEIN-LAREDO-ROBINSON TRIO. The CIM Orchestra will be conducted by one of CIM's newest faculty members, Jaime Laredo.

This concert made possible through the generosity of Joe and Ellen Thomas

The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
In Concert at Severance Hall
Wednesday, April 17th at 8 p.m.


Joseph Kalichstein, piano, guest artist
Jaime Laredo, violin
Sharon Robinson, cello

BEETHOVEN Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"

WHO: The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
WHAT: CIM@Severance
WHEN: Wednesday, April 17th at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, 44106
DINNER: Washington Place Bistro – arrive 6 p.m. or later

TICKETS: We have made special arrangements with the CIM for ticketing. Since the nominal concert tickets are just $5, we didn’t think that a discount was appropriate. As an added incentive – in addition to the great music and affordable ticket pricing – we will have elegant group seating for the concert.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience great music from the Dress Circle at Severance? Here’s your opportunity!

We have obtained a limited number (20) of seats in the prestigious Dress Circle for Music Cleveland! members. In order to qualify, you must RSVP by April 10th including your phone number, full name(s), and direct email address (they will be kept confidential and only shared with CIM). We will also have a Wait List to handle late replies. You are not required to join us for dinner before the concert but we'll need to know your intentions.

In March we had the same arrangement but some wires got crossed and we weren't charged anything. When I mentioned that to CIM, they said to consider that concert as complementary. Amazing - thank you CIM!

This time we will pay $5 per ticket.

You will pick up and pay for your tickets at the CIM table in Smith Lobby (near parking garage entrance and gift shop) at Severance Hall on the evening of the concert. Cash only. No credit cards please.

This is our first opportunity to sit together at Severance as a group in such prime seats. RSVP as soon as possible since we anticipate reaching our seat allocation quickly. Don’t be left out.

Late RSVPs can still attend the concert albeit from seats in “steerage.”

Here is a shot I made from the Dress Circle seats last year -

DINNER: Washington Place Bistro & Inn, 2203 Cornell Road (former Baricelli Inn in Little Italy), 216.791.6500
Time: Arrival around 6 p.m.
Parking: Washington Place offers complementary Valet Parking on site and limited street parking may be available.

On Wednesday evenings, Washington Place offers a special menu.

For just $40, two diners can share an appetizer, enjoy 2 entrees and a bottle of wine! Two for $40 menu (click here) (

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The Washington Place Bistro offers Classic American Cuisine, featuring produce from local growers, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, house-made soups and grilled sandwiches.
Menus are priced very affordably yet offer a wide range of tastes while presenting food fashionably. Most dinner entrees range between $16 - $24.

Newly remodeled dining rooms feature intimate dining and a separate cocktail lounge. An extended private outdoor courtyard offers dining alfresco amid the lush greenery of the Little Italy neighborhood.

The bar at Washington Place is the ideal meeting location for after-work cocktails, or pre-dinner libations.

Members Note: Please don’t forget your annual Membership Fees. You may use the PayPal link in the upper left margin of the home page or pay the Organizer/Host in cash at your next event. Your dues help cover the costs of being on and related administrative costs. Organizers are not compensated and do this for their love of music, fine wine and food, and, of course, friendship. And, our sincere thanks to those members who are current with their dues!

You may join Music Cleveland! and pay the annual fee of $10 and your dues for Ciné Arts Cleveland! will be waived – two groups for the price of one. But, you must have paid the membership fee before CAC dues can be waived.

RSVP – As always we will ask you a series of questions in the process – full name, direct email and phone number – that we will consider private and confidential. If you don’t see these questions, please contact the event host for assistance.

Most important questions are regarding dinner. If you indicate yes in your RSVP, we will consider that a firm commitment since we will be making reservations in your name. If you must cancel dinner, please do so 24 hours in advance and notify the host via email.


A variety of parking options are available for concerts at Severance Hall. Pre-paid parking passes are not offered for this event.

The Case Western Reserve University Campus Center Garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Hall (parking entrance is off East Boulevard), with stair and elevator access to Severance Hall. Event parking in the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for $10 per vehicle when space permits.

Limited additional event parking is available in the Case Western Reserve University Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue across from Severance Hall, or at the University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road, and at the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking garage on East Boulevard. Space at these lots may be particularly limited during weekday daytime hours. Some on-street parking is also available, but it often fills up well before curtain time.

Jaime Laredo(born June 7, 1941 in Cochabamba (, Bolivia ( is a violinist ( conductor ( Currently the conductor and Music Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (, he began his musical career when he was five years old. In 1948 he came to North America ( took lessons from Antonio DeGrass ( He also studied with Frank Houser ( moving toCleveland (, Ohio (, to study under Josef Gingold ( 1953. He studied with Ivan Galamian ( the Curtis Institute of Music ( his graduation. From 1960 to 1974 he was married to the pianist Ruth Laredo ( Laredo is currently a professor at the renowned Indiana University ( School of Music ( He served as artistic advisor for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ( guest conducted the orchestra on April 18, 2009, in a program featuring his wife, the cellist Sharon Robinson ( He was scheduled to again conduct the orchestra for two programs during the 2009-10 season. Laredo and Robinson were also featured soloists in a special concert conducted by Andrew Constantine (, who became the Philharmonic's music director in July 2009.

His Carnegie Hall ( in October 1960 was much praised, and helped to launch his career. The next year, he played at Royal Albert Hall ( London. Afterwards, he has played with many major European and American orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra (, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (, the New York Philharmonic (, the Cleveland Orchestra (, the Philadelphia Orchestra (, the London Symphony Orchestra (, the Royal Philharmonic (, The Children's Orchestra Society ( the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (

He also plays viola (, and has recorded piano quartets ( Isaac Stern (, Yo-Yo Ma (, and Emanuel Ax ( In addition, he collaborated with pianist Glenn Gould ( He is the violinist of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, along with pianist Joseph Kalichstein ( cellist Sharon Robinson. He has been the conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra since 1999.

The Cleveland Institute of Music ( the appointment of Laredo and wife Sharon Robinson ( the string faculty in 2012.

America's Premier Trio


Joseph Kalichstein, piano
Jaime Laredo, violin
Sharon Robinson, cello

“…foremost trio with the greatest longevity…bring(ing) to worldwide audiences their expressive and exhilarating interpretations.” --Musical America

Notes: Nearly 35 years after its debut at the White House, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to bring technical mastery, expressive depth, and magnetism to the concert stage. Carnegie Hall commemorated their 30th Anniversary in 2007 with a concert in Stern Auditorium. Richard Danielpour devoted a piano quartet in honor of the anniversary, which has become a part of their extensive repertoire. One of today’s most beloved ensembles, these three artists share their passion for music with audiences worldwide.

New works written for the Trio include: Zwilich (1987)/ Silverman (1989)/ Kirchner (1993)/ Pärt (1993)/ Danielpour (2000)/ Tower (2003)/ Danielpour Quartet with Viola (2006)/ Zwilich Septet with the Miami Quartet (World Premiere 2009)/ Zwilich Bass Quintet (2011 – commissioning partners being assembled)/ Previn Trio (2012 - sponsored by the Music Accord Consortium)

Recordings: Annual CD releases of The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio are available on KOCH International Classics. The catalog includes newly commissioned works for the Trio as well as re-releases of the group’s hallmark recordings from their past thirty years of making music together. Their most current release features the complete trios of Brahms.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio performs Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor (click here) (

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