Organ Extravaganza Kicks off Brownbag Concert Series, Feb. 4

Contact: April Miller, 216-774-0479,

Todd Wilson, Trinity’s Director of Music and Worship, is available for interviews.

Spring season of this long-running, free concert series begins Feb. 4

CLEVELAND—Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral’s BrownBag Concert Series resumes Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 12:10 p.m. with an organ extravaganza. Todd Wilson and organ students from The Cleveland Institute of Music will kick off the spring season with a rousing program featuring organ music spanning more than 300 years, from J.S. Bach to John Philip Sousa and beyond. Plan to be there as they pull out all the stops on Trinity Cathedral’s magnificent Flentrop pipe organ!

The BrownBag concert series runs weekly from Feb. 4 to May 20. Full schedule details are listed below.

Concerts range from jazz to classical chamber music, big band, pipe organ with brass and much more. All programs take place in the beautiful Gothic nave of Trinity Cathedral. There is no admission fee – a freewill offering is taken at each concert. The Trinity Commons parking lot entrance is on Prospect Avenue at East 22nd Street. Parking is free. Lunch is available at each concert for $5 or guests are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Spring 2015 Schedule

Feb. 4
Organ Extravaganza!
Todd Wilson and the talented CIM organists pull out all the stops on Trinity’s two Flentrop pipe organs.

Feb. 11
Jackie Warren, Cleveland’s Queen of Jazz Piano
Jackie offers a program of favorites, concluding with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (with organist Todd Wilson).
Sponsors: Robert and Judy Barnhart

Feb. 18
Ash Wednesday  (No Concert)
Services at 7:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. (with choir)

Feb. 25
Cleveland State Piano Students
CSU pianists share their talents in a widely varied program.

March 4
Elizabeth DeMio and Todd Wilson, duo-pianists
Liz and Todd play Bartok’s magnificent Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.

March 11
Choirs from Hathaway Brown School
Laura Webster, director. Colorful singing by the talented students from Hathaway Brown School.
Sponsor: Ute Vilfroy

March 18
J.S. Bach’s 330th Birthday Celebration!
Celebrate the master’s 330th birthday with a festive concert by the musicians of Burning River Baroque.
Sponsors: Doug and Mary Ann Caston

March 25
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Quartet
Tap your toes to music by these musicians from the fabulous Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

April 1
Holy Week (No Concert)

April 8
Duets for Springtime with Dawn Durdella and Bradley Upham
These gifted singers celebrate the coming of spring in song in an intimate salon setting.

April 15
Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21
Don’t miss this gorgeous French rarity, featuring violinist Annie Fullard and pianist Elizabeth DeMio.

April 22
Cleveland State Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, director. This remarkable ensemble will provide sonic thrills filling the Cathedral!
Sponsors: Judith Eckelmeyer and Beverly Moffett

April 29
Doug Wood and friends offer a fun concert celebrating the release of their new CD Cellocentric.

May 6
Oberlin Collegium Musicum
Steven Plank, director. The superb Oberlin singers offer English sacred music spanning five centuries.
Sponsors: Kendal of Oberlin and Kendal at Home

May 13
The Kenny Davis Quartet
Trumpeter Kenny Davis and his quartet are annual favorites of the BrownBag season.

May 20
Trinity Chamber Orchestra
Horst Buchholz returns to conduct an exciting season finale featuring harpist Parker Ramsay and organist Todd Wilson in works by Debussy and Rheinberger.
Sponsors: Beth Cooper and Paul Herrgesell

About Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral:
Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral is a multi-faceted community arts organization that produces a free Brownbag Concert Series, collaborative arts programs, the annual Medieval Feast, and a variety of other arts-oriented programs, sometimes in conjunction with other organizations.  Each season, Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral produces or presents more than 40 events in the areas of music, dance, literature, theatre and the visual arts. Music and Art at Trinity Cathedral is led by Todd Wilson, Director of Music and Worship. Learn more at