A celebration of long-established partnerships between Cleveland's leading musical institutions, Music in the Circle represents a legacy of excellence, community engagement, and leadership. The numerous institutions collaborating with us include the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Judson Manor, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

    The festival presents a distinguished roster of world-class artists from Germany, Switzerland, Israel, and the United States, all passionate advocates for the arts. Our mission is to increase the accessibility of classical music to wider audiences through community engagement.


    Our series presents several free concerts around University Circle for the benefit of the local community. The artists will be offered residency at the historic Judson Manor, where they will offer programs for children and seniors. The series will culminate in a festive gala concert at the Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art on July 14th at 2:30 pm.


    Our artists are committed to exploring innovative ways of engaging with different sectors of our community and will offer several free concerts in various non-traditional settings. Programs will include a variety of works from the chamber music repertoire, as well as new music by our composer-in-residence, Chris Neiner.