Free programming to feature local and regional musical performances

The pandemic has caused most live music venues to cancel their schedules, including the Maltz Performing Arts Center (MPAC) at Case Western Reserve University. But the Maltz Performing Arts Center has come up with an alternative for audiences to still enjoy live music without being able to attend shows in-person because of the health risks: a new live-streamed concert series, called “LIVE Streamed @ Silver Hall.”

The series, which opens Wednesday, Aug. 5, will be offered for free and will feature the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra’s return to the Maltz Center.

“We’ve reached out to local artists and ensembles and generated a great and eclectic schedule,” said Maltz Performing Arts Center Director Jason Cohen. “All concerts are free and co-promoted by CWRU/MPAC and the Ohio Arts Professionals Network, as well as the artist performing, and gives a real opportunity for these groups to reach their audiences during the pandemic.”

The series aims to highlight local and regional talent on stage, but performing to an empty venue. Although the hall will be empty, every nuance of the performance will be captured with a state-of-the-art video recording and broadcast system, including six high-definition remote-controlled cameras. Performances will be held every Wednesday and Sunday night through Sept. 30; all concerts start at 8 p.m.

The full series lineup, listed below, is also be available on the Maltz Performing Arts Center website, along with livestream links to the performances.

The following performances will be offered through the LIVE Streamed @ Silver Hall series:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 5: Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
  • Sunday, Aug. 9: Spirit of the Bear
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12: Lisa Biales
  • Sunday, Aug. 16: Muamin Collective
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19: Becky Boyd & The Groove Train
  • Sunday, Aug. 23: The Shootouts
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26: Alex Bevan
  • Sunday, Aug. 30: Cellocentric
  • Wednesday, Sept. 2: Uno Lady
  • Sunday, Sept. 6: Smith Taylor
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9: Radio on the Lake Theatre
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16: Piano Cleveland
  • Sunday, Sept. 20: Diana Chittester
  • Wednesday, Sept. 22: Ariel Clayton Karas, violin & Marina Kerze, piano
  • Saturday, Sept. 26: Worry Stone
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30: OPUS 216