Visit the new Performing Arts Center at Sept. 28 open house for tours, panels, food trucks and more

Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center open house flyerCase Western Reserve University will host an open house of the new Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel Monday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 9 p.m.

The historic building is a mix of old and new, restoration and imagination, state-of-the-art technology and rich respect for classical architecture.

The open house will include:

  • Tours taking place every 30 minutes from 2 to 6: 30 p.m. beginning in the Lerner Lobby;
  • Conversation with Amnon Weinstein, founder of Violins of Hope; Avshalom Weinstein; and Joel Smirnoff, president of the Cleveland Institute of Music, from 2:30 to 3 p.m. in the Koch Recital Hall;
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Pat O’Brien, of Project Management Solutions, on the building and renovation projects between Jack Kellogg and Paul Royer, both of Turner Construction, and Katie Broh and Dan Kelley, both of MGA Partners, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Koch Recital Hall;
  • Open rehearsal of the Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kathleen Horvath, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Silver Hall.

During the open house, food trucks—including Wrap it Up Food Truck, Papa Nick’s Calzone Zone and Java on Wheels—will be available on site for guests.

Violins of Hope concert viewing locations flyerA special Violins of Hope Concert will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. at the Maltz Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the Cleveland Orchestra, under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, featuring members of the orchestra playing some of the Violins of Hope violins, renowned violinist Shlomo Mintz, and the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus with guest narrator Thomas Hampson.

The concert is sold out, but will be broadcast live on WVIZ/PBS TV and WCLV Classical 104.9 Radio and live streamed online at

Viewers in the region can watch WVIZ/PBS on the following television channels:

  • Over the air at Channel 25 and Channel 25.1
  • AT&T: Channel 25 and HD on 1025
  • Cox: Channel 13 and HD on 1013
  • Time Warner: Channel 2, 5, 10 or 13 and HD on 1002, 1005, 1010 or 1013

Several community organizations in the area will offer their facilities as free viewing sites, where community members can gather with friends, family, and neighbors to watch this historic concert. Viewing locations include:

  • Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple (23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood) Limited seating is available. Email to RSVP. For more information, call 216.464.1330.
  • Cuyahoga County Library Parma-Snow Branch (2121 Snow Road, Parma) Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 216.661.4240.
  • Tinkham Veale University Center. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 216.368.5681.

For a complete list of Violins of Hope events, visit