About Carte Blanche!
For our exciting ninth chamber music festival, we gave ten world-class musicians carte blanche to design their own concert program. In asking them to serve as “curators,” our only prompt was to choose one of history’s great visual artists as their inspiration. The amazing results provide a glimpse into how virtuoso musicians think about music. We couldn’t be prouder to be bringing more than thirty of the world’s most outstanding instrumentalists to Cleveland to perform the dozens of scores chosen. The music is from every era, in every style, for every size ensemble; its inclusion was directly inspired by icons of visual art, from the 15th Century to the 21st.