Looking to learn more about the novel that inspired this year’s festival? Interested in seeing the novel come to life on the big screen? Or do you want to learn more about the music? Mark your calendars for these engaging events in May and June!
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MEET & GREET AT VISIBLE VOICE BOOKS
2258 Professor Ave, Cleveland OH 44113 [ VIEW MAP ]
Are you curious how this novel inspired the festival concerts? Join ChamberFest Cleveland artistic directors Diana Cohen and Roman Rabinovich to find out more! This gathering will begin with a short overview about Milan Kundera’s novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being (presented by Steve Pinkerton, Lecturer in English at Case Western Reserve University), followed by a discussion with the ChamberFest artistic directors about the process of using the novel as inspiration to curate music for the festival concerts. Stay for a Q&A session and time to mix and mingle. (Beer and wine available for purchase.) Click here for more information about this event.
BOOK CLUB AT FIRESIDE BOOK SHOP
29 N Franklin St, Chagrin Falls OH 44022 [ VIEW MAP ]
Join the Fireside Book Club for their May gathering, when Valerie will lead a discussion about The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. This book club is free and open to the public – newcomers are welcome!
PANEL DISCUSSION AT LOGANBERRY BOOKS
13015 Larchmere Blvd, Shaker Heights OH 44120 [ VIEW MAP ]
This panel discussion will view the novel through its historical context, cultural perspective, and place in modern fiction. Live music (presented by students from the Cleveland Institute of Music) will be performed around the store leading up to the panel discussion at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public – join us for a night of music and conversation. Panelists are: Dr. James Krukones (Professor of History at John Carroll University); Charles Oberndorf (Local Author and Instructor at University School); and John Sabol (Host of “New Czech Voice of Cleveland” on WHKW 1220 AM and Co-Author of Cleveland Czechs). Click here for more information about this event.
BOOK CLUB AT MAC’S BACKS BOOKS ON COVENTRY
1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights OH 44118 [ VIEW MAP ]
Join the Mac’s Backs Book Club for their June gathering, when Grace will lead a discussion about The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. This book club is free and open to the public – all are welcome! Click here for more information about this book club. The book will be available at Mac’s Backs at the 20% book club discount during the month of June.
FILM SCREENING AT CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART CINEMATHEQUE
11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106 [ VIEW MAP ]
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The Cinematheque presents the 1988 film The Unbearable Lightness of Being (directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, and Lena Olin). Tickets are available through Cinematheque: $12 General Admission / $9 Member / $9 Age 25 & Under (Bring your ChamberFest ticket or pass to receive $9 admission). Click here for more information about this event.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT CHAMBERFEST, CLEVELAND’S WORLD-CLASS SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Classes held in Beachwood and University Circle
Siegal Lifelong Learning (a program of Case Western Reserve University) presents a deeper look at the repertoire for two festival concerts. This course includes two class-based lectures, two pre-concert lectures, and admission to ChamberFest performances on Sat 6/24 and Sun 6/25. Click here for more information about this course. $75 Members / $100 Non-Members