Please join The Fine Arts Association for the inaugural production of BELONG. A musically theatrical concert series developed to celebrate the unique gifts and talents each of us possess. BELONG shines the spotlight on the distinctive ways in which we convey those gifts and talents through the lens of the arts. Join us to celebrate how the arts foster acceptance and inclusion. This is where you BELONG.
HEART STRINGS ADULT ORCHESTRA | FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Performing a repertoire of light and classic, Broadway show tunes, ragtime, popular melodies, and folk songs by composers including Irving Berlin, Antonin Dvorak, George and Ira Gershwin, Edvard Greig, Rodgers and Hammerstein, G.F. Handel, Gustav Holst, W. A. Mozart, and Johann Strauss. Directed by Dr. Carol Linsenmeier, this group of dedicated musicians have performed at senior centers and nursing homes throughout Ashtabula County as well as the Northeastern Ohio Steampunk Festival and the Ashtabula Veterans Service Celebration.
NORTH COAST MEN’S CHORUS | THE COASTLINERS | SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2024 | 7:30 PM
The Coastliners are the North Coast Men’s Chours’ celebrated small ensemble. Currently comprised of 10 members, The Coastliners have been performing for most of NCMC’s 28 years at our concerts and serve as ambassadors to the community, singing for private events, charitable causes, and public gatherings of all sizes. They have entertained at events including the Hudson Bandstand summer concert series and Cleveland Orchestra’s Star Spangled Spectacular in downtown Cleveland.
The Coastliners have a broad repertoire of music, raging from lush harmonies to campy comedy numbers, sure to delight any audience.
THE IMPROVANEERS! | SUNDAY APRIL 21, 2024 | 2:00 PM
Using improvisation to build skills that will greatly improve social, workplace and lifetime opportunities in those with developmental disabilities, The Improvaneers is the world’s first all Down Syndrome improv group! The Improvaneer Method Way focuses on supporting the mission while maintaining immense respect, admiration, and support for the individuals utilizing the program, creating a positive learning atmosphere that incorporates fun, humor, and discipline into the achievement and ultimate practice of this skill…understanding each individuals’ abilities and thresholds of discovery and enjoyment of the program to provide the best experience possible.
GOSPEL MUSIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY* | SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2024 | 7:30 PM | SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2024 | 2:00 PM
*Proceeds from this concert support the Sarah Weeden Minority Scholarship Fund at The Fine Arts Association
Committed to preserving Cleveland’s rich history of spreading the Gospel through music, the Gospel Music Historical Society presents a musical showcase on FAA’s stage. Under the direction of Aftra/SAG affiliate, vocalist, composer, and choral conductor, Carlton Fellows, this production is sure to stir your soul as Mr. Fellows brings over four decades of experience in serving as music director to myriad church demonstrations in the greater Cleveland area. Through education, event programming, networking, and workshops GMHS encourages and supports the success of GMHS Gospel artists.