Date Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location 77 West College Street Get Directions
Cost Free Admission
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Watch the webcast! This event will be streamed live at the time of the event.

The tenth-annual Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition begins Saturday, July 20.

Twenty-four young violinists, ages 13 through 18 representing many countries, square off through six days of performances. 

These remarkable young artists begin with recital repertoire and advance through Semifinal rounds to the Concerto Round, where the field narrows to 10 pianists. Six accomplished musicians perform in the Recital Finals on Wednesday evening. This round will be broadcast on Thursday at 7pm on WCLV-104.9 FM. At the end of the Recital Finals, the jury determines the three pianists who will move on to the Concerto Finals with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. On Friday at 7:30 pm, that evening's performances feature complete concertos and one finalist will emerge as the 2019 Cooper champion—with a grand prize of $20,000.

SEMIFINALS ROUND I - Saturday, Sunday, Monday July 20, 21, 22
Competitors perform for 30 minutes each.
(two sessions each day)
1:30 pm, 7:30 pm

CONCERTO ROUND - Tuesday, July 23
Ten competitors perform a complete concerto with piano accompaniment.    
1:30 pm and 7 pm

RECITAL FINALS ROUND - Wednesday, July 24
Six competitors perform a 30-minute recital programs. 

All Oberlin performances are free and take place in Warner Concert Hall (77 W. College St.) on the beautiful campus of Oberlin College and Conservatory. 

All Oberlin performances are free and take place in Warner Concert Hall (77 W. College St.) on the beautiful campus of Oberlin College and Conservatory. 

CONCERTO FINALS with The Cleveland Orchestra is Friday, July 26, at Severance Hall. This evening features full-length concerto performances by three finalists.

Severance Hall tickets: Call 1-800-686-1141 or click here for tickets to the Concerto Finals July 26 at Severance Hall. Tickets start at $13. All students under age 18 are admitted free with a paying adult.

Can't be there? Listen live at www.ideastream.org/live/wclv.

Details about the participants and each round can be found at the official Cooper Competition website, and updates on the action will be posted on the Cooper Competition's official Facebook page.

Event Contact

Anna Hoffmann
4407758044

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