Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio, will begin its 25th year of free concerts, April 4, 12:15 p.m., featuring Rudolf von Beckerath’s first pipe organ installed in North America, completed in 1956. “Music Near the Market” has taken place nearly every Wednesday since the founding of the series. Even during the organ’s restoration project between 2007 and 2012, the organ was played, except for 11 weeks while the console was under restoration, during which period other instruments were featured in the weekly programs.
Most programs are presented by Robert J. Meyer, Trinity’s director of traditional music and organist since 1973, and Florence Mustric, artist in residence. With the series’s long-standing association with Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the school sends numerous students to perform. Upcoming series events include:
April 4 and 11, Florence Mustric;
4/25, St. Ignatius High School Chorus;
May 3 and 10, Florence Mustric;
5/16, Tigran Buniatyan;
July 18, Brian Wentzel;
7/25, Brittany Kubiak, violin;
August 1 and 8, Matt Wirfel, trumpet.
For information: www.trinitycleveland.com.