Featured Reviews
2020-2021 Season

...Earth and Air played with entrancing color throughout.

---Cleveland Classical

...the group played with an admirable cohesion and rhythmic precision.

---Cleveland Classical

The performance was wonderful — Ellis and friends clearly put a lot of work into this fiendishly difficult music. When they bowed close to the bridge, it was delightfully creepy, emphasizing the dissonant soundscape as though with an icy highlighter. The dense, constantly changing texture kept emotions high, even in moments of calm. The overall effect in Berg’s two movements was of a continuous storm, and these musicians buffeted the air beautifully. 

----Cleveland Classical

Sords was technically brilliant, playing with plenty of panache, while Ellis's phrasing was spot-on.

----Cleveland Classical

Ellis was clearly having fun with the piece, and the players responded in kind......
-----Cleveland Classical

the two soloists performed with a musical sophistication to their performance that many musicians can only hope to achieve.....

----Cleveland Classical

The opening movement immediately revealed Earth and Air’s warm, resonant, and unforced tone. They played with lush vibrato — lithe and supple — with just the right amount of sentimentality.

-----Cleveland Classical

Announcing a Special 2 Part Concert

Thankfulness in Solitude and

Thankfulness in Solitude: Music for Home 

with our own David Ellis performing solo cello 

Featuring works by area composers

Jeffrey Mumford

Margi Griebling-Haigh

and Ryan Ramer

Virtual Concert


Behind-the-scenes conversations between David and each composer


November 16th, 2020 Premier

and for a limited time afterwards

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Thankfulness in Solitude and Thankfulness in Solitude: Music for Home

David Ellis, solo cello


Filmed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights (Thankfulness in Solitude)

Recording Engineer: Paul Eachus

Director: Mathias Reed

Cinematographer: Robert Reiland

Special Thanks to our generous donors and to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture without whose support this concert would not be possible.


This concert is performed in memory of David's father 
Lloyd H. (Sandy) Ellis, Jr.
April 7, 1936 - November 17, 2019



NEXT Concert

Premier  April 9, 2021

Guest Violin Soloists


String Ensemble 

Streamed on YouTube


In Gratitude to our Loyal Audience Members

Earth and Air: String Orchestra

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