From community-building to celebrations of the arts, Fairmount is a place where you’re guaranteed to find a variety of engaging events.

Fairmount’s “Pull Back the Curtain” Speaker Series

Join us for our FREE Speaker Series lectures featuring experts in the arts sharing their knowledge! Past Speaker Series include presentations on Pablo Picasso, Dale Chihuly, Bruce Springsteen, and more!

Speaker Series events may be presented in-person or online.

These programs are offered for free to the public thanks to the generosity of Toby and Melanie Maloney. However, a donation to Fairmount is always appreciated as we continue to serve you in our mission to enrich lives through the ARTS.

NEW! Wicked: Connect with the Broadway Cast that is On Tour in Cleveland! 

Tuesday, December 14th, 4:30-5:30pm, via Zoom

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Wicked is in Cleveland! Want to talk with some of the touring cast? Ensemble cast members in this Broadway Show are offering you the opportunity to talk with them directly! Offered via Zoom, this is YOUR chance to ask all those questions about performing in a National Broadway touring show! What was the audition like? What is your schedule like? What is your favorite scene? How does Elphaba fly? Do you ever mess up in a dance or song and what do you do? Bring your questions and log on and join us for this LIVE and FREE program! Special thanks to Bridie Carroll Srsen for making this very special opportunity happen. Zoom link will be emailed by Sunday, 12/12 at noon. 

On the Road with “Wicked” with Bridie Srsen Carroll

Sunday, December 19th, 3-4pm

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What is it like to be in the National Broadway tour of “Wicked?” Come find out from Bridie Carroll who toured in this magical production.  From deciding to pursue musical theatre as a career, life in NYC, road life touring with a Broadway Show and then next steps in life pursuing passion and purpose, this program will provide insight and perspective from a life spent shining on stage. Bridie (pictured above) will even share a song or two! 

Please note: masks are required for all audience members for this in-person program. 

Through the Eyes of the Artist- Odd Artists

Sunday, January 16th, 3-4pm

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Presented by Felicia Zavarella Stadelman: drama, passion, obsession, and tragedy. “The Hidden Lives of our Greatest Artists”- the most outrageous tales about some of our most famous artists – all the good stuff our art history books left out!  “Many of the best artists lived on the edge of chaos – where all great art is born”. You will never view art the same way again. 

This program will take place onsite at Fairmount Center for the Arts.

Learn more about Felicia and her lecture topics HERE.

Turning Passion into Purpose with Liza Grossman

Sunday, February 27th, 3-4pm

How a musician turned her out-of-the-box music interests into an educational platform for student success and personal happiness.

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About Liza Grossman, Founder of Kaboom Collective:

Kaboom Collective has its roots in the vision and experience of Liza Grossman who has a long history of pioneering innovative programming as a conductor and producer. She works with the iconic band Styx as tour conductor and has worked with popular artists including Jason Mraz, Melissa Etheridge, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Graham Nash, Tommy Shaw, Jon Anderson, Pat Benatar, Bootsy Collins, Jefferson Starship and Styx. She has worked with composers including Joan Tower, Bernard Rands, Michael Daugherty and Christopher Rouse. She has commissioned and conducted over 500 world premieres, 21 concerti with Cleveland Orchestra members, nationally recognized musicians and prominent jazz soloists; full scale works of Pulitzer Prize recipients and works by young and emerging composers.

She has been a guest conductor for orchestras including the Nashville Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony and the Colorado Symphony. She has conducted in venues including Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, Schermerhorn Hall, and Red Rocks Amphitheater. As a violist, Grossman has performed, recorded and toured with artists including Bernadette Peters, Kansas, Gerald LeVert, The Three Tenors and YES.

She founded Contemporary Youth Orchestra where she served as Executive Director and Music Director for over two decades. Liza has also received three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, the Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement, Young Audiences Sunshine Award for Excellence in Education, and The Cleveland Arts Prize.

She can be seen on AXSTV, VH-1 Classic, PBS and Palladia.

Learn more about The Kaboom Collective: