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Make Music! Education Week announced

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst put a spotlight on music education and young musicians in a special week of performances and programs, March 4-10     Orchestra launches "Make Music!," an initiative to encourage community music making Franz Welser-Möst leads a Special Showcase Concert on March 7 at Severance Hall combining The Cleveland Orchestra and all of the Orchestra’s youth ensembles in performance together for the first time in the Orchestra’s history  The City Club of Cleveland hosts Welser-Möst on March 8 to address music education for a national broadcast audience Release date: February 21, 2013

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra announces a special week of activities highlighting the importance of music education, young musicians, and the wide range of Cleveland Orchestra educational programs available to the community.  The week, March 4-10, 2013, will feature hundreds of young musicians from forty communities across Ohio in performance, and includes a special Showcase Concert and Middle School Education Concert conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, Elementary School Education Concerts, a Family Concert, twenty-three programs presented by Cleveland Orchestra musicians in schools in greater Cleveland, and more.
 
The Cleveland Orchestra encourages people of all ages to participate in making, and learning about, music, through a new initiative, Make Music!  The effort will include opportunities for community participation in playing and performing music at Severance Hall, Public Square, Blossom Music Center, and in other locations where the Orchestra performs.  Make Music! will also support music in local schools and increase collaboration with educational and community partners.
 
The inaugural event of Make Music! is a Showcase Concert on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m., under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, combining The Cleveland Orchestra with all of the Orchestra’s youth ensembles – the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, and the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus – in concert at Severance Hall for the first time in the Orchestra’s history.  Three-hundred students will perform on stage with Cleveland Orchestra musicians.  Young musicians from El Sistema@Rainey, an intensive after-school music program for young string musicians, will begin the program, led by their founder, Isabel Trautwein, a violinist in The Cleveland Orchestra.  The concert is free and open to the public – tickets are available at clevelandorchestra.com.
 
Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director Gary Hanson said, “We are launching Make Music!, because everyone in our community can enjoy, and as research has proven, benefit from, making music.  We know a child’s education is not complete unless it includes the arts, and music making is an especially important part of a complete music education.  The Orchestra will be the catalyst to help Northeast Ohio become known worldwide for its high-quality music education and community participation in music.”
 
On Wednesday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m., Franz Welser-Möst leads a Cleveland Orchestra Middle School Education Concert for 6-8th grade students about Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet," and the music the play influenced by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Bernstein.  In collaboration with Great Lakes Theater, actors and will portray selections from the drama in conjunction with the music.
 
The special week of activities also includes two Education Concerts for 1st through 3rd grade students and a Family Concert, “Symphony Under the Sea,” with the Singing Angels of Cleveland on Friday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m, conducted by Robert Franz.  The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus will perform together on Sunday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. in a program led by James Feddeck, music director of the Youth Orchestra.  Throughout the week, twenty Cleveland Orchestra musicians are presenting programs in schools that are part of the Orchestra’s PNC Grow Up Great, Learning Through Music, and Music Mentor series, and Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups will take place in local libraries.
 
Franz Welser-Möst will speak about the importance of music education at the City Club Forum on Friday, March 8, at 12:00 p.m. at the City Club in downtown Cleveland, joined by Cleveland Orchestra violinist and El Sistema@Rainey founder Isabel Trautwein.  The program is aired locally on WCPN/90.3 and WCLV/104.9 radio, and broadcast nationally in 40 states, from Maine to Alaska.
 
The Cleveland Orchestra’s week of youth performances and educational events takes place during "Music In Our Schools Month" (designated by the National Association for Music Education).

     

Cleveland Orchestra Education Programs
The week of activities and performances focusing on music education highlights the broad array of Cleveland Orchestra educational programs designed to foster a love of music and a lifetime of participation in the musical arts.  For more information, call The Cleveland Orchestra’s Department of Education and Community Programs at 216-231-7355.

    

The Cleveland Orchestra
Education-Related Performances and Programs
March 4-10, 2013

 

EDUCATION CONCERT
for Grades 6-8

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
 
“Discovering Romeo and Juliet”
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

In collaboration with Great Lakes Theater
 
PROGRAM INCLUDES SELECTIONS FROM:
TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
PROKOFIEV - Romeo and Juliet
BERNSTEIN - West Side Story
 
Tickets: $6
 
Location:
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
For more information:  please call Sandra Jones at 216-231-7349,
or email sjones@clevelandorchestra.com with subject line “March Education Concerts.”

   

SPECIAL SHOWCASE CONCERT:  MAKE MUSIC!

Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
 
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
     James Feddeck, music director and conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
      Lisa Wong, director and conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
      Ann Usher, director and conductor
El Sistema@Rainey musicians
     Isabel Trautwein, founder and director
 
PROGRAM INCLUDES:
BRAHMS-  Nänie (for chorus and orchestra)
DVOŘÁK - Carnival Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY - Fourth Movement (Finale) from Symphony No. 5
HANDEL - “Hallelujah” Chorus from Messiah
 
Tickets:  Free concert, but tickets are required (limited to 4 tickets per household). 
Tickets are available at clevelandorchestra.com, or by calling the Ticket Office at 216-231-1111.
 
Location:
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
For more information:  visit clevelandorchestra.com,
call 216-231-1111, or email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com.

   

EDUCATION CONCERTS
for Grades 1-3

Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, March 8, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.

“Music in the Clouds”
The Cleveland Orchestra
Robert Franz, conductor

PROGRAM INCLUDES:
HANDEL  “Hornpipe” from Water Music
WAGNER  Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRITTEN  “Storm” from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
BEETHOVEN  Fourth Movement (“Storm”) from Symphony No. 6
 
Tickets: $6
 
Location:
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
For more information:  please call Sandra Jones at 216-231-7349,
or email sjones@clevelandorchestra.com with subject line “March Education Concerts.”

   

CITY CLUB FRIDAY FORUM

Friday, March 8, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. noon
 
Franz Welser-Möst in conversation with Isabel Trautwein
 
Franz Welser-Möst is the Music Director of both The Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera.  Isabel Trautwein is a violinist in the Orchestra who launched El Sistema@Rainey, an intensive after-school orchestral program in inner-city Cleveland.  Both are passionate about the value of music education, and that a very important role for the leadership and the Orchestra is to advance and further that mission throughout the community in which they live and work.
 
Location:
The City Club of Cleveland, 850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
For more information:  visit cityclub.org, or call 888-223-6786 or 216-621-0082.

   

FAMILY CONCERT

Friday, March 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

“Symphony Under the Sea”
The Cleveland Orchestra
Robert Franz, conductor
The Singing Angels

PROGRAM INCLUDES:
HANDEL - “Hornpipe” from Water Music
GLIÈRE - Russian Sailor’s Dance from The Red Poppy
WAGNER - Overture to The Flying Dutchman
BRITTEN - “Storm” from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
MENKEN - Music from Disney’s The Little Mermaid
 
Tickets: $15, $22
 
Location:
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
For more information:  visit clevelandorchestra.com, call 216-231-1111,
or email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com.

  

PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW ON THE ROAD

Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
 
“The Terrific Trumpet”
Michael Miller, trumpet
Maryann Nagel, host
 
Musical Rainbows introduce young children to the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time.  In this Rainbow, Cleveland Orchestra musician Michael Miller takes children on an engaging, interactive, 30-minute musical journey.
 
Location:
Warrensville Library, 4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128
For more information:  visit clevelandorchestra.com, call 216-231-1111,
or email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com.

   

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA
AND CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH CHORUS CONCERT

Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
(Free Prelude Concert at 6 p.m.
featuring Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus members
)

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
      James Feddeck, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
      Lisa Wong, director

TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5
BRAHMS  Nänie (for chorus and orchestra)
HANSON  Song of Democracy
 
Tickets:  $12
 
Location:
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106
For more information:  visit clevelandorchestra.com, call 216-231-1111,
or email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com.

    

IN SCHOOLS

Throughout the week of March 4-8, 2013, Cleveland Orchestra musicians are teaching in area schools as part of the Orchestra’s ongoing educational programs, including PNC Grow Up Great, Learning Through Music, and Music Mentors.  In addition, Music Study Groups for adults will take place in Cuyahoga County Public Library branches in Brecksville, Fairview Park, Beachwood, and Orange, and in other locations throughout the region. 

  

All artists and performances are subject to change.