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At home in Gordon Square

The Cleveland Orchestra presents its first annual "At Home" residency in a Northeast Ohio neighborhood – The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Gordon Square May 11-17 The Gordon Square Arts District community partners with The Cleveland Orchestra for a week of free concerts, programs in schools, and chamber ensemble performances in unexpected locations The Cleveland Orchestra will perform a free community concert on the west side of Cleveland for the first time in 30 years Release date: March 22, 2013 (Or read news release from April 26 announcing further residency details.)

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra presents its inaugural "At Home" neighborhood residency in Northeast Ohio from May 11 through 17, 2013, in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District. During this first residency, the Orchestra will offer more than 15 events for the community throughout the week, including performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians, ensembles from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus, a Cleveland Orchestra concert preview, and educational programs for local students. All of the events will be free and open to the public. Leaders and representatives from Gordon Square businesses and associations have partnered with the Orchestra to plan and host the week's activities. Additional events include the presentation of a new video of a Cleveland Orchestra performance in Austria followed by a question-and-answer session with musicians, a City Club of Cleveland panel discussion on the impact of arts and culture on neighborhood development to be broadcast on 90.3 WCPN/ideastream®, and a soccer game pairing a local youth team with Cleveland Orchestra musicians and staff. Orchestra musicians will also visit local schools to speak to students about their careers.

“As we diversify our activities beyond Severance Hall and Blossom, we feel at home in Gordon Square because of the wonderful partners who have helped us to plan the Orchestra’s inaugural neighborhood residency,” said Gary Hanson, Cleveland Orchestra executive director.  “And while the Orchestra is famous for residencies in Vienna, Miami, and New York, we want to emphasize that we are truly at home when we are here.  We look forward to making this an annual event and being ‘at home’ in many more Northeast Ohio neighborhoods.”  

Judi Feniger, president of the Gordon Square Arts District, said, “Gordon Square and Detroit Shoreway residents are thrilled to have been selected to host the Cleveland Orchestra’s first annual community residency.  It’s a great opportunity to display our local arts, culture, and restaurants.  Our neighborhood will be filled with the gift of music.”

The Cleveland Orchestra "At Home" in Gordon Square begins with performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians on Saturday, May 11 at Gypsy Beans & Baking Co. at 10:30 a.m. and at Stockyard Meats grocery store at noon.  A 30-minute narrated and interactive performance for children ages 3-6 will be presented the same day at La Sagrada Familia at 11 a.m.  Actors from Cleveland Public Theatre and musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra will perform works influenced by William Blake at 6 p.m. that evening, prior to a CPT performance of There Is a Happiness That Morning Is by Mickle Maher, a play that uses Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience integrally in the script.

A Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensemble will perform at Battery Park Wine Bar on Sunday, May 12, at 6 p.m.

The Capitol Theatre hosts a screening of a portion of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Bruckner Symphony No. 4 performance filmed at the beautiful baroque Abbey of St. Florian, near Linz, Austria, on Monday, May 13, at 9 a.m.  Prior to the screening of the Orchestra’s performance, Gordon Square residents and artists will be seen on-screen in a brief neighborhood residency preview produced by Ohio City’s Northwater Partners.  The screenings will be followed by a question-and-answer session with musicians about performing on tour.  Free coffee and pastries will be provided.  At 5 p.m. that day, Orchestra musicians and staff will join young people from the neighborhood in a soccer game at the Michael J. Zone Recreation Center.

A special City Club of Cleveland live radio broadcast on 90.3 WCPN/ideastream’s program Around Noon, hosted by Dee Perry, will address the impact of arts and culture on neighborhood development on Tuesday, May 14, at noon.  Later that day, at 6:15 p.m., the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble will perform at Sweet Moses soda fountain and treat shop.  At 7 p.m., a Cleveland Orchestra musician will preview the Gordon Square Cleveland Orchestra concert at the Happy Dog.

On Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will perform at St. Augustine Health Campus.  A Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensemble performs at Spice Kitchen + Bar at 7 p.m.  The Happy Dog presents Classical Revolution and the Ensemble HD Live at the Happy Dog Record Release Party at 8 p.m. 

The Cleveland Orchestra performs a free concert at St. Colman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.  The performance marks the first time the Orchestra has performed on the west side of Cleveland since 1980.  Assistant Conductor James Feddeck leads the program, which includes Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Chaminade’s Concerto in D major for Flute and Orchestra with principal flute Joshua Smith, Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol.  St. Colman Catholic Church will host a post-concert reception for the Orchestra and audience members.  General admission tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis at Battery Park Wine Bar, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Gypsy Beans & Baking Co., Happy Dog, Michael J. Zone Recreation Center, St. Colman Catholic Church, Spice Kitchen + Bar, Stockyard Meats, and Sweet Moses beginning on Saturday, April 27 during regular business hours.

The Orchestra will perform an Education Concert at St. Colman Catholic Church on Friday, May 17, at 11 a.m., conducted by James Feddeck.  The program includes Chaminade’s Concerto in D major for Flute and Orchestra, with principal flute Joshua Smith, and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, narrated by Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone.  Students from local schools will attend.  At 6 p.m. that evening, Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensembles will perform at 78th Street Studios, and at 9 p.m. in Survival Kit Gallery.

Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests first performed at the Happy Dog in Gordon Square in June 2010.  Following a sold-out concert, they began appearing regularly as Ensemble HD.  The Cleveland Orchestra began a partnership with the Happy Dog to bring patrons from the neighborhood (Gordon Square Goes to the Orchestra) beginning in the fall of 2010, and continue to do so twice each season.  Gordon Square Goes to the Orchestra returns on Friday, May 24, 2013, at KeyBank Fridays@7 at Severance Hall.

The Cleveland Orchestra thanks the following partners who are helping to make The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Gordon Square possible:
Battery Park Wine Bar
Capitol Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Gordon Square Arts District
Gypsy Beans & Baking Co.
Happy Dog
St. Augustine Health Ministries
St. Colman Catholic Church
La Sagrada Familia
78th Street Studios
Spice Kitchen + Bar
Stockyard Meat Company
Survival Kit (78th Street Studios)
Sweet Moses
Tailspinner Children’s Theatre (Reinberger Auditorium)
WCPN/90.3 ideastream®
Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone
Michael J. Zone Recreation Center

 

The Cleveland Orchestra "At Home" in Gordon Square, May 11-17

All events are free and open to the public. 

General admission tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra concert at St. Colman Catholic Church on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Saturday, April 27 during regular business hours at: Battery Park Wine Bar, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Gypsy Beans & Baking Co., Happy Dog, Michael J. Zone Recreation Center, St. Colman Catholic Church, Spice Kitchen + Bar, Stockyard Meats, and Sweet Moses.  Tickets are limited to 4 per person.

          Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m.
          Gypsy Beans & Baking Co.
          6425 Detroit Ave.
          Solo & duo performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians

Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m.
La Sagrada Familia
7719 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland Orchestra PNC Musical Rainbow on the Road
A 30-minute narrated and interactive musical performance by a Cleveland Orchestra musician and guests

          Saturday, May 11, at noon
          Stockyard Meats
          6105 Detroit Ave.
          Solo & duo performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians

Saturday, May 11, at 6 p.m.
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland Public Theatre and Cleveland Orchestra musicians collaborate in performance

          Sunday, May 12, at 6 p.m.
          Battery Park Wine Bar
          7524 Father Frascati Ave.
          Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensemble performance

Monday, May 13, at 9 a.m.
Capitol Theatre
1390 W. 65th St. 
The Cleveland Orchestra “Onscreen”

          Monday, May 13, at 5 p.m.
          Michael J. Zone Recreation Center
          6301 Lorain Ave.
          Soccer Game with neighborhood kids, Cleveland Orchestra musicians and staff

Tuesday, May 14, at noon
Reinberger Auditorium
5209 Detroit Ave.
City Club of Cleveland Panel Discussion:  “The impact of arts and culture on neighborhood development”
Broadcast live on 90.3 FM WCPN/ideastream® Around Noon

          Tuesday, May 14, at 6:15 p.m.
          Sweet Moses
          6800 Detroit Ave.
          Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble performs

Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m.
Happy Dog
5801 Detroit Ave.
Concert Preview for May 16 Cleveland Orchestra concert at St. Colman Catholic Church

          Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m.
          St. Augustine Health Campus
          7801 Detroit Ave.
          Solo & duo performances by members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
Spice Kitchen + Bar
5800 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensemble performs

          Wednesday, May 15, at 8 p.m.
          Happy Dog
          5801 Detroit Ave.
          Classical Revolution/Ensemble HD
          Record Release Party

Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.
St. Colman Catholic Church
2027 W. 65th St.
Cleveland Orchestra Concert
James Feddeck, conductor
Joshua Smith, flute

MENDELSSOHN - Overture: The Hebrides
PROKOFIEV - Classical Symphony
CHAMINADE - Flute Concerto in D major
RAVEL - Pavane pour une infante défunte
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Capriccio espagnol

Tickets required for this concert at St. Coleman Catholic Church. See details above listing of events.

          Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m.
          78th Street Studios
          1300 W. 78th St.
          Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensemble performs

Friday, May 17, at 9 p.m.
Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios
1300 W. 78th St. – Suite 303
Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensemble performs