The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2015-16 Music Study Groups
Series follows Severance Hall subscription concerts with fall, winter, and spring classes at convenient community locations
Release: August 20, 2015
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2015-16 Music Study Groups will begin on September 22, 23, and 24 at convenient community locations throughout the Greater Cleveland area. The lectures cover music from the Severance Hall subscription season of Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The series is organized into three parts so that registrants may choose a length that best fits their schedule — selecting from fall, winter, and/or spring. Music Study Groups are supported in part by the Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra along with other generous donors to the education programs of The Cleveland Orchestra.
FALL: September 22 to November 19
WINTER: January 5 to March 3
SPRING: April 5 to May 26
COMMUNITY LOCATIONS & MEETING TIMES
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood
Tuesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Fall, Winter, & Spring
FAIRVIEW PARK BRANCH
21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park
Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Fall & Spring
31975 Chagrin Boulevard, Pepper Pike
Thursdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Fall, Winter, & Spring
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS-UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Fall, Winter, & Spring
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
2747 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights
Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH VISION LOSS
Special services for persons with vision loss are offered at all locations, supported by Cleveland Sight Center and The Cleveland Orchestra’s Alice H. Cull Memorial Fund. Learn more.
Music Study Group classes explore music from the Orchestra’s upcoming subscription concerts through lively presentations and listening activities. Participants, ranging from beginners to seasoned listeners, learn about the lives and musical styles of composers in addition to the cultural and historical context of the music, while also developing keen listening skills.
Music Study Groups are presented by The Cleveland Orchestra in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library (at three of their branches) and in partnership with Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Cleveland Heights. The Cleveland Orchestra’s partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library extends to other Orchestra programs presented at their library branches, including Musical Rainbows on the Road for preschoolers, chamber music concerts by Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra members, and interactive hands-on Family Workshops (leading up to the Orchestra’s annual Public Square summer concert), where young people explore orchestral instruments and learn more about the music featured on the Public Square concert.
Music Study Groups are led by lecturer Rose Breckenridge, who earned her Ph.D. in music from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to her Music Study Group presentations, Dr. Breckenridge serves as the regular concert preview speaker for The Cleveland Orchestra’s Friday Matinee concert series and other select Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall. View Armond Budish’s interview of Rose Breckenridge about the Music Study Groups on WKYC-TV3’s “Golden Opportunities” at clevelandorchestra.com by clicking here.
The course fee is $100 for a full-series Music Study Group; $80 for any two-part combination of fall, winter, or spring; and $50 for any one part. Some sites do not offer a full series, but registrants can extend their series at another location. The registration fee includes the 2015-16 Listening Guide, a spiral-bound booklet of program notes and musical themes from featured compositions that is printed with generous support from Jan Harding and George Coleman.
Registration is easy and convenient. Mail-in registration brochures are available at all Music Study Group locations, Severance Hall information racks, and online atclevelandorchestra.com or by clicking here. People can also phone their registration with credit card payment to Education and Community Programs at Severance Hall at: 216-231-7355. Mail-in registrations with payment by check or credit card can be sent to:
Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups
Department of Education & Community Programs
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-1796
For more information about The Cleveland Orchestra’s other educational opportunities, please contact Education and Community Programs at 216-231-7355, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.