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Schedule of The Cleveland Orchestra at Home in Hough and Cleveland Museum of Art neighborhood residency announced

Focal point of Residency takes place August 6 to 11, 2016 with a variety of musical performances and art-making activities

Highlight of Residency is a FREE Cleveland Orchestra concert at East Professional Center (formerly East High School) on August 11

Release Date:  July 8, 2016

CLEVELAND – This summer, The Cleveland Orchestra will join with the Cleveland Museum of Art to celebrate music and art in Hough, a historic neighborhood east of downtown Cleveland.  This new partnership between two of Ohio’s premier cultural organizations is designed to create partnerships with communities to develop new and meaningful ways to enliven our community with arts and music.  Both organizations are joining with residents to celebrate music and art in the Hough community from June through August, 2016.

A highlight of the activities in Hough is a free public concert by The Cleveland Orchestra, led by Cleveland Orchestra associate conductor Brett Mitchell, at East Professional Center on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  A live radio broadcast of the concert will air on WCLV Classical 104.9 ideastream®, and a delayed television broadcast will air on WVIZ / PBS on Friday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. and will repeat Sunday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets for the free community concert are being distributed throughout Hough beginning on Monday, July 11, 2016.  (See list of distribution locations at the end of this news release.)  [Note:  All tickets have been distributed as of July 25; see note later in news release for details about waiting list options.]

Working with the Hough community, the August 11 performance will showcase the visual and musical talents of their citizens.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., selected photographs of Hough residents from “Clevelanders: Portraits of Our Community,” the Cleveland Museum of Art's year-long centennial self-portrait project, will be on display, along with banners celebrating the Hough community.  The portraits will feature Hough residents and the banners will be created by Hough community groups and Cleveland Museum of Art staff members.  An additional banner will be produced by community members during “A New Day in Hough,” an annual tradition started by the late councilwoman Fannie Lewis, taking place this year at League Park on August 6.

“With our Hough community partners and The Cleveland Orchestra, we are finding ways to interweave all our strengths and harness the power of the arts to enrich lives. The festivities of the summer will be crafted of this rich fabric,” said Seema Rao, director of Intergenerational Learning for the Cleveland Museum of Art.
        

ADDITIONAL FREE HOUGH COMMUNITY EVENTS
Additional free community events open to the general public include a Cleveland Orchestra family workshop at Langston Hughes Library on Thursday, July 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  At the workshop, focusing on The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual Star-Spangled Spectacular free community concert (July 29, on Public Square), families participate in hands-on activities built around patriotic music featured on the concert.  All participants leave with a special Cleveland Orchestra Activity Book.  

On Monday, August 8 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at Langston Hughes Library, a Musical Rainbow performance titled “Vivacious Viola” for children ages 3 to 6 will feature Cleveland Orchestra violist Lisa Boyko.  

On Saturday, August 6, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art will participate in “A New Day in Hough,” an annual tradition started by the late councilwoman Fannie Lewis and now continued by councilman T.J. Dow, taking place this year at League Park.  The event is an annual neighborhood celebration that includes a pancake breakfast at the Fatima Family Center, a parade, local bands performing throughout the day, vendors, and other family-friendly activities.  League Park is the site of a baseball stadium built in 1891, once home to the Cleveland Indians.  The historic site, the location where Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run on August 11, 1929, is now a public park that includes a baseball diamond, and is the home of the Baseball Heritage Museum.  As part of the festival day, The Cleveland Orchestra will host an “Instrument Discovery.”  The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Studio Go art truck will feature activities that celebrate the local community.  Participants will create portraits of their friends, family, and community. Family participants will receive free Cleveland Museum of Art Create It! Kits, containing art supplies and activities encouraging looking at and making art.  In the afternoon, League Park will be the site of a baseball game comprised of members of the Hough community alongside musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. 

On Sunday, August 28, a Cleveland Orchestra ensemble will perform at Eliza Bryant Village, the oldest continually operating African American long-term care facility in the United States, to kick off their 120th Anniversary Celebration, and Studio Go will be on hand for art making.
             

HOUGH COMMUNITY SUMMER CAMP EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Cleveland Orchestra’s neighborhood residencies have traditionally placed a strong emphasis on collaborating with local schools and community centers.  This year’s educational activities, which take place in June, July, and August, will focus on promoting music literacy and musicianship through a series of programs for youth enrolled in summer camps in the Hough community.  Campers will explore rhythms from around the world with a wide range of percussion instruments, refine their singing and note-reading skills, learn to play the trombone and keyboard, and engage with Cleveland Orchestra musicians “up close and personal.”  

The Cleveland Museum of Art will infuse studio experiences inspired by the museum's collection into summer camp programs throughout Hough.  Students will learn alongside working artists to hone their skills and bring their imagination to life.  Program curriculum will focus on celebrating student creativity and expression.  Students will explore processes as varied as painting and collage.  

Programs will be led by Cleveland Orchestra musicians and teaching artists, Cleveland Museum of Art staff, and regional artists, and will take place at the Fatima Family Center, Lexington Bell Community Center, the Rainey Institute, and the Cleveland Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Project (UMADAOP).  Additional details of Cleveland Orchestra Education Activities are available upon request.

“The opportunity for musicians and artists to work with students in Hough’s summer programs adds a new dimension to both teaching and learning – it’s a win-win for all,” said Joan Katz Napoli, director of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education and Community Programs.
    


The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art thank the following community partners who are helping make The Cleveland Orchestra at Home in Hough and Cleveland Museum of Art neighborhood residency possible:

    Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park
    Château Hough Vineyards
    The Churches of Hough
    City of Cleveland
    Cleveland Metropolitan School District
    Cleveland UMADAOP
    Eliza Bryant Village
    Fatima Family Center
    Hough Development Corporation
    ideastream© 90.3 WCPN, WCLV Classical 104.9, and WVIZ PBS
    Langston Hughes Library
    League Park
    Lexington Bell Community Center
    Rainey Institute
    Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center
   


 The Cleveland Orchestra At Home in Hough

Ticket Distribution locations for August 11
Cleveland Orchestra Community Concert

General admission tickets for the Cleveland Orchestra concert on Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning on Monday, July 11 during regular business hours.  Tickets are limited to 4 per person.

Organizations participating in the ticket distribution are:
    Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park
    East High Alumni Association
    Eliza Bryant Village
    Fatima Family Center
    Hough Development Corporation
    Langston Hughes Library
    Lexington Bell Community Center
    Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs (UMADAOP)
    Rainey Institute
    Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center

Ticket Distribution and Availability
PLEASE NOTE: 
As of July 25, all tickets for the free community concert have been distributed.  Ticketholders will be seated until 7:15 p.m. on August11, at which time open seats will be made available to those without tickets waiting in line at East Professional Center.


The Cleveland Orchestra at Home in Hough and Cleveland Museum of Art Residency Calendar of FREE Public Events

In addition, programs will be led by Cleveland Orchestra musicians and teaching artists, Cleveland Museum of Art staff, and regional artists, and will take place at the Fatima Family Center, Lexington Bell Community Center, the Rainey Institute, and the Cleveland Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Project (UMADAOP.) 

Cleveland Orchestra Events*
Cleveland Museum of Art Events^

Thursday, July 28, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cleveland Orchestra Family Workshop*
Langston Hughes Library
10200 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio  44106


Saturday, August 6, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A New Day in Hough*^
League Park
6601 Lexington Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
6:00 – 8:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Gospel Fest at area Churches
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Parade
12 noon – 6:00 p.m. – Local Bands perform
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Senior Bingo
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Instrument Discovery with The Cleveland Orchestra
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Studio Go Art Truck from Cleveland Museum of Art
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Baseball Exhibition Game with members of The Cleveland Orchestra and Hough youth teams

For additional information about New Day in Hough, contact Donna Butler, (216) 854-3071.


Monday, August 8, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Musical Rainbow “Vivacious Viola”*
Langston Hughes Library
10200 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – TICKETS REQUIRED
The Cleveland Orchestra in Concert
Brett Mitchell, conductor

Thursday, August 11 at 7:30 pm
East Professional Center
1349 E. 79th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Pre-Concert Community Music and Art Showcase

  • “Clevelanders: Portraits of Our Community” and Community Art Banners on display^

7:30 p.m. Cleveland Orchestra Community Concert

  • A live radio broadcast of the concert will air on WCLV Classical 104.9 ideastream®, and a delayed television broadcast will air on WVIZ/PBS on Friday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. and will repeat Sunday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are being distributed at:

East High Alumni Association
Eliza Bryant Village
Fatima Family Center
Hough Development Corporation
Langston Hughes Library
Lexington Bell Community Center
Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs (UMADAOP)
Rainey Institute
Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center


Sunday, August 28 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Eliza Bryant Village Community Open House*^
7201 Wade Park Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Cleveland Museum of Art Studio Go art making^
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. – Cleveland Orchestra chamber music ensemble*
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Eliza Bryant choir performance
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Birthday cake in celebration of Eliza Bryant’s 120th Anniversary


Cleveland Orchestra Neighborhood Residencies — Overview
The Hough community was chosen for this year’s Cleveland Orchestra “At Home” neighborhood residency because it is a neighbor to both The Cleveland Orchestra and The Cleveland Museum of Art.  This year’s residency strives to create collaborative arts programs that can be sustained with the Hough community after the summer activities end.  The goal is to use music and art to help shine a bright light on all the good things happening in the Hough neighborhood today. 

The Cleveland Orchestra introduced its “At Home” neighborhood residencies in May 2013 in the Gordon
Square community of Cleveland.  The second annual residency was held in Lakewood.  In 2015 the Orchestra visited the Slavic Village community.  The goals of the neighborhood residencies are to bring increased visibility and vibrancy to greater Cleveland’s neighborhoods, build community through arts and culture in tandem with local partners, and offer more people the opportunity to engage with the music and the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra.  The residency also features solo and chamber music performances in unique locations, education programs at local schools, and new artistic collaborations with neighborhood arts and cultural organizations.  For more information, please visit clevelandorchestra.com.

Cleveland Museum of Art: Commitment to Community
The Cleveland Museum of Art belongs to the community — to people of all ages, all backgrounds, and all walks of life.

More than one hundred years ago, the founders of the Cleveland Museum of Art envisioned it as an essential community resource. They assembled a world-class collection and established a wide variety of programs designed to engage children and adults of all ages, bringing to life the founding mission statement “for the benefit of all the people forever.” Listening to community needs and engaging in meaningful programming continue to be implicit in the museum’s work and allow the museum and its 
offerings to be accessible to the broadest possible audience.  For more information, please visit clevelandart.org.