EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Your support helps make possible our Education and Community Programs
Building on a history of community and education programs, the Orchestra is working to make it possible for more people in Northeast Ohio than ever before to connect with symphonic music. Your support can make a difference and ensure that our programs for ages 3 to 103 continue!
Family Concert Series
One-hour Family Concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra are designed for kids ages 7 and up. Fun for the entire family, each program features innovative guest artists. Learn more about our 1213 Family Concerts.
PNC Musical Rainbows
for ages 3 to 6
These wildly popular 30-minute programs are a fun way for children ages 3 to 6 to learn about instruments of the orchestra, one at a time! Kids will sing, clap, and move to the music while Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests play short solo selections and kid-friendly tunes. Learn more about our 1213 Rainbows.
Music for all ages and stages of life
Education has always been a cornerstone of the mission of The Cleveland Orchestra. Since 1918, the Orchestra has introduced over four million Cleveland-area schoolchildren to symphonic music. Recent seasons have begun with the Orchestra performing concerts in Cleveland public high schools, conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst.
Each season, the Orchestra offers innovative programs such as the PNC Grow Up Great: A Great Early Start in the Arts partnership, where Cleveland Head Start teachers are learning to use music to support the preschool curriculum – numbers, letters, reading, and more, actively engaging young children in the joy and benefits of music.
Individual Orchestra members work with teachers in K-5 academic classrooms through the Learning Through Music program. Musicians coach serious pre-professional music students through its youth orchestra, chamber ensembles, and region-wide clinics. A discounted Student Advantage ticket program makes Orchestra concerts more affordable. A new concert option, Musically Speaking, offers a contextual setting for music. In these ways and more, the Orchestra is expanding and deepening its offerings for all ages and stages of life.
Supporting Education and Community
The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful to the many organizations and individuals whose contributions help make our programs possible. Funding is provided through annual and special grants, and through long-term gifts to the Orchestra's Endowment.
Education and Community Programs are generously supported by:
Hope and Stanley I. Adelstein
Kathleen L. Barber
Mr. Roger G. Berk
Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown
Isabelle and Ronald Brown
Alice B. Cull Memorial Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Emrick, Jr.
Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie
Mr. David J. Golden
Dorothy Humel Hovorka
Mr. James J. Hummer
Frank and Margaret Hyncik
Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra
Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel
Christine Gitlin Miles
Mr. and Mrs. David T. Morganthaler
The Ratner, Miller, and Shafran Families and Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
In memory of Georg Solti
The William N. Skirball Endowment
Jules and Ruth Vinney
Education and Community Program Funders
The Abington Foundation
The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation
Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation
JPMorgan Chanse Foundation
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
The Laub Foundation
The Lincoln Electric Foundation
The Lubrizol Foundation
Medical Mutual of Ohio
The Nord Family Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Savings Bank
The Reinberger Foundation
Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation
The Sherwin-Williams Company
The South Waite Foundation
Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust
The Edward & Ruth Wilkof Foundation
Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra
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