12 noon to 5 p.m.
Severance Hall joins the city-wide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life with a Community Open House offering free instrumental, vocal, and spoken-word performances throughout the afternoon. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Spend the day at Severance Hall or stop by to see community music ensembles and performances, including presentations by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
Sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio,
the exclusive health insurer of The Cleveland Orchestra
and a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.
Additional support is provided
by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture,
the Ohio Arts Council, and Macy's.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
(Frank Bianchi, director)
. . . performing music from a variety of musical traditions, including French, African-American, Haitian, and Spanish.
1:15 to 1:45 p.m.
African Soul International
(Sista Jewel Jackson, artistic director)
. . . master artist Sista Jewel Jackson leads a creative and innovative professional ensemble of African dancers dedicated to building community through the arts.
2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Oberlin Ebony Connection
Dianna White-Gould, piano
Norris Kelly, tenor
Lisa Whitfield, viola
. . . this group of Oberlin alumni play music by African-American composers who attended Oberlin College or lived in Cleveland.
2:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Roots of American Music: “Freedom Calling”
. . . since 1999, Roots of American Music (ROAM) has been connecting people to the history and spirit of our country through traditional American music.
3:30 to 4:00 p.m
El Sistema@Rainey Symphony
with Cleveland Orchestra musicians and friends
(Raphael Jimenez, conductor)
. . . students from the after-school orchestral music program recently launched by Rainey Institute and Cleveland Orchestra musician Isabel Trautwein will perform a celebration of strings, led by Oberlin Orchestra conductor and Venezuelan El Sistema graduate Raphael Jimenez.
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
(James Feddeck, conductor)
. . . the Youth Orchestra performs works by Dvořák, Elgar, and William Grant Still, including a movement from the Dvořák Cello Concerto with Youth Orchestra member Hannah Moses as soloist.
ONGOING ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON
“I Have A Dream” Wall
. . . writing and coloring activity
“Terry Macklin’s Sounds of Entertainment”
Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer
. . . DJ and Line Dancing
“Picture Yourself At Severance Hall”
. . . photo activity for families.
The Cleveland Orchestra Store is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Light refreshments are available for purchase in the Smith Lobby throughout the day.
All artists and performances are subject to change.