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For release March 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH – Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop unveils its newest creation in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra to celebrate the Orchestra’s Second Century and 2017-18 season. The year will be the ensemble’s 100th season of concerts and marks the launch of its Second Century.

The shop’s Cleveland Orchestra Second Century Chocolate Bar is handmade using premium Belgian chocolate and features a relief of the iconic home of The Cleveland Orchestra – Severance Hall. Though the special edition chocolate bar (available in both milk and dark chocolate) won’t be available for purchase until the fall, more than 500 will be donated to guests attending the Second Century launch celebration on Friday, March 17.

“We are honored to take part in the Cleveland Orchestra’s upcoming centennial celebration and are thrilled about this collaboration,” says Sweet Moses founder Jeff Moreau. “The Orchestra’s lasting legacy and commitment to musical excellence is a source of pride for all of Cleveland.”

“The Cleveland Orchestra is delighted to be collaborating with Sweet Moses for this exclusive chocolate,” says Ross Binnie, Cleveland Orchestra, Chief Marketing Officer. “This wonderful sweet shop in Gordon Square has a special meaning for us, as it was one of the venues we performed at during our first ‘At Home Neighborhood Residency’ in 2013. Sweet Moses is a wonderful partner and what better way to celebrate our Second Century than by adding a fantastic chocolate.”

About Sweet Moses
Sweet Moses, located in the historic Gordon Square Arts District, epitomizes the quintessential ice cream and confections experience. Harkening back to the days of the vintage soda fountain, attention is paid to every detail – from ice cream served up behind an authentic Bastion-Blessings soda fountain and root beer straight from the barrel to handmade English toffee and chocolate barks to freshly-popped popcorn and homemade pies. Even the hot fudge and caramel sauces that top the sundaes are fresh out of the Sweet Moses kitchen.

Opened in March of 2011, Sweet Moses has been featured in the New York Times, Food Network, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine and Scene Magazine among others. The shop has won numerous accolades including 2016 Winner for Best Desserts from Scene Magazine, 2016 All-Star Ice Cream from the Plain Dealer (for our beloved Bob Feller Sundae), 2012 and 2013 Scene Magazine’s “Best of Cleveland” winner, 2011 Cleveland Magazine’s “Best of Cleveland” winner, a feature in Ohio Magazine’s “Best Ice Cream” issue, as well as stories in local morning shows and newscasts.

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About The Cleveland Orchestra
Under the direction of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the New York Times has declared Cleveland to be the “best American orchestra” for its virtuosity, elegance of sound, variety of color, and chamber-like cohesion. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year across concert seasons at home in Cleveland’s Severance Hall and each summer at Blossom Music Center. Additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and performance residencies around the world. Through concerts, tours, recordings, radio broadcasts, and internet streaming, the Orchestra is heard each year by millions of fans around the world.

The Cleveland Orchestra was created in 1918 by the Musical Arts Association, a non-profit corporation founded in 1915 to promote the presentation of live symphonic music in Cleveland. The Cleveland Orchestra became the Association’s only focus going forward, with strong leadership and community generosity enabling the ensemble to quickly grow from a respected regional group to national fame and then international acclaim. The Orchestra’s fame and acclaim have continued to grow and flourish, with the institution outlining a series of ambitious goals for its Second Century — to build upon its legendary musical excellence, to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra, to focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through concerts, engagement, and music education, to strengthen its business acumen and financial strength, and to embrace innovation and technology in support of its musical mission to engage people of all ages through the power of music to enrich lives and inspire minds, to foster learning and understanding, and to spark creativity and imagination.

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