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The Cleveland Orchestra announces Education and Community programs taking place Around the Region for its 100th Season

Around the Region Celebration takes performances beyond Severance Hall, featuring The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra Youth and Children’s Choruses

Initiatives include concerts and programs in six counties: Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit Counties

Mindful Music Moments brings classical music and The Cleveland Orchestra to classrooms throughout Northeast Ohio

In-school Cleveland Orchestra performance at Patrick Henry School in Cleveland, 2016. Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra joined by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus at Severance Hall, 2016. Photo by Roger Mastroianni

For release October 10, 2017

CLEVELANDThe Cleveland Orchestra announced details of the Around the Region Celebration, a special series of performances throughout Northeast Ohio to celebrate its 100th season and to thank citizens for supporting the Orchestra for the past century. Around the Region events are in addition to the Orchestra’s robust yearly slate of Education and Community programs that inspire future generations with high-quality music, unite communities, and reach more than 60,000 people annually. The Around the Region Celebration allows the Orchestra to share the power and passion of music with even more communities and touch the lives of more people in our region.

The performances, which are part of the Around the Region Celebration, will be presented by the organization’s resident ensembles — The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (COC), Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO),  Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (COYC), and Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus and Preparatory Chorus (COCC & COCPC).

“This is an opportunity to share classical music with citizens around the region during our centennial season as a thank you for 100 years of support and a celebration of community,” said Joan Katz, Senior Director of Education & Community Programs

“I believe very strongly that this relationship between the citizens of Cleveland and The Cleveland Orchestra has to be as close as possible,” said Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. “Young people want to be challenged. Take them seriously. Every kid should be touched by music.”

Around the Region Kick-Off – Prometheus Project for Students
Preparations for the Around the Region Celebration began in spring 2017 with the development of the “Prometheus Project for Students.” This collaborative education project with Cleveland Orchestra musicians, Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) students, and arts-integration experts Fifth House Ensemble, centered around the music of Beethoven, a titan of classical music, and Prometheus, a Titan of Greek mythology–and their heroes’ journeys. Examining Beethoven’s music through the lens of the Prometheus story is an important theme throughout the Orchestra’s 100th Anniversary Season.

The groundbreaking Education Concert, “Beethoven & Prometheus: A Hero’s Journey,” was performed on September 22, 2017 at Severance Hall for more than 1,800 students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). Several CSA student projects in photography, dance, painting, and English/Language Arts inspired by the interdisciplinary curriculum were integrated into this concert conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. Nine CSA musicians also performed on the first piece of the concert (Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus), sitting side-by-side with their Cleveland Orchestra mentors. This concert will be repeated for thousands of local students at Severance Hall on November 8 & 10, 2017 led by Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran.

For more information about this project and the concert, please read the “Prometheus Project for Students” press release, view photos from the concert, or watch this teaser video that includes CSA student work.

Around the Region Highlights
On November 9, 2017, The Cleveland Orchestra and Mr. Parameswaran will travel to Lake County to present its “Beethoven and Prometheus: A Hero’s Journey” Education Concert at Lakeland Community College for approximately 1,000 students from Lake County middle and high schools. The concert will be performed in Lakeland Community College’s gymnasium in order to accommodate as many Lake County students as possible. Prior to the concert, participating schools will receive preparation materials and a Spotify playlist of the music featured.

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will perform a free community concert in Lorain County on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.,led by COYO Music Director Vinay Parameswaran. COYO will perform works by Beethoven, Barber, and Prokofiev—giving Lorain County residents an opportunity to enjoy the power of classical music free in their community, performed by outstanding young people from around the region.

The Cleveland Orchestra travels to Akron to perform for Akron Public Schools students on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The Orchestra’s In-School Performance of the Education Concert “Civil Rights: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” combines music and drama to trace the life journey of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For many students, concerts like these are their first experience with classical music and provide an unforgettable experience that can shape their lives for years to come.

On March 6, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., during Cleveland Orchestra Advocacy Day in Columbus, nearly 200 youth musicians from around the region who make up the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus will perform for state legislators and staff in the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse. This performance by some of the region’s most talented young people will help to illustrate the importance of music as part of a well-rounded education for all students, during March, Music in Our Schools month. COYO and COYC will be joined in their advocacy efforts by Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director André Gremillet and a host of other advocates, volunteers, and Cleveland Orchestra staff.

To celebrate The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th Season and the launch of its Second Century, a free community birthday party will be held as part of the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular concert in Downtown Cleveland,brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank. This beloved annual tradition provides free access to live classical music for thousands of Cuyahoga County residents each year, and the 2018 concert will serve as a very special “thank you” to the Northeast Ohio community for its support of the Orchestra over the past 100 years. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead this special concert on July 6, 2018, on Mall B in Downtown Cleveland. In addition to a concert of patriotic favorites, the evening will include food trucks, birthday surprises, and a spectacular fireworks display (weather permitting).

A full calendar listing of Education and Community programs and Around the Region events is included at the end of this release.

Mindful Music Moments
Launched during this Centennial season, Mindful Music Moments is a new Cleveland Orchestra initiative to increase access and exposure to classical music in schools. In a collaboration that uses technology to marry classical music with mindfulness techniques, students in schools across Northeast Ohio take part in a daily 4-minute routine to calm and focus before the school day begins. Students are exposed to a classical music piece coupled with mindfulness prompts delivered over the morning announcements. City Silence piloted Mindful Music Moments in Cincinnati in 2016 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and other music organizations with great success. Now in Northeast Ohio, Mindful Music Moments features highlights from programs from The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary season in more than a dozen schools around the region.

Education and Community Programs for 2017-18
The Cleveland Orchestra has a long and proud history of sharing the value and joy of music with people throughout Northeast Ohio. Education and community programs date to the Orchestra's founding in 1918 and have remained a central focus of the ensemble's activities in serving its hometown. The Orchestra has introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music through live concert experiences and performances over the past ten decades. 
The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual Education and Community programs include:

  • Concerts for children and families, including the American Greetings Family Concerts and PNC Musical Rainbows at Severance Hall, as well as Musical Rainbows on the Road throughout the region.
  • Education Concerts for elementary, middle and high school students, presented at Severance Hall.
  • In-school programs, such as the PNC Grow Up Great Musical Neighborhoods program in Cleveland Metropolitan School District pre-K classrooms, using music to teach important school readiness skills and immersing young children in the joy of music.
  • Performances by The Cleveland Orchestra’s youth ensembles, including COYO, COYC, COCC, and COCPC.
  • Music Study Groups and Free Concert Previews for adults which inspire lifelong learning and a deeper connection to symphonic music.
  • Free events for families and the community, such as the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert and Community Open House as well as the Star-Spangled Spectacular community concert in Downtown Cleveland, which bring people together and provide free access to high-quality music and arts.

More information about all of these programs can be found in the Education and Community section of clevelandorchestra.com.

Under 18s Free
The popular Under 18s Free program, part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences, will continue in the 2017-18 season. Under 18s Free continues to develop young audiences by making Orchestra concerts affordable for families, offering free tickets to young people, 17 and under, for Family Concerts, Musical Rainbows, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra concerts, and select Cleveland Orchestra Severance Hall concerts again this season. For more information, visit https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/tickets/under-18s-free-for-families/.

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences, created with a lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, was established to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. In addition to Under 18s Free, the Center also supports programs for college students and young professionals. For more information, visit https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/support-and-volunteers/center-for-future-audiences/.


About The Cleveland Orchestra
Now in its 100th Season in 2017-18 and the launch of its Second Century, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a renaissance. Acknowledged as among the world’s best, its musicians, staff, board of directors, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the Orchestra’s Second Century: to develop the youngest audiences of any orchestra; to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through concerts, engagement, and music education; to continue its legendary musical excellence; to build on its tradition of community support and financial strength; and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with a commitment to diversified programming. Under the direction of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the New York Times 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 to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include performances in Miami, a biennial residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and Indiana University. For more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com.

About The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education and Community Programs
The Cleveland Orchestra has a long and proud history of sharing the joys and benefits of music with citizens throughout Northeast Ohio. Franz Welser-Mӧst leads the Orchestra into its second century with a renewed commitment to music education and community engagement, based on his belief that every child should be touched by music, that the arts are critical to a well-rounded education, and that learning never ends (lifelong learning). The Cleveland Orchestra has introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music through live concert experiences and performances over the past ten decades. Today, with the support of many generous individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental funding partners, the Orchestra’s educational and community programs reach more than 60,000 young people and adults annually, helping to foster a love of music for a lifetime. For more information about these programs and the supporters who make them possible, visit https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/education-and-community/overview/.
For information about The Cleveland Orchestra’s choruses and ensembles, visit https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/about/choruses-and-ensembles/.

 

Calendar Listing

Select Education and Community Events

Under 18s FREE for all COYO concerts, American Greetings Family Concerts, and PNC Musical Rainbows at Severance Hall.


PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW
The Vibrant Violin

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Yoko Moore, violin
Maryann Nagel, host
Laura Silverman, piano

Musical Rainbow programs are a fun way for children (ages 3 to 6) to learn about instruments of the orchestra, one at a time.

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: PNC Bank


AMERICAN GREETINGS FAMILY CONCERT
Halloween Spooktacular

Sunday October 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Carl Topilow, conductor
An afternoon of deliciously frightening musical fun! Hold onto your witches’ hats for an afternoon of bewitching music. Come dressed in your Halloween best for a costume contest for audience members (the Orchestra and Severance Hall will be dressed up too).

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: American Greetings Corporation


EDUCATION CONCERT
Beethoven & Prometheus: A Hero’s Journey

November 8 & 10, 2017 – for Northeast Ohio students
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
November 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – for 1,200 students from Lake County Schools
Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, OH 44094 (Around the Region Event)
Presenting Sponsor: The Lakeland Foundation

The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
BEETHOVEN  Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
BEETHOVEN  Movement No. 4 from Symphony No. 5
BEETHOVEN  Movement No. 2 from Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN  Movement No. 1 from Symphony No. 5
BEETHOVEN  Movement No. 1 from Symphony No. 7

An emotionally rich, multidisciplinary, multimedia concert experience that illuminates the hero’s journey, as inspired by the lives of composer Ludwig van Beethoven, a titan of classical music, and Prometheus, a Titan of Greek mythology. Featuring artwork and performances by students from the Cleveland School of the Arts.


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT – LORAIN COUNTY (Around the Region Event)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Lorain County Community College, Stocker Arts Center, Hoke Theatre, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria, OH 44054

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3
BARBER  Symphony No. 1
PROKOFIEV  Selections from Romeo and Juliet
For more information, visit https://www.lorainccc.edu/stocker/lccc_events/cleveland-orchestra-youth-orchestra/.
Pre-concert performances by members of Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra’s Advanced Performance Seminar program (CAPS)


CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA SEASON
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3
BARBER  Symphony No. 1
PROKOFIEV  Selections from Romeo and Juliet

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.
Prelude Concert at 7:00 p.m. featuring Youth Orchestra members performing chamber music
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is supported by a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and by gifts from many other donors from across Northeast Ohio. Endowment support is provided by The George Gund Foundation.


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT – UNIVERSITY CIRCLE (Around the Region Event)
Holiday Circlefest
Sunday, December 3, 2017
The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

Ensembles from:
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, music director
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
Daniel Singer, acting director
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
Ann Usher, director
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Preparatory Chorus
Suzanne Walters, director

For more information, visit http://www.universitycircle.org/events/2017/12/03/holiday-circlefest.


HOLIDAY PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW
Christmas Brass Quintet

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Michael Miller, trumpet
Jack Sutte, trumpet
Hans Clebsch, horn
Richard Stout, trombone
Kenneth Heinlein, tuba

Maryann Nagel, host

Musical Rainbow programs are a fun way for children (ages 3 to 6) to learn about instruments of the orchestra, one at a time. Cleveland Orchestra members and guests perform short selections celebrating the music of the season.

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: PNC Bank


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT – AKRON (Around the Region Event)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

First Congregational Church of Akron, 292 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Advanced Performance Seminar ensembles

COYO Advanced Performance Seminar (CAPS) is a distinctive chamber music program offered to members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Members of the program are not only coached by members of The Cleveland Orchestra, but their coaches play alongside them as embedded musicians. Additionally, participants attend weekly masterclasses and professional development seminars.

For more information, visit http://www.akronfcc.org/akron-church-events/calendar/.


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT – ROCKY RIVER (Around the Region Event)
Artist Concert Series – Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 1750 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
Daniel Singer, acting director

For more information, visit http://riverpres.org/worship-music/artist-concert-series/.

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus is supported by the Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation.


COMMUNITY CONCERT – CLEVELAND (Around the Region Event)
Benefit Concert
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111

Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
Ann Usher, director

All proceeds benefit the River’s Edge Women’s Outreach Center. The mission of the Outreach Center is to empower homeless and formerly homeless women as they strive to realize their potential, find their voice, and attain self-sufficiency. Suggested price is $15.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.riversedgecleveland.com/what-we-offer/annual-christmas-benefit-concert.


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT – SEVERANCE HALL
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
January 2018

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus

In 2018, honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, The Cleveland Orchestra is expanding this special community concert. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead The Cleveland Orchestra in a memorable program celebrating diversity and honoring local leaders who strive to make positive changes in our community.

Broadcast live by ideastream on 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9, online at ideastream.org, and in a delayed broadcast on WVIZ/PBS. (Around the Region Event)

Details of free ticket distribution date and time will be announced in December 2017.

Sponsored by KeyBank and supported by a grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation


FREE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES – SEVERANCE HALL
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House
Monday, January 15, 2018
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

More information, as well as performing groups, will be announced at http://www.clevelandorchestra.com.

Sponsored by KeyBank and supported by a grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation


EDUCATION CONCERT
Civil Rights: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
February 6, 7 & 9, 2018 – for Northeast Ohio students
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

February 8, 2018 – for Akron Public Schools (Around the Region Event)

The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

DUPRÉ  Cortège et litanie
BEETHOVEN  Overture to Fidelio
ELLINGTON  The Vortex from The River
COPLAND  Promise of Living from The Tender Land
MENDELSSOHN  Movement No. 4 from Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”)
TRADITIONAL arr. BROWN JR.  We Shall Overcome
DVOŘÁK  Movement No. 2 from Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

“Civil Rights: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” combines music and drama to trace the life journey of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through major events of the Civil Rights Movement, celebrating his victories, emphasizing his philosophy of non-violence, reflecting on his untimely death, and asking what we can do now to honor and fulfill his legacy.


AMERICAN GREETINGS FAMILY CONCERT
Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Sunday February 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
With special guests Classical Kids Live!

An eccentric boarder arrives and turns the life of ten-year-old Christoph upside down! But his feelings for this “Mr. Beethoven” change from anger to admiration as he comes to understand the beauty of his music – and the torment of his deafness. The whole family will love this moving concert – it’s a perfect introduction to the orchestra featuring more than 20 of this universally beloved composer’s most famous works.

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: American Greetings Corporation


PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW
The Happy Horn

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Hans Clebsch, horn
Maryann Nagel, host
Angelin Chang, piano

Musical Rainbow programs are a fun way for children (ages 3 to 6) to learn about instruments of the orchestra, one at a time.

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: PNC Bank


CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA SEASON

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
Daniel Singer, acting director

SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 1
HANSON  Song of Democracy
DVOŘÁK  Te Deum

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.
Prelude Concert at 6:00 p.m. featuring Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus members performing chamber music
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is supported by a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and by gifts from many other donors from across Northeast Ohio. Endowment support is provided by The George Gund Foundation. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus is supported by the Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation.


COMMUNITY CONCERT (Around the Region Event)

February 2018 – Dates, times, and locations to be announced during the 2017-18 season


Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra chamber ensembles in locations Around the Region


CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ADVOCACY DAY: STATEHOUSE CONCERT (Around the Region Event)

March 6, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.

Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, OH

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
Daniel Singer, acting director

SIBELIUS  Movement No. 4 from Symphony No. 1
HANSON  Song of Democracy

Performance is part of Cleveland Orchestra Advocacy Day, sharing the importance of music as part of a well-rounded education with legislators and state leaders as part of “Music in Our Schools Month.”


PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW
The Brilliant Bass

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Henry Peyrebrune, bass
Maryann Nagel, host
Laura Silverman, piano

Musical Rainbow programs are a fun way for children (ages 3 to 6) to learn about instruments of the orchestra, one at a time.

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: PNC Bank


AMERICAN GREETINGS FAMILY CONCERT
Scheherazade!

Sunday March 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
With special guests Enchantment Theatre Company

Join Scheherazade, our storyteller heroine, and her cast of fabulous characters as they sail on Sinbad’s ship to exotic lands, battle a giant dragon with the Kalandar Prince, and discover Aladdin’s lamp and the surprises hidden inside. The concert also includes Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee!

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: American Greetings Corporation


CHORAL WORKSHOPS (Around the Region Events)

March, 2018 – dates, times, and school locations to be announced during the 2017-18 season


Acting Director of Choruses and former Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Lisa Wong will hold free choral workshops with high school choruses Around the Region.


PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW
The Fabulous Flute

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Marisela Sager, flute
Maryann Nagel, host
Laura Silverman, piano

Musical Rainbow programs are a fun way for children (ages 3 to 6) to learn about instruments of the orchestra, one at a time.

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: PNC Bank


CHORAL DAY CAMPS (Around the Region Events)

April 2018 – Eastern Cuyahoga County, location to be announced during the 2017-18 season

June 2018 – Western Cuyahoga County, location to be announced during the 2017-18 season

Choral music camp for students entering grades 5-9 in the following school year, facilitated by COCC Director, Ann Usher, and COCPC Director, Suzanne Walters. This music camp is a one-day crash course on the fundamentals of singing with a choir and culminates in a mini-demonstration for family, friends, and community.

More information can be found at http://tcochoruses.wixsite.com/cocc/camp-day


COMMUNITY CONCERT (Around the Region Event)

April, 2018 – dates, times and locations to be announced during the 2017-18 season


A Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra brass ensemble will perform at locations across the region.


FREE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE - HUDSON (Around the Region Event)

May 2, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library St., Hudson, OH 44236
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Advanced Performance Seminar ensembles

COYO Advanced Performance Seminar (CAPS) is a distinctive chamber music program offered to members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Members of the program are not only coached by members of The Cleveland Orchestra, but their coaches play alongside them as embedded musicians. Additionally, participants attend weekly masterclasses and professional development seminars.

Information will be posted at https://www.hudsonlibrary.org/.


PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW
Powerful Percussion

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

Thomas Sherwood, percussion
Maryann Nagel, host

Musical Rainbow programs are a fun way for children (ages 3 to 6) to learn about instruments of the orchestra, one at a time.

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.

Sponsor: PNC Bank


CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA SEASON
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Program includes:
BEETHOVEN  Overture to Coriolan
LUTOSŁAWSKI  Concerto for Orchestra

Visit clevelandorchestra.com or call 216-231-1111 for tickets.
Prelude Concert at 7:00 p.m. featuring Youth Orchestra members performing chamber music.
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is supported by a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and by gifts from many other donors from across Northeast Ohio. Endowment support is provided by The George Gund Foundation.


COMMUNITY CONCERT
Honor Choir Concert

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
Daniel Singer, acting director
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Honor Choir
Jeffery Redding, guest conductor

More information will be posted at http://www.clevelandorchestra.com.


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT – SHAKER HEIGHTS (Around the Region Event)
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses Spring Concert

Monday, May 14, 2018

University School Lower Campus, 20701 Brantley Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
Ann Usher, director
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Preparatory Chorus
Suzanne Walters, director

More information will be posted at cocc.cochorus.com.


FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT (Around the Region Event)
Star-Spangled Spectacular
Presented by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank

Friday, July 6, 2018

Mall B in Downtown Cleveland(between Lakeside and St. Clair Avenues)

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

More information will be announced at a later date at http://www.clevelandorchestra.com.


CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA MUSIC STUDY GROUPS

FALL:              September 19-November 16, 2017
WINTER:        January 9-March 15, 2018
SPRING:         April 3-May 17, 2018

Music Study Groups explore music from the Orchestra’s upcoming classical music 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. 

BEACHWOOD BRANCH, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood OH 44122
Tuesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.  Fall, Winter & Spring

FAIRVIEW PARK BRANCH, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 21255 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park OH 44126
Wednesdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.  Fall & Spring

ORANGE BRANCH, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike OH 44124
Thursdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Fall, Winter & Spring

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS-UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights OH 44118
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Fall, Winter, & Spring

http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/education-and-community/lifelong-learning/


All programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.
More events and details will be announced at a later date.


About Sponsorship and Funding
The Cleveland Orchestra salutes these sponsors and funders, whose generous support helps bring to life these community and education activities during the 2017-18 Centennial season.

Second Century Presenting Sponsors:
The J.M. Smucker Company
KeyBank

Second Century Celebration Leadership Sponsors:
voestalpine AG
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling and NACCO Industries, Inc.
Quality Electrodynamics (QED)
      and Mrs. Mikiko and Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder & CEO of QED
Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust
Swagelok Company

Second Century Celebration Sponsors:
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP                                                                                    
National Endowment for the Arts                                            
The Sherwin-Williams Company       
Westfield Insurance                                                                      
KPMG LLP                                                                                            
PwC 

Global Media Sponsor:
Clasart Classic
                                                                                                     
The Cleveland Orchestra's 2017-18 Education & Community Program Funders:
The Abington Foundation
American Greetings Corporation
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra
Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Foundation
Cuyahoga County Residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Ernst & Young LLP                                                    
The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation
Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra (formerly Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra)
The Giant Eagle Foundation
KeyBank
The Laub Foundation
Macy's
Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
The Nord Family Foundation
Nordson Corporation Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank
PNC Bank
Harold C. Schott Foundation
The Reinberger Foundation
Albert G. and Olive H. Schlink Foundation
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Thomas H. White Foundation
The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation