LONG HISTORY OF TOURING AND SHARING MUSIC WITH THE WORLD
Serving as an ambassador for the Cleveland community, the Orchestra first toured in 1919 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Youngstown, Ohio with then music director Nikolai Sokoloff, and their first international tour took place in 1922 with Sokoloff when they traveled to Canada. The international tours in 2017-18 will be the Orchestra’s 74th and 75th.
EUROPEAN TOUR SPONSORSHIP FUNDING
The Cleveland Orchestra thanks these corporations and individuals for generously supporting the Orchestra’s 2017-18 European Tours: Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, voestalpine AG, Tele München Group, Miba AG, Herbert Kloiber, Wolfgang Berndt, Robert Ehrlich, and Alfred Umdasch.
The Cleveland Orchestra European Advisory board members: Herbert Kloiber (chair), Wolfgang Berndt (vice chair), Richard K. Smucker (Cleveland Orchestra Board President), Gabriele Eder, Robert Ehrlich, Peter Mitterbauer, Elisabeth Umdasch.
With special thanks for international touring sponsorship to Quality Electrodynamics (QED), and Mrs. Mikiko and Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder & CEO of QED, and to Jones Day. And with special appreciation for Clasart Classic, the Orchestra’s Global Media Sponsor.