Reminder / Update: The Cleveland Orchestra Star-Spangled Spectacular
Free concert brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank on Mall B downtown Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Concert broadcast live on radio at 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9 ideastream® and video streamed online at clevelandorchestra.com and ideastream.org
Cleveland gourmet food trucks at Mall B from 5-10 p.m.: StrEat Mobile Bistro, Pig Lickin’ Good BBQ, Fired Up Taco Truck and Wok n Roll
Special event parking available beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Join the conversation on twitter with @CleveOrchestra, @CuyArtsC and @keybank using hash tags #StarSpangledCle #ThisIsCAC
Release Date: June 22, 2015
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Wilkins, will perform in The Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored KeyBank, the Orchestra’s 26th annual free community concert in downtown Cleveland on Wednesday, July 1. Concert begins at 9:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 10:15 p.m., followed by fireworks (weather permitting.) This year, the concert takes place on Mall B, due to construction on Public Square.
- 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. before and during the Orchestra’s concert, a line-up of Cleveland gourmet food trucks, StrEat Mobile Bistro, Pig Lickin’ Good BBQ, Fired Up Taco Truck, and Wok n Roll, will provide a variety of cuisines on West Mall Avenue, closest to Lakeside Avenue.
- Special-event parking will be available for $10 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Willard Park Garage at 601 Lakeside Avenue E.
- The 9:00 p.m. concert will be broadcast live on radio at 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9 ideastream, hosted by WCLV on-air personalities Jacqueline Gerber and Bill O’Connell – and, for the first time, video streamed online at clevelandorchestra.com and ideastream.org.
- 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. jumbotron videos include a documentary about The Cleveland Orchestra’s innovative 2014 production of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen and WVIZ videos about the Orchestra’s “At Home” neighborhood residencies.
- Join the conversation on twitter with @CleveOrchestra, @CuyArtsC and @keybank using the hash tags #StarSpangledCle #ThisIsCAC.
Mall B Location and Public Transportation
Located a few blocks to the northeast of Public Square between the Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Public Auditorium on St. Clair Avenue, Mall B is a grassy area that is an ideal location to bring a blanket for the concert. Attendees are encouraged to take the RTA Rapid to the event. RTA will operate extra rail service before and after the concert. Mall B is a short 5-minute walk from RTA’s Tower City Station. Additionally, the RTA Health Line will run from the Windermere Rapid Station to Public Square.
Beginning at 9:00 p.m., The Cleveland Orchestra and Thomas Wilkins will perform a program featuring popular American favorites including Samuel Ward’s America the Beautiful and Morton Gould’s American Salute, as well as a traditional Armed Forces Salute. Also on the program are George Gershwin’s Overture to Girl Crazy and John Williams’s “Flight to Neverland” from Hook. The concert culminates with Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture and will be followed by a fireworks display, weather permitting. Baritone Nathan Gunn will perform with the Orchestra as soloist in two selections from Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs and “If Ever I Would Leave You” from the musical Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
Cuyahoga County Public Library Workshops
Again this year, the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) is providing free Star-Spangled Spectacular Family Workshops in advance of the concert (previewing the music and helping kids and families prepare for this special concert). Remaining workshops are taking place at the following locations:
- Monday, June 22 @ 7:00 p.m. - Parma-Snow Branch, 2121 Snow Rd.
- Thursday, June 25 @ 7:00 p.m. - Garfield Heights Branch, 5409 Turney Rd.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has funded The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual free concert in downtown Cleveland since 2007. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s mission is to inspire and strengthen the community by investing in arts and culture. A levy to support arts and culture was approved by Cuyahoga County voters in 2006, and since then, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested more than $125 million dollars in more than 300 local arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s vision for its first ten years of public funding for arts and culture is to help build stronger, more resilient arts and culture organizations, create vibrant and energetic neighborhoods infused with culture, and establish Cuyahoga County as a hub of creative activity and a destination for artists. For more information about Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, visit cacgrants.org.
This community celebration is supported
by the residents of Cuyahoga County
through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
This concert is brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
and sponsored by KeyBank
with additional support from Tower City Center,
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, and Cuyahoga County Public Library
in collaboration with media partners
WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, and WCLV 104.9 ideastream
and in coordination with logistical partners
City of Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance.
The Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture with The Cleveland Orchestra
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Cleveland Orchestra Concert
Time: Concert begins at 9:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 10:15 p.m., followed by fireworks (weather permitting).
Where: Mall B in Downtown Cleveland
Between Lakeside and St. Clair Avenues
What: The Cleveland Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Nathan Gunn, baritone
TRADITIONAL - The Star-Spangled Banner
JERRY GOLDSMITH - Fireworks – A Celebration
GEORGE GERSHWIN - Overture to Girl Crazy
LERNER & LOEWE - “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot
Nathan Gunn, baritone
JOHN WILLIAMS - “Flight to Neverland” from Hook
Traditional/arr Schissel - Armed Forces Salute
MORTON GOULD - American Salute
AARON COPLAND - Selections from Old American Songs
“Long Time Ago”
“I Bought Me a Cat”
Nathan Gunn, baritone
BATES & WARD/arr. Dragon - America the Beautiful
PYOTR I. TCHAIKOVSKY - “1812” Overture
Cleveland Food Trucks
5:00-10:00 p.m., prior to and during the Orchestra’s performance:
StrEat Mobile Bistro
Pig Lickin’ Good BBQ
Fired Up Taco Truck
and Wok n Roll
Mall B in Downtown Cleveland
West Mall Drive near Lakeside