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Details of Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University 2018-19 residency partnership announced

Highlights of the residency include Arts Innovation Summit and Cleveland Orchestra concert at Baldwin Wallace University with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music today announced further details of the special residency partnership for the 2018-19 season and academic year. This collaborative residency will provide educational opportunities for Baldwin Wallace University music and arts administration students led by Cleveland Orchestra musicians, conductors, and administrative staff. Ticket information for events and concerts, many of which are free and open to students and the public, is included in the Residency Calendar section below.

Leading up to the residency, on August 29 there will be a Chamber Music Recital at Baldwin Wallace University featuring Baldwin Wallace faculty members and members of The Cleveland Orchestra including Assistant Principal Clarinetist Dan McKelway, violist Lembi Veskimets, violinist Sae Shiragami, and First Assistant Principal Cellist Richard Weiss. Also, on September 7, Cleveland Orchestra trumpet player Jack Sutte will perform in a recital to include two premieres by Sutte and music by Jeffrey Rathbun. 

The special residency partnership officially begins on October 2, with Baldwin Wallace University’s annual Arts Innovation Summit, presented by Baldwin Wallace’s Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG), Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program, and Conservatory of Music. The Summit is supported by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. This year’s Summit, titled Facing the Music: Challenges of Today's Orchestras, will feature a wide-ranging discussion about the future of orchestras, challenges facing the industry, and how orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, are responding. The Summit is free and open to the public, entrance tickets required. Details of industry experts participating in the summit will be announced at a later date.

A Student Composition Workshop and New Music Reading will be held on October 10, led by a string quartet of Cleveland Orchestra musicians including violinists Wei-Fang Gu and Yun-Ting Lee, as well as violist Lisa Boyko, and cellist Bryan Dumm. This event will be open to students and the public.

A Conservatory Conversation will be held on November 7.The conversation will feature The Cleveland Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor, Vinay Parameswaran, and Baldwin Wallace University’s Director of Orchestral Studies, Dr. Soo Han. This conversation is free and open to the public.

On January 16, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra will perform at Baldwin Wallace University’s Gamble Auditorium in the Kulas Musical Arts building. The concert will feature Mozart’s “Second London” and Strauss’s Symphony for Winds.

The following day, on January 17, an all-school Convocation Conversation, titled Making the Magic Happen: Behind the Scenes with The Cleveland Orchestra, will feature members of The Cleveland Orchestra’s staff. This conversation is free and open to the public. Details of Cleveland Orchestra administrative staff participating in the conversation will be announced at a later date.

A series of Masterclasses led by members of The Cleveland Orchestra will take place throughout the residency. These masterclasses will include:

  • String Masterclass with Cleveland Orchestra musicians, violinist Takako Masame, violist Miho Hashizume, First Assistant Principal Violist Lynne Ramsey, violinist Miho Hashizume and cellist Ralph Curry on November 13;
  • Brass Masterclass with Assistant Principal Trumpet Lyle Steelman on February 18;
  • Keyboard in the Orchestra Masterclass with Principal Keyboard Joela Jones on February 19;
  • Woodwind Masterclass with Principal Clarinet Afendi Yusuf on March 14;
  • Percussion Masterclass with Principal Timpani Paul Yancich on March 18;

Student Advantage and Frequent Fan Card
Baldwin Wallace University students are encouraged to take advantage of the Orchestra’s programs for students:

Student Advantage Program
The Cleveland Orchestra’s Student Advantage Program makes $15 tickets available to full-time high school, college, and graduate/post-graduate students during the Severance Hall season and allows members to bring a guest for an additional $15. Membership is free; for more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com/Tickets/students/ and follow on Facebook. Student Advantage Program members also receive discounted tickets, exclusive invitations to masterclasses, post-concert receptions with musicians, and behind-the-scenes open rehearsals.

The Cleveland Orchestra Frequent Fan Card is priced at $50 and available at the Severance Hall Ticket Office. The Frequent Fan Card admits one student to unlimited performances, based on availability, of Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts in the 2018-19 season and allows cardholders to bring a guest for an additional $15. Other benefits include exclusive invitations to masterclasses, post-concert receptions with musicians, and behind-the-scenes open rehearsals. The Frequent Fan Card is now on sale to students at $50, essentially paying for itself in four visits throughout the season. For information about purchasing a Frequent Fan Card, please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111.
The Student Advantage program is funded by the Center for Future Audiences through the Alexander and Sarah Cutler Fund for Student Audiences.


Residency Calendar


CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Free and Open to the Public — Tickets Not Required 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.

Lembi Veskimets, viola*
Richard Weiss, cello*
Robert Mayerovitch, piano
Sae Shiragami, violin*
Samuel Rotberg, violin
Daniel McKelway, clarinet*

BRAHMS  Trio in A minor
MOZART  Quintet in A major

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea

* Denotes a member of The Cleveland Orchestra
† Denotes a Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music faculty member


ARTS INNOVATION SUMMIT
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.
Facing the Music: Challenges of Today's Orchestras

Free and Open to the Public — Tickets Required 
Tickets available at bw.edu/tickets or 440-826-8070 beginning August 31. Limit four (4) tickets per person.

Details of industry experts participating in the summit will be announced at a later date.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea  


STUDENT COMPOSITION WORKSHOP AND NEW MUSIC READINGS
Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Wei-Fang Gu, violin
Yun-Ting Lee, violin
Lisa Boyko, viola
Bryan Dumm, cello

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea  


A CONSERVATORY CONVERSATION WITH CONDUCTORS VINAY PARAMSWARAN AND SOO HAN
Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 3:10 p.m.
Vinay Parameswaran, Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra
Soo Han, Director of Orchestral Studies at Baldwin Wallace University

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


STRING MASTERCLASS
Tuesday, November 13, at 3:10 p.m.

Takako Masame, violin
Miho Hashizume, violin
Lynne Ramsey, viola
Ralph Curry, cello

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Tickets will be available at https://www.bw.edu/events/2019/Conservatory/01-16-The-Cleveland-Orchestra-Concert  beginning October 3.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Most, conductor

MOZART  Divertimento No. 15 (“Second London”)
STRAUSS  Fröhliche Werkstatt (symphony for winds)

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


CONVOCATION CONVERSATION
Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 3:10 p.m.
Making the Magic Happen: Behind the scenes with The Cleveland Orchestra

Details of Cleveland Orchestra administrative staff participating in the conversation will be announced at a later date.
Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


BRASS MASTERCLASS
Free and Open to the Public
Monday, February 18, 2019, at 3:10 p.m.
Lyle Steelman, trumpet

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


KEYBOARD IN THE ORCHESTRA MASTERCLASS
Free and Open to the Public
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 3:10 p.m.
Joela Jones, keyboard

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


WOODWIND MASTERCLASS
Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 3:10 p.m.
Afendi Yusuf, clarinet

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS
Free and Open to the Public
Monday, March 18, 2019, at 3:10 p.m.
Paul Yancich, timpani

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building, 96 Front Street, Berea


About The Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
The Cleveland Orchestra first performed at Baldwin Wallace University in the 1920s with Music Director Nikolai Sokoloff in February 1920 and 1921 at Gamble Auditorium. In March 1959 the Orchestra played a concert under the direction of Music Director George Szell for the rededication of the Kulas Musical Arts Building. The current BW Conservatory of Music faculty includes the following members of The Cleveland Orchestra:

  • Lembi Veskimets, viola
  • Charles Carleton, bass
  • Jeffrey Rathbun, Assistant Principal oboe
  • Dan McKelway, Assistant Principal clarinet and E-flat clarinet
  • Jonathan Sherwin, bassoon and contrabassoon
  • Jack Sutte, trumpet
  • Jesse McCormick, horn
  • Richard Stout, trombone

About The Cleveland Orchestra and Education Programs
The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918 by Adella Prentiss Hughes who understood the importance of providing music education for Cleveland’s children, as well as ‘growing an audience’ for her new orchestra. The Cleveland Orchestra’s commitment to education and to serving the community has been steadfast ever since, and is more important now than ever. The Cleveland Orchestra’s extensive educational offerings include pre-school programs; fieldtrip Education Concerts at Severance Hall; in-school performances and arts-integrated resources that use music to support the K-5 curriculum; youth performance ensembles; concert previews and Music Study Groups for adults; and a variety of ticket access programs for high school and college-age students. Additional educational residency activities include those at the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. For more information, visit https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/education-and-community/education-overview/.
About the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Baldwin Wallace was founded in 1898, with the Conservatory of Music launched in 1913.  BW’s internationally respected Conservatory of Music enrolls more than 300 students in 11 academic programs and engages 38 full-time and 41 adjunct faculty who serve as teachers, mentors, and performing professionals in the Cleveland area. A BW Conservatory education is anchored in the development of outstanding foundational musicianship, providing a platform for innovation and creativity relevant to today’s cultural marketplace. The program is steeped in performance opportunities that include the nation’s oldest collegiate annual Bach Festival.  For more information, visit https://www.bw.edu/schools/conservatory-music/.