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The Cleveland Orchestra announces continued partnership with Cleveland Clothing Co.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Orchestra is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Cleveland Clothing Co., which began in 2018 to commemorate the Orchestra’s Centennial Season. The apparel company is now offering an updated collection that celebrates the Orchestra and its two homes — Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. Select designs are available for purchase at Severance Hall, Blossom, and The Cleveland Orchestra’s online store: https://tcostore.vendecommerce.com/.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with CLE Clothing once again,” said Robert Phillips, Director of Customer Experience of The Cleveland Orchestra. “Much like The Cleveland Orchestra, CLE Clothing brings the passion for and heart of this city to the masses in creative and engaging ways.  These new apparel items are a true testament to these shared values.”

CLE Clothing Co. co-founder, Mike Kubinski, feels the same way. "CLE Clothing Co.'s tagline is 'Spreading Cleveland Pride, one t-shirt at a time,’” he said. “To say that we are proud of the work we have been able to do with and for The Cleveland Orchestra is an understatement. The Orchestra is one of the pillars of Cleveland's cultural history, one that we are beyond excited to help promote and celebrate.”

About the Severance Hall Apparel
Three apparel designs can be purchased at Severance Hall. The first features a reproduction of a sculpture from the concert hall’s neoclassical façade and the words “Severance Hall: Home of The Cleveland Orchestra” — available in short-sleeve T-shirt (light green or red) and pullover sweatshirt (black). A second design acknowledges The Cleveland Orchestra’s longstanding reputation for greatness with the phrase “America’s Finest,” in reference to a quote from The New York Times — available in short-sleeve T-shirt (black) and pullover sweatshirt (green). The final design literally connects the Orchestra to its hometown by displaying an image of a conductor’s baton rising from the letters “CLE.”  This short-sleeve T-shirt is available in heather gray and light blue, and can also be purchased in a pullover sweatshirt (maroon) and zip-up sweatshirt (black or maroon).  You can also purchase the “America’s Finest” and “CLE” designs at Blossom Music Center.

About the Blossom Music Center Apparel
Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Blossom Music Center is The Cleveland Orchestra’s fifty-one-year-old summer home. Blossom’s unique architectural elements are incorporated into two of the three shirt designs, and all apparel features vintage Blossom Music Center logos. One design shows Blossom’s amphitheater and the words “Blossom Music Center” — available in short-sleeve (navy or light blue) and long-sleeve (navy).  A second design also includes Blossom’s familiar amphitheater, this time poised between a shaded tree and a distant sunset. In a final model, the apparel company is offering a blue tie-dyed short-sleeve T-shirt featuring Blossom’s logo encircled by music notes, combined to create an image that resembles a blooming flower.

These items are available for purchase at Blossom Music Center now through the end of the Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival season on September 1.

About The Cleveland Orchestra
Founded by Adella Prentiss Hughes, The Cleveland Orchestra’s inaugural performance took place on December 11, 1918, with the 2017-18 Centennial season commemorating the Orchestra’s 100th year of concerts. Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world, setting standards of extraordinary artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. The New York Times has declared The Cleveland Orchestra “... the best in America” for its virtuosity, elegance of sound, variety of color, and chamber-like musical cohesion. The 2018-19 season marked the Orchestra’s 101st year of concerts, and the beginning of a Second Century of exceptional music making, dedicated service to its hometown, and worldwide acclaim.

The partnership with Mr. Welser-Möst, begun in 2002, has earned The Cleveland Orchestra unprecedented residencies in the U.S. and around the world, including one at the Musikverein in Vienna, the first of its kind by an American orchestra. It also performs regularly at the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals. This past spring, the Orchestra completed its 19th international tour with Mr. Welser-Möst by performing eleven unforgettable concerts in Taiwan and China.

The Cleveland Orchestra has a long and distinguished recording and broadcast history. A series of DVD (available through Clasart Classic) and CD recordings under the direction of Mr. Welser-Möst continues to add to an extensive and widely praised catalog made during the tenures of the ensemble’s earlier music directors. In addition, Cleveland Orchestra concerts are heard in syndication each season on radio stations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, visit 

https://www.clevelandorchestra.com and https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/about/mission-and-history/.

About CLE Clothing Co.
In 2008, CLE Clothing Co. was founded by a pair of lifelong friends — one a graphic designer, one an entrepreneur — over burgers and beers at their favorite restaurant in Richfield, Ohio. With creative takes on local culture and aggressive social media campaigns, Cleveland Clothing Co. has grown significantly over the past decade and now has several retail locations, including in downtown Cleveland, Shaker Heights, and University Circle. For more information, visit https://tcostore.vendecommerce.com/collections/apparel.