Community Programs

Uniting our community through music. Find us in your neighborhood and attend free annual community concerts.

Spring Series Summer events Hispanic Heritage MLK Celebration
Allison Loggins-Hull

Free In Community Chamber Concert Series

Now through May 11th

The free In Community Chamber Concert Series, comprised of four unique concerts, is curated by Daniel R. Lewis composer fellow Allison Loggins-Hull in collaboration with Cleveland community partners, The H.K. School of Bandura, Fatima Family Center, and Karamu House. The final concert of the series takes place at Severance Music Center on May 11, 2024. Visit the button below for concert details and ticket information.

About the Series
Summer 2024

Community Events

The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to collaborating with community partners all over Northeast Ohio and serving communities both inside our hall and out in neighborhoods across Cleveland.

Stop at our booth at your favorite summer festivals to try out our instruments and learn more about our programming and events.

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Hispanic Heritage Events

From hosting booths at cultural festivals to presenting concerts featuring Hispanic composers and musicians, the Orchestra works to foster inclusivity and appreciation of music for all audiences. We continue our commitment to our neighbors through intentional programming, community events, and partnerships. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate Hispanic heritage throughout the full year!

July 13Hispanic Family Night

 Blossom Music Center
Concert Details
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Sep 14Free Hispanic Heritage Concert

 Severance Music Center
Many people dancing in front of the stage in Mandel Hall

Sep 21¡Celebrando!

 Julia de Burgos
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Concert
Community Spotlight

44th Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

For over 40 years, The Cleveland Orchestra has celebrated the unifying message and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This dynamic musical program, performed by The Cleveland Orchestra in the historic Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall, features outstanding soloists, the MLK Community Chorus, and the presentation of the Service in the Arts Awards.

ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS through Oct 18Service in the Arts Awards

Each year, The Cleveland Orchestra recognizes individuals or organizations for their positive impact on music and the arts, reflecting the spirit, example and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Submit Nominations View Past Recipients


The MLK Chorus lifts its collective voice in affirmation of Dr. King’s vision of justice, peace and human harmony. Assembled since 1989 to sing as part of the annual MLK Celebration Concert, this volunteer community chorus brings together singers from across Northeast Ohio and is directed by William Henry Caldwell.

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MLK Day events

MLK Community Open House & Day of Music

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with free community performances and activities! This family-friendly event features a wide-variety of community ensembles live from Severance’s Mandel Concert Hall and Reinberger Chamber Hall. 

2024 Day of Music Lineup View MLK Coloring pages
Family at Severance

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