Cleveland businesses celebrate The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th season by creating limited edition products
Rising Star Coffee blends special edition Cleveland Orchestra Anniversary coffee
Cleveland Clothing Company debuts limited edition apparel with custom, commemorative design Sweet Moses special edition handmade bar available exclusively at Severance Hall
Further products and partnerships will be announced throughout the season, to include Great Lakes Brewing Company and Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream
For release October 11, 2017
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra, alongside partners Rising Star Coffee and Cleveland Clothing Company, have revealed new products to commemorate the Orchestra’s 100th anniversary season. The new merchandise created by these popular local Cleveland businesses is available now at Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra’s home, in retail kiosks throughout the building and in Opus Café — and on the Orchestra’s new retail website clevelandorchestrastore.com. The products can also be purchased directly from these partners at risingstarcoffee.com and at clevelandclothing.com.
“We are delighted that Rising Star Coffee and Cleveland Clothing Company are helping us celebrate the Orchestra’s Centennial,” said Ross Binnie, Chief Brand Officer of The Cleveland Orchestra. “The Cleveland Orchestra has always had deep roots in this community, and partnering with beloved local businesses is a great way to celebrate that connection.”
Rising Star Coffee – The Cleveland Orchestra Anniversary Blend
The new Rising Star coffee blend was specially crafted for The Cleveland Orchestra. It is a 100% Arabica blend of Colombian and Sumatran beans, is certified Kosher, and is roasted in Cleveland by Rising Star Coffee Roasters.
“We created this blend with the music of The Cleveland Orchestra in mind. The blend is bold, sweet, and lively, with a complex flavor that moves through many notes as you drink it,” said Rising Star Coffee Director, Brandon Riggs. “We are proud to celebrate the 100th season of an organization that has been, and continues to be a great ambassador for the Cleveland community.”
The Cleveland Orchestra Anniversary Blend from Rising Star Coffee is sold in whole bean 12 ounce bags and is available for a limited time.
Cleveland Clothing Company – Commemorative Clothing
Cleveland Clothing debuted three new garments with the commemorative “100” logo, designed in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra. The one-of-a-kind artwork features The Cleveland Orchestra’s logo, the Orchestra’s 100th season graphic, and illustrations of musical instruments and Severance Hall. Each product also includes the notable Cleveland Clothing Company logo on the sleeve.
“In this commemorative art, we sought to capture the joy that the music of The Cleveland Orchestra has brought to Northeast Ohio for 100 years,” said Mike Kubinski, Founder and Creative Director of Cleveland Clothing Company. “Our clothing gives locals and tourists a terrific way to showcase their pride for the region. Celebrating The Cleveland Orchestra’s Centennial is something for all of us to be proud of.”
Products available include a unisex crew neck t-shirt, a zip-up hooded sweatshirt, and a pullover hooded sweatshirt. All of these garments are designed and printed in Cleveland.
Sweet Moses Chocolate – Second Century Chocolate Bar
Earlier this year, The Cleveland Orchestra and Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop unveiled its Cleveland Orchestra Second Century Chocolate Bar. The bar is handmade using premium Belgian chocolate and features a relief of the iconic home of The Cleveland Orchestra — Severance Hall. The bar is available for purchase exclusively at Severance Hall.
More Products and Partnerships to Come
Details of additional Cleveland Orchestra 100th Season products and partnerships with local businesses—including Great Lakes Brewing Company and Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream—will be announced during the 2017-18 season.
About The Cleveland Orchestra
Now in its 100th Season in 2017-18 and the launch of its Second Century, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a renaissance. Acknowledged as among the world’s best, its musicians, staff, board of directors, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the Orchestra’s Second Century – to develop the youngest audiences of any orchestra; to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through concerts, engagement, and music education; to continue its legendary musical excellence; to build on its tradition of community support and financial strength; and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with a commitment to diversified programming. Under the direction of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the New York Times declared Cleveland to be the “best American orchestra” for its virtuosity, elegance of sound, variety of color, and chamber-like cohesion. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year across concert seasons at home in Cleveland’s Severance Hall and each summer at Blossom Music Center. Additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include performances in Miami, a biennial residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and Indiana University. For more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com.
About Rising Star Coffee Roasters
Rising Star Coffee Roasters was established in 2010 with the goal of bringing the finest coffee beans to NE Ohio and roasting them in small batches. The goal was to bring craft quality coffee to the region. RSCR currently has a roasting facility and 3 retail outlets. For more information, or to buy coffee directly from Rising Star Coffee Roasters, visit risingstarcoffee.com.
About Cleveland Clothing Company
Cleveland Clothing Co. was founded in 2008 by two lifelong friends. One, a graphic designer, had always dreamed of starting a t-shirt company. The other, an entrepreneur, was looking for a fun new opportunity. One fateful night over some beers, chili, and burgers at one of their favorite spots, Whitey's in Richfield, Ohio, the guys decided to put their money where their mouth was and came up with a plan. They purchased a screen printing press, some blank t-shirts, and got to work on a couple of designs. Cleveland Clothing was born. With their clever and creative take on Cleveland culture combined with the use of social media as its main source of advertising, Cleveland Clothing has grown exponentially since 2008. With three store fronts (Downtown, Uptown, and Crocker Park) and an avid fan base of locals and tourists alike, Cleveland Clothing has become the brand of a city.
For more information, visit clevelandclothing.com or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.