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Volunteer Committees

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra is dedicated to providing support for our world-class Orchestra through music education activities, volunteer service, and fund-raising opportunities. The committee offers its Meet the Artist luncheon and program throughout the season along with a benefit each year. Founded as the Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1921 by Adella Prentiss Hughes, the Orchestra's first general manager, Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra today welcomes all music-lovers who want to act as ambassadors on behalf of The Cleveland Orchestra.

FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Patricia Smith, President
  • Leslie Lahr, President-Elect
  • Jean Sarlson, First Vice-President
  • Laurel Kest, Second Vice-President
  • Vicki Resnick, Treasurer
  • Patricia Sommer, Assistant Treasurer
  • Cheryl Keys, Recording Secretary
  • Joel Kay, Corresponding Secretary

MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES — FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

         Barbara Wolfort, send email to:  barbwolfort@gmail.com

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra will celebrate their 100th year in 2021!  Be part of it, contact Lori Cohen, Volunteers Liaison Officer at lcohen@clevelandorchestra.com

 

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra, established in 1968, leads projects dedicated to promoting and sustaining The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. These projects also raise funds toward Blossom’s long-term financial stability. Activities include sponsoring the Opening Night concert of each summer's Blossom Music Festival, hosting an annual recognition event for musicians, presenting a series of meet-the-artist Gourmet Matinee luncheons featuring Cleveland Orchestra musicians, and staffing the Blossom Information Center.

BLOSSOM FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Sue Kenney, Co-President
  • Peggy Krinsky, Co-President
  • Kaye Lowe, Co-President
  • Mary Walker Sprunt, Recording Secretary
  • Lorry Szabo, Corresponding Secretary

MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES  BLOSSOM FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

         Connie Van Gilder, send email to:  cjvangilder@aol.com


SAVE THE DATES

GOURMET MATINEE ON THE ROAD — POSTPONED
Friday, May 29, 2020
11:30am

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra will host a Gourmet Matinee on the Road at Weymouth Country Club in Medina featuring Cleveland Orchestra musician Ioana Missits, violin. Additional details to follow later this month.

Questions? Contact member Darby Ashelman at darbyhooker@yahoo.com or member Elise Bennett at ekhbennett@gmail.com

GOURMET MATINEES

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orrchestra Gourmet Matinees this summer at Blossom Music Center:

Saturday, July 11
Monday, August 3
Saturday, August 29

Gourmet Matinees are a series of luncheons featuring performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians in Knight Grove.

The Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra

The Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra, created in 1998, reinforces the impact of all volunteers on the mission of The Cleveland Orchestra. The Council serves the Orchestra through recruitment, recognition and retention of volunteers, communication and coordination of volunteer groups and Orchestra activities, as well as long-range planning for volunteer needs. Appointed representatives and staff comprise the Council that reports directly to the Musical Arts Association.

    

For further information, or to join one of these volunteer organizations, contact the Volunteer Office at Severance Hall, 216-231-7557 or email Lori Cohen, Volunteers Liaison Officer, at lcohen@clevelandorchestra.com. Committees and programs are open to all who wish to further our missions in support of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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