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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 both men and women as members.

FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Patricia Sommer, President
  • Jean Sarlson, Acting First Vice President 
  • Barbara Wolfort, Second Vice President
  • Cheryl Keys, Acting Recording Secretary
  • Joel Kay, Acting Corresponding Secretary
  • Vicki Resnick, Treasurer

MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES — FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

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

2019 MEET THE ARTIST
Friday, May 31 featuring Eliesha Nelson, viola, The Cleveland Orchestra
Westwood Country Club, Rocky River

Online reservations at clevelandorchestra.com/meettheartist

2019 ALICE B. WEEKS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND FCO ANNUAL MEETING
Alice B. Weeks Scholarship Program and FCO Annual Meeting featuring the 2018 Weeks recipient James Hettinga, cello, in conversation with Lauren Generette, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Manager.
          Cleveland Yachting Club, Rocky River
          11:00am - Reception
          12:00pm - Lunch followed by performance.

Scholarships are awarded to Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra members annually. 

Contact: Pat Sommer at pk4sommer@roadrunner.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 FOR GOURMET MATINEES AT BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER

          Monday, June 17
          Wednesday, July 17
          Wednesday, August 28

SAVE THE DATE
Aurora Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra's Home and Garden Tour with Luncheon at Club Walden
          Tours: 9:00am-4:30pm
          Contact: Karen Hendricks at lnkedhendricks@windstream.net


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.

VOLUNTEER COUNCIL MEMBERS

  • Faye A. Heston, President
  • Lis Hugh, Vice President
  • Suzanne Blaser
  • Nancy Cruikshank
  • Pearl Hachen
  • Iris Harvie
  • Susan Kenney
  • Phyllis Knauf
  • Kaye Lowe
  • Debbie Neale
  • Patricia Sommer
  • Barbara Wolfort
  • Lori Cohen, Staff Liaison

    
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, Community Leadership Liaison, at lcohen@clevelandorchestra.com. Committees and programs are open to all who wish to further our missions in support of The Cleveland Orchestra.