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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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
Contact: Karen Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Committees and programs are open to all who wish to further our missions in support of The Cleveland Orchestra.