Adrian Symphony fans plan Cleveland Orchestra road trip

Posted on: February 3, 2010

In Tuesday’s (2/2) Daily Telegram (Adrian, Michigan), Arlene Bachanov writes, “With one of the country’s premier orchestras only a few hours away in Cleveland—to say nothing of a personal connection to that orchestra now—the Adrian Symphony Orchestra is hosting a road trip for area classical-music lovers to a Cleveland Orchestra concert in April. The inaugural Travel and Fine Arts Weekend Experience will be April 17 and 18, and will feature the concert along with a tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art and overnight accommodations at the InterContinental Hotel…. Cost of the trip is $250 per person. …During the ride to Cleveland, ASO Music Director John Thomas Dodson will discuss the orchestra and the concert with the travelers. …A portion of the cost will be tax-deductible as a donation to the ASO. …According to ASO board member Dave Siler, the idea for the trip came about when the board discussed traveling as a group to hear other orchestras perform. They decided to open such a trip up to the public and ultimately chose Cleveland as the first destination—a choice made easier by the fact that the ASO’s former president and chief executive officer, Susan Hoffman, is now the Cleveland Orchestra’s director of patron relationship management and could help facilitate the trip.”

Posted February 3, 2010