Cleveland Orchestra to be community arts partner at 2014 Gay Games

Posted on: July 10, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra will perform selections from Broadway musicals on a program kicking off the 2014 Gay Games, which are being held this year from August 9 to 16 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jack Everly will serve as conductor for the July 27 concert at the Blossom Music Festival, “Broadway Standing Ovations,” which will include music from The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Rent, and Les Misérables. On August 15, during Games Week itself, Jahja Ling will conduct the orchestra in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy at Severance Hall, where the orchestra will be joined by pianist Orion Weiss and the Blossom Festival Chorus. The one-hour concert features a pre-concert “happy hour” and an early start time of 7pm, followed by a casual post-concert “conversation and celebration” on the front terrace of Severance Hall. Approximately 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the 2014 Gay Games, which are presented by the Cleveland Foundation and take place in venues around Cleveland and Akron.

Posted July 10, 2014