Cleveland Orchestra to partner with Cleveland Museum of Art for neighborhood residency

Posted on: May 3, 2016

“For the first time, the Cleveland Orchestra will have a partner” for its annual neighborhood residency: the Cleveland Museum of Art, “currently celebrating its centennial,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (5/1) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “What’s more, the location, Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood, is right outside the front doors of both institutions…. The … local residency program … now 4-year-old enterprise … has taken the orchestra on deep dives into Lakewood and Cleveland’s Gordon Square and Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhoods…. The Hough effort will span the summer … and entail both public and private events, with a week of concentrated activity beginning Aug. 6 with a Hough neighborhood festival…. Partner institutions to date include the Rainey Institute, Fatima Family Center, Langston Hughes Library, Eliza Bryant Village and Chateau Hough Vineyards. The residency also will also engage the churches of Hough, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Lexington Bell and Thurgood Marshall Recreation Centers, and public television and radio, on which [a free public] Aug. 11 concert will be broadcast live. ‘If we are saying that our city is important to us, it makes sense for us to start with our neighbors,’ [Executive Director Andre] Gremillet said.”

Posted May 3, 2016