“It’s time to start making plans for the Cleveland Orchestra’s Hough Neighborhood Residency. The orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art, co-producer of the event, have released details of the project,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (7/10) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). At the orchestra’s free community concert on August 11 at East Technical Professional Center, “Associate conductor Brett Mitchell will lead performances of Coleridge-Taylor’s ‘Danse Negre,’ the Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Ives’ ‘Variations on America,’ and Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait,’ narrated by Judge Patricia Ann Blackmon. Also on the program: Smallwood’s ‘Total Praise’ and the classic ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.’ Before the concert … the museum will display an exhibit of photographs and banners titled ‘Clevelanders: Portraits of Our Community.’ ” Hough residency events include a July 28 family workshop prior to the Cleveland Orchestra’s free community concert on July 29 on Public Square; a daylong “New Day in Hough” event on August 6 at League Park featuring a Gospel Fest, Instrument Discovery with the Cleveland Orchestra, and baseball exhibition game with members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Hough youth teams; and an August 8 concert at Langston Hughes Library featuring Cleveland Orchestra violist Lisa Boyko.
Posted July 12, 2016