Cleveland Orchestra to start its 100th season with student “Prometheus Project” event

Posted on: September 20, 2017

On September 22 at Severance Hall, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Cleveland Orchestra in a concert exclusively for middle- and high-school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as the culminating project of the orchestra’s Prometheus Project for Students. The educational initiative—incorporating an interdisciplinary curriculum co-developed by the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland School of the Arts, and Fifth House Ensemble—is inspired by Welser-Möst’s Prometheus Project for the orchestra’s 100th season in 2017-18, examining Beethoven’s music through the metaphor of the Greek god Prometheus. During the September 22 performance, select student projects will be shown on large screens surrounding the orchestra, integrating them into “Beethoven & Prometheus: A Hero’s Journey.” Cleveland Orchestra musicians who have worked with students in social studies, science, English, visual arts, orchestra, and dance classes include violinists Kathleen Collins, Yun-Ting Lee, and Isabel Trautwein; violist Lisa Boyko; cellists David Alan Harrell and Brian Thornton; bassists Mark Atherton and Derek Zadinsky; flutist Marisela Sager; and violinist and pianist Carolyn Warner.

Posted September 20, 2017

Pictured: Cleveland Orchestra violinist Carolyn Warner (right) with a Cleveland School of the Arts student as part of the collaborative Prometheus Project