“The Cleveland Orchestra may be the one celebrating a milestone birthday this year, but it’s also the one giving the gifts,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (10/15) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “As part of its ongoing 100th-season festivities, the orchestra has announced an ambitious array of educational appearances at area schools, churches and other venues under the heading ‘Around the Region Celebration.’ Certain of the events featuring the orchestra as well as its affiliate youth ensembles were already announced…. Others, such as a new program called ‘Mindful Music Moments,’ are specific to ‘Around the Region’ or fall within the orchestra’s general education efforts.” “Around the Region” events include education concerts at Severance Hall, a community college, and middle and high schools, led by Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran; and free community concerts at the Cleveland Museum of Art, a library, a community college, churches, and a wellness center, among other locations. In February, the orchestra will present “Civil Rights: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” an education concert for students in Northeast Ohio and Akron public schools. The orchestra launched its 100th-anniversary season on September 22 at Severance Hall with “Beethoven and Prometheus: A Hero’s Journey” program for students.
Posted October 17, 2017