Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra scores a hit with singer Jason Mraz

Posted on: June 11, 2019

“As the Contemporary Youth Orchestra warmed up Thursday afternoon, Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz got ready to do something he’s never done before: his first-ever orchestra concert,” reports Natasha Anderson in a video report on Saturday’s (6/8) Fox 8 Cleveland TV. The youth orchestra, whose members range in age from 12 to 18, is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Mraz’s appearances with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra took place on June 8 and 9 at Severance Hall. “The concert at Severance Hall features a catalogue of his music including fan favorites and hits. Mraz will be backed by the 115 piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director Liza Grossman. Both shows were previously sold out, however a limited number of additional tickets have become available for Sunday’s 4 p.m. show.” has extensive photo coverage of the rehearsal and concert.

In photo: Music Director Liza Grossman leads the Contemporary Youth Orchestra while Jason Mraz sings during a rehearsal last Thursday afternoon at Cuyahoga Community College. Photo by David Dermer/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Posted June 11, 2019