The Cleveland Orchestra, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, seeks nominations for eleventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award the deadline for nominations is December 16, 2013
Awards to recognize an adult, a business or organization, and a youth who have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Presentation to take place at The Cleveland Orchestra’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert on January 19, 2014
Each year the Cleveland Orchestra and the City of Cleveland (along with the Greater Cleveland Partnership and through the Commission on Economic Inclusion) awards the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award in recognition of the services and achievements of an adult, business, organization and youth that has had a positive impact in Cleveland by following the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.
In order for these awards to be presented, it is necessary for the general public at large to nominate those who they feel worthy of such an honor. Nominations are now being accepted and the nomination forms are available online at the Cleveland Orchestra (clevelandorchestra.com), the Greater Cleveland Partnership (gcpartnership.com), the City of Cleveland (http://www.cleveland-oh.gov/) websites, or by calling The Cleveland Orchestra’s Department of Education and Community Programs, 216-231-7355.
The last day of acceptance of nominations will be December 16, 2013. All nominations should be mailed to MLK Community Service Award, Attention: Education and Community Programs, The Cleveland Orchestra, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, or emailed firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: MLK Community Service Award Nomination.
A panel composed of business and community leaders will select award recipients. The Nomination Committee will be chaired by Robert P. Madison, CEO, Robert P. Madison International, Inc., and a member of the Musical Arts Association Board of Trustees.
To view the criteria for the awards and the nomination form, click here.
Award Presentation and Concert
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award will be presented to the selected outstanding adult, youth, and business or organization at The Cleveland Orchestra’s 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert on January 19, 2014. The concert, led by Chelsea Tipton, will take place at Severance Hall at 7:00 p.m., and will feature the Junior Division First Prize winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players, cellist Lev Mamuya. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, with director and conductor William Henry Caldwell, will also participate in the concert.
Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014, through the Severance Hall Ticket Office in person; by phone at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141; or online at clevelandorchestra.com. Due to the high demand for tickets to this concert, traditionally all tickets for this concert are distributed by 4 p.m. on the day they are made available to the public. There is a limit of 2 tickets per household.
This concert is sponsored by KeyBank,a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. The musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra donate their services for this concert as a benefit to the The Cleveland Orchestra sustaining fund.
For more information about award nominations and the MLK Celebration Concert on January 19, 2014, please contact The Cleveland Orchestra’s Department of Education and Community Programs at 216-231-7355.