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The Cleveland Orchestra and the Lakewood community join forces

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The Cleveland Orchestra and the Lakewood community will be joining together this summer for “The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Lakewood” series. This will be a four month long neighborhood residency designed to put the spotlight on the city of Lakewood as well as its excellent music programs.

Members of the Cleveland Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus will be participating in teaching situations for all ages as they perform in area restaurants, businesses and organizations throughout the Lakewood area.

Highlights of the program include three free Cleveland Orchestra performances at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium, a public community concert that will be conducted by Franz Welser-Möst (Music Director for the Cleveland Orchestra) as well as two educational concerts for schools.

WVIZ/PBS and WCLV 104.9 ideastream® will broadcast The Cleveland Orchestra in Concert. PORCHestra, an evening of music on Lakewood’s front porches sponsored by Charter One, takes place on Sunday, May 18.

The four-month residency of educational programs and performances for all ages culminates in an intensive week of free events from May 17-24, 2014. The centerpiece of the Orchestra's activities in Lakewood will be a public Cleveland Orchestra concert led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst at Lakewood Civic Auditorium on Saturday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. A delayed broadcast of the concert will be presented by WVIZ/PBS ideastream, and a live broadcast of the concert will air on WCLV 104.9 ideastream. Tickets will be distributed throughout Lakewood beginning on Saturday, April 26. (See list of distribution locations below.) The television broadcast will feature a composite of community collaborations, musical performances, and joint events and activities throughout Lakewood.

“Creating a ‘grass roots’ opportunity for Lakewood to experience perhaps the greatest orchestra in the world at a very personal level is a cultural experience that we will remember for years to come. Our increasingly vibrant commercial corridors and neighborhoods will be made ever-more-so by the music and the musicians,” commented Lakewood Mayor Michael P. Summers. Ian Andrews, executive director of LakewoodAlive, Lakewood's nonprofit economic development organization, said, “We are ecstatic to have been chosen as The Cleveland Orchestra's destination for immersion into a Northeast Ohio community. Lakewood is known for its commitment to the arts. The Orchestra’s events will strengthen this commitment and showcase the city’s great quality of life, local organizations, restaurants, schools, and businesses that make our community special.”

The Cleveland Orchestra thanks the following community partners who are helping to make “The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Lakewood” possible, as of March 17, 2014:

Barton Senior Center
Beck Center for the Arts
Blackbird Baking Company
Breadsmith of Lakewood
Breakneck Gallery
Charter One
City of Lakewood, Mayor Michael P. Summers
Geiger’s Clothing & Sports
Good Goat Gallery
ideastream®
LakewoodAlive
Lakewood Catholic Academy
Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Lakewood City Council and Council President Mary Louise Madigan
Lakewood City School District
Lakewood Civic Auditorium
Lakewood Community Services Center
Lakewood Hardware
Lakewood Hospital
Lakewood Public Library
Madison Avenue Car Wash
Mahall’s
Marrell Music
Nature’s Bin
Pier W
Rozi’s Wine House
St. Edward High School
Spin Bike Shop
The Root Café
Turkish American Cultural Center
Vance Music Studios
Virginia Marti College of Art and Design
Vosh Nightclub

The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Lakewood – Tickets and Calendar

All events are free and open to the public. General admission tickets for the Cleveland Orchestra concert at Lakewood Civic Auditorium on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning on Saturday, April 26, during regular business hours. Tickets are limited to 4 per person.

Ticket distribution locations:

Breadsmith of Lakewood
18101 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave., Lakewood
2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Geiger’s Clothing & Sports
14710 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Good Goat Gallery
17012 Madison Ave., Lakewood

Lakewood Hardware
16608 Madison Ave., Cleveland
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Madison Avenue Car Wash
11832 Madison Ave., Lakewood
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Marrell Music
13733 Madison Ave., Lakewood
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Spin Bike Shop
14515 Madison Ave., Lakewood
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vance Music Studios
16426 Madison Ave., Lakewood
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Virginia Marti College of Art and Design
11724 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Calendar of Educational Events

Monday, March 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Lakewood Catholic Academy, Grade 5
Learning through Music
“Musical Story Writing”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Lakewood Civic Auditorium
14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood

Cleveland Orchestra Education Concert for
Lakewood Elementary Schools

Fairy Tales in Music
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
2:15 p.m.

Lakewood High School

Mock Auditions
Monday, April 7, 2014
10:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Lakewood Catholic Academy, Grade 5

Learning through Music
“Musical Story Writing”
Monday, April 7, 2014
9:30 a.m.
Lakewood High School

Lakewood High School Band coaching with Brett Mitchell, Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Harding High School

Harding Middle School Choir coaching with Lisa Wong, Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:20 p.m.
Garfield Middle School

Garfield Middle School Choir coaching

Friday, May 9. 2014
8:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Garfield Middle School

Band Clinic/Career Panel: Garfield Middle School Band

Saturday, May 10, 2014
7:30 a.m.
Garfield Middle School

Adjudication of Middle School Instrumental Competition

Monday, May 12, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Harding Middle School

Band Clinic/Career Panel: Harding Middle School Band

Monday, May 19, 2014
12:20 p.m.
Garfield Middle School

Orchestra Clinic/Career Panel: Garfield Middle School Orchestra

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Harding Middle School

Orchestra Clinic/Career Panel: Harding Middle School Orchestra

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Lakewood Catholic Academy, Pre-school through Kindergarten

Musical Rainbow program with a Cleveland Orchestra musician

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Lakewood High School

Lakewood High School Chorus coaching with Lisa Wong, Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Friday, May 23, 2014
10:10 a.m.
Lakewood Civic Auditorium
14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood
The Cleveland Orchestra in Concert
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:30 a.m.
Harding Middle School

Adjudication of Middle School Instrumental Competition

FREE ADMISSION, PUBLIC EVENTS

Monday, May 5, 2014
12:00 noon
Lakewood High School, Ranger Café
14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood

Celebrity Chefs of The Cleveland Orchestra
Lunch menu available for purchase
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:30 a.m.
The Root Café
15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Blackbird Baking Company
1391 Sloane Ave., Lakewood

Solo and duo performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians

Saturday, May 17, 2014
11:00 a.m. SURPRISE
Nature’s Bin
18120 Sloane Ave., Cleveland

Sunday, May 18, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Lakewood Baptist Church
14321 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

“The Mosaic of Music” – Worship and fellowship with particular emphasis on the power and persuasion of music, particularly in an intercultural context. Lakewood Baptist Church is home to the largest ethnically diverse mainline congregation within Lakewood, 45% of which are Karen refugees from Burma.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
4:00 p.m.
PORCHestra

An evening of music on Lakewood’s front porches and at Lakewood Public Library, sponsored by Charter One featuring Cleveland Orchestra musicians, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra musicians, and community musicians. Visit clevelandorchestra.com/Lakewood in May for porch locations.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library (outdoors)
15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Front Porch Concert with Cleveland Orchestra musicians

Monday, May 19, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lakewood Family YMCA
16915 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Kickball Game with Cleveland Orchestra musicians and staff

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Barton Senior Center
14300 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Cleveland Orchestra musicians in performance

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Pier W deck (outdoors)
12700 Lake Ave., Winton Place, Lakewood

Cleveland Orchestra musicians in performance

Thursday, May 22, 2014
12:00 noon
Lakewood Hospital
14519 Detroit Ave, Lakewood

Cleveland Orchestra musicians in performance

Friday, May 23, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Vosh Nightclub
1414 Riverside Drive, Lakewood

Cleveland Orchestra musicians in performance

Friday, May 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Mahall’s
13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood

Cleveland Orchestra musicians in performance

Date and time to be announced in April

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

A speaker (to be announced) from The Cleveland Orchestra will discuss the May 24 Cleveland Orchestra community concert program, in a talk designed to enrich the concert-going experience for audience members of all levels of musical knowledge.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Turkish American Cultural Center
13303 Madison Ave., Lakewood

Pre-concert Story Time, courtesy of the Madison Branch of Lakewood Public Library; Musical Rainbow program for very young children with a Cleveland Orchestra musician; and Instrument Petting Zoo, courtesy of the Beck Center for the Arts.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lakewood Civic Auditorium
14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood
The Cleveland Orchestra in Concert
Franz Welser-Möst,conductor
Massimo La Rosa,trombone
R. STRAUSS Don Juan
F. DAVID Concertino in E-flat major for Trombone and Orchestra
J. STRAUSS JR. Waltz: From the Mountains
J. STRAUSS JR. Czárdás fromRitter Pázmán
J. STRAUSS JR. Overture toDie Fledermaus

Free tickets available at designated locations throughout Lakewood

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