WVIZ/PBS and WCLV 104.9 FM ideastream® will broadcast The Cleveland Orchestra in concert at the Civic Auditorium in Lakewood
For lovers of classical music, Lakewood will be the place to be on the week of May 17 through 24, 2014 as the Cleveland Orchestra and Lakewood partner for a collection of activities and performances
The centerpiece of the week of activities will be a free public concert by the Cleveland Orchestra at the Civic Auditorium in Lakewood (located at 14100 Franklin Boulevard) on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. that will be delayed broadcast on WVIZPBS ideastream that will include a composite of the Orchestra’s performances, collaborations and events in Lakewood during that week. There will also be a radio broadcast of the concert on WCLV 104.9.
Other events scheduled for the week will be a free concert for students that will be preceded with visits to various classrooms in Lakewood to introduce themselves and the music that they will be performing at the student concert.
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 introduced neighborhood residences in May 2013 in the Gordon Square community of Cleveland. The activities, including a Cleveland Orchestra Concert at Saint Colman Catholic Church, were taped and aired by WVIZ/PBS ideastream. WCLV 104.9 also broadcast the concert on radio.
The goals of the neighborhood residencies are to offer more people the opportunity to experience performances by the Orchestra and its musicians, to engage with local community partners around arts and cultural activities, and to bring increased visibility and vibrancy to greater Cleveland’s neighborhoods. The week of activities will include solo and chamber performances in unique locations, educational programs at local schools, and new artistic collaborations with neighborhood arts and cultural organizations.
Details of “The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Lakewood” will be announced in March 2014, along with the process for acquiring tickets for the free, public Cleveland Orchestra concerts.
The Cleveland Orchestra thanks the following community partners who are helping to make “The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Lakewood” possible as of October 15, 2013:
Beck Center for the Arts
City of Lakewood, Mayor Michael P. Summers
Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Lakewood City School District
Lakewood Civic Auditorium
The Cleveland Orchestra’s “At Home” neighborhood residency program is supported in part by the Machaskee Fund for Community Programming, a fund created by a generous endowment gift from Alex and Carol Machaskee.