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The Woman’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra to host benefit

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The August 13, 2014 gala is titled “The Legacy of Lev Aronson” and features Cleveland Orchestra Cellist, Brian Thornton

The Women’s Committ4ee of the Cleveland Orchestra proudly announces their summer benefit “The Legacy of Lev Aronson” featuring Cleveland Orchestra Cellist Brian Thornton. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and will be held at The Mayfield Sand Ridge Club in South Euclid.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with performance at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $150, $250 and $500. The performance features various works by concert cellist Lev Aronson and will be performed by Brian Thornton who arranged the pieces in tribute to his brilliant teacher and mentor.

“As a young burgeoning cello soloist in Latvia during the 1930’s and 1940’s, Lev Aronson, a Jew, was forced to survive in concentration camps during the German occupation of Latvia. After spending time in several concentration camps he escaped, immigrated to America, established himself anew as a concert cellist and eventually became a highly influential cello instructor.”*

*From the website of the First Annual Lev Aronson Legacy Festival Week at The Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts.

For more information contact:

Lori Cohen
Community Leadership Liaison
The Cleveland Orchestra
(216) 231-7557

Honorary Event Chairs
Audrey and Albert Ratner

Honorary Host Committee
William P. Blair III, Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker, Amy and Steve Hoffman,
Rabbi Roger C. Klein, Diane Mather, Cantor Sarah Sager, Cantor Kathryn Wolfe Sebo, Dr. Roxanne & Rabbi Edward Sukol, Jennifer Woda, Elizabeth and Roy Woda, Sheila M. Wright

Event Committee
Barbara Wolfort, Chair

Committee Members
Barbara Davis, Pam Elliot, Beth Schreibman Gehring, Pearl Hachen, Carol Holder , Barbara Myers, Renee Rogers, Tricia Smith, Jean Sarlson