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I.N M.E.M.O.R.I.A.M The Cleveland Orchestra notes the death on January 10 of retired Orchestra violinist Gino Raffaelli at the age of 87. Raised in southwest Chicago, he auditioned for George Szell and joined the Orchestra in 1957 and played for 44 years until his retirement in 2001. During his years with The Cleveland Orchestra, he helped found the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) and served as the labor group’s first treasurer. He was also a founding member of Performers and Artists for Nuclear Disarmament (PAND), and helped that organization raise funds and awareness through many local performances. An avid chamber musician, he served for many years as concertmaster of the Heights Chamber Orchestra. Our thoughts and condolences are extended to Gino’s daughter, Giovanna, and family.

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The Board of Trustees extends special thanks to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for donating their services for several concerts during the Orchestra’s most recent weeks in residence in Miami in January. These donated performances included daytime Education Concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, attended by thousands of school children, as well as the Orchestra’s concert in Naples, Florida. “These and other donated services each year are a meaningful demonstration of the musicians’ commitment to this institution’s future,” notes Gary Hanson, executive director. “The members of The Cleveland Orchestra are committed to serving the Orchestra’s communities and presenting music as an important and vital part of life.”

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