Page 1





16 17 2 O16-17



Concert: January 15 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CELEBRATION CONCERT From The Cleveland Orchestra — page 7 From the Governor — page 9 From the County Executive — page 11 From the Mayor — page 13 Community Service Awards — page 25 CONCERT PROGRAM — page 29

We help keep the orchestra feeling sharp. As the official health insurer of The Cleveland Orchestra, Medical Mutual is honored to provide continuous support and applause to one of the world’s most respected musical ensembles.

Ohio’s Health Insurance Choice Since 1934 © 2016 Medical Mutual of Ohio

Proud supporters of The Cleveland Orchestra’s music education programs for children, making possible the rewards and beneďŹ ts of music in their lives. Drive


16 17 TA B L E



2 O1 6 -1 7







Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 From the Governor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 From the County Executive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 From the Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

About the Orchestra Musical Arts Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cleveland Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roster of Musicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Severance Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patron Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concert Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15 17 32 74 75 78

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CELEBRATION CONCERT Stokes Community Commemoration . . . . . . . . . . 23 MLK Community Service Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Program: January 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Conductor: Thomas Wilkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chorus Director: William Henry Caldwell . . . . . . . Guest Artist: Thomas Mesa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus . . . . . . . .

35 37 39 41

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 About Martin Luther King Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 NEWS




Cleveland Orchestra News . . . . . . 50-55

Copyright Š 2017 by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Musical Arts Association Eric Sellen, Program Book Editor E-MAIL: Program books for Cleveland Orchestra concerts are produced by The Cleveland Orchestra and are distributed free to attending audience members. Program book advertising is sold through Live Publishing Company at 216-721-1800

The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful to the following organizations for their ongoing generous support of The Cleveland Orchestra: National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Ohio and Ohio Arts Council, and to the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Cleveland Orchestra is proud of its long-term partnership with Kent State University, made possible in part through generous funding from the State of Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to have its home, Severance Hall, located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, with whom it has a long history of collaboration and partnership.

Support Sound for the Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 Annual Support Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-68 Corporate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Foundation and Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

This program is printed on paper that includes 50% recycled content.

50% All unused books are recycled as part of the Orchestra’s regular business recycling program. These books are printed with EcoSmart certified inks, containing twice the vegetable-based material and one-tenth the petroleum oil content of standard inks, and producing 10% of the volatile organic compounds.


Table of Contents

The Cleveland Orchestra

le·ga·to adjective / luh-gah-toh / smooth and connected; without breaks between the successive tones The strongest, most productive relationships are those linked by passion and purpose. BakerHostetler is proud to support The Cleveland Orchestra’s commitment to world-class performances.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. —Martin Luther King Jr.

January 2017 Welcome to The Cleveland Orchestra’s 37th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are pleased to once again collaborate with the City of Cleveland to present this event that celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King through classical, gospel, and spiritual music performed by The Cleveland Orchestra. We extend a warm welcome to this evening’s artists and performers — conductor Thomas Wilkins, the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, prepared by William Henry Caldwell, and 2016 Sphinx Competition prize-winning cellist Thomas Mesa. At the start of the concert, The Cleveland Orchestra in cooperation with the City of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Partnership present this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards. These awards are detailed on the following pages and recognize community service and leadership by organizations and individuals making a difference here in Northeast Ohio. We are grateful to several partners who make this concert possible. In addition to the City of Cleveland, we recognize our generous sponsor, KeyBank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. Thanks to Cleveland radio station WCLV, this concert is being enjoyed by thousands across Northeast Ohio as they listen to the live broadcast on radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). We also acknowledge the members of the Orchestra’s Community Relations Committee for their thoughtful guidance and contributions toward the ongoing work of the institution. Please join us on Monday, January 16, here at Severance Hall for our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House. This free community event from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. features a variety of free performances and activities. Complete details can be found at We thank each of the performers for their participation in this special community day celebrating youth and diversity. Thank you for joining us here this evening. We cordially invite you to take full advantage of The Cleveland Orchestra’s varied presentations and performances — at Severance Hall, at the Orchestra’s summer Blossom Music Festival, and through our many education and community programs.

Dennis W. LaBarre President

Severance Hall 2016-17

André Gremillet Executive Director



It’s time for a new identity. One that tells the story of creativity in Ohio and illustrates it.

Expression is an essential need. By better illustrating our story, we can better help you express yours.

Complete the story at



January 15, 2017 Greetings, My wife Karen and I welcome you to The Cleveland Orchestra’s 37th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall. The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of unwavering devotion to his faith in God, family, community, nation, and world. He dedicated his life to the principles of liberty, justice, and equality, and inspired countless people to strive toward achieving a world not divided by racial lines, but united in a “beautiful symphony of brotherhood.” Dr. King taught us that it is far better to love than hate and to seek justice rather than revenge. We applaud The Cleveland Orchestra’s efforts to commemorate his legacy through music and we are grateful to all those who have been involved with this celebration for your support of this incredible annual event. We hope this concert is another memorable tribute to a great man with an even greater mission, and we extend our best wishes for an enjoyable evening. Sincerely,

John R. Kasich Governor

Severance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert


Dreams can come true

Cleveland Public Theatre’s STEP Education Program Photo by Steve Wagner

... WITH INVESTMENT BY CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) uses public dollars approved by you to bring arts and culture to every corner of our County. From grade schools to senior centers to large public events and investments to small neighborhood art projects and educational outreach, we are leveraging your investment for everyone to experience.

Your Investment: Strengthening Community Visit to learn more. 10

The Cleveland Orchestra

Cuyahoga County


January 2017 Dear Friends, It is an honor to be a part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert. Cuyahoga County is home to our world-famous Cleveland Orchestra. Arts and culture are key to our quality of life in the region. Cuyahoga County is a place bursting at the seams with arts, music, sports, great food, festivals, waterfront recreation, unique neighborhoods, distinctive places — all converging in one vibrant, dynamic, diverse community. As County Executive, I am committed to making sure that Cuyahoga County is a place where we take care of each other — we protect each other when we are at our most vulnerable, we provide each other a hand up when we most need it, and we promote equal access to justice for all of us. We must continue to make progress towards Dr. King’s dream of a nation where we are judged not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character. There is still much work to be done and we must work together. When we stand together, we don’t let anyone fall by the wayside, especially those in need. When we see that we are one community there is nothing we cannot achieve. Every single person, business, organization, and young mind represents an opportunity to add to our strength. I look forward to working to fulfill the dreams and aspirations embodied by the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to create a county where everyone can achieve their own dreams. My best always,

Armond Budish Cuyahoga County Executive

Severance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert



No one plays Bach like Apollo’s Fire! From J.S. Bach’s sunny Orchestral Suite No. 1, to the darkly brooding Oboe Concerto in G minor, to the sparkling and beloved Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 4. “These excellent musicians bring across their music with an exuberant musicality, like wind through a forest.” – THE BOSTON GLOBE


January 2017 Dear Fellow Citizens: I am pleased and proud to welcome you to Severance Hall for The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Cleveland Orchestra has brought Clevelanders together in a salute to Dr. King for the last 36 years to honor and remember this great American leader. This evening, our world-renowned Orchestra is led by conductor Thomas Wilkins as we join with the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus led by choral conductor William Henry Caldwell, and cellist Thomas Mesa, the senior division winner of the national Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players. I am also pleased to acknowledge the fourteenth anniversary of the MLK Jr. Community Service Awards, presented in cooperation with the City of Cleveland by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership through the Commission on Economic Inclusion. Each year, these awards recognize members of our community who have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed that people of all races would unite in harmony and triumph in the struggle for peace, justice, and equality for all of humanity. Through this concert, we celebrate Dr. King’s dream and recommit to the goal of making Cleveland a city where citizens live and work as one, with equality, respect, and justice for all. Enjoy the concert. Sincerely,

Mayor May Ma yor Frank Fran ankk G. an G Jackson Jackson

Severance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert


Fasten your seat belts; the show’s about to begin. CLE offers non-stop service and lower fares to a medley of more than 40 destinations, including Boston, New York, Miami and San Francisco. Now that’s music to our ears.

Less Fare. More There.

Going Places.


as of December 2016

operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Music Festival O F F I C E R S A ND E XEC UT I VE C O MMIT T E E Dennis W. LaBarre, President Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman Richard K. Smucker, First Vice President & President Elect The Honorable John D. Ong, Vice President Jeanette Grasselli Brown Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz

Norma Lerner, Honorary Chair Hewitt B. Shaw, Secretary Beth E. Mooney, Treasurer

Douglas A. Kern Virginia M. Lindseth Alex Machaskee Nancy W. McCann John C. Morley

Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Audrey Gilbert Ratner Barbara S. Robinson

R E S I D E NT TR U S TE ES Dr. Ronald H. Bell Richard J. Bogomolny Yuval Brisker Jeanette Grasselli Brown Helen Rankin Butler Irad Carmi Paul G. Clark Robert D. Conrad Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita Robert K. Gudbranson Iris Harvie Jeffrey A. Healy Stephen H. Hoffman David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Marguerite B. Humphrey David P. Hunt Betsy Juliano Jean C. Kalberer

Nancy F. Keithley Christopher M. Kelly Douglas A. Kern John D. Koch Dennis W. LaBarre Norma Lerner Virginia M. Lindseth Alex Machaskee Milton S. Maltz Nancy W. McCann Thomas F. McKee Loretta J. Mester Beth E. Mooney John C. Morley Meg Fulton Mueller Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable John D. Ong Rich Paul Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Clara T. Rankin

Audrey Gilbert Ratner Charles A. Ratner Zoya Reyzis Barbara S. Robinson Paul Rose Steven M. Ross Luci Schey Spring Hewitt B. Shaw Richard K. Smucker James C. Spira R. Thomas Stanton Daniel P. Walsh Thomas A. Waltermire Geraldine B. Warner Jeffery J. Weaver Meredith Smith Weil Jeffrey M. Weiss Norman E. Wells Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

N O N- R E S I D E NT TR US T E E S Virginia Nord Barbato (NY) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria)

Laurel Blossom (SC) Richard C. Gridley (SC)

Loren W. Hershey (DC) Herbert Kloiber (Germany)

T R U S TE E S E X- O F F IC I O Faye A. Heston, President, Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra Dr. Patricia Moore Smith, President, Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Elisabeth Hugh, President, Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra T R U S TE E S E M E R I TI George N. Aronoff S. Lee Kohrman Charlotte R. Kramer Donald W. Morrison Gary A. Oatey Raymond T. Sawyer PA S T PR E S I D E NT S D. Z. Norton 1915-21 John L. Severance 1921-36 Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38 Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

Carolyn Dessin, Chair, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Beverly J. Warren, President, Kent State University Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University

H O N O RARY T RUS T E E S FOR LIFE Dorothy Humel Hovorka Gay Cull Addicott Robert P. Madison Charles P. Bolton Robert F. Meyerson Allen H. Ford James S. Reid, Jr. Robert W. Gillespie

Percy W. Brown 1953-55 Frank E. Taplin, Jr. 1955-57 Frank E. Joseph 1957-68 Alfred M. Rankin 1968-83

Ward Smith 1983-95 Richard J. Bogomolny 1995-2002, 2008-09 James D. Ireland III 2002-08

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director

Severance Hall 2016-17

André Gremillet, Executive Director

Musical Arts Association



Caring for those in need never goes out of style. Whether we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, or caring for the elderly, our Jewish values have always inspired us to act. Those same values teach us to care for the next generation. By making a legacy gift, you leave your children and grandchildren a precious inheritance and a lasting testimony to your values. Find out how you can become a member of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Legacy Society by contacting Carol F. Wolf for a confidential conversation at 216-593-2805 or

L’dor V’dor. From Generation to Generation.

Create Your Jewish Legacy

its Centennial Season in 2017-18, The Cleveland Orchestra continues refining its mission, praised as one of the very best orchestras in the world and noted for its devotion and service to the community it calls home. The 2016-17 season marks the ensemble’s fifteenth year under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, one of the world’s most renowned musical leaders. Looking toward the future, the Orchestra and its board of trustees, staff, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the 21st century — to continue the Orchestra’s legendary command of musical excellence, to fully focus on serving its hometown community (through outstanding concerts, vibrant musical engagement, and strong music education programs), to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra, to build on its tradition of community support and financial strength, and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with an unshakeable commitment to innovation and a fearless pursuit of success. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year across concert seasons at home in Cleveland’s Severance Hall and each summer at Blossom Music Center. Additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include an annual set of concert presentations and community partnerships in Miami, Florida, a recurring residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and regular appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, at New York’s Lincoln CenAS IT APPROACHES

Severance Hall 2016-17

ter Festival, and at Indiana University. Musical Excellence. The Cleveland Orchestra has long been committed to the pursuit of musical excellence in everything that it does. The Orchestra’s ongoing collaboration with Welser-Möst is widely-acknowledged among the best orchestra-conductor partnerships of today. Performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home, in residencies around the globe, on tour across North America and Europe, and through recordings, telecasts, and radio and internet broadcasts. Its longstanding championship of new composers and commissioning of new works helps audiences experience music as a living language that grows and evolves with each new generation. Performances with Baroque specialists, recording projects of varying repertoire and in different locations, fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of the standard repertoire, and acclaimed collaborations in 20th- and 21st-century masterworks together enable The Cleveland Orchestra the ability to give musical performances second to none in the world. Serving the Community. Programs for students and community engagement activities have long been part of the Orchestra’s commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities, and have more recently been extended to touring cities and residencies. All are being created to connect people to music in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in everyday lives. Recent seasons have seen the launch of a unique “At Home” neigh-

About the Orchestra



Seven music directors have led the Orchestra, including George Szell, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Franz Welser-Möst.


1l1l 11l1 1l1I

The 2016-17 season marks Franz Welser-Möst’s 15th year as music director.

SEVERANCE HALL, “America’s most beautiful concert hall,” opened in 1931 as the Orchestra’s permanent home.


each year

Over 40,000 young people attend Cleveland Orchestra concerts each year via programs funded by the Center for Future Audiences, through student programs and Under 18s Free ticketing — making up 20% of audiences.


Over half of The Cleveland Orchestra’s funding each year comes from thousands of generous donors and sponsors, who together make possible our concert presentations, community programs, and education initiatives.


Likes on Facebook (as of Dec 2016)

The Cleveland Orchestra has introduced over 4.1 million children in Northeast Ohio to symphonic music through concerts for children since 1918.




concerts each year.

The Orchestra was founded in 1918 and performed its first concert on December 11.

The Cleveland Orchestra performs over



post-concert entertainment), film scores performed live by the Orchestra, collaborations with pop and jazz singers, ballet and opera presentations, and standard repertoire juxtaposed in meaningful contexts with new and older works. Franz Welser-Möst’s creative vision has given the Orchestra an unequaled opportunity to


borhood residency program, designed to bring the Orchestra and the citizens of Northeast Ohio together in new ways. Additionally, a Make Music! initiative championed by Franz Welser-Möst advocates the benefits of direct participation in making music for people of all ages. Future Audiences. Standing on the shoulders of more than nine decades of presenting quality music education programs, the Orchestra made national and international headlines through the creation of its Center for Future Audiences in 2010. Established with a significant endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, the Center is designed to provide ongoing funding for the Orchestra’s continuing work to develop interest in classical music among young people and to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra. The flagship “Under 18s Free” program has seen unparalleled success in increasing attendance and interest — with 20% of attendees now comprised of concertgoers age 25 and under. Innovative Programming. The Cleveland Orchestra was among the first American orchestras heard on a regular series of radio broadcasts, and its Severance Hall home was one of the first concert halls in the world built with recording and broadcasting capabilities. Today, Cleveland Orchestra concerts are presented in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences — including popular Friday night concerts (mixing onstage symphonic works with Severance Hall 2016-17

explore music as a universal language of communication and understanding. An Enduring Tradition of Community Support. The Cleveland Orchestra was born in Cleveland, created by a group of visionary citizens who believed in the power of music and aspired to having the best performances of great orchestral music possible anywhere. Generations of Clevelanders have supported this vision and enjoyed the Orchestra’s performances as some of the best such concert experiences anywhere in the world. Hundreds of thousands have learned to love music

About the Orchestra


through its education programs and have celebrated important events with its music. While strong ticket sales cover just under half of each season’s costs, it is the generosity of thousands each year that drives the Orchestra forward and sustains its extraordinary tradition of excellence onstage, in the classroom, and for the community. Evolving Greatness. The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918. Over the ensuing decades, the Orchestra quickly grew from a fine regional organization to being one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. Seven music directors have guided and shaped the ensemble’s growth and sound: Nikolai Sokoloff, 1918-33; Artur Rodzinski, 193343; Erich Leinsdorf, 1943-46; George Szell, 1946-70; Lorin Maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 1984-2002; and Franz Welser-Möst, since 2002. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra’s permanent home

brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown. With acoustic refinements under Szell’s guidance and a building-wide restoration and expansion in 1998-2000, Severance Hall continues to provide the Orchestra an enviable and intimate acoustic environment in which to perfect the ensemble’s artistry. Touring performances throughout the United States and, beginning in 1957, to Europe and across the globe have confirmed Cleveland’s place among the world’s top orchestras. Year-round performances became a reality in 1968 with the opening of Blossom Music Center, one of the most beautiful and acoustically admired outdoor concert facilities in the United States. Today, concert performances, community presentations, touring residencies, broadcasts, and recordings provide access to the Orchestra’s acclaimed artistry to an enthusiastic, generous, and broad constituency around the world.

Franz Welser-Möst leads a concert at John Adams High School. Through such In-School Performances and Education Concerts at Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra has introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music over the past nine decades.


About the Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra

Your legacy helps create a healthier community. Leave your legacy. Remember University Hospitals in your estate plans.

Gifts to University Hospitals continue the legacy of giving from generation to generation – by enabling us to live our mission every day:

To Heal. Enhancing patient care, experience and access To Teach. Training future generations of physicians and scientists To Discover. Accelerating medical innovations and clinical research And with your support, we’ll continue to provide the same high-quality care that we have for 150 years. Join the many who are making a difference.

To learn more, contact our gift planning team at 216-983-2200 or visit

© 2016 University Hospitals

We are proud to support The Cleveland Orchestra and their contributions to the Arts and our Community.

The reach of The Cleveland Orchestra has not only enriched the lives of those here in Cleveland, it has also touched millions worldwide.

We are fortunate to have such a resource here in Northeast Ohio.

1614 East 40th Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | tel: 216.426.5326 |

Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to present today’s performance as one of the first events of Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future, a yearlong, communitywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes’s election as mayor of Cleveland. Mayor Stokes and his brother, Congressman Louis Stokes, played key roles in the advancement of the city and the nation through the civil rights movement and beyond. This initiative seeks to ensure that the social and economic development they promoted continues throughout Greater Cleveland, and especially in its core communities. More than 60 community organizations have come together to empower young leaders to carry the Stokes vision forward and guide every neighborhood to a vibrant and prosperous future. The initiative’s goals include: Celebrating the historical accomplishments of Carl and Louis Stokes, and reflecting on their impact on political access and civil rights in Cleveland and beyond. Considering current challenges related to social justice and equality and identifying strategies to resolve them through purposeful research, productive discussion, and strategic planning. Inspiring a new generation to continue the legacy of leadership, advocacy, and activism through student-driven research and involvement, creating a roadmap for the civic engagement of Cleveland now and in the years to come. Creating lasting tributes, including oral histories and exhibitions, as a reminder of the past and a commitment to a better future. From education, arts and culture, business, policy, and social services, the initiative’s partners know the significance of the Stokes story and are prepared to reflect on the city’s future. Twelve months of celebration, focused dialogue, and deliberate effort will engage a wide spectrum of issues, with events including music and theatre, a youth summit, an academic conference, panel discussions and speakers, policy and leadership development, and a new permanent exhibit at Western Reserve Historical Society/Cleveland History Center. Learn more and join upcoming events by visiting Severance Hall 2016-17

Stokes Community Initiative


MLK Community Service Awards 2017 Selection Committee Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker Senior Pastor, University Circle United Methodist Church

From The Cleveland Orchestra and Musical Arts Association: Joan Katz Napoli Director Education & Community Programs

Gina Cheverine Vice President, Commission on Economic Inclusion Greater Cleveland Partnership Tillie Colter Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Sandra Jones Manager Education & Family Concerts

Yvonne Conwell Cuyahoga County Council, District 7 Valarie McCall Chief of Government Affairs Office of the Mayor of Cleveland Marsha Mockabee President & CEO Urban League of Greater Cleveland


COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE Alex Machaskee, Chair Jeffery Weaver, Vice Chair Ronald H. Bell Lisa Boyko Jeanette Grasselli Brown Louis Brownlowe Jeri Chaikin Rev. Kenneth Chalker Tillie Colter Sylvia Docking JosĂŠ C. Feliciano

Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita Iris Harvie Bert Laurelle Garrett Holt Leslye M. Huff George Hwang Shachar Israel Dr. Wael Khoury Richard Levitz Brett Luengo

Deborah McHamm Donald W. Morrison William Tarter Bishop Eugene W. Ward Emeritus: Robert P. Madison Juanita Dalton-Robinson Danny R. Williams

The Community Relations Committee of the Musical Arts Association is dedicated to the goal of involving more and diverse communities in all aspects of The Cleveland Orchestra, guiding efforts in areas of community engagement and audience development.


Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

The Cleveland Orchestra

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 Community Service Awards The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, are pleased to announce the recipients of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, who are positively impacting Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King:

The Honorable Carl B. Stokes posthumous / lifetime achievement George L. Forbes — adult / lifetime achievement Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. / Alpha Omega Chapter — PSHBOJ[BUJPO Chelsea Hodge — youth Award recipients demonstrate one or more of the following qualities:  


ABOUT THE 2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS Carl B. Stokes was born in 1917 and grew up in inner-city Cleveland in the Outhwaite Homes, Cleveland’s first federally-funded housing project. He and his older brother, Louis, were raised by their mother after their father’s untimely death when Carl was just three years old. Carl joined the U.S. Army at age 18. He attended West Virginia State College and Cleveland College before completing his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1954. Like his brother, Carl continued his education at the Cleveland Law School (now Cleveland-Marshall College of Law), where he completed his degree in 1956. Under the guidance of John Carmack, a successful Black real-estate broker, and Norman Minor, one of the most revered criminal attorneys in the state, the Stokes brothers established a successful law practice in Cleveland, taking on many civil rights cases. Carl was serving as a prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County from 1957-1962, when he was elected as a representative to the Ohio House of Representatives. His work focused on balancing out the repreSeverance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards


sentation of the Congressional and General Assembly districts. Carl Stokes first ran for mayor of Cleveland in 1965, but was defeated. He ran again in 1967 and won, and was re-elected in 1969 for a second term. He was the first Black mayor of a major U.S. city. During his time as mayor, Carl Stokes tackled issues brought about by deindustrialization, inequality, and lack of economic opportunity for African Americans. He directly addressed discrimination in policing and minority employment. With the “Cleveland NOW!” plan, announced in 1968, he assembled a broad coalition of government and business figures to raise significant private, state, and federal funds to launch a comprehensive revitalization plan for the city. The plan called for community centers, health care centers, new housing units, improved public transportation, and an economic development plan. While these initiatives did not meet all of the intended broad goals, the set of ambitious objectives continue to serve as a model for a comprehensive approach to the challenges of our core community. In his hometown, throughout the United States, and in places far beyond, Carl Stokes’s ability to forge a multi-racial coalition inspired a whole generation of African Americans to run for mayor and for other elected offices. His legacy as a forward-thinking, caring government servant and as an advocate for people across his constituencies remains a role model for new generations of citizens and aspiring public officials alike. George L. Forbes’s entire professional career has been characterized by a deep commitment to country and community. His political accomplishments and expertise in public law and municipal government operations became well-known and wide-ranging. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1931. He served as a member of the United States Marine Corps, 1951-53, and then attended Baldwin Wallace College (now University), where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1957. He subsequently completed studies at Cleveland-Marshall Law School to earn a juris doctorate degree. While completing his education, he taught social studies in the Cleveland Public School System. In 1959, he became a housing inspector for the City of Cleveland. In 1971, he co-founded Cleveland’s impactful Black-owned law firm, now called Forbes, Fields & Associates Co., LPA. George was elected to Cleveland City Council in 1964. He became Majority Leader in 1972. He also served as co-chairman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, 1972-78. He was elected City Council President in 1973, and was re-elected six times before stepping down in 1989 as the longest-serving President in the City’s history. As City Council President, he helped manage and solve a host of complicated issues for the City of Cleveland, including the City’s default on debt obligations to local banks, and the regionalization of the Cleveland transit authority. He sponsored Cleveland’s first gun control ordinance. In 1983, as City Council President, he passed one of the nation’s most comprehensive laws requiring the City to set aside fixed percentages of 30% of its awarded contracts to minorities. In 1978, 1981, and 1985, he won Council approval for three politically dangerous tax increases, which lifted the


Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

The Cleveland Orchestra

City out of default and restored financial integrity. George Forbes played a pivotal role in developments, which changed Cleveland’s skyline, both downtown and in the neighborhoods — including new housing citywide, and new recreational facilities, destination, and commercial development including Inner Harbor, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Galleria, East Side Market, and Tower City complex. George Forbes also used his political prominence to address the wide spectrum of issues concerning the Black community. To register contempt for Apartheid, he prohibited South African companies from investing in Cleveland municipal bonds. In 1987, he led a delegation of 55 civic leaders to Washington D.C. to protest Judge Bork’s appointment to the Supreme Court because of his deplorable civil rights record. That same year, he established an annual program honoring the Martin Luther King holiday, which gave rise to The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual MLK Jr. Celebration Concert. In 1992, George was elected as NAACP President for the Cleveland Chapter, serving until 2011. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded by African American Undergraduate women in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C. The first graduate chapter, Alpha Omega Chapter, was established on the campus of Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) in 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio. With a commitment to community service, scholarship, and sisterhood, Alpha Omega Chapter works to protest injustice, end discrimination, and promote equal opportunity for African Americans. Cleveland is home to thousands of Alpha Kappa Alpha women who actively work on the Sorority’s behalf. Among them are leaders in education, medicine, law, business, and non-profit organizations. Chapter projects include Salute to Excellence recognizing academic success in 10th graders, as well as leadership and mentoring programs Project ASCEND (students in grades 9-12) and Bachelor Boys (middle school boys). Alpha Omega Foundation has awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Chelsea Hodge is a senior at Beachwood High School, where she has served as the vice president of the Pre-Law Club of BHS and vice president of the Minority Achievement Coalition (MAC) Scholars, a student-led program aimed at improving the academic achievement of African American students. Chelsea was selected as a Stanford Law Scholar and received a Presidential Excellence Award for her outstanding academic and leadership skills. Chelsea volunteers at Fairfax Nursing Home and as a Vacation Bible School leader at Second Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, and is currently the NAACP Youth Group (Cleveland Branch) Secretary, where she promotes and encourages activism and civic engagement. Most recently she served as the Mock Presidential Election President to highlight the political process and educate students on the election process and the importance of voting. Chelsea plans to attend Stanford University and hopes to become a criminal defense attorney. The descriptions above are excerpted and condensed from the nomination letters submitted. Severance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards


The arts enrich all our lives.

A community is more than a collection of homes and businesses. It’s also the institutions that improve our lives through art, music, dance, and theater. KeyBank supports a wide range of arts organizations, because we know that a vibrant cultural scene is vital to bringing the people of our communities closer through their shared appreciation of the diverse talents they provide. That’s why KeyBank is a proud sponsor of The Cleveland Orchestra and the 37th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert. KeyBank helps people and businesses thrive. Learn more. Contact KeyBank at is federally registered service mark of KeyCorp. ©2016 KeyCorp. KeyBank is a Member FDIC. 4010328




Severance Hall

Sunday evening, January 15, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

16 17 2 O 1 6 -1 7

Thomas Wilkins, conductor


The Musical Arts Association and the City of Cleveland present a special celebration of the birthday of

Martin Luther King Jr. featuring the Martin

Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus

assembled and prepared by William Henry Caldwell


Thomas Mesa, cello


Dennis W. LaBarre President, Musical Arts Association Pastor Sharon Hilton-McCladdie Faith Temple Church of God

Margot James Copland Chair and CEO KeyBank Foundation


presented by

The Honorable Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland The Honorable Kevin Conwell, Councilman, Ward 9, City of Cleveland The Honorable Yvonne M. Conwell, Cuyahoga County Council, District 7

The Honorable Armond Budish Cuyahoga County Executive


Severance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert



Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert M U S I C A L


The Star-Spangled Banner words by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) to a traditional melody arranged for symphony orchestra by Walter Damrosch conducted by William Henry Caldwell THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO JOIN IN SINGING

Lift Every Voice and Sing words by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) music by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) arranged by Hale Smith THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED TO JOIN IN SINGING — THE WORDS ARE PRINTED ON PAGE 37

Silver Fanfare by Peter Boyer (b. 1970)

The Lord’s Prayer by Charles Floyd (b. 1958) to the traditional prayer text with the


“Finale: Allegro moderato” (third movement) from Cello Concerto in B minor, Opus 104 by Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) with THOMAS MESA, cello


“King of the Magi” ÀUVWPRYHPHQW 

from Three Black Kings by Duke Ellington (1889-1974)


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

The Cleveland Orchestra


“The Battle of Jericho” (A CAPPELLA) traditional African-American spiritual arranged for chorus by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

“You Must Have That True Religion” (A CAPPELLA) African-American spiritual, arranged for chorus by Roland Carter (b. 1942) MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS

conducted by William Henry Caldwell

“Jubilee” (fifth movement) from Spirituals by Morton Gould (1913-1996)

“For Every Mountain” by Kurt Carr (b. 1964), arranged by Charles Floyd with the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS

“We Shall Overcome” words by Charles Albert Tindley (1851-1933) and others to music from a gospel song arranged for chorus and orchestra by Uzee Brown Jr. with the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CHORUS

This concert is sponsored by KeyBank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. LIVE RADIO BROADCAST:

This concert is being broadcast live on radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). Please silence all cellphones and watch alarms. Taping, videorecording, and photographing of this concert are prohibited. T HE


Severance Hall 2016-17

The members of The Cleveland Orchestra are donating their services for this performance to benefit the sustaining fund of the Musical Arts Association.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert





DIRECTOR Kelvin Smith Family Chair


Blossom-Lee Chair


Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair



Clara G. and George P. Bickford Chair

Takako Masame Paul and Lucille Jones Chair

Wei-Fang Gu Drs. Paul M. and Renate H. Duchesneau Chair

Kim Gomez Elizabeth and Leslie Kondorossy Chair

Chul-In Park Harriet T. and David L. Simon Chair

Miho Hashizume Theodore Rautenberg Chair

Jeanne Preucil Rose Dr. Larry J.B. and Barbara S. Robinson Chair

Alicia Koelz Oswald and Phyllis Lerner Gilroy Chair

Yu Yuan Patty and John Collinson Chair

Isabel Trautwein Trevor and Jennie Jones Chair

Mark Dumm Gladys B. Goetz Chair

Alexandra Preucil Katherine Bormann Analisé Denise Kukelhan


SECOND VIOLINS Stephen Rose * Alfred M. and Clara T. Rankin Chair

Emilio Llinás 2 James and Donna Reid Chair

Eli Matthews 1 Patricia M. Kozerefski and Richard J. Bogomolny Chair

Sonja Braaten Molloy Carolyn Gadiel Warner Elayna Duitman Ioana Missits Jeffrey Zehngut Vladimir Deninzon Sae Shiragami Scott Weber Kathleen Collins Beth Woodside Emma Shook Yun-Ting Lee Jiah Chung Chapdelaine VIOLAS Wesley Collins* Chaillé H. and Richard B. Tullis Chair

Lynne Ramsey 1 Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball Chair

Stanley Konopka 2 Mark Jackobs Jean Wall Bennett Chair

Arthur Klima Richard Waugh Lisa Boyko Lembi Veskimets Eliesha Nelson Joanna Patterson Zakany Patrick Connolly

Orchestra Roster

CELLOS Mark Kosower* Louis D. Beaumont Chair

Richard Weiss 1 The GAR Foundation Chair

Charles Bernard 2 Helen Weil Ross Chair

Bryan Dumm Muriel and Noah Butkin Chair

Tanya Ell Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Chair

Ralph Curry Brian Thornton William P. Blair III Chair

David Alan Harrell Martha Baldwin Dane Johansen Paul Kushious BASSES Maximilian Dimoff * Clarence T. Reinberger Chair

Kevin Switalski 2 Scott Haigh 1 Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Chair

Mark Atherton Thomas Sperl Henry Peyrebrune Charles Barr Memorial Chair

Charles Carleton Scott Dixon Derek Zadinsky HARP Trina Struble * Alice Chalifoux Chair This roster lists the fulltime members of The Cleveland Orchestra. The number and seating of musicians onstage varies depending on the piece being performed.

The Cleveland Orchestra

16 17 2 O 1 6 -1 7


O R C H E S T R A FLUTES Joshua Smith * Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Chair

Saeran St. Christopher Marisela Sager 2 Austin B. and Ellen W. Chinn Chair

Mary Kay Fink PICCOLO Mary Kay Fink Anne M. and M. Roger Clapp Chair

OBOES Frank Rosenwein * Edith S. Taplin Chair

Corbin Stair Jeffrey Rathbun 2 Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Chair

Robert Walters ENGLISH HORN Robert Walters Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe Chair

CLARINETS Robert Woolfrey Daniel McKelway 2 Robert R. and Vilma L. Kohn Chair

E-FLAT CLARINET Daniel McKelway Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair

BASS CLARINET Yann Ghiro BASSOONS John Clouser * Louise Harkness Ingalls Chair

Gareth Thomas Barrick Stees 2 Sandra L. Haslinger Chair

Jonathan Sherwin CONTRABASSOON Jonathan Sherwin

Severance Hall 2016-17

HORNS Michael Mayhew § Knight Foundation Chair

Jesse McCormick Robert B. Benyo Chair

Hans Clebsch Richard King Alan DeMattia

PERCUSSION Marc Damoulakis* Margaret Allen Ireland Chair

Donald Miller Tom Freer * Thomas Sherwood KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS Joela Jones * Rudolf Serkin Chair

TRUMPETS Michael Sachs * Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair

Jack Sutte Lyle Steelman2 James P. and Dolores D. Storer Chair

Carolyn Gadiel Warner Marjory and Marc L. Swartzbaugh Chair

LIBRARIANS Robert O’Brien Joe and Marlene Toot Chair

Donald Miller

Michael Miller CORNETS Michael Sachs * Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein Chair

Michael Miller TROMBONES Massimo La Rosa*

ENDOWED CHAIRS CURRENTLY UNOCCUPIED Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Chair Sunshine Chair Robert Marcellus Chair George Szell Memorial Chair

Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair

Richard Stout Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair

Shachar Israel 2 BASS TROMBONE Thomas Klaber EUPHONIUM AND BASS TRUMPET Richard Stout

* Principal § 1 2


Associate Principal First Assistant Principal Assistant Principal on sabbatical leave


Brett Mitchell TUBA Yasuhito Sugiyama* Nathalie C. Spence and Nathalie S. Boswell Chair


Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair


TIMPANI Paul Yancich *

Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair

Otto G. and Corinne T. Voss Chair

Tom Freer 2*

Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Chair

Orchestra Roster



18 East Orange Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio (440) 247-2828

Thomas Wilkins American conductor Thomas Wilkins has served as music director of the Omaha Symphony since 2005. With the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra he was named principal guest conductor in 2008, and then principal conductor in 2014. He is also the youth concert conductor for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Wilkins made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in 2001. He most recently led concerts here in the summer of 2015. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Thomas Wilkins is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Among conducting jobs, he has served as resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony and of the Florida Orchestra, and associate conductor of Virginia’s Richmond Symphony. He has also taught as a member of the music faculties of North Park University in Chicago, University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. As a guest conductor, Thomas Wilkins has led the orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New Mexico, Rochester, Utah, and Washington D.C., and makes regular appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Diego Symphony. Last season, he conducted the National Symphony Orchestra for a two-week festival of American music and dance, and also collaborated with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Wolf

Severance Hall 2016-17


Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Recent and upcoming engagements include concerts at Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival and with the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Wilkins’s commitment to the larger community is demonstrated by his membership on the boards of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Charles Drew Health Center in Omaha, Center Against Spouse Abuse in Tampa Bay, and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Academy Preparatory Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. Thomas Wilkins currently serves as board chair of the Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund and as national ambassador for the World Pediatric Project based in Richmond, Virginia, which provides children throughout Central America and the Caribbean with critical surgical and diagnostic care. In 2014, he received the Outstanding Artist award at the Nebraska Governor’s Arts Awards for his significant contribution to music in the state. Thomas Wilkins resides with his wife, Sheri-Lee, and their twin daughters, Erica and Nicole, in Omaha.


BASQUIAT THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS January 22 through April 23, 2017 See the first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks filled with poetry, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations. Visit for tickets or more information. This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum.



Jean Michel Basquiat in his Great Jones Street studio, New York (detail), Tseng Kwong Chi (Chinese-Canadian-American, born Hong Kong, 1950–1990). Chromogenic print; 50 x 50 in. Muna Tseng Dance Projects, New York & Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York. © 1987 Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc. New York.

William Henry Caldwell William Henry Caldwell is well known as a choral conductor, voice clinician, and baritone soloist. He has led the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus for The Cleveland Orchestra for the past decade, and also serves as resident conductor for the Classical Roots Community Chorus for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He served as professor and chairman of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and was director of the Central State University Chorus for over thirty years. The chorus’s accomplishments during his tenure include a Grammy nomination for Amen: A Gospel Celebration, one of several of the Chorus’s recordings on Telarc. The CSU Chorus toured extensively under his direction, including performances in London, Canterbury, Paris, Venice, and Florence, and at the Vatican in Rome. Mr. Caldwell has performed as a baritone soloist across the United States and abroad. He performs regularly as soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and has appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded on the Telarc label, including appearing as Cokey Lou in George Gershwin’s one-act opera Blue Monday. He has performed as a baritone soloist in Italy, Egypt, and Germany, and has served as an adjudicator/conductor for the Ohio All-State Choir. Mr. Caldwell is a magna cum laude graduate of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and holds a master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Texas. He has done further graduate study at the Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music and with Ohio State University. Mr. Caldwell has served as a member of several arts organization boards, including the Dayton Philharmonic and the Kettering Children’s Choir. He lives in Dayton, Ohio. He retired last year as choir director at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia.

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” words by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), music by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954)

Lift every voice and sing, ’Til earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.

Severance Hall 2016-17

Guest Artist

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us. Sing a song full of the hope That the present has brought us. Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on ’til victory is won.



Thomas Mesa Cellist Thomas Mesa is the first place laureate of the Senior Division of the 2016 Sphinx Competition. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School (bachelor of music, 2012) and Northwestern University (master of music, 2014) and is a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher in New York City. He is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut this evening. Thomas Mesa serves as the cellist in the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet. He has toured with Itzhak Perlman both nationally and internationally, and has also collaborated with artists such as Roger Tapping, Andrés Diaz, Barry Shiffman, Miguel da Silva, and Paul Katz. He played at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the United States premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Astralis, for solo cello and choir. He has performed in many noted concert halls and on PBS’s From the Top. Mr. Mesa was recently a semi-finalist at the Naumburg International Cello Competition and has won first place in a number of competitions across the United States. His orchestral experience includes serving as principal cello for Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and for the Juilliard Orchestra. Mr. Mesa currently teaches as a faculty member of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, at the St. Petersburg International Music Academy, and through his private teaching studio in New York City. Thomas Mesa began his musical studies on cello at the age of eleven. At Northwestern University, he was the recipient of the Richard and Helen Thomas Fellowship and given Graduate Program Honors for his work in the String Department. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Julia Lichten. His principal teachers have also included Hans Jørgen Jensen, Timothy Eddy, Mark Churchill, Ross Harbaugh, and Wells Cunningham. He plays a cello made by Richard Tobin in 1826.

THE SPHINX COMPETITION is a program of the Sphinx Organization, a national arts

organization that focuses on youth and minority involvement in classical music. Held every year in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, the competition is open to all junior high, high school, and college-age Black and Latino string players residing in the United States. The purpose of the competition is to offer these young musicians an opportunity to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting. Its primary goals are to encourage, develop, and recognize classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities. While in Cleveland, Sphinx laureates often assist education and community relations efforts to increase interest, awareness, and knowledge of classical music through school visits in Cleveland and East Cleveland, and presentations at various community sites. Severance Hall 2016-17

Guest Artist


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus This year’s Celebration Chorus features members from the following Cleveland area churches: Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church Affinity Missionary Baptist Church Aldersgate United Methodist Church All Nations Ministry Antioch Baptist Church Bethany Christian Church Bethel Church of Cleveland Heights Bright Star Baptist Church Celebration United Methodist Church Church of God Sanctified Church of Saint Dominic Church of the Blessed Hope Church of the Good Shepherd Church of the Saviour Cleveland Church of Christ Cory United Methodist Church Damascus Missionary Baptist Church East Mount Zion Baptist Church East View United Church of Christ Elizabeth Baptist Church Fifth Christian Church First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland Gethsemane Baptist Church Glenville Present Truth Church Gods Tabernacle of Faith Church Good Shepherd Baptist Church Grace Lutheran Church, Thompson Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church Greater Avery AME Greater Bethel AME Church Greater Vision Baptist Church Holy Trinity Baptist Church House of Zion International Imani Temple Ministries Imani United Church of Christ Living Truth Center for Better Living Maranatha Christian Fellowship Morning Star Baptist Church Mount Hermon Baptist Church Mount Moriah Baptist Church Mount Olive Baptist Church

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Mount Sinai Baptist Church Mount Zion Congregational Church Mount Zion Fellowship of the Brethren New Life at Calvary New Song Church New Spirit Revival Center Nottingham United Methodist Church Olivet Institutional Baptist Church Our Lady of Fatima Painesville United Methodist Church Parkwood CME Church Patton Memorial CME Church Philippi Missionary Baptist Church Pilgrim Church of Christ Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church Progressive Baptist Church Providence Baptist Church Rhema Fellowship Church Second St. John MBC Shaarey Tikvah Shiloh Temple House of God South Euclid United Church of Christ St. Aloysius Church St. Andrews Episcopal Church St. Christopher Church St. James AME Church St. Michael Archangel Church St. Noel Church St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church St. Paul UMC St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church The Greater New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church The Word Church United Church of Christ of South Euclid University Circle United Methodist Church Zion Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ

“Since 1968, we have loved WCLV. It’s the connective tissue, the consummate partner for all things classical music in Northeastern Ohio.” Jody & Herb Wainer


Find out more at

Community Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus A volunteer community chorus assembled and prepared by William Henry Caldwell Cheri Micheaux Alexander Patricia Alexander Arlene N. Allen Ulysses G. Allen Julia Arnold Joan E. Bacon Linda Baker Melody K. Baker Zadie Barber Gwendolyn J. Bennett Patricia Bennett Wilma Blanchard Cheryl Blockson Westmoreland Eva C. Blount Debra Boyer Yolanda Bradley Lisa Bragg Florence Brodowski Nalani Brooks Julie Brown Kathy Brown Robert Brown Sharon Brown Cheston Betty Bryant Gerry Burdick Carlisa Burge Charlie A. Burrell Leona H. Butler Morris Cammon Carlos Castells Ayana Cheston Kathy Chuparkoff David Ciucevich Cynthia Clark Peter Clausen Brianna Clifford Barbara J. Clugh Thurston Coleman Renay Cook Ronnie Crenshaw Kristin Dalakas Bill Davis Robyn Davis

Severance Hall 2016-17

Wanda Dean Mary Dixon Roylene Dues Elsie Duncan Haley Gabriel Donna Glenn Barbara Harris Charles Harris Dianne Harris Johanna V. Harris Patricia Harris Brenda L. Harrison Lucy Henderson Lynda Hill Deborah Holman Shirley Jefferson Robert Jenkins Thelma C. Jinko Bonita Johnson Jacqueline Johnson Milton Johnson ShaRon K. Johnson Judith Karberg Rivia Keys Dorian Kidd Esther L. Kinds Andrea Kirkland Renee Crumb Lake Donna-Marie Lane Artemesie B. Lee Joyce M. Lee C. Patricia Leigh Helen Mack Zalreita Marson James T. May Kay W. McCastle Marian E. McClendon Rochelle McCrayer Queen McDaniel Felicia McDonald Margaret McLaughlin Marsha Melton Leotha Melvin Pamela L. Mendez Roger Mennell

Community Chorus

Ethel Yvonne Middlebrooks Jeannette Moore Denice Moore-Walker Denys Morgan Donna Morgan Marsha Myhand Carolyn V. Neal Cheryl Nelson-Jones Marie Oatman Patsy Orosz Wanda Owens Clara M. Parker Laveta Parker Zenia Peak Genise Herron Penn Catherine Phelps-Garrett Ronald E. Pitts John A. Powell Sarah L. Powell Patricia Price AndrenĂŠe Fant Priest Ruth Price Queen Charlie Mae Radcliff Claudia Rice Heather Rice Stephanie Roberts Kim Robinson Michelle Robinson Anna Rogers Bianca Rose Cynthia A. Rose Calvin Sanders Leslie A. Scruggs Edith Seabon Alice Hill Seifullah Paula Shaw Lillian Sherrod Karlett Shoates TaJuanna Simpson Lezlee Sims Jennifer Sizemore Cariss Turner Smith Shirley Diana Smith Violet Smith

Linda Jackson Sowell Marlyn Stokes Victoria Taylor Harriet F. Thomas Martha Walter Thomas Janet Thompson Rhonda Tremble Michelle Turner Christian Tyson Josephine Tyson Janet Vaughn Elizabeth Ward Raymond Weeden Phyllis Weeden-Oliver Steven Weems Deidre White Hortense Wilborn Deborah E. Williams Charmaine Wilson Jasmine Wilson Kelly Wilson Carol Woolfolk Valencia Woolfolk Caleb A. Wright Jodie Wyatt Lily Yee Mary Yee

Rhythm Section Derek Myers Brandon Baldwin keyboards Johnny Parker bass Lucretia Bolden drums



World class faculty, a stimulating, supportive atmosphere and outstanding facilities make the Cleveland Institute of Music an ideal environment for training the next generation of classical music performers. Bachelor of Music | Master of Music | Doctor of Musical Arts | Artist CertiďŹ cate | Professional Studies | Artist Diploma

The Cleveland Orchestra celebrates the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. by Carol Jacobs T H E C L E V E L A N D O R C H E S T R A demonstrated early its commitment to honoring this country’s greatest civil rights leader. Four days after the April 4, 1968, assassination of Martin Luther King, The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell performed the “Allegretto” movement from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 as a memorial tribute to the life of Dr. King. Toward the end of the next decade, The Cleveland Orchestra played a key role in the evolution of a more formal and institutionalized recognition of Dr. King’s life. The Orchestra’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Concert took place in January 1980. In the program book of that first concert, Dr. Donald G. Jacobs, executive director of the Greater Cleveland Interchurch Council, applauded The Cleveland Orchestra “for taking seriously the need for the whole community to recognize the vital role the life and death of Dr. King continues to play in the struggle for racial justice and human dignity.” The Martin Luther King Jr. Concert quickly became an annual event both as a tribute to Dr. King and as an expression of commitment to the struggle for racial justice and human dignity. From 1980 to 1986, the Musical Arts Association and the Interchurch Council collaborated in presenting these Severance Hall concerts. In January 1986, the Jewish Community Federation and the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland joined the Interchurch Council and the Musical Arts Association in sponsoring the event. That same year, the federal government officially designated the third Monday in January as a public holiday celebrating the life and work of Dr. King. In 1986, the City of Cleveland became directly involved in presenting these concerts at the request of Cleveland City Council President George Forbes and Mayor George Voinovich. From 1987 to 1997, the annual King concert took place at Cory United Methodist Church, the site of Dr. King’s last speech in Cleveland. The concert was held at Severance Hall in 1998 and again in 2000 as part of the re-opening festivities following the Hall’s restoration. Severance Hall has continued to host the concert since then. Many distinguished performing artists have participated in these concerts, including Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Leslie Dunner, Raymond Harvey, Isaiah Jackson, Kay George Roberts, André Raphel Smith, Thomas Wilkins, Florence Quivar, Daisy Newman, Cissy Houston, Janet Alcorn, Barbara Conrad, John Cheek, Natalie Hinderas, William Warfield, Leon Bibb, and John

Severance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert


Fleming. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst first conducted the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert in 2003, and also conducted it in 2004, 2006, and 2009. Beginning with the 1989 concert, volunteers from the greater Cleveland area were organized by Alvin Parris into a Community Gospel Choir, now called the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus. In the past decade, William Henry Caldwell has taken on the role of chorus director. Other choral participants have included the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Prestonian Choral Ensemble, Morgan State University Choir, Shaw High School Concert Choir, Everett Moore Singers, and the Central State University Chorus. An important facet of these programs has been the presentation of contemporary American works, including those of Donald Erb, William Grant Still, Ulysses Kay, Carman Moore, Alvin Parris, Joseph Schwantner, Hale Smith, Undine Smith Moore, George Walker, and Lanny Wolfe. The singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” with audience participation, has been a tradition since the 1984 concert. Carol Jacobs served as Archivist for The Cleveland Orchestra from 1990 to 2007.

LJI builds FRQ¿GHQFH in every customer and ensures TXDOLW\UHSDLUV and VXSHULRU customer service. Our FRPPLWPHQW is to achieve and retain FXVWRPHUOR\DOW\ for life!



27100 Chagrin Blvd. at I-271 Orange Village

1640 Lee Rd. at Mayfield Cleveland Hts.

(216) 364-7100

(216) 932-7100

&XVWRPHU&RQ¿GHQFH – Priority One™ ZHE Join the millions of people who enjoy all the sounds of life! Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is the premier provider of audiology products and services. From hearing screenings, ĞǀĂůƵĂƟŽŶƐ͕ĂŶĚĚĞǀŝĐĞĮƫŶŐƐ͕ƚŽĨŽůůŽǁƵƉĂŶĚƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ͕ ,^ǁŝůůĞŶƐƵƌĞLJŽƵŶĞǀĞƌŵŝƐƐĂŶŽƚĞ͊

ĂůůƚŽĚĂLJĨŽƌŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͘ 216-231-8787


Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

The Cleveland Orchestra

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? —Martin Luther King Jr.

An Eastman education forges the highest levels of artistry and scholarship with deep musicianship skills and entrepreneurial savvy. Eastman graduates emerge as leaders in their respective disciplines, have created their own professional opportunities, and are shaping the future of music.



Federico Agostini Juliana Athayde* Bin Huang RenĂŠe Jolles Mikhail Kopelman Oleh Krysa Robin Scott*

Richard Killmer



Carol Rodland George Taylor Phillip Ying*

George Sakakeeny



Steven Doane Alan Harris David Ying*

James Thompson Douglas Prosser*


James Van Demark

Mark Kellogg Larry Zalkind



Kathleen Bride

Don Harry



Bonita Boyd

Michael Burritt


Kenneth Grant Jon Manasse SAXOPHONE

Chien-Kwan Lin


W. Peter Kurau



For application information visit

The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. by Vivien-Sue Penn and Donald McNeely The following biographical sketch is reprinted, with appreciation, from the New Jersey Education Association’s “NJEA Review” of January 1977. T H I S G E N E R A T I O N H A S little or no direct experience or

Martin Luther KING Jr. born January 15, 1929 Atlanta, Georgia died April 4, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee

Severance Hall 2016-17

knowledge of the struggle for civil rights and human dignity in this country, or of the heroes who led the protest, nor the price they paid. In this age when we still see so much violence around us, it is necessary and proper to study the lives and works of men and women who achieved so much with nonviolent techniques. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those persons. Michael Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 1929, the son and grandson of Baptist ministers. He later changed his name to Martin Luther King. He was protected somewhat as a child because he was the son of “substantial” black parents. However, he, too, faced personal incidents in the South that smacked of discrimination and social injustice. In Atlanta, he attended Booker T. Washington High School. By the time he was 19, he had graduated as a special gifted student from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and then continued his ministerial education by obtaining a Bachelor of Divinity Degree at Crozer Theological Seminary. He was awarded a PhD from Boston University in 1955. While he was pursuing his education in Massachusetts, King met and married Coretta Scott from Alabama, who was studying voice at the New England Conservatory of Music. During those early formative years, he developed a fascination for the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, who articulated a doctrine of passive resistance to gain freedom in India. While Martin Luther King was studying for his doctorate in 1954, he was offered and accepted the pastorate of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1955, black people in Alabama were still sent to the rear of any public conveyance — segregated seating. The Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) was organized in December 1955 to change that situation. King became MIA’s president and preached resistance with love — not hate — for the oppressors. During this period of change in Alabama, many Martin Luther King Jr.


black people were arrested, physically attacked, and otherwise intimidated. Still their protest made its point. The United States Supreme Court finally ruled that existing Alabama laws regarding segregated seating were unconstitutional. Blacks and whites rode buses for the first time on a nonsegregated basis. The success of the venture taught civil rights advocates that there was power in good organization and strong leadership, which King provided. Martin Luther King was convinced that his leadership strength lay in its nonviolent approach and proceeded to follow his own dictates by organizing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in January 1957 to widen the effects of his Montgomery success. King moved his family to Atlanta in 1959, where he joined forces with his father, who was the minister associated with the Ebenezer Baptist Church. King’s life was anything but nonviolent. He was frequently arrested, jailed, and physically bruised. Fire hoses and attack dogs became a way of life for this fighter of social injustice. His life was one long thread of demonstrations on buses and other public conveyances, in restaurants, hotels, department stores and other places that needed to be desegregated. Massive demonstrations took the form of freedom marches in

In tune with the care your loved one needs. W hen your loved one requires assistance with personal needs and medications, yet wants an independent lifestyle, they’ll enjoy the caring atmosphere at one of our beautifully appointed Communities. Call today for a personal visit!

Highland Heights 440-460-0686

Beachwood 216-295-1700

Mentor 440-257-3866

Strongsville 440-238-3777

Leading the Way in Assisted Living


Martin Luther King Jr.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Alabama and Washington. These challenged people of all faiths, races and religions to join the fight for freedom for all Americans. From all over the nation people joined together in support of the civil rights movement. King’s speeches were impassioned and concerned his personal and his race’s fight against prejudice. They often referred to his philosophy of nonviolence, containing the “I have a dream” appeal first introduced at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., during the 1963 March on Washington. In 1964, Martin Luther King, at the age of 35, became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Four years later he was struck down while supporting a sanitation worker strike in Memphis, Tennessee. While standing on a motel balcony, on April 4, 1968, he was shot by an assassin.

Severance Hall 2016-17

Martin Luther King Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington D.C. to deliver his “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” in August 1963.


orchestra news


Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated in music on January 15 and in afternoon open house on Monday, January 16 On Sunday, January 15, The Cleveland Orchestra performs its 37th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and service in music and community recognition. Guest conductor Thomas Wilkins leads the performance, which features selections with the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, a group of volunteer singers from across Northeast Ohio assembled and prepared each year by William Henry Caldwell. Also featured on the concert is cellist Thomas Mesa, a winner of the 2016 Sphinx Competition for aspiring Black and Latino string players. Mr. Mesa will perform a movement from Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. The concert begins with the presentation of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, given jointly by The Cleveland Orchestra and the City of Cleveland in cooperation with the Greater Cleveland Partnership to individuals who are positively impacting Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. Free tickets for the concert became available on January 3 and were all distributed through the Severance Hall Ticket Office and the Orchestra’s website by the end of that day. Those without tickets can experience the concert’s music and celebration by live radio broadcast over radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). The next day, on Monday, January 16, Severance Hall holds its sixteenth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Open House from 12 noon to 5 p.m. This day of free activities and performances celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and features performances by a variety of Northeast Ohio community performing arts groups, including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus. For more complete details, visit


Cleveland Orchestra joins in national food drive this month For a ninth year, The Cleveland Orchestra is holding a food drive at the start of the calendar year, with goods donated locally. The event is part of Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive held by America’s symphony orchestras. First started in 2009, this project has involved over 250 orchestras from across the nation, who have together collected over 500,000 pounds of food for their communities. The project is the single largest orchestra project organized at a national level, uniting musicians, audiences, staff, and volunteers to help alleviate hunger. This year’s drive in Cleveland is being undertaken surrounding the Orchestra’s concerts at Severance Hall in January — including the Martin Luther King weekend, with collection of non-perishable food items at concerts and performances January 5-7 and 12-16 at Severance Hall. Unexpired food donations are being collected Thursday through Saturday evenings, and at Monday afternoon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Open House. Food collected this year by The Cleveland Orchestra will be donated to Inner City Baptist Church Food Center, which is part of the Hunger Network of Cleveland. The center acts as an “emergency” food pantry serving the Hough neighborhood, site of The Cleveland Orchestra’s “At Home” Neighborhood Residency in 2016.


Food collection times at Severance Hall: Thursday, January 5, 6:30-8:00 pm Friday, January 6, 6:00-7:30 pm Saturday, January 7, 7:00-8:30 pm Thursday, January 12, 6:30-8:00 pm Saturday, January 14, 7:00-8:30 pm Sunday, January 15, 6:00-7:30 pm Monday, January 16, 11:30 am-5:30 pm

Cleveland Orchestra News

The Cleveland Orchestra

orchestra news .W.E.L.C.O.M.E. New violinist joins Orchestra During the autumn season, The Cleveland Orchestra welcomed violinist Jiah Chung Chapdelaine to the second violin section. She has previously served as concertmaster of Opera Cleveland, performed new compositions with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and was a member of the Akron Symphony. A native of Seoul, Korea, Jiah Chung Chapdelaine began playing the violin at age 5. She subsequently moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where she pursued violin playing with Doris Preucil and Allen Ohmes. She holds bachelor’s and master’s of music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where her principal teachers were David Cerone, David Updegraff, and David Russell. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Sioux City Orchestra,


Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, and the National Repertory Orchestra. As a teacher, she has served as a member of the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Preparatory Department since 2003. In addition, she has taught at the University of Akron since 2014. A resident of Cleveland Heights, Ms. Chapdelaine enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Stephen, and their children, Ella and Oliver.

Committed to Accessibility Severance Hall is committed to making performances and facilities accessible to all patrons. For information about accessibility or for assistance, call the House Manager at 216-231-7425.

Your Complete News Coverage Tune in to 89.7 or download the WKSU app for in-depth local, national and world news.

WKSU, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. 16-UR-00310-119

Severance Hall 2016-17

Cleveland Orchestra News


orchestra news Franz Welser-Möst leads discussion about Bach’s Saint John Passion at Temple–Tifereth Israel on Sunday afternoon, March 5 The weekend prior to The Cleveland Orchestra’s performances of Bach’s Saint John Passion on March 9-12, Franz Welser-Möst will discuss the work with a panel of guest speakers on Sunday afternoon, March 5, beginning at 3 p.m. The event at The Temple–Tifereth Israel in Beachwood is free and open to the public, but registration is required by visiting One focus of the afternoon’s discussion will be to address a question that has dogged the Passion almost since its premiere in 1724, whether the work was intended to be anti-Semitic — and how any lingering aspects of that legacy should be approached in modern performances. The Saint John Passion is an extraordinarily beautiful, poetic, and forceful telling of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The panel will explore the context of European history, music, and religion that influenced the creation of Bach’s masterpiece and the intersections of meaning, message, and intent. The afternoon’s panelists include: Michael Marissen of Swarthmore College (author of the newlyreleased book Bach and God) and Rabbi Roger C. Klein (The Temple–Tifereth Israel), along with moderator David J. Rothenberg (Case Western Reserve University). The event is part of an ongoing partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and Case Western Reserve University.


New monthly Members Club ticketing program launched with the 2016-17 season The Cleveland Orchestra has announced details of a new ticket packaging and loyalty program, called the “Members Club.” This $35 per month membership program is designed to offer convenience and value for patrons who want to experience more Cleveland Orchestra concerts each season and includes access to year-round concerts at both Severance Hall and the Blossom Music Festival. Similar to monthly programs offered by a variety of entertainment companies, the Members Club was created to serve audience members who desire more flexibility than traditional subscription packages. The innovative program, which features a mobile app for convenience and mobile ticketing, is the latest addition to the Orchestra’s commitment to providing new ticketing options. For more details and information, visit THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

F. A . M . I . L .Y N . E . W . S Please join in extending congratulations and warm wishes to: Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin) and Frank Rosenwein (oboe), whose twin boys, Joshua Sylvan and Julian Mack, were born on October 7. Jessica Lee (violin) and Kenneth Rock, whose daughter, Corah Jinah Rock, was born on October 29.


for older adults and caregivers

Providing services in the home to help older adults remain independent in the community. HOME CARE z MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES z SOCIAL WORK ADULT DAY PROGRAM z SENIOR COMPANIONS 216.791.8000 l


Cleveland Orchestra News

The Cleveland Orchestra

orchestra news


Newest Cleveland Orchestra release features Brahms’s “German Requiem” on DVD

Cleveland Orchestra gift ideas continue into the new year . . .

The Cleveland Orchestra’s newest DVD recording is due out this month. Featuring Brahms’s A German Requiem in a live performance, it complements the release last year of all the Brahms symphonies and concertos. The recording was made this past autumn at Austria’s Abbey of St. Florian, and features the Vienna Singverein chorus along with soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller and baritone Simon Keenlyside, conducted FRANZ WELSER-M by Franz Welser-Möst. The ÖST recording became available in December in Europe and is being released in the United States later in January. Preorders are being accepted at, and by special JOHANNES BRA HMS EI DEUTSCHEN arrangement the DVD will be S RE QU IEM available through the Cleveland Orchestra Store prior to the official release date.

The Cleveland Orchestra Store offers a host of gift ideas all year ’round — including the newest recordings (and celebrated classics) and Cleveland Orchestra logo apparel. Visit the Store on the ground floor of Severance Hall at intermission or following wing today’s concert. In addition, Cleveland Orchestra Gift Certificates and Blossom Lawn Ticket Books for the Orchestra’s 2017 Blossom Music Festival are available through the Severance Hall Ticket Offi ce ffice by calling 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or online at






Recorded live at the Stiftsbasi lika

Severance Hall 2016-17

St. Florian

Cleveland Orchestra News


Musicians Emeritus of




















Listed here are the living members of The Cleveland Orchestra who served more than twenty years, all of whom now carry the honoray title of Emeritus. Appointed by and playing under four music directors, these 48 musicians collectively completed a total of 1701 years of playing in The Cleveland Orchestra — representing the ensemble’s ongoing service to music and to the greater Northeast Ohio community. Listed by instrument section and within each by retirement year, followed by years of service. FIRST VIOLIN Keiko Furiyoshi 2005 — 34 years Alvaro de Granda 2 2006 — 40 years Erich Eichhorn 2008 — 41 years Boris Chusid 2008 — 34 years Gary Tishkoff 2009 — 43 years Lev Polyakin 2 2012 — 31 years Yoko Moore 2 2016 — 34 years

FLUTE/PICCOLO William Hebert 1988 — 41 years John Rautenberg § 2005 — 44 years Martha Aarons 2 2006 — 25 years

SECOND VIOLIN Richard Voldrich 2001 — 34 years Stephen Majeske * 2001 — 22 years Judy Berman 2008 — 27 years Vaclav Benkovic 2009 — 34 years Stephen Warner 2016 — 37 years

CLARINET Theodore Johnson 1995 — 36 years Thomas Peterson 2 1995 — 32 years Franklin Cohen * 2015 — 39 years Linnea Nereim 2016 — 31 years

VIOLA Lucien Joel 2000 — 31 years Yarden Faden 2006 — 40 years Robert Vernon * 2016 — 40 years CELLO Martin Simon 1995 — 48 years Diane Mather 2 2001 — 38 years Stephen Geber * 2003 — 30 years Harvey Wolfe 2004 — 37 years Catharina Meints 2006 — 35 years Thomas Mansbacher 2014 — 37 years BASS Lawrence Angell * 1995 — 40 years Harry Barnoff 1997 — 45 years Thomas Sepulveda 2001 — 30 years Martin Flowerman 2011 — 44 years HARP Lisa Wellbaum * 2007 — 33 years

OBOE Robert Zupnik 2 1977 — 31 years Elizabeth Camus 2011 — 32 years

BASSOON Ronald Phillips 2 2001 — 38 years Phillip Austin 2011 — 30 years HORN Myron Bloom * 1977 — 23 years Richard Solis * 2012 — 41 years TRUMPET/CORNET Bernard Adelstein * 1988 — 28 years Charles Couch 2 2002 — 30 years James Darling 2 2005 — 32 years TROMBONE Edwin Anderson 1985 — 21 years Allen Kofsky 2000 — 39 years James De Sano * 2003 — 33 years PERCUSSION Joseph Adato 2006 — 44 years Richard Weiner * 2011 — 48 years LIBRARIAN Ronald Whitaker * 2008 — 33 years

* Principal Emeritus § 1 2

Associate Principal Emeritus First Assistant Principal Emeritus Assistant Principal Emeritus listing as of September 2016



The Cleveland Orchestra

orchestra news


M.U.S.I.C.I.A.N S.A.L.U.T.E The Musical Arts Association gratefully acknowledges the artistry and dedication of all the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to rehearsals and concerts throughout the year, many musicians donate performance time in support of community engagement, fundraising, education, and audience development activities. We are pleased to recognize these musicians, listed below, who volunteered for such events and presentations during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Mark Atherton Martha Baldwin Charles Bernard Katherine Bormann Lisa Boyko Charles Carleton Hans Clebsch Patrick Connolly Ralph Curry Marc Damoulakis Alan DeMattia Vladimir Deninzon Maximilian Dimoff Scott Dixon Elayna Duitman Bryan Dumm Mark Dumm Tanya Ell Mary Kay Fink Kim Gomez Wei-Fang Gu Scott Haigh David Alan Harrell Miho Hashizume Shachar Israel Mark Jackobs Joela Jones Richard King Alicia Koelz Stanley Konopka Mark Kosower Paul Kushious Massimo La Rosa Jung-Min Amy Lee Yun-Ting Lee Takako Masame Eli Matthews Jesse McCormick Daniel McKelway Michael Miller Sonja Braaten Molloy

Yoko Moore Ioana Missits Eliesha Nelson Peter Otto Chul-In Park Joanna Patterson Zakany Henry Peyrebrune Alexandra Preucil William Preucil Lynne Ramsey Jeffrey Rathbun Jeanne Preucil Rose Stephen Rose Frank Rosenwein Michael Sachs Marisela Sager Jonathan Sherwin Thomas Sherwood Sae Shiragami Emma Shook Joshua Smith Thomas Sperl Barrick Stees Richard Stout Trina Struble Jack Sutte Kevin Switalski Gareth Thomas Brian Thornton Isabel Trautwein Robert Vernon Lembi Veskimets Carolyn Gadiel Warner Stephen Warner Scott Weber Richard Weiss Beth Woodside Robert Woolfrey Paul Yancich Derek Zadinsky Jeffrey Zehngut

Severance Hall 2016-17

Special thanks to musicians for supporting the Orchestra’s long-term financial strength The Board of Trustees extends a special acknowledgement to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for supporting the institution’s programs by jointly volunteering their musical services for several concerts each season. These donated services have long played an important role in supporting the institution’s financial strength, and were expanded with the 2009-10 season to provide added opportunities for new and ongoing revenuegenerating performances by The Cleveland Orchestra. “We are especially grateful to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for this ongoing and meaningful investment in the future of the institution,” says André Gremillet, executive director. “These donated services each year make a measureable difference to the Orchestra’s overall financial strength, by ensuring our ability to take advantage of opportunities to maximize performance revenue. They allow us to offer more musical inspiration to audiences around the world than would otherwise be possible, supporting the Orchestra’s vital role in enhancing the lives of everyone across Northeast Ohio.”

Cleveland Orchestra News


Sound for the Centennial TH E C A M PAI G N FO R TH E C LE V EL AN D O RC H ESTR A Dennis W. LaBarre, President, Musical Arts Association Richard J. Bogomolny, MAA Chairman and Fundraising Chair Nancy W. McCann, Fundraising Vice Chair Alexander M. Cutler, Special Fundraising Beth E. Mooney, Pension Fundraising John C. Morley, Legacy Giving Hewitt B. Shaw, Annual Fund

In anticipation of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary in 2018, we have embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign. The Sound for the Centennial Campaign seeks to build the Orchestra’s Endowment through cash gifts and legacy commitments, THE while also securing broad-based and increasing annual support from across Northeast CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Ohio. The generous individuals and organizations listed on these pages have made longterm commitments of annual support, endowment funds, and legacy declarations to the Campaign. We gratefully recognize their extraordinary commitment toward the Orchestra’s future success. Your participation can make a crucial difference in helping to ensure that future generations of concertgoers experience, embrace, and enjoy performances, collaborative presentations, and education programs by The Cleveland Orchestra. To join this growing list of visionary contributors, please contact the Orchestra’s Philanthropy & Advancement Office at 216-231-7558. Listing as of November 25, 2016. GIFTS OF $5 MILLION AND MORE

The Cleveland Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Nancy Fisher and Randy Lerner in loving recognition of their mother, Norma Lerner

Maltz Family Foundation Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner Anonymous


Art of Beauty Company, Inc. BakerHostetler Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mrs. M. Roger Clapp* Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City The George Gund Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. Jones Day The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley KeyBank Kulas Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Mrs. Norma Lerner The Lubrizol Corporation Medical Mutual The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Ms. Beth E. Mooney John C. Morley John P. Murphy Foundation David and Inez Myers Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Ohio Arts Council The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong The Payne Fund PNC Bank Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation The Sage Cleveland Foundation The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker The J. M. Smucker Company Joe and Marlene Toot Anonymous (4)

Sound for the Centennial Campaign

The Cleveland Orchestra


Gay Cull Addicott American Greetings Corporation Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Robert and Jean* Conrad Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita GAR Foundation Richard and Ann Gridley The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern James and Gay* Kitson

Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Ms. Nancy W. McCann Nordson Corporation Foundation Parker Hannifin Foundation Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner Sally and Larry Sears Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Thompson Hine LLP Timken Foundation of Canton Ms. Ginger Warner Anonymous (4)

GIFTS OF $250,000 TO $500,000

Randall and Virginia Barbato John P. Bergren* and Sarah S. Evans The William Bingham Foundation Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buchanan* Cliffs Natural Resources The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford William and Anna Jean Cushwa Dollar Bank Foundation Nancy and Richard Dotson George* and Becky Dunn Patricia Esposito

Sidney E. Frank Foundation Albert I. and Norma C. Geller The Gerhard Foundation Mary Jane Hartwell David and Nancy Hooker Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey James D. Ireland III* Trevor and Jennie Jones Mr. Clarence E. Klaus, Jr. Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Dr. Vilma L. Kohn* Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund

Mr. Donald W. Morrison Margaret Fulton-Mueller National Endowment for the Arts Roseanne and Gary Oatey William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill Quality Electrodynamics (QED) Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Hewitt and Paula Shaw The Skirball Foundation Roy Smith Richard and Nancy Sneed R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton Mr. and Mrs. Jules Vinney* David A. and Barbara Wolfort Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Elizabeth B. Juliano Bernie and Nancy Karr Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Mr. James Krohngold Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Dr. David and Janice Leshner Litigation Management, Inc. Jeffrey Litwiller Linda and Saul Ludwig Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz Mr. Thomas F. McKee The Miller Family: Sydell Miller Lauren and Steve Spilman Stacie and Jeff Halpern The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The Nord Family Foundation Olympic Steel, Inc. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. Helen Rankin Butler and Clara Rankin Williams The Reinberger Foundation Amy and Ken Rogat Audra* and George Rose RPM International Inc. Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mr. Larry J. Santon

Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer SCH Foundation Mrs. David Seidenfeld David Shank The Sherwin-Williams Company Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer The Sisler McFawn Foundation Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith Sandra and Richey Smith George R. and Mary B. Stark Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Virginia and Bruce Taylor Tucker Ellis Dorothy Ann Turick The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation Mr. Max W. Wendel Paul and Suzanne Westlake Marilyn J. White The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation Katie and Donald Woodcock William Wendling and Lynne Woodman Anonymous (3)

GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $250,000

The Abington Foundation Akron Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Jack L. Barnhart Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Madeline & Dennis Block Trust Fund Ben and Ingrid Bowman Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Buyers Products Company Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Mary Kay DeGrandis and Edward J. Donnelly Judith and George W. Diehl Ernst & Young LLP Mr. Allen H. Ford Frantz Ward LLP Dr. Saul Genuth The Giant Eagle Foundation JoAnn and Robert Glick Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Iris and Tom Harvie Jeff and Julia Healy The Hershey Foundation T. K. and Faye A. Heston Mr. Daniel R. High Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr.

Severance Hall 2016-17

Sound for the Centennial Campaign

* deceased


Pushing the classics across borders

Imani Winds

Get engaged: concert talk at 6:30 p.m. with Imani members

Wednesday, January 25 The glamour of the InterContinental life

7:30 p.m. | EJ Thomas Hall $25 | $40 | $45 | students always free

330.761.3460 home theaters - automation lighting control - security conference rooms - monitoring SEVERANCE HALL




9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, 216 707 4100


conduct your own symphony since 1954. 216-431-7300 The Cleveland Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven, 1818, pencil drawing by August von KlĂśber

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. —Ludwig van Beethoven


Individual Annual Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully recognizes the individuals listed here, who have provided generous gifts of cash or pledges of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special annual donations.

Giving Societies


Daniel R. Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) Jan R. Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Mr. Francis J. Callahan* Mrs. M. Roger Clapp* Mr. George Gund III * Francie and David Horvitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Mr. James D. Ireland III * The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Sue Miller (Miami) John C. Morley The Family of D. Z. Norton The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Anonymous (2) The John L. Severance Society is named to honor the philanthropist and business leader who dedicated his life and fortune to creating The Cleveland Orchestra’s home concert hall, which stands today as an emblem of unrivalled quality and community pride. Lifetime giving listing as of September 2016.


gifts during the past year, as of September 15, 2016

In celebration of the critical role individuals play in supporting The Cleveland Orchestra each year, donors of $2,500 and more are recognized as members of special Leadership Giving Societies. These societies are named to honor important and inspirational leaders in the Orchestra’s history. The Adella Prentiss Hughes Society honors the Orchestra’s founder and first manager, who from 1918 envisioned an ensemble dedicated to community service, music education, and performing excellence. The George Szell Society is named after the Orchestra’s fourth music director, who served for twenty-four seasons (1946-70) while refining the ensemble’s international reputation for clarity of sound and unsurpassed musical excellence. The Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society honors not only the woman in whose memory Severance Hall was built, but her selfless sharing, including her insistence on nurturing an orchestra not just for the wealthy but for everyone. The Dudley S. Blossom Society honors one of the Orchestra’s early and most generous benefactors, whose dedication and charm rallied thousands to support and nurture a hometown orchestra toward greatness. The Frank H. Ginn Society honors the man whose judicious management of Severance Hall’s finances and construction created a beautiful and welcoming home for Cleveland’s Orchestra. The 1929 Society honors the vibrant community spirit that propelled 3,000 volunteers and donors to raise over $2 million in a nine-day campaign in April 1929 to meet and match John and Elisabeth Severance’s challenge gift toward the building of the Orchestra’s new concert hall.

Individual Annual Support

The Cleveland Orchestra

Leadership Council Adella Prentiss Hughes Society gifts of $100,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500,000 AND MORE

Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $200,000 TO $499,999

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra (in-kind support for community programs and opportunities to secure new funding) Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Milton and Tamar Maltz Sue Miller (Miami) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $199,999

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz James D. Ireland IV The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Elizabeth F. McBride John C. Morley Mr. Patrick Park (Miami) Mary M. Spencer (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-MĂśst

The Leadership Council salutes those extraordinary donors who have pledged to sustain their annual giving at the highest level for three years or more. Leadership Council donors are recognized in these Annual Support listings with the Leadership Council symbol next to their name:

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $50,000 TO $74,999

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra The Brown and Kunze Foundation Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler T. K. and Faye A. Heston Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Dr.* and Mrs. Jerome Kowal Jan R. Lewis (Miami) Toby Devan Lewis Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Margaret Fulton-Mueller Roseanne and Gary Oatey (Cleveland, Miami) Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Sally and Larry Sears Hewitt and Paula Shaw Barbara and David Wolfort (Cleveland, Miami) Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society gifts of $25,000 and more

George Szell Society

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $30,000 TO $49,999

gifts of $50,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $75,000 TO $99,999

Mr. William P. Blair III David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation (Miami) Elizabeth B. Juliano Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Ms. Nancy W. McCann Ms. Beth E. Mooney The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Barbara S. Robinson (Cleveland, Miami) Janet* and Richard Yulman (Miami) Anonymous

Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Robert and Jean* Conrad George* and Becky Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund Mrs. John A. Hadden, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Healy Milton A. and Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Julia and Larry Pollock Rachel R. Schneider Richard and Nancy Sneed Jim and Myrna Spira R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton Ms. Ginger Warner (Cleveland, Miami) The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation Paul and Suzanne Westlake listings continue

Severance Hall 2016-17

Individual Annual Support


THE CLEVELAN D ORCHESTRA listings continued INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $25,000 TO $29,999

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Marsha and Brian Bilzin (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton In dedication to Donald Carlin (Miami) Judith and George W. Diehl JoAnn and Robert Glick Mr. Loren W. Hershey Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Thomas E Lauria (Miami) Susan Morgan Martin, Patricia Morgan Kulp, and Ann Jones Morgan Mrs. Jane B. Nord William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Mr. Larry J. Santon Anonymous (2)

Dudley S. Blossom Society gifts of $15,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $20,000 TO $24,999

Gay Cull Addicott Randall and Virginia Barbato Laurel Blossom Mr. Yuval Brisker Jill and Paul Clark Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Mr. Mike S. Eidson, Esq. and Dr. Margaret Eidson (Miami) Jeffrey and Susan Feldman (Miami) Hector D. Fortun (Miami) Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) David and Nancy Hooker Cherie and Michael Joblove (Miami) Allan V. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly Jonathan and Tina Kislak (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Meidar (Miami) The Miller Family Sydell Miller Lauren and Steve Spilman Stacie and Jeff Halpern Kim Sherwin William I.* and Marjorie B. Shorrock Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stelling (Europe) Mrs. Jean H. Taber Rick, Margarita, and Steven Tonkinson (Miami) Tom and Shirley Waltermire Anonymous INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $15,000 TO $19,999

William Appert and Christopher Wallace (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig

LEADERSHIP PATRON PROGRAM Barbara Robinson, chair Robert Gudbranson, vice chair Ronald H. Bell Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki Gudbranson Jack Harley Iris Harvie

Faye A. Heston Brinton L. Hyde David C. Lamb Larry J. Santon Raymond T. Sawyer

The Leadership Patron Program recognizes generous donors of $2,500 or more to the Orchestra’s Annual Campaign. For more information on the benefits of playing a supporting role each year, please contact Elizabeth Arnett, Manager, Leadership Giving, by calling 216-231-7522.

Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Irad and Rebecca Carmi Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Mrs. Barbara Cook Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) Mr. Allen H. Ford Ms. Dawn M. Full Richard and Ann Gridley Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim Kathleen E. Hancock Sondra and Steve Hardis Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Tati and Ezra Katz (Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Mr. Thomas F. McKee Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Edith and Ted* Miller Lucia S. Nash Drs. Michael and Judith Samuels (Miami) Mrs. David Seidenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Seikel Howard Stark M.D. and Rene Rodriguez (Miami) Joe and Marlene Toot Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Weaver Meredith and Michael Weil Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Weiss Florence and Robert Werner (Miami)

Frank H. Ginn Society gifts of $10,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $12,500 TO $14,999

Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Eeva and Harri Kulovaara (Miami) James and Virginia Meil Joseph and Gail Serota (Miami) Gary L. Wasserman and Charles A. Kashner (Miami) Margaret and Eric* Wayne Sandy and Ted Wiese listings continue


Individual Annual Support

The Cleveland Orchestra


216 6 367 4114 |


ĹŻÄ&#x17E;Ç&#x20AC;Ä&#x17E;ĹŻÄ&#x201A;ĹśÄ&#x161; ĹŻÄ&#x17E;Ç&#x20AC;Ä&#x17E;ĹŻÄ&#x201A;ĹśÄ&#x161;

Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x203A;Ěą Â&#x192;Â?ǤÍ´ÍłÂ&#x2022;Â&#x2013;̹ͺÂ&#x2019;Â?

9+6* % #4. 6 12+.19 

Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2014;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2013;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022; Â&#x2018;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â? Č&#x2039;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6; Â&#x2014;Â&#x2020;Â&#x203A; Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Č&#x152;ÇĄÂ&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2018;Â? Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2026;Â&#x17D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2021;ǤÂ&#x2018;Â&#x2014;ÇŻÂ&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Â&#x201E;Â&#x2021; Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2030;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6; Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020;Â&#x192;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2013;Â&#x160;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2018;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2021;Â? Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â&#x2018;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â?Â&#x2014;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2022;Ǥ

Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2026;Â&#x2021; Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x17D;Ěąʹͳ͸njʹ;ͳnj̹ͳͳͳͳ

Fine Dining in Little Italy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mere minutes from Severance Hall. Join us for dinner before or after the orchestra. ~ 216.721.0300 2198 Murray Hill Rd. â&#x20AC;˘ Cleveland, OH 44106 â&#x20AC;˘

Open for lunch Tuesday ~ Friday

Ristorante & Wine Bar â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in Little Italy 216-231-5977

In the heart of Little Italy!

2181 Murray Hill Road |


Join us for dinner before or after the orchestra. 5pm -10pm | Tue.-Thur. & Sun.

5pm -11pm | Fri. & Sat.

Live Music Thursday, Friday & Saturday

V alerioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

World-class performances. World-class audiences. Advertise among friends in The Cleveland Orchestra programs.


12405 MayďŹ eld Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 216-421-8049 | ďŹ nd us on

Severance Hall 2016-17

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk.

contact Live Publishing 216.721.1800


THE CLEVELAN D ORCHESTRA listings continued INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $10,000 TO $12,499

Sheldon and Florence Anderson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Jayusia and Alan Bernstein (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bowen Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler Ms. Lucy Chamberlain Richard J. and Joanne Clark Jim and Karen Dakin Do Unto Others Trust (Miami) Henry and Mary* Doll Nancy and Richard Dotson Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry Isaac K. Fisher (Miami) Kira and Neil Flanzraich (Miami) Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie Linda and Lawrence D. Goodman (Miami) Patti Gordon (Miami) Mary Jane Hartwell

Thomas H. and Virginia J. Horner Fund Joan and Leonard Horvitz Ruth and Pedro Jimenez (Miami) Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Alan Kluger and Amy Dean (Miami) Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Stewart and Donna Kohl Shirley and William Lehman (Miami) Dr. David and Janice Leshner Elsie and Byron Lutman Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Mr.* and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Joy P. and Thomas G. Murdough, Jr. (Miami) Brian and Cindy Murphy Mr. Raymond M. Murphy Dr. Anne and Mr. Peter Neff Mrs. Milly Nyman (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. William M. Osborne, Jr. Andres Rivero (Miami) Audra* and George Rose Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Mr. Peter Rose Steven and Ellen Ross

Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Michael and Chandra Rudd (Miami) Dr. Isobel Rutherford Dr. and Mrs.* Martin I. Saltzman Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer Carol* and Albert Schupp Seven Five Fund David* and Harriet Simon Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith Dr. Marvin* and Mimi Sobel The Stair Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Lois and Tom Stauffer Bruce and Virginia Taylor Dr. Russell A. Trusso Robert C. Weppler Sandy Wile and Susan Namen Anonymous (3)

Elisabeth Hugh Mr. David and Mrs. Dianne Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde Pamela and Scott Isquick Joela Jones and Richard Weiss James and Gay* Kitson Tim and Linda Koelz Mr. James Krohngold David C. Lamb Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Judith and Morton Q. Levin Claudia Metz and Thomas Woodworth Mr. Donald W. Morrison Georgia and Carlos Noble (Miami) Pannonius Foundation Nan and Bob Pfeifer

Douglas and Noreen Powers Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rosenberg (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Rosskamm Family Trust Mrs. Florence Brewster Rutter Patricia J. Sawvel Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sechler Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Dr. Gregory Videtic Dr. and Mr. Ann Williams Anonymous (2)

Jaime A. Bianchi and Paige A. Harper (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Suzanne and Jim Blaser Dr.* and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey Dr. Thomas Brugger and Dr. Sandra Russ Frank and Leslie Buck Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Augustine* and Grace Caliguire Ms. Maria Cashy Drs. Wuu-Shung and Amy Chuang Kathleen A. Coleman Diane Lynn Collier and Robert J. Gura Maureen and George Collins (Miami)

Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugstrup Pete and Margaret Dobbins Mr. and Mrs. Paul Doman Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Mary and Oliver* Emerson William R. and Karen W. Feth Joseph Z. and Betty Fleming (Miami) Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Dr. and Mrs. Adi Gazdar Joyce and Ab* Glickman Brenda and David Goldberg

The 1929 Society gifts of $2,500 to $9,999 INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $7,500 TO $9,999

Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen (Miami) Ellen E. & Victor J. Cohn Supporting Foundation Marjorie Dickard Comella Mrs. Lois Joan Davis Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Davis Bob and Linnet Fritz Dr. Edward S. Godleski Harry and Joyce Graham Mr. Paul Greig AndrĂŠ and Ginette Gremillet Iris and Tom Harvie Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Amy and Stephen Hoffman INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $5,000 TO $7,499

Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Agamanolis Susan S. Angell Mr. William App Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Baker Montserrat Balseiro (Miami) Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Mr. and Mrs. Jules Belkin Daniel and Trish Bell (Miami) Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Drs. Nathan A. and Sosamma J. Berger Mr. William Berger Dr. and Mrs. Erol Beytas Mr. David Bialosky and Ms. Carolyn Christian

listings continue


Individual Annual Support

The Cleveland Orchestra

Your Role . . . in The Cleveland Orchestra’s Future Generations of Clevelanders have supported the Orchestra and enjoyed its concerts. Tens of thousands have learned to love music through its education programs, celebrated important events with its music, and shared in its musicmaking — at school, at Severance Hall, at Blossom, downtown at Public Square, on the radio, and with family and friends. As Ohio’s most visible international ambassador, The Cleveland Orchestra proudly carries the name of our great city everywhere we go. Here at home, we are committed to serving all of Northeast Ohio with vital education and community programs, presented alongside wide-ranging musical performances. Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of presenting the Orchestra’s season each year. By making a donation, you can make a crucial difference in helping to ensure our work going forward. To make a gift to The Cleveland Orchestra, please visit us online, or call 216-231-7562.


Mr. David J. Golden Mr. Albert C. Goldsmith Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson David and Robin Gunning Alfredo and Luz Gutierrez (Miami) Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Mr. Robert D. Hart Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi Dr. Robert T. Heath and Dr. Elizabeth L. Buchanan Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller Thomas and Mary Holmes Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Carol S. and William G. E. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus David and Gloria Kahan Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. Richard and Roberta Katzman Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Kestner Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser Mrs. Natalie D. Kittredge Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Mr. Clayton R. Koppes Jacqueline and Irwin* Kott (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Kushnick Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. Mrs. Sandra S. Laurenson Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Ivonete Leite (Miami) Irvin and Elin Leonard Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin Ms. Grace Lim

Mr. Rudolf and Mrs. Eva Linnebach Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love Robert and LaVerne* Lugibihl Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Mandel Mr. David Mann Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Mr. and Mrs. E. Timothy McDonel Dr. and Mrs. Eberhard Meinecke Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler Ms. Betteann Meyerson Mr. Robert Miller Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Curt and Sara Moll Dr. R. Morgan and Dr. S. Weirich (Miami) Richard and Kathleen Nord Mr. Thury O’Connor Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Jay Pelham (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue In memory of Henry Pollak Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch Ms. Rosella Puskas Mr.* and Mrs. Thomas A. Quintrell Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Reid Amy and Ken Rogat Robert and Margo Roth Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl David M. and Betty Schneider Linda B. Schneider Ms. Adrian L. Scott Lee and Jane Seidman Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman Ms. Marlene Sharak Vivian L. Sharp Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund

Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith David Kane Smith Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz George and Mary Stark Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Jr. Stroud Family Trust Mr. Joseph Stroud Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Robert and Carol Taller Kathy* and Sidney Taurel (Miami) Mr. Joseph F. Tetlak Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thornton Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Miss Kathleen Turner Robert and Marti Vagi Robert A. Valente and Joan A. Morgensten Teresa Galang-Viñas and Joaquin Viñas (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand Charles and Lucy Weller Dr. Edward L. and Mrs. Suzanne Westbrook Tom and Betsy Wheeler Nancy V. and Robert L. Wilcox Bob and Kat Wollyung Katie and Donald Woodcock Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris Mrs. Henrietta de Zabner (Miami) Anonymous (2)

David Hollander (Miami) Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Dr. and Mrs. Scott R. Inkley Mrs. Carol Lee and Mr. James Iott Robert and Linda Jenkins Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Dr. Gilles* and Mrs. Malvina Klopman Mr. Donald N. Krosin Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Dr. Edith Lerner Mrs. Idarose S. Luntz Herbert L. and Ronda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Bert and Marjorie Moyar Susan B. Murphy Joan Katz Napoli and August Napoli Richard B. and Jane E. Nash Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Dr. Lewis and Janice B. Patterson Dr. and Mrs. Gosta Pettersson Maribel A. Piza (Miami) Dr. Marc A. and Mrs. Carol Pohl

Mrs. Charles Ritchie Carol Rolf and Steven Adler Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Ginger and Larry Shane Harry and Ilene Shapiro Mr. Richard Shirey Mr. Robert Sieck Howard and Beth Simon Angela and Jeffrey Gotthardt Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil Drs. Anna* and Gilbert True Mr. and Mrs. Les C. Vinney Mr. and Mrs. Norman L. Wernet Richard Wiedemer, Jr. Max and Beverly Zupon Anonymous (2)


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abookire, Jr. Ms. Nancy A. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Amsdell Agnes Armstrong Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Lisa and Ronald Boyko Ms. Mary R. Bynum and Mr. J. Philip Calabrese Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cappaert Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Carpenter Drs. Mark Cohen and Miriam Vishny Erich Eichhorn and Ursel Dougherty Peter and Kathryn Eloff Mr. William and Dr. Elizabeth Fesler Richard J. Frey Peggy and David* Fullmer Loren and Michael Garruto Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Gelber (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould The Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Charitable Foundation Nancy and James Grunzweig In Memory of Hazel Helgesen Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herschman Dr. Fred A. Heupler Mr. Robert T. Hexter

listings continue


Individual Annual Support

The Cleveland Orchestra








ϭϯϬϭ QEHUU\ Ϯϭϲ͘ϳ ϱ>ĂƌĐ %RRN V ϵϱ͘ ϵ ŚŵĞƌ ϴϬϬ Ğ

Located one block north of Shaker Square and on the EĂƟŽŶĂůZĞŐŝƐƚĞƌŽĨ,ŝƐƚŽƌŝĐWůĂĐĞƐ͕>ĂƌĐŚŵĞƌĞŽƵůĞǀĂƌĚ ŝƐůĞǀĞůĂŶĚ͛ƐƉƌĞŵŝĞƌĂƌƚƐ͕ĂŶƟƋƵĞƐĂŶĚĚĞƐŝŐŶĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ͘ Severance Hall 2016-17


THE CLEVELAN D ORCHESTRA listings continued INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $2,500 TO $3,499 Mr. and Mrs.* Norman Adler Mr. and Mrs. James B. Aronoff Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Mark and Maria Bagnall (Miami) Ms. Delphine Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Belkin Mr. Roger G. Berk Barbara and Sheldon Berns Margo and Tom Bertin John and Laura Bertsch Ms. Deborah A. Blades Bill* and Zeda Blau Doug and Barbara Bletcher Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bole Mr. and Mrs. David Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brownell Rev. Joan Campbell Mrs. Millie L. Carlson Leigh Carter Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chaney Dr. Ronald* and Mrs. Sonia Chapnick Mr. Gregory R. Chemnitz Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm Michael and Lorena Clark (Miami) Dr. William and Dottie Clark Drs. John and Mary Clough Kenneth S. and Deborah G. Cohen Mr.* and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Mr. and Mrs. Mark Corrado John and Lianne Cunningham (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Manohar Daga Mrs. Frederick F. Dannemiller The Dascal Family (Miami) Mr. Kamal-Neil Dass and Mrs. Teresa Larsen Dr. Eleanor Davidson Jeffrey and Eileen Davis Carol Dennison and Jacques Girouard Dr. and Mrs. Howard Dickey-White William Dorsky and Cornelia Hodgson Mr. George and Mrs. Beth Downes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dreshfield Ms. Mary Lynn Durham Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Dziedzicki Esther L. and Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Harry and Ann Farmer Scott A. Foerster Joan Alice Ford Mr. Paul C. Forsgren Michael Frank and Patricia A. Snyder Mr. and Ms. Dale Freygang Mr. William Gaskill and Ms. Kathleen Burke Mr. Wilbert C. Geiss, Sr. Anne and Walter Ginn Dr. and Mrs. Victor M. Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. David A. Goldfinger Mr. Davin and Mrs. Jo Ann Gustafson Dr. Lawrence Haims* and Dr. Barbara Brothers Dr. Phillip M. and Mrs. Mary Hall Mr. and Mrs. David P. Handke, Jr. Christian and Holly Hansen (Miami) Elaine Harris Green Lilli and Seth Harris Barbara L. Hawley and David S. Goodman Matthew D. Healy and Richard S. Agnes Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hinnes Dr. Randal N. Huff and Ms. Paulette Beech Ms. Gretchen Hyland Ruth F. Ihde Mr. Norman E. Jackson Pamela Jacobson Mr. Bruce D. Jarosz Dr. Michael and Mrs. Deborah Joyce Rudolf D. and Joan T. Kamper Angela Kelsey and Michael Zealy (Miami)


The Kendis Family Trust: Hilary & Robert Kendis and Susan & James Kendis Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Mr. James Kish Fred* and Judith Klotzman Marion Konstantynovich Ellen Brad and Bart Kovac Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Vicki Kennedy Dr. Michael E. Lamm Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lane, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lasser Michael Lederman Michael and Lois A. Lemr Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine Robert G. Levy Drs. Todd and Susan Locke Ms. Mary Beth Loud Joel and Mary Ann Makee Janet A. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Raul Marmol (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz Ms. Dorene Marsh Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marian Marsolais Mr. Fredrick Martin Ms. Amanda Martinsek Mr. Julien L. McCall William C. McCoy Mr. and Mrs. James E. Menger Stephen and Barbara Messner Loretta J. Mester and George J. Mailath Mr. Michael and Mrs. Lynn Miller Drs. Terry E. and Sara S. Miller Jim and Laura Moll Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Mr. Ronald Morrow III Randy and Christine Myeroff Steven and Kimberly Myers Deborah L. Neale Marshall I. Nurenberg and Joanne Klein Richard and Jolene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Callaghan Dr. and Mrs. Paul T. Omelsky James P. Ostryniec (Miami) Mr. Robert Paddock Dr. Dean and Mrs. Kathy Pahr Mr. John D. Papp George Parras Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Tommie Patton Mr. Matt Peart Henry Peyrebrune and Tracy Rowell Dr. Roland S. Philip and Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus Dale and Susan Phillip Mr. Carl Podwoski Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Price Drs. Raymond R. Rackley and Carmen M. Fonseca Dr. James and Lynne Rambasek Brian and Patricia Ratner Ms. C. A. Reagan Dr. Robert W. Reynolds David and Gloria Richards James and LaTeshia Robinson (Miami) Mr. Timothy D. Robson Ms. Linda M. Rocchi Dr. Robert and Mrs. Lauryn Ronis Dick A. and Debbie Rose Mr. Kevin Russell (Miami) Mrs. Elisa J. Russo Dr. Harry S. and Rita K. Rzepka Peter and Aliki Rzepka Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Fr. Robert J. Sanson Ms. Patricia E. Say Don Schmitt and Jim Harmon Mr. James Schutte

Individual Annual Support

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Scovil Dr. John Sedor and Ms. Geralyn Presti Ms. Kathryn Seider Charles Seitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Seitz Ms. Frances L. Sharp Larry Oscar and Jeanne Shatten Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Shiverick Mr. Grover Short Laura and Alvin A. Siegal The Shari Bierman Singer Family Robert and Barbara Slanina Sandra and Richey Smith Mr. Roy Smith Ms. Barbara Snyder Jorge Solano (Miami) Lucy and Dan Sondles Michalis and Alejandra Stavrinides (Miami) Mr. Taras G. Szmagala, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Timko Erik Trimble Steve and Christa Turnbull Mrs. H. Lansing Vail, Jr. Brenton Ver Ploeg (Miami) Suzanne and Carlos Viana (Miami) Dr. Michael Vogelbaum and Mrs. Judith Rosman Barbara and George von Mehren Mr. and Mrs. Reid Wagstaff Alice & Leslie T. Webster, Jr. Mr. Peter and Mrs. Laurie Weinberger Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilhelm Dr. Paul R. and Catherine Williams Richard and Mary Lynn Wills Elizabeth B. Wright Rad and Patty Yates Dr. William Zelei Mr. Kal Zucker and Dr. Mary Frances Haerr Anonymous (9)

member of the Leadership Council (see information box earlier in this section)

* deceased



The Cleveland Orchestra is sustained through the support of thousands of generous patrons, including members of the Leadership Patron Program listed on these pages. Listings of all annual donors of $300 and more each year are published in the Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Report, which can be viewed online at CLEVELANDORCHESTRA .COM

The Cleveland Orchestra

Ben and Martha Lavin

Dr. Arthur Lavin Subscriber and Annual Fund donor


“My parents loved The Cleveland Orchestra from the earliest days of their marriage — and introduced me to music’s great power, its gripping depths and joyful highs.” Ben and Martha Lavin married shortly after World War II. As a young couple, they became Cleveland Orchestra subscribers, making it a routine part of their week — and sharing Saturday nights and the Orchestra with their best friends. Their son, Arthur, began attending with his parents as a teenager, hearing the Orchestra at both Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. Those early experiences, listening as a young man to great performances by George Szell, left an indelible impression: “In college, I dove deeply into listening — not studying music, for, although I tried, I was too clumsy to master an instrument. But I found my ears were tuned to music, and I have been plumbing its depths ever since!” “Above all, it is the nearly infinite power of great music to transform the mind and soul that is what I most appreciate, and the gift I so enjoy sharing with others.” Celebrate the power of music, and help build The CleveTHE land Orchestra’s future with your friends and community, by CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA supporting the Annual Fund. Call Elizabeth Arnett, Director of Leadership and Individual Giving, at 216-231-7522 today.

The Cleveland Orchestra guide to

Fine Shops & Services Michael M ichael Hauser Hauser DMD DMD MD MD

Daniel Implants Schwartz MD andDMD Oral Surgery Implants and Oral Surgery For Music Lovers For Music Lovers

Beachwood 216-464-1200 216-464-1200 Beachwood

north O point portfolio managers c o r p o r a t i o n Ronald J. Lang Diane M. Stack Daniel J. Dreiling

440.720.1102 440.720.1105 440.720.1104

Exacting craftsmanship and meticulous attention to every detail, every job. 216-952-9801

MURRAY HILL GALLERIES A unique collection of award-winning artists and local businesses located in the historic Murray Hill Schoolhouse in Little Italy. TERRY CARLIN VIOLINS violins | violas | cellos | bows accessories, rentals, sales & service beautiful fabric, sewing patterns, ribbon & inspiration in Clevelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historic Little Italy neighborhood

2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland Ohio 44106 70

The Cleveland Orchestra


Corporate Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these corporations for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

Cumulative Giving

Annual Support


The Partners in Excellence program salutes companies with annual contributions of $100,000 and more, exemplifying leadership and commitment to musical excellence at the highest level.



BakerHostetler Bank of America Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. Jones Day The Lubrizol Corporation / The Lubrizol Foundation Medical Mutual Parker Hannifin Foundation The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative support. Listing as of September 2016.

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of September 15, 2016


Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $200,000 TO $299,999

BakerHostetler Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Jones Day PNC Bank PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

American Greetings Corporation Forest City Medical Mutual Nordson Corporation Foundation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Thompson Hine LLP White & Case (Miami) $50,000 TO $99,999

Dollar Bank Foundation Litigation Management, Inc. Parker Hannifin Foundation Quality Electrodynamics (QED) Anonymous $25,000 TO $49,999 Buyers Products Company Adam Foslid / Greenberg Traurig (Miami) The Lubrizol Corporation Olympic Steel, Inc. RPM International Inc.

Severance Hall 2016-17

Corporate Annual Support

$2,500 TO $24,999 Akron Tool & Die Company American Fireworks, Inc. BDI Brothers Printing Co., Inc. Brouse McDowell Eileen M. Burkhart & Co. LLC Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP The Cedarwood Companies Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Steel Container Corporation The Cleveland Wire Cloth & Mfg. Co. Cohen & Company, CPAs Community Counselling Services Consolidated Solutions Cozen O’Connor (Miami) Dominion Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Evarts Tremaine The Ewart-Ohlson Machine Company Ferro Corporation FirstMerit Bank Frantz Ward LLP Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The Giant Eagle Foundation Great Lakes Brewing Company Gross Builders Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP The Lincoln Electric Foundation Littler Mendelson, P.C. Live Publishing Company Macy’s Materion Corporation Miba AG (Europe) MTD Products, Inc. North Coast Container Corp. Northern Haserot Oatey Ohio CAT Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank OMNOVA Solutions Oswald Companies Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. PolyOne Corporation RSM US, LLP The Sherwin-Williams Company Southern Wine and Spirits (Miami) Stern Advertising Agency Struktol Company of America Swagelok Company Tucker Ellis United Automobile Insurance (Miami) University Hospitals Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. (Miami) Westlake Reed Leskosky Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LLC Anonymous (2)



in the


d w a o a r Circle

An evening celebrating Richard W. and Patricia R. Pogue and benefiting the students of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Join the CIM Orchestra for an evening of classic Broadway including musical selections from: An American in Paris, West Side Story, Oklahoma! and Fiddler on the Roof.

FEBRUARY 4, 2017 | 8PM | SEVERANCE HALL RESERVE BENEFIT TICKETS NOW! Benefit tickets start at $250. Call 216.791.6770 or go to for more information. Concert-only tickets are available at or 216.231.1111.

Your Destination for Unique Home Furnishings

34300 Solon Road | Solon, OH | 440-248-2424 | 800-260-2949 9-9 Mon, Tues & Thurs | 9-5:30 Wed, Fri & Sat


The Cleveland Orchestra


Foundation & Government Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these Foundations and Government agencies for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

Cumulative Giving

Annual Support



$20,000 TO $49,999

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation Peacock Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Reinberger Foundation Sandor Foundation Harold C. Schott Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation George Stevens Fund of Akron Community Foundation The Veale Foundation


The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Kulas Foundation Maltz Family Foundation State of Ohio Ohio Arts Council The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

The George Gund Foundation Knight Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

The William Bingham Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund The Payne Fund The Reinberger Foundation The Sage Cleveland Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative support. Listing as of September 2016.

Severance Hall 2016-17

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of September 15, 2016

$500,000 TO $999,999

The George Gund Foundation Ohio Arts Council $250,000 TO $499,999

Knight Foundation (Miami) Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund $100,000 TO $249,999

GAR Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $50,000 TO $99,999

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (Miami) The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Miami) The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund The Sage Cleveland Foundation

$2,500 TO $19,999 The Abington Foundation The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation Dr. NE & JZ Berman Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Elisha-Bolton Foundation The Conway Family Foundation The Cowles Charitable Trust (Miami) The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation The Jean, Harry and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation, in memory of Harry Fuchs The Hankins Foundation The Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust The Lehner Family Foundation The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The M. G. O’Neil Foundation Paintstone Foundation The Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation SCH Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Jean C. Schroeder Foundation Kenneth W. Scott Foundation Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite Foundation The George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust The S. K. Wellman Foundation The Welty Family Foundation Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous (2)

Foundation and Government Annual Support


11001 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106



the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall has been home to The Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931. After that first concert, a Cleveland newspaper editorial stated: “We believe that Mr. Severance intended to build a temple to music, and not a temple to wealth; and we believe it is his intention that all music lovers should be welcome there.” John Long Severance (president of the Musical Arts Association, 1921-1936) and his wife, Elisabeth, donated most of the funds necessary to erect this magnificent building. Designed by Walker & Weeks, its elegant HAILED AS ONE OF


Georgian exterior was constructed to harmonize with the classical architecture of other prominent buildings in the University Circle area. The interior of the building reflects a combination of design styles, including Art Deco, Egyptian Revival, Classicism, and Modernism. An extensive renovation, restoration, and expansion of the facility was completed in January 2000. In addition to serving as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra for concerts and rehearsals, the building is rented by a wide variety of local organizations and private citizens for performances, meetings, and special events each year.

Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra

11001 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106 CLEVELANDORCHESTRA.COM

AT SE V E R A N C E H A LL RESTAURANT AND CONCESSION SERVICE Pre-Concert Dining: Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is open for pre-concert dining for evening and Sunday afternoon performances (and for lunch following Friday Morning Concerts). For reservations, call 216-231-7373, or online by visiting Intermission & Pre-Concert: Concession service of beverages and light refreshments is available before most concerts and at intermissions at a variety of lobby locations. Post-Concert Dining: Severance Restaurant is open after most evening concerts with à la carte dining, desserts, full bar service, and coffee. For Friday Morning Concerts, a post-concert luncheon service is offered.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA STORE A variety of items relating to The Cleveland Orchestra — including logo apparel, DVD and compact disc recordings, and gifts — are available for purchase at the Cleveland Orchestra Store before and after concerts and during intermissions. The Store is also open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 216-231-7478 for more information, or visit the Store online at

ATM — Automated Teller Machine For our patrons’ convenience, an ATM is located in the Lerner Lobby of Severance Hall, across from the Cleveland Orchestra Store on the ground floor.

QUESTIONS If you have any questions, please ask an usher or a staff member, or call 216-231-7300 during regular weekday business hours, or email to

RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES Severance Hall, a Cleveland landmark and home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orches-

Severance Hall 2016-17

Guest Information

tra, is the perfect location for business meetings and conferences, pre- or post-concert dinners and receptions, weddings, and social events. Catering provided by Marigold Catering. Premium dates are available. Call the Facility Sales Office at 216-2317420 or email to

BE FO R E T H E CO NC E R T GARAGE PARKING AND PATRON ACCESS Pre-paid parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance through the Ticket Office for $15 per concert. This pre-paid parking ensures you a parking space, but availability of prepaid parking passes is limited. To order pre-paid parking, call the Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. Parking can be purchased (cash only) for the at-door price of $11 per vehicle when space in the Campus Center Garage permits. However, the garage often fills up and only ticket holders with prepaid parking passes are ensured a parking space. Parking is also available in several lots within 1-2 blocks of Severance Hall. Visit the Orchestra’s website for more information and details.

FRIDAY MATINEE PARKING Due to limited parking availability for Friday Matinee performances, patrons are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these convenient off-site parking and round-trip bus options: Shuttle bus service from Cleveland Heights is available from the parking lot at Cedar Hill Baptist Church (12601 Cedar Road). The roundtrip service rate is $5 per person. Suburban round-trip bus transportation is available from four locations: Beachwood Place, Crocker Park, Brecksville, and Akron’s Summit Mall. The round-trip service rate is $15 per person per concert, and is provided with support from the Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra.

CONCERT PREVIEWS Concert Preview talks and presentations begin one hour prior to most regular Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall.


AT T H E CO NC E R T COAT CHECK Complimentary coat check is available for concertgoers. The main coat check is located on the street level midway along each gallery on the ground floor.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND SELFIES, VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING Photographs of the hall and selfies to share with others can be taken when the performance is not in progress. However, audio recording, photography, and videography are prohibited during performances at Severance Hall. And, as courtesy to others, please turn off any phone or device that makes noise or emits light.

REMINDERS Please disarm electronic watch alarms and turn off all pagers, cell phones, and mechanical devices before entering the concert hall. Patrons with hearing aids are asked to be attentive to the sound level of their hearing devices and adjust them accordingly. To ensure the listening pleasure of all patrons, please note that anyone creating a disturbance may be asked to leave the concert hall.

LATE SEATING Performances at Severance Hall start at the time designated on the ticket. In deference to the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience, late-arriving patrons will not be seated while music is being performed. Latecomers are asked to wait quietly until the first break in the program, when ushers will assist them to their seats. Please note that performances without intermission may not have a seating break. These arrangements are at the discretion of the House Manager in consultation with the conductor and performing artists.

SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Severance Hall provides special seating options for mobility-impaired persons and their companions and families. There are wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to a concert seat. Aisle seats with removable armrests are also available for persons who wish to transfer. Tickets for wheelchair accessible and companion seating can be purchased by phone, in person, or online. As a courtesy, Severance Hall provides wheelchairs to assist patrons in going to and from their seats. Patrons can make arrangement by calling the House Manager in advance at 216-231-7425. Infrared Assistive Listening Devices are available from a Head Usher or the House Manager for most performances. If you need assistance, please


contact the House Manager at 216-231-7425 in advance if possible. Service animals are welcome at Severance Hall. Please notify the Ticket Office as you buy tickets.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY Emergency exits are clearly marked throughout the building. Ushers and house staff will provide instructions in the event of an emergency. Contact an usher or a member of the house staff if you require medical assistance.

SECURITY For security reasons, backpacks, musical instrument cases, and large bags are prohibited in the concert halls. These items must be checked at coat check and may be subject to search. Severance Hall is a firearms-free facility. No person may possess a firearm on the premises.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Regardless of age, each person must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly in a seat throughout the performance. Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts are not recommended for children under the age of 8. However, there are several age-appropriate series designed specifically for children and youth, including: Musical Rainbows (recommended for children 3 to 6 years old) and Family Concerts (for ages 7 and older). Our Under 18s Free ticket program is designed to encourage families to attend together. For more details, visit under18.

T IC K E T SE RV IC ES TICKET EXCHANGES Subscribers unable to attend on a particular concert date can exchange their tickets for a different performance of the same week’s program. Subscribers may exchange their subscription tickets for another subscription program up to five days prior to a performance. There will be no service charge for the five-day advance ticket exchanges. If a ticket exchange is requested within 5 days of the performance, there is a $10 service charge per concert. Visit for details and blackout dates.

UNABLE TO USE YOUR TICKETS? Ticket holders unable to use or exchange their tickets are encouraged to notify the Ticket Office so that those tickets can be resold. Because of the demand for tickets to Cleveland Orchestra performances, “turnbacks” make seats available to other music lovers and can provide additional income to the Orchestra. If you return your tickets at least two hours before the concert, the value of each ticket can be a tax-deductible contribution. Patrons who turn back tickets receive a cumulative donation acknowledgement at the end of each calendar year.

Guest Information

The Cleveland Orchestra



WINTER SEASON Rhapsody in Blue Jan 5 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Jan 6 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s Jan 6 — Friday at 7:00 p.m. <18s Jan 7 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA James Gaffigan, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano

HERRMANN Suite from Psycho SCHOENBERG Piano Concerto * GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra * not part of Friday concerts

Fridays@7 Sponsor: KeyBank

Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony Jan 12 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Jan 14 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano

WIDMANN Trauermarsch (for piano and orchestra) BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 Sponsor: BakerHostetler

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Severance Hall Open House Jan 16 — Monday from noon to 5 p.m. Severance Hall joins in the city-wide celebration of Martin Luther King’s life and achievements with a free public open house featuring musical performances by groups from across Northeast Ohio. Details at

Piano Recital: Lucas Debargue Feb 3 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. A special solo recital presentation featuring the up-andcoming French pianist Lucas Debargue, performing works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Ravel, and Medtner.

Mahler’s Song of the Earth Feb 9 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Feb 10 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s Feb 11 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano Paul Groves, tenor

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) MAHLER The Song of the Earth [Das Lied von der Erde] Sponsor: Medical Mutual

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert


Jan 15 — Sunday at 7:00 p.m

Feb 14 — Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Thomas Wilkins, conductor Thomas Mesa, cello Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus William Henry Caldwell, director and conductor

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Justin Freer, conductor Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 37th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision. Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland. TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets were SOLD OUT as of January 3. Or listen to the concert live on Cleveland radio stations WCLV (104.9 FM) or WCPN (90.3 FM). Sponsor: KeyBank

For a complete schedule of future events and performances, or to purchase tickets online 24/ 7 for Cleveland Orchestra concerts, visit

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A classic movie from 1961 for Valentine’s Day! Experience director Blake Edwards’s romantic comedy with Henry Mancini’s legendary score (including “Moon River”) played live by The Cleveland Orchestra. Sponsor: PNC Bank

Mozart and Tchaikovsky Feb 16 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Feb 17 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s Feb 18 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Semyon Bychkov, conductor Katia Labèque, piano Marielle Labèque, piano

MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony Sponsor: BakerHostetler


Concert Calendar

The Cleveland Orchestra


16 17 2 O 1 6 -1 7


Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus Feb 19 — Sunday at 7:00 p.m.






CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH CHORUS Lisa Wong, director with Marian Vogel, soprano

BATES Sea-Blue Circuitry DEBUSSY Nocturnes POULENC Gloria Two of Northeast Ohio’s premier youth ensembles present a joint concert featuring two French works for chorus and orchestra, plus a recent orchestral work by American composer Mason Bates.

Debussy’s La Mer Feb 23 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Feb 24 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s Feb 25 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Matthias Pintscher, conductor Cédric Tiberghien, piano

PINTSCHER Ex Nihilo SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 2 * DEBUSSY La Mer [The Sea] * not performed on Friday concert

Sponsor: PNC Bank

All American: Copland’s Third March 2 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. March 3 — Friday at 7:00 p.m. <18s March 4 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday January 15 at 7:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Thomas Wilkins, conductor Thomas Mesa, cello Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus William Henry Caldwell, director/conductor

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 37th annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision. Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Brett Mitchell, conductor William Preucil, violin

BERNSTEIN Suite from On the Waterfront * THOMAS Juggler in Paradise: Violin Concerto No. 3 COPLAND Symphony No. 3 * not performed on Friday concert Sponsor: Squire Patton Boggs Fridays@7 Sponsor: KeyBank

Under 18s Free FOR FAMILIES


Concerts with this symbol are eligible for "Under 18s Free" ticketing. Our "Under 18s Free" program offers free tickets for young people attending with families (one per full-price adult for concerts marked with the symbol above).

Severance Hall 2016-17


Concert Calendar

TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets

are required. This concert is SOLD OUT. Listen live on radio stations WCLV and WCPN. Concert Sponsor: KeyBank


216 - 231-1111 800-686-1141



bigger picture

For more than a century, you have invested in the arts, education, health, neighborhoods, the economy and so much more. You see the bigger picture of what our community canâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;be. Invest in the future by partnering with the Cleveland Foundation to make your greatest charitable impact.

(877) 554-5054


The Cleveland Orchestra January 15 Concert  

Martin Luther king Jr. Celebration Concert

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you