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Cleveland Orchestra celebrates Rotary Foundation Centennial

What does a renowned world class orchestra and the oldest service organization have in common? In 1916 a successful business owner, Arch Klumph, also a flutist with the Cleveland Orchestra, started the Rotary Foundation with $28.50. 264 more words

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Watch Cleveland Orchestra's beautiful good luck performance for the Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND– Forget a simple shout-out; The Cleveland Orchestra devoted an entire good-luck performance to the Cleveland Indians as they take on the Chicago Cubs in the World Series tonight. 59 more words

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Rare glimpse inside Cleveland Orchestra

It’s one of the top orchestras in the entire world, and they make their music right here in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Orchestra is getting ready to open its new season at Severance Hall and FOX 8’s Gabe Spiegel was granted rare access for a glimpse of what’s to come this year. 29 more words

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Cleveland Orchestra, Großes Festspielhaus (Salzburg)

Bartók, Strauss

The Cleveland Orchestra came to the Salzburg Festival as this year’s American guest, under longtime music director Franz Welser-Möst.  They have a gorgeous tone, but something was definitely missing – perhaps the virtuosity of the Philadelphians, who are in a league of their own among US orchestras, let alone the personality of the Vienna Philharmonic (always the criticism Cleveland’s previous long-time music director Christoph von Dohnányi had of this orchestra, and he obviously liked his own team!).   399 more words

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"the bass drum heard 'round the world"

Today I was looking up obituaries of Frederick Fennell (looking for birth and death dates, but that’s another story).  Fennell is known as the father of the mid-century band revival in North America with his fifties Mercury Living Presence recordings of existing band classics, played by his creation the “wind ensemble” (45 piece band with only one player on many parts), at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  289 more words

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Cleveland Orchestra comes home with a Star-Spangled Spectacular on Public Square

Yes, the Cleveland Orchestra is going home!

Photo from cochorus.com

After leaving quietly last summer to Mall B, the Cleveland Orchestra will bring the “Star-Spangled Spectacular” home, where civic pride and tradition demand it. 544 more words

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