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Details of Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University 2018-19 residency partnership announced

Highlights of the residency include Arts Innovation Summit and Cleveland Orchestra concert at Baldwin Wallace University with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music today announced further details of the special residency partnership for the 2018-19 season and academic year. This collaborative residency will provide educational opportunities for Baldwin Wallace University music and arts administration students led by Cleveland Orchestra musicians, conductors, and administrative staff. Ticket information for events and concerts, many of which are free and open to students and the public, is included in the Residency Calendar section below.

Leading up to the residency, on August 29 there will be a Faculty and Friends: Chamber Music Recital at Baldwin Wallace University featuring Baldwin Wallace Conservatory faculty members and members of The Cleveland Orchestra including Assistant Principal Clarinetist Dan McKelway, violist Lembi Veskimets, violinist Sae Shiragami, and First Assistant Principal Cellist Richard Weiss. Also, on September 7, Cleveland Orchestra trumpet player Jack Sutte will perform in a recital to include two premieres by Sutte and music by Jeffrey Rathbun. 

The special residency partnership officially begins on October 2, with Baldwin Wallace University’s annual Arts Innovation Summit, presented by Baldwin Wallace’s Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG), Arts Management and Entrepreneurship program, and Conservatory of Music. This year’s Summit, titled Facing the Music: Challenges of Today's Orchestras, will feature a wide-ranging discussion about the future of orchestras, challenges facing the industry, and how orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, are responding. The Summit is free and open to the public, entrance tickets required. Details of industry experts participating in the summit will be announced at a later date.

A Student Composition Workshop and New Music Reading will be held on October 10, led by a string quartet of Cleveland Orchestra musicians including violinists Wei-Fang Gu and Yun-Ting Lee, as well as violist Lisa Boyko, and cellist Bryan Dumm. This event will be open to students and the public.

A Conservatory Conversation will be held on November 7. The conversation will feature The Cleveland Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor, Vinay Parameswaran, and Baldwin Wallace University’s Director of Orchestral Studies, Dr. Soo Han. This conversation is free and open to the public.

On January 16, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra will perform at Baldwin Wallace University’s Gamble Auditorium in the Kulas Musical Arts building. The concert will feature Mozart’s Divertimento No. 15 and Strauss’s Symphony for Winds.

The following day, on January 17, an all-school Convocation Conversation, titled Making the Magic Happen: Behind the Scenes with The Cleveland Orchestra, will feature members of The Cleveland Orchestra’s staff. This conversation is free and open to the public. Details of Cleveland Orchestra administrative staff participating in the conversation will be announced at a later date.

A series of Masterclasses led by members of The Cleveland Orchestra will take place throughout the residency. These masterclasses will include:

String Masterclass with Cleveland Orchestra musicians, violinist Takako Masame, violinist Miho Hashizume, First Assistant Principal Violist Lynne Ramsey, and cellist Ralph Curry on November 13;

Brass Masterclass with Assistant Principal Trumpet Lyle Steelman on February 18;

Keyboard in the Orchestra Masterclass with Principal Keyboard Joela Jones on February 19;

Woodwind Masterclass with Principal Clarinet Afendi Yusuf on March 14;

Percussion Masterclass with Principal Timpani Paul Yancich on March 18;

Student Advantage and Frequent Fan Card
Baldwin Wallace University students are encouraged to take advantage of the Orchestra’s programs for students:

Student Advantage Program

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Student Advantage Program makes $15 tickets available to full-time high school, college, and graduate/post-graduate students during the Severance Hall season and allows members to bring a guest for an additional $15. Membership is free; for more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com/Tickets/students/ and follow on Facebook. Student Advantage Program members also receive discounted tickets, exclusive invitations to masterclasses, post-concert receptions with musicians, and behind-the-scenes open rehearsals.

The Cleveland Orchestra Frequent Fan Card is priced at $50 and available at the Severance Hall Ticket Office. The Frequent Fan Card admits one student to unlimited performances, based on availability, of Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts in the 2018-19 season and allows cardholders to bring a guest for an additional $15. Other benefits include exclusive invitations to masterclasses, post-concert receptions with musicians, and behind-the-scenes open rehearsals. The Frequent Fan Card is now on sale to students at $50, essentially paying for itself in four visits throughout the season. For information about purchasing a Frequent Fan Card, please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111.

The Student Advantage program is funded by the Center for Future Audiences through the Alexander and Sarah Cutler Fund for Student Audiences.


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