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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2009-10 Family Concert Series and PNC Musical Rainbow Series

Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst leads the Orchestra in a Family Concert program for the first time

CLEVELAND ĺ─ý The Cleveland Orchestra today announced its 2009-10 Family Concert Series, for children ages 7 and older, and PNC Musical Rainbow Series, for children ages 3 to 6. Both concert series are designed to introduce young people to classical music, and feature performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians with special guest artists. Subscriptions for both series, as well as single tickets, are now available.

2009-10 Family Series Concerts
Three Family Concerts will take place during the 2009-10 season, in September, March, and April. Led by Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst and Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductors Tito Muł▒oz and James Feddeck, these concerts will be presented on Sundays at 2:00 p.m., with pre-concert activities, including Instrument Discovery, beginning one hour before each performance.

On Sunday, September 27, a program titled ĺ─˙Meet the Orchestraĺ─¨ will introduce the orchestra family through works that showcase the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections of The Cleveland Orchestra. Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst conducts the Orchestra in his first Family Concert. The Awesome Childrenĺ─˘s Orchestra (TACO), comprised of adults (including Cleveland Orchestra members) and children, will make a guest appearance.

On Sunday, March 14, 2010, The Cleveland Orchestra reunites with the Magic Circle Mime Co. to present ĺ─˙The Mozart Experience,ĺ─¨ a program combining music and mime to introduce young audiences to the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. An impetuous street musician caught playing the orchestraĺ─˘s grand piano is offered the chance (much to her surprise) to ĺ─˙be Mozartĺ─¨ for this program about one of the most famous composers of all time. The street musician and her prankster companion lead the audience on a wonderful musical adventure that reveals the very human story of Mozartĺ─˘s life, and his musical genius. Audiences will enjoy excerpts of many of Mozartĺ─˘s most famous works, including Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Papagenoĺ─˘s song from The Magic Flute, and much more.

A video clip of footage from ĺ─˙The Mozart Experienceĺ─¨ may be seen at Magic Circle Mime CO. :: Videos.

On Saturday, April 25, 2010, the 2009-10 Family Concert Series concludes as The Cleveland Orchestra presents ĺ─˙The Composer is Dead.ĺ─¨ Thereĺ─˘s dreadful news from Severance Hall ĺ─ý the composer is dead and the perpetrator is lurking within the orchestra! A collaboration by childrenĺ─˘s author Lemony Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey, The Composer is Dead is a morbidly funny musical whodunit that ĺ─˙investigatesĺ─¨ every section of the orchestra ĺ─ý A Peter and the Wolf for the 21st century, aimed at a new generation. Composer Nathaniel Stookey narrates.

A video clip about ĺ─˙The Composer is Deadĺ─¨ may be seen at YouTube - Lemony Snicket and Nathaniel Stookey on The Composer is Dead.

In addition to the performances, the Family Series also includes free, pre-concert activities that complement the concert theme. The activities, which begin one hour prior to each performance, include Instrument Discovery, where children can try various instruments.

The Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Series is sponsored by Giant Eagle.

2009-10 PNC Musical Rainbows Series

The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s Musical Rainbow concerts have a new sponsor this season. As part of PNCĺ─˘s Grow Up Great initiative in Cleveland, they are sponsoring the Musical Rainbows Series for preschoolers as well as a wide range of other activities and programs designed to give very young children ĺ─˙A Great Early Start in the Arts.ĺ─¨ PNC Musical Rainbow programs introduce very young children to the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time. Each age-appropriate program includes narration, demonstration, short solo selections, and audience participation. Musical Rainbows are performed by current and former Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests, and are hosted by local actress and singer Maryann Nagel, with pianist Laura Silverman assisting for most of the concerts.

The Trusty Trombone will be presented on October 30 and 31, with retired Cleveland Orchestra trombonist Allen Kofsky. The Clever Clarinet will be presented on November 20 and 21, with clarinetist Daniel McKelway. The Fancy Flute will be presented on February 12 and 13, 2010, with flutist Mary Kay Fink and pianist Nicholas Underhill. Sensational Strings will be presented on April 16 and 17, 2010, with cellist Bryan Dumm and violinist Molly Fung. Percussion Partners will be presented on May 7 and 8, 2010, with percussionists Marc Damoulakis and Mell Csicsila.

In addition to the five-concert PNC Musical Rainbow Series, the 2009-10 season also includes three special PNC Holiday Musical Rainbow programs. Each program focuses on the music, culture and traditions of the holidays. The Music of Chanukah will be presented on Friday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday, December 13, at 12:30 p.m. Children will love the fun and surprises of the Christmas Brass Quintet on Thursday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m., and Saturday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m. Audiences will learn All About Kwanzaa on Friday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m. in a program that includes music, songs, and storytelling.

PNC Musical Rainbow Concerts are endowed by the Pysht Fund.

TICKETS: A three-concert subscription package for the 2009-10 Family Concert Series is now available. Subscribers save up to 25% off the price of single tickets and are guaranteed the same reserved seats for all three concerts. Subscription prices range from $27 to $54 for all three concerts. Full boxes (8 seats) are available for $480 for all three concerts. Single tickets for Family Concerts are now on sale. Prices range from $10 to $30.

Five-concert subscriptions for the PNC Musical Rainbow Series are currently on sale. Subscriptions are $25 for the series, a savings of 30% off the price of single tickets. Three subscription series times are available: Friday at 10:00 a.m. and Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Individual tickets for the three Holiday Musical Rainbows are $7 each. They may be purchased with a Musical Rainbow subscription.

For more information about the Family Series and Musical Rainbow concerts, or to order tickets, call the Cleveland Orchestra Subscription Office at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141 or visit clevelandorchestra.com.
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These concerts are part of a broad array of educational programs designed to foster a love of music and a lifetime of participation in the musical arts. For more information, call The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s Department of Education and Community Programs at (216) 231-7355.

2009-10 FAMILY SERIES
(for children age seven and older and their families)

The Cleveland Orchestra presents these concerts, each developed around an entertaining theme. Pre-concert activities begin one hour before each concert.

Sunday, September 27, at 2:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.)
Severance Hall
Meet the Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-MłĆst, conductor
with special guests, The Awesome Childrenĺ─˘s Orchestra (TACO)

Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-MłĆst conducts the first Family Concert of the season. Families will have the opportunity to meet the orchestra family through works that showcase the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections of The Cleveland Orchestra.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.)

Severance Hall

The Mozart Experience

The Cleveland Orchestra
Tito Muł▒oz, conductor

with special guests, Magic Circle Mime Co.


ĺ─˙The Mozart Experienceĺ─¨ combines music and mime to introduce young audiences to the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. An impetuous street musician caught playing the orchestraĺ─˘s grand piano is offered the chance (much to her surprise) to ĺ─˙be Mozartĺ─¨ for this program about one of the most famous composers of all time. The street musician and her prankster companion lead the audience on a wonderful musical adventure that reveals the very human story of Mozartĺ─˘s life, and his musical genius. Audiences will enjoy excerpts of many of Mozartĺ─˘s most famous works, including Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Papagenoĺ─˘s song from The Magic Flute, and much more.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.)

Severance Hall
The Composer is Dead

Music by Nathaniel Stookey; Words by Lemony Snicket

With special guest, composer Nathaniel Stookey

The Cleveland Orchestra
James Feddeck, conductor


Thereĺ─˘s dreadful news from Severance Hall ĺ─ý the composer is dead and the perpetrator is lurking within the orchestra! A collaboration by childrenĺ─˘s author Lemony Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey, The Composer is Dead is a morbidly funny musical whodunit that ĺ─˙investigatesĺ─¨ every section of the orchestra ĺ─ý A Peter and the Wolf for the 21st century, aimed at a new generation. Composer Nathaniel Stookey narrates.
______________________________________________________________________________

The Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Series is sponsored by Giant Eagle.

Three-concert subscription packages for the 2009-10 Family Series are available now through the Severance Hall Subscription Office. Subscribers save up to 25% off the price of single tickets and are guaranteed the same reserved seats for all three concerts. Subscription prices range from $27 to $54 for all three concerts. Full boxes (8 seats) are available for $480 for all three concerts. Single tickets are also now on sale. For more information or to order tickets, call the Cleveland Orchestra Subscription Office or Ticket Office (for single tickets) at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.


2009-10 PNC MUSICAL RAINBOW SERIES
(for children ages 3 to 6)

This series of 30-minute programs introduces children ages 3-6 to instruments and instrument families of the orchestra, and includes narration, demonstration and audience participation.

Friday, October 30, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙The Trusty Tromboneĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall.

Allen Kofsky, trombone
Maryann Nagel, host

Laura Silverman, piano

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Friday, November 20, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 21, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙The Clever Clarinetĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Daniel McKelway, bassoon
Maryann Nagel, host

Laura Silverman, piano

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Friday, February 12, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙The Fancy Fluteĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Mary Kay Fink, flute
Maryann Nagel, host

Nicholas Underhill, piano

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Friday, April 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 17, 2010, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙Sensational Stringsĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Bryan Dumm, cello
Molly Fung, violin

Maryann Nagel, host

Laura Silverman, piano

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Friday, May 7, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

ĺ─˙Percussion Partnersĺ─¨
Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Marc Damoulakis, percussion
Mell Csicsila, percussion

Maryann Nagel, host

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PNC Musical Rainbow concerts are endowed by the Pysht Fund.

PNC Musical Rainbow Series subscriptions for the 2009-10 season are available for $25 (5 concerts) through the Severance Hall Subscription Office. Subscribers to the series save 30% off the price of single tickets. Single tickets for each of the concerts, including the PNC Holiday Musical Rainbows, are also on sale, at $7 per concert. For more information or to order tickets, call the Cleveland Orchestra Subscription Office or Ticket Office (for single tickets) at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.


2009-10 PNC HOLIDAY MUSICAL RAINBOWS

Friday, December 11, at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, December 13, at 12:30 p.m.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

The Music of Chanukah Musical Rainbow with
Carolyn Warner, violin and piano

Stephen Warner, violin

Kathryn Wolfe Sebo, cantor

Maryann Nagel, host

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Thursday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

Saturday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m.

Concert Hall at Severance Hall

Christmas Brass Quintet Musical Rainbow
with

Jack Sutte, trumpet

Michael Miller, trumpet

Hans Clebsch, horn

Edward Zadrozny, trombone

Ronald Bishop, tuba

Maryann Nagel, host

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Friday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

All About Kwanzaa Musical Rainbow
with
Barbara Eady, storyteller, from the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers

William Clarence Marshall III, bass

Mell Csicsila, percussion

Andrew Pongracz, percussion


All programs and artists subject to change.

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