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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cleveland Orchestra, C.G. Conn to hold Hornapalooza on January 18

Clinics, workshops open to French horn players of all skill levels, culminating with performance on Severance Hall main stage

CLEVELAND, December 9, 2009 ’Äě On January 18, 2010, The Cleveland Orchestra, in partnership with C.G. Conn, invites French horn players of all skill levels to participate in Hornapalooza, a day of clinic sessions, and a culminating performance on Severance Hall’Äôs main stage. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. ’Äě 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010, at Severance Hall.

The event includes clinic sessions teaching fundamental horn skills led by members of The Cleveland Orchestra’Äôs horn section, and a group performance under conductor Loras John Schissel on the main stage of Severance Hall. Participants can also visit with experts from C.G. Conn to learn about horn care and maintenance.

Hornapalooza will culminate in a main stage group performance at 1:00 p.m. The performance is part of the free 2010 Martin Luther King Day Community Open House, which runs from noon to 5:15 p.m. that day. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra concert at 2:00 p.m. will feature members of The Cleveland Orchestra’Äôs horn section.

Registration forms for Hornapalooza are due by December 18 and are available at or by emailing or calling The Cleveland Orchestra’Äôs Office of Education and Community Programs at (216) 231-7355. There is a registration fee of $15.

Hornapalooza is part of The Cleveland Orchestra’Äôs Community Music Initiative, a series of artistic initiatives and new programs aimed at diversifying the Orchestra’Äôs offerings and reaching more children, adults, teachers, students, musicians, and families than ever before. These diverse programs offer everyone, from preschool children to adults, the opportunity to experience music in a variety of ways, throughout their lives, and throughout the community.

C.G. Conn brass instruments are manufactured and distributed by Conn-Selmer, Inc. The largest manufacturer of band and orchestral instruments and accessories in the United States, Conn-Selmer, Inc. is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. To contact Conn-Selmer, write to P.O. Box 310 Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit



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