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Toronto Symphony Picks A New Executive Director

Mark Williams currently serves as chief artistic and operations officer of the Cleveland Orchestra, reporting to music director Franz Welser-Most. – The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
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Cleveland Orchestra nixes Florida concerts and Great Lakes Theater cancels show due to COVID-19

COVID-19-related cancellations continue to wrack Cleveland’s performing arts scene.
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Morning Headlines: Ohio National Guard deploys to hospitals as omicron variant spreads; COVID cancels Cleveland Orchestra shows

Ohio reported about 7,600 COVID-19 cases on Sunday; the latest COVID-19 wave is giving arts organizations flashbacks to the start of the pandemic; the Ohio Department of Education says a school whose legitimacy was scrutinized after its supposedly top-tier football team got clobbered in an ESPN-televised game didn’t live up to its billing educationally either; and more stories.
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The Cleveland Orchestra cancels two weekend concerts after a performer's positive COVID-19 test

The concert Saturday night was canceled hours before the "Pictures at an Exhibition" performance due to a "possible COVID case in the Orchestra," according to a message the orchestra posted on its web site and on Twitter. At the time, the orchestra intended to go on with its Sunday afternoon performance.
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Morning Headlines: Metro RTA strike put on hold by international union; The Cleveland Orchestra cancels concerts due to COVID-19

Summit County public transit workers will not be going on strike Monday as planned; The Cleveland Orchestra canceled two concerts over the weekend after a performer tested positive for COVID-19; Ohio's COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all increasing; and more stories.
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Cleveland Orchestra reinstates pay after COVID-19 cuts and reports balanced budget

Despite the financial hit of the pandemic for nearly 20 months, the Cleveland Orchestra announced Tuesday it has balanced its books for the third year in a row.
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Cleveland Orchestra to Get $50M Grant From Mandel Foundation

The Cleveland Orchestra will receive a $50 million grant from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, the largest gift in the history of the 103-year-old music organization.
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Sounds and Reflections from The Cleveland Orchestra's First Rehearsal in 16 Months

Classical music has returned to Northeast Ohio after more than a year of silence. The Cleveland Orchestra held its first live, in-person performances Independence Day weekend, with two evening concerts July 3 and 4.
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The Dictatorial Polish Conductor Who Changed The Sound Of American Orchestras

The tale of Artur Rodzinski is not a charming one, and yet, “arguably no man had more of a hand in turning American orchestras into the technical marvels they became in the mid-20th century — whether through those he led himself, or through the example he set. He jolted up the standards of some of the great ensembles of the radio age: the Philadelphia Orchestra (as an assistant from 1925 to ’29), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (as music director from 1929 to ’33), the Cleveland Orchestra (1933 to...
Tags: Art, Music, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, NBC Symphony, Artur Rodzinski, 05.14.21, New York Philharmonic Symphony

Morning Headlines: Ohio Records 1,855 New COVID-19 Cases Sunday; Ohio Lawmaker Proposes Tougher Voting Restrictions

The state reported more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Ohio could soon join the Republican-led states that have enacted tougher voting restrictions; after last year’s concert series was cancelled due to the pandemic, the Cleveland Orchestra announced it will return to Blossom this summer for a 10-week season featuring 11 concerts; and more stories.
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Cleveland Orchestra Concerts to Return to Blossom in July

Audiences will soon be able to gather for Cleveland Orchestra concerts again. The orchestra announced Sunday a 10-week season at Blossom Music Center from July 3 to Sept. 5, with limited admission to allow for social distancing.
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Behind the Scenes at a Virtual Cleveland Orchestra Rehearsal

After seven months of silence, the Cleveland Orchestra has returned to Severance Hall to make music. But, there’s no audience in the seats, and the number of performers on stage was cut in half to present a series of online concerts.
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The Cleveland Orchestra Restarts Recording With Its Own Label

Does this seem like a headline from before the pandemic? Think again. The first recording was released in June, with more on their way. (But it may be a while before the orchestra can record live again in Severance Hall.) – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Cleveland Orchestra, 10.09.20, Severance Hall The New York

Morning Headlines: Counties to Get One Ballot Drop Box; United to Add Cleveland to Florida Flights

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, August 13: Elections chief urges but won't require masks for Ohio vote University of Akron budget calls for $44M in cuts Cleveland signs off on $5M for landlords to remove lead paint COVID-19 cases spike in Ohio May 30 riot in Cleveland leads to 10 indictments OSU students face last-minute increased testing, COVID-19 protocols Cleveland Orchestra scraps Miami residency United Airlines adding Cleveland flights to Florida OSU football coach wants Janua...
Tags: Florida, Miami, Ohio, Cleveland, United Airlines, Osu, Cleveland Orchestra, University of Akron, Frank LaRose, COVID, United to Add Cleveland, Ohio vote Health

The Longest Day of the Year

This week is a run up to the longest day of the year which occurs on the June Solstice, Saturday, June 20. After more than 6 months of winter weather, a few May snowfalls and a non-existent spring, I really love these long summer days. The light filters in around 5:30 am and there’s still a hint of daylight clinging to the treetops in my back yard at 9:20 pm. Somehow though, it feels as if the summer hasn’t really begun. Perhaps it’s the pandemic or the recent tragic news that has pulled my att...
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Cleveland Orchestra Cancels Summer Events

The Cleveland Orchestra has canceled all performances scheduled for this summer, due to COVID-19 health concerns for both audience members and musicians. The 2020 Blossom Music Festival, plus a series of summer concerts at Severance Hall and the annual Star Spangled Spectacular downtown are the latest cancellations as the pandemic continues. Orchestra CEO Andre Gremillet said he’s “cautiously optimistic” about returning in the fall, but even then the audience will probably be limited. "The conce...
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Cleveland Orchestra Expects to Take $12 Million Hit from Pandemic

COVID-19 and the widespread impact of the pandemic is hitting the Cleveland Orchestra hard, forcing temporary layoffs and pay cuts. [Author: Mark Arehart]
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Cleveland Orchestra Cancels Entire Tour Of Europe And Mideast

“On Monday, the group announced that after careful consideration of news reports and advice from health experts, it has decided not embark next week on a tour slated to include concerts in Austria, France, and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.” – The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Tags: Art, Music, Abu Dhabi, Mideast, Cleveland Orchestra, Austria France, 03.09.20

Truly a Wenren—Remembering Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019)

Some reflections by Chen Yi We still don’t want to believe that Professor Chou has passed away. Tears are not enough to express our profound sadness and grief over this tremendous loss. He is a music giant who brought us to and taught us at Columbia University, and mentored us in our creative lives for decades. He has made a huge contribution to the music of our time, yet he is a father-like figure to us. He will be missed by all of us tremendously, and his legacy will live with us forever. Our ...
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Interview: Chuck Israels

Bassist Chuck Israels is probably best known for his work in the Bill Evans Trio between 1961 and 1966—a golden, delicate period for Evans. But Chuck also played with Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Hampton, Hawes, Dave Pike, Gerry Mulligan and many other jazz greats. Chuck also has had a vast playing and recording career as a leader of his own groups. On March 6, Chuck will be in New York for a rare performance at Dizzy's Coca-Cola (go here). The Chuck Israels Sextet features Chuck on...
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Cleveland Orchestra Is Making Digitized Archives Accessible In Two Ways

First, the orchestra is gradually making all its historic scrapbooks (with concert flyers, program booklets, newspaper articles, etc.) available online. Second, a new touch-screen terminal called the “Magic Box” will make background materials on current concert programs available to audience members at Severance Hall. — The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, 12.21.18

State of the Arts: Hitting the High Notes in a Century of the Cleveland Orchestra

As the Cleveland Orchestra celebrates its 100th season this year, we take a look back at where the orchestra started and how it evolved into one of the finest in the country. [Author: Mark Arehart]
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Popdose Video Premiere: DR King, “Gravedigger”

Much like the iconic civil rights leader, DR King (as in Donald Ray King, Jr.),  has a dream — to positively impact people’s lives with music. Step by step, city by city, gig by gig he’s getting closer and closer to finding his place in the spotlight at center stage. Prior to getting a major bump in name recognition as a Top 12 finalist on Season 14 of NBC’s The Voice (airing earlier this year), King performed with the world-renowned R. Nathaniel Dett Choir, the Grammy-nominated Central State U...
Tags: Music, Nbc, New York City, Vatican, The Voice, Louisiana, Kelly Clarkson, Cleveland, Clarkson, Voice, King, Pope Benedict XVI, Harlem, Video Premieres, Kelly, Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra Increases Ticket Sales, Cuts Into Deficit

Attendance was up and the deficit was down for the Cleveland Orchestra in 2018. The Orchestra has outlined how it needs to improve in coming seasons. [Author: Mark Arehart]
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Cleveland Orchestra At 100: The Heartland Band With The World Class Sound

Who knew that a little orchestra in America's Midwest, born in 1918, could grow up to be one of the world's best? Through a century of trials and triumphs, the Cleveland Orchestra still shines. (Image credit: Roger Mastroianni/Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra)
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Fired Violinist William Preucil Will Be Replaced On Suzuki’s Teaching Recordings

The now-former concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra was dismissed for good last week following an investigation into his alleged sexual misconduct with students. The news has distressed many teachers and parents of children studying violin with the Suzuki Method, as Preucil was the violinist playing on the official Suzuki instructional recordings. (His parents were among the first teachers of the method in the US.) So Suzuki International and Alfred Music have announced that they’ll be issui...
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Morning Headlines: Ohio Medicaid Owes Government $38M; Doctors Will Soon Predict Opioid Addiction

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, October 25: Ohio Medicaid owes government $38M; Doctors will soon be able to predict opioid addiction; Ohio announces investment in anti-elder abuse efforts; Fight over CEO school takeover law reaches state high court; Cleveland Orchestra fires 2 musicians over sexual misconduct; Military officials to gather in Columbus; New indoor farmers market to open in Akron; Ohio Medicaid owes government $38M Ohio Medicaid owes the federal government millions o...
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Cleveland Orchestra Fires Two Musicians for Sexual Misconduct

An investigation also said the orchestra’s management should have done more to look into misconduct accusations made years ago.
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Cleveland Orchestra Fires Two Leading Musicians After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

The Cleveland Orchestra announced on Wednesday afternoon that it has fired concertmaster William Preucil and principal trombonist Massimo La Rosa for multiple alleged incidents of sexual misconduct.(Image credit: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Orchestra fires 2 musicians over sexual misconduct

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Orchestra says an independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations has led to the firing of two prominent musicians. The orchestra on Wednesday announced the dismissals of concertmaster William Preucil and principal trombonist Massimo La Rosa. The orchestra says in a statement that the investigation was conducted after the publication of […]
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