The Cleveland Orchestra Presents Its 2nd Annual Residency in Lakewood, 5/17-24

The Cleveland Orchestra Presents Its 2nd Annual Residency in Lakewood, 5/17-24

The Cleveland Orchestra presents its second annual Northeast Ohio neighborhood residency from May 17 through 24, 2014, in Lakewood, Ohio. During the residency, the Orchestra will offer musical performances and events throughout the community. These events include performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians, ensembles from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus, a Cleveland Orchestra concert preview, extensive educational programs for local students all culminating with a free concert by The Cleveland Orchestra at Lakewood Civic Auditorium. All of the events are free and open to the public. A complete listing of dates and times are listed below or can be found online at

"The Cleveland Orchestra at Home in Lakewood" begins on Saturday, May 17, 2014 with performances at Root Café and Blackbird Baking Company at 10:30 a.m. Nature's Bin will have a special music-related event at 11:30 a.m. On Sunday, May 18th the Lakewood First Baptist Church service at 10 a.m. is entitled "The Mosiac of Music" with worship and fellowship with emphasis on the power and persuasion of music, particularly in an intercultural context. Musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra will perform during the service.

PORCHestra, an afternoon of music on Lakewood's front porches sponsored by Charter One, takes place on Sunday, May 18, beginning at 4 p.m. Lakewood residents will perform on their front porch in this community-wide, free "jam session." Any resident or business can sign up their front porch, or front step, at Everyone who registers will receive two tickets to a Cleveland Orchestra Blossom concert this summer. The afternoon of music making will culminate with an outdoor concert on the front porch of the downtown Lakewood Public Library at 5:15 p.m. with performances by The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble followed by a double-bass quartet and violin/viola duet by members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

On May 19 at 10 a.m., a PNC Musical Rainbow "on the road" concert for children takes place at Lakewood Catholic Academy and at 1:30 p.m., The Barton Senior Center will open its doors for a performance by a Cleveland Orchestra ensemble. That evening at 7 p.m., Assistant Conductor Brett Mitchell will present a preview of the Lakewood Community concerts at the Beck Center.

On Wednesday, May 21 at 6 p.m., Cleveland Orchestra musicians will perform on the deck at Pier W restaurant, as the launch of Pier W's outdoor summer concert series. On Thursday, May 22 at noon, Cleveland Orchestra musicians will give a concert at Lakewood Hospital in the atrium. On Friday evening, May 23 at 6 p.m., Cleveland Orchestra musicians perform at Vosh Nightclub, and at 8 p.m. there is an ensemble performance by Cleveland Orchestra musicians at Mahall's.

On Friday, May 23, the Orchestra will perform a free Education Concert for high school students at Lakewood Civic Auditorium, titled Romeo and Juliet. Lakewood High School students are reading and studying Shakespeare's famous play during the month leading up to the concert. Students will see the story unfold through music and theater when The Cleveland Orchestra teams up with Great Lakes Theater Festival actors to bring Prokofiev's, Tchaikovsky's, and Bernstein's versions of Romeo and Juliet.

The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Lakewood concludes on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a free community concert by The Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst at Lakewood Civic Auditorium. The program features Cleveland Orchestra Principal Trombone Massimo La Rosa as soloist in Ferdinand David's Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra. The program opens with Richard Strauss's tone poem Don Juan and also includes three pieces by Johann Strauss Jr.: Waltz: From the Mountains, Czárdás from the operetta Ritter Pázmán, and the overture to the operetta Die Fledermaus. A live radio broadcast of the concert will air on WCLV 104.9 ideastream, and a delayed telecast of the concert will be presented by WVIZ/PBS ideastream.

"At Home" Neighborhood Residency Program

The Cleveland Orchestra introduced neighborhood residencies in May 2013 in the Gordon Square community of Cleveland. The activities, including a Cleveland Orchestra Concert at Saint Colman Catholic Church, were taped and aired by WVIZ/PBS ideastream.

The goals of the Orchestra's neighborhood residencies are to bring increased visibility and vibrancy to greater Cleveland's neighborhoods, build community through arts and culture in tandem with local partners, and offer more people the opportunity to engage with the music and the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra.


Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Root Café

15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Solo performance by Cleveland Orchestra musician.

Paul Kushious, cello

Blackbird Baking Company at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1391 Sloane Ave., Lakewood

Woodwind Duet by Cleveland Orchestra musicians

Barrick Stees, bassoon

Daniel McElway, clarinet

Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. - 12 noon

Nature's Bin

18120 Sloane Ave., Lakewood

Special music-related event at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 18 at 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Lakewood Baptist Church

14321 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

"The Mosaic of Music" - Worship and fellowship with particular emphasis on the power and persuasion of music, particularly in an intercultural context. Lakewood Baptist Church is home to the largest ethnically diverse mainline congregation within Lakewood, 45% of which are Karen refugees from Burma.

Elayna Duitman, violin

Sae Shiragami, violin

Lisa Boyko, viola

Lembi Veskimets, viola

Alan Harrell, cello

Sunday, May 18 at 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


An afternoon of music on Lakewood's front porches and at Lakewood Public Library, sponsored by Charter One featuring Cleveland Orchestra musicians, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra musicians, and community musicians. for porch locations of Lakewood residents performing and for these two locations featuring Cleveland Orchestra musicians.

East End Porch: Shachar Israel, trombone

David Alan Harrell, cello

West End Porch: Martha Baldwin, cello

Alexandra Preucil, violin

Lakewood Public Library (front steps) 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Detroit Avenue will be closed from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the performances.