The Cleveland Orchestra Seeks Nominations for Eleventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
The Cleveland Orchestra, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, through the Commission on Economic Inclusion, is currently accepting nominations for the eleventh annual DR. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which will be presented at the Orchestra's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Awards will be presented in three categories in recognition of the services and achievements of an adult, a youth, and a business or organization that have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.
Nomination and Selection Process
Members of the community may submit nominations for award consideration. Nomination forms are available through the websites of The Cleveland Orchestra (clevelandorchestra.com), the Greater Cleveland Partnership (gcpartnership.com), the City of Cleveland (http://www.cleveland-oh.gov/), or by calling The Cleveland Orchestra's Department of Education and Community Programs, 216-231-7355. Nomination forms are due by Monday, December 16, 2013, and should be mailed to MLK Community Service Award, Attention: Education and Community Programs, The Cleveland Orchestra, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: MLK Community Service Award Nomination.
A panel composed of business and community leaders will select award recipients. The Nomination Committee will be chaired by Robert P. Madison, CEO, Robert P. Madison International, Inc., and a member of the Musical Arts Association Board of Trustees.
To view the criteria for the awards and the nomination form, click here.
Award Presentation and Concert
The DR. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award will be presented to the selected outstanding adult, youth, and business or organization at The Cleveland Orchestra's 34th annuAl Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert on January 19, 2014. The concert, led by Chelsea Tipton, will take place at Severance Hall at 7:00 p.m., and will feature the Junior Division First Prize winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players, cellist Lev Mamuya. The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, with director and conductor William Henry Caldwell, will also participate in the concert.
Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014, through the Severance Hall Ticket Office in person; by phone at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141; or online at clevelandorchestra.com. Due to the high demand for tickets to this concert, traditionally all tickets for this concert are distributed by 4 p.m. on the day they are made available to the public. There is a limit of 2 tickets per household.
This concert is sponsored by KeyBank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. The musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra donate their services for this concert as a benefit to the The Cleveland Orchestra sustaining fund.
For more information about award nominations and the MLK Celebration Concert on January 19, 2014, please contact The Cleveland Orchestra's Department of Education and Community Programs at 216-231-7355.