The Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Presents THE LEGACY OF LEV ARONSON Tonight

August 13
12:30 AM 2014

The Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to present their summer benefit, "The Legacy of Lev Aronson", with Cleveland Orchestra Cellist Brian Thornton . This exciting benefit will be held tonight, August the 13th, 2014 at The Mayfield Sand Ridge Club in South Euclid.

There will be a Reception at 5:30, a Performance at 6:30 and Dinner at 7:30

Ticket levels : $150, $250, $500

This program, featuring exquisite works by concert cellist Lev Aronson, was written and will be performed by Brian Thornton as a powerful and passionate tribute to the brilliant teacher who was his mentor for so many years.

" As a young burgeoning cello soloist in Latvia during the 1930's and 1940's, Lev Aronson, a Jew, was forced to survive in concentration camps during the German occupation of Latvia. After spending time in several concentration camps he escaped, immigrated to America, established himself anew as a concert cellist and eventually became a highly influential cello instructor. "

(From the website of the FirstAnnual Lev Aronson Legacy Festival Week at The Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts.)

For more information : www.levaronnsonlegacy.com , www.brianthorntoncello.com

Honorary Event Chairs: Audrey and Albert Ratner

Honorary Host Committee: William P. Blair III, Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker, Amy and Steve Hoffman, Rabbi Roger C. Klein, Diane Mather, Cantor Sarah Sager, Cantor Kathryn Wolfe Sebo, Dr. Roxanne & Rabbi Edward Sukol, Jennifer Woda, Elizabeth and Roy Woda, Sheila M. Wright

Event Committee: Barbara Wolfort, Chair; Barbara Davis, Pam Elliot, Beth Schreibman Gehring, Pearl Hachen, Carol Holder , Barbara Myers, Renee Rogers, Tricia Smith, Jean Sarlson

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