The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst Perform Special Education Concert 9/22

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst Perform Special Education Concert 9/22On September 22 a collaborative education project with Music Director, Franz Welser-Möst, Cleveland Orchestra musicians and Cleveland School of the Arts (CSA) students centered around the music of Beethoven will culminate when the Orchestra and Welser-Möst perform a special Education Concert, "Beethoven & Prometheus: A Hero's Journey" at Severance Hall. The concert will be featured as part of the opening week of events of the 2017-18 season, the 100th year of concerts for the Orchestra.

During the spring of 2017, Orchestra musicians and staff immersed themselves at CSA working with students and teachers to explore a unique intersection of mythology and music. The Prometheus Project for Students was inspired by Welser-Möst's "The Prometheus Project," a major focal point of the Orchestra's 100th Season, which will examine Beethoven's music through the metaphor of Prometheus, a daring Greek Titan who defied Zeus to bestow on humanity the gift of fire.

In a concert performed exclusively for students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), select CSA student art projects will be projected onto large screens surrounding the Orchestra, integrating them into "Beethoven & Prometheus: A Hero's Journey." The program will introduce middle and high school students from CMSD to an emotionally rich, multidisciplinary, multimedia concert experience that illuminates the hero's journey, and its connections to composer Ludwig van Beethoven, the Greek Titan Prometheus, and the students of today.

For more information on The Prometheus Project for Students, visit this link: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/News-and-Updates/News-Releases/2017-releases/2017-08-24-Prometheus-Project/.




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