cleveland orchestra thursday, july 2 on public square with fireworks

From: Bill J.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:19 PM
please excuse this intrusion, as my message has very little to do with the focus of our group. I just wanted to alert you to the cleveland orchestra?s free holiday concert thursday evening on public square, fireworks included.

if you are not interested, please just delete this message now and forgive my note. since this annual event has not been posted by any meetup group, i didn?t want our members to miss this great opportunity.

the activities start at 5 p.m. with various music performances. the cleveland orchestra plays at 9 p.m. followed by fireworks. everything is free!

is anyone interested in taking matters into our own hands and having an unofficial meetup on public square? i believe that you will need to bring your own chair or blanket.

email me if you are interested.

we will need to select an initial meeting location and times. when you respond please include any suggestions, your mode of transportation (rail or car) and where you?re coming from. A cell phone number would also be helpful.


bill

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CLEVELAND, June 15, 2009 ? The Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Loras John Schissel, will perform its 20th annual free Star-Spangled Spectacular community concert on Thursday, July 2, on Public Square in downtown Cleveland.

At 9:00 p.m., The Cleveland Orchestra and Loras John Schissel will perform a program of popular favorites by composers George Gershwin, Elmer Bernstein, Richard Rodgers, William Steffe, and Irving Berlin, culminating with Tchaikovsky?s ?1812? Overture.

Soprano Angela Brown will make her Cleveland Orchestra debut singing ?Summertime? and ?Someone to Watch Over Me? both by Gershwin, and the ever-popular spiritual ?He?s Got The Whole World in His Hands.?

A pre-concert festival of musical entertainment will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a diverse line-up of Cleveland-based music groups performing in the hours leading up to the Orchestra?s concert: 7 Mile Isle, Catwalk Blue, What?s Next Quartet, and the Bill Ransom Quartet. In addition to the musical performances, Tower City Center will offer a free arts festival inside the mall from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The arts festival will feature the handmade works of local and national artisans. The Cleveland Orchestra?s ?Star-Spangled Spectacular Pre-Concert Festival? will be hosted by ideastream?s Dee Perry. The 9:00 p.m. concert will be broadcast live on 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9 FM.
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The ?Star-Spangled Spectacular Community Concert and Festival? are sponsored by the citizens of Cuyahoga County and the Board of County Commissioners through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support is provided by The Cleveland Foundation, The Avenue at Tower City Center, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, and media partner WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream.


CALENDAR LISTING:
The Cleveland Orchestra?s ?Star-Spangled Spectacular Community Concert and Festival?

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cleveland Orchestra Concert

Time: Concert will begin at 9:00 p.m. and will end at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Where:: Public Square in Downtown Cleveland

What: The Cleveland Orchestra
Loras John Schissel, conductor
Angela Brown, soprano
Fireworks immediately following the concert, weather permitting

Program: JOHN STAFFORD SMITH ? The Star-Spangled Banner
Angela Brown, soprano
ELMER BERNSTEIN ? Overture: The Magnificent Seven
GEORGE GERSHWIN ? ?Summertime? from Porgy and Bess
Angela Brown, soprano
TRADITIONAL ? He?s Got The Whole World In His Hands (arr. Margaret Bonds)
Angela Brown, soprano
RICHARD RODGERS ? The Sound of Music, A Symphonic Picture (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)
TRADITIONAL ? Turkey in the Straw (arr. Carmen Dragon)
TRADITIONAL ? The Wide Missouri (arr. Carmen Dragon)
WILLIAM STEFFE ? Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Carmen Dragon)
GEORGE GERSHWIN ? Someone to Watch Over Me (arr. Nelson Riddle/Loras John Schissel)
Angela Brown, soprano
DON GILLIS ? ?Requiem for a Hero? from Symphony X (Big D)
LORAS JOHN SCHISSEL ? Armed Forces on Parade
IRVING BERLIN ? Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor ? God Bless America (arr. Loras John Schissel)
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY ?1812? Overture


Pre-Concert Festival
Dee Perry, host

Time: 5:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m., prior to the Orchestra?s performance

Where: Public Square in Downtown Cleveland

What: Festival performances by Cleveland-area music groups

10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Arts Festival at Tower City
Featuring the handmade works of local and national artists

5:00-5:35 p.m. ? 7 Mile Isle
Steel Drum Band

5:50-6:25 p.m. ? Catwalk Blue
Funk

6:40-7:15 p.m. ? What?s Next Quartet
Doo-Wop, Gospel, and Barbershop

7:30-8:15 p.m. ? Bill Ransom Quintet
Jazz

The ?Star-Spangled Spectacular Community Concert and Festival? are sponsored by the citizens of Cuyahoga County and the Board of County Commissioners through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Additional support is provided by The Cleveland Foundation, The Avenue at Tower City Center, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, and media partner WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream.
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