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New Meetup: Conrad Mizer / Karl Wolfram Memorial Garden Concert, 1-3 PM

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Announcing a new Meetup for Cleveland German Language Meetup!

What: Conrad Mizer / Karl Wolfram Memorial Garden Concert, 1-3 PM

When: Sunday, July 11, 2010 1:00 PM

Where:
German Cultural Garden
1036 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44108

On Sunday, July 11, 2010 the Deutscher Musik Verein will co-sponsor the "Conrad Mizer / Karl Wolfram Memorial Garden Concert" with the Federation of German Americans of Greater Cleveland. The concert, which is free to the public, will feature the sounds of traditional German music performed by musicians from three Northeast Ohio Blaskapelle (or "brass bands"), namely the Deutscher Musik Verein, the Youngstown Saxon Blaskapelle, and the Donauschwäbische Blaskapelle.

I might be arriving late because I'll be brunching in Richfield, so if someone would volunteer to be the Event Host I would really appreciate it!

The concert is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the German Cultural Garden's Goethe-Schiller Square, located at 106 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio. The German Cultural Garden, siturated centrally in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens within Rockefeller Park, is recognizable by the twin monument of Goethe and Schiller, the largest monument within the Gardens.

Please note: There will be no chairs provided for seating. They encourage you to bring lawn chairs for your personal comfort. There will be no concessions available. Restrooms are available at the nearby Cleveland Greenhouse north of the German Garden at the end of East Boulevard (approx. 3/4 mile from the Garden). Convenient parking is available on the east side of East Blvd. (parking available on both sides of the street) behind the while line near the lower sign and the Latvian Garden (look for the red/white/red flag) and walk up the paved sidewalk path.

In case of inclement weather the concert will be canceled.

Some interesting history:
Conrad Mizer emigrated from Germany with his brother's family and lived on the near west side of Cleveland, close to Edgewater Park. A tailor by trade, he tirelessly pursued his favorite pastime, Frühschoppenmusik (the closest translation being "garden or park concert"), after arriving in Germany.

During the late 19th century, his dream came true when he founded the free "Public Park Concerts" at Edgewater Park. He also sponsored the Sunday afternoon Pop Concerts at Grays Armory with the Cleveland Grand Orchestra, which is the forerunner of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.

Charles ("Karl") J. Wolfram, along with Leo Wiedenthal, founded the Garden system at Rockefeller Park and was the first president of the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation. During his 25-year tenure as president, he saw 18 gardens established. The family background of Karl Wolfram is identified with a long line of musicians, teachers and educators. He was actively involved in Cleveland's civic, political and cultural life.

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