by Daniel Hathaway

Gordon-Square-BannerDetails are now in place for the inaugural neighborhood residency of The Cleveland Orchestra, which will find the Orchestra and members of Severance Hall ensembles engaging the community in numerous activities ranging from performances to a soccer match in the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland’s West Side from May 11 through May 17.

The full Orchestra will play a free evening concert (now sold out) and a morning educational concert at St. Colman Church under assistant conductor James Feddeck. A special City Club forum will discuss the impact of arts and culture on neighborhood development.

Other performances include a variety of Cleveland Orchestra soloists and ensembles performing in Gordon Square cafés, wine bars, a health campus, galleries and food stores as well as in La Sagrada Familia Church and Cleveland Public Theatre.

Ensemble HD, made up of Cleveland Orchestra musicians, will join Classical Revolution at the Happy Dog to celebrate the release of its vinyl recording, Ensemble HD Live at the Happy Dog.

Other activities include a Capitol Theatre screening of part of the Orchestra’s Bruckner Fourth Symphony Performance at St. Florian Abbey and that neighborhood soccer game, which will involve seventeen Orchestra musicians and staff and young people from the neighborhood.

The complete schedule follows.

The Cleveland Orchestra at home in Gordon Square

All events are free and open to the public. The Cleveland Orchestra’s evening performance at St. Colman is now “sold out.”

Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. – Gypsy Beans & Baking Co., 6425 Detroit Ave. Frank Rosenwein & Jeffrey Rathbun, oboes.

Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. – La Sagrada Familia, 7719 Detroit Ave. Cleveland Orchestra PNC Musical Rainbow on the Road. “Spectacular Strings”, a 30-minute narrated and interactive musical performance with Alexandra Preucil, violin, and Alan Harrell, cello, narrated by Maryann Nagel.

Saturday, May 11, at noon – Stockyard Meats, 6105 Detroit Ave. Paul Kushious, cello.

Saturday, May 11, at 6 p.m. – Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland. Cleveland Public Theatre actors and Cleveland Orchestra musicians Sonja Braaten Molloy, violinist, Lembi Veskimets, violist, and Martha Baldwin, cellist. Works influenced by William Blake, preceding a performance of a play by Mickle Maher based on Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

TCO-GS-Residency-Gypsy-BeansSunday, May 12, at 6 p.m. – Battery Park Wine Bar, 7524 Father Frascati Ave. Cleveland. Chul-In Park, violin, Richard Weiss, cello, Kevin Switalski, bass & Joela Jones, accordion. Tango music by Astor Piazzolla.

Monday, May 13, at 9 a.m. – Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. The Cleveland Orchestra “On-screen.”Screening of part of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 as performed at St. Florian’s Abbey by Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, followed by question-and-answer session with Cleveland Orchestra musicians Sonja Braaten Molloy, violin, and Charles Bernard, cello. Free coffee & pastries.

Monday, May 13, at 5 p.m. – Michael J. Zone Recreation Center, 6301 Lorain Ave. Soccer Game with neighborhood kids and 17 Cleveland Orchestra musicians and staff.

Tuesday, May 14, at noon – Reinberger Auditorium, 5209 Detroit Ave. Around Noon with The Cleveland Orchestra, hosted by Dee Perry with panelists Joan Katz Napoli, the orchestra’s director of education and community programs, Happy Dog owner Sean Watterson & Ward 15 councilman Matt Zone. In partnership with the City Club of Cleveland. Reinberger Auditorium, 5209 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. Free. Broadcast live on WCPN, 90.3 FM.

Tuesday, May 14, at 6:15 p.m. – Sweet Moses, 6800 Detroit Ave. Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble, Daniel Singer, conducting.

Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. – Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave. Concert Preview for the May 16 Cleveland Orchestra concert at St. Colman’s with assistant conductor James Feddeck and principal flutist Joshua Smith.

Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. – St. Augustine Health Campus, 7801 Detroit Ave. Solo & duo performances by members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Karissa Huang, piano and flute, Michael Bednarsky, saxophone, Sameer Apte, cello, Alexandria Ballinger, clarinet, Laura Hundert, clarinet, Sarah Zydiak, horn, Michael Bertram, piano, Stuart Englehart, bassoon, and Helen Peyrebrune, cello.

Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. – Spice Kitchen + Bar, 5800 Detroit Ave. Cleveland Orchestra bass quartet: Mark Atherton, Charles Carleton, Henry Peyrebrune, and Derek Zadinsky.

Wednesday, May 15, at 8 p.m. – Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Ave. Classical Revolution/Ensemble HD. Record Release Party. (Ensemble HD was formed after members of The Cleveland Orchestra played a sold-out evening at Happy Dog in June of 2010. Classical Revolution plays there the third Tuesday of each month).

[SOLD OUT] Thursday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. – St. Colman Catholic Church, 2027 W. 65th St. Cleveland Orchestra Concert, James Feddeck, conductor, Joshua Smith, flute. Mendelssohn’s Overture: The Hebrides, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Chaminade’s Concertino in D major for Flute and Orchestra, Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte & Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol.

Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. – 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th St. Cleveland Orchestra chamber ensembles. Daniel McKelway, clarinet, Barrick Stees, bassoon, and Jeffrey Rathbun, oboe; Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano, Tanya Ell, cello, and Robert Woolfrey, clarinet; Brian Thornton, cello, and Marisela Sager, flute.

Friday, May 17, at 9 p.m. – Survival Kit at 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th St. – Suite 303. Cleveland Orchestra musicians Scott Dixon, bass, Jack Sutte, trumpet, Joshua Smih, flute & Jacob Nissly, percussion. Solos and duos.

Published on May 7, 2013

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