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Cleveland Orchestra invites “Make Music!”
videos from the public for July 2 concert: 
“Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you
by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture”

Make Music! — Cleveland Orchestra invites
the Northeast Ohio community to
record themselves Making Music! 

Select videos will be featured
on the Jumbotron on Public Square

Loras John Schissel conducts Cleveland Orchestra
on July 2 in its 25th annual free downtown concert.

Release Date:  29-May-2014

CLEVELAND —   As part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual free community concert in downtown Cleveland, the Orchestra is invites musicians of all ages to contribute their talents to Make Music!, the Orchestra’s initiative to encourage community music-making.  Any and all ensembles  —  from a bell choir to a church choir, or barbershop quartet to a string quartet, garage band, or a marching band  —  are invited to submit a video.  High resolution videos will compete for a spot on the giant Jumbotron in Public Square.  You can also submit "Make Music" videos using your favorite video apps (Instagram, Vine, Youtube, Facebook etc.). Be sure to use the hashtag #makemusic to be entered for an awesome Blossom Music Center prize pack! 

This is the second year the public has been invited to submit videos.  In the two hours prior to the Orchestra’s concert at 9:00 p.m. on July 2, select Make Music! videos will be featured on a giant screen on Public Square.  (Also in the hours leading up to the Orchestra’s concert, a line-up of Cleveland’s gourmet food trucks will provide concertgoers with a variety of cuisines.)   The 9:00 p.m. concert will be broadcast live on 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9. 

Video entries are due by Friday, June 6, 2014.  You can also submit Make Music! videos using your favorite video apps (Instagram, Vine, Youtube, Facebook etc.). Be sure to use the hashtag #makemusic to be entered for an awesome Blossom Music Center prize pack!

For more information on the Make Music! videos, go to http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/education-and-community/community-engagement/public-square-concert/make-music/

In the weeks leading up to the Star-Spangled Spectacular, Cuyahoga County Public Library is hosting family events  featuring hands-on musical fun with Cleveland Orchestra musicians.  Children will learn to sing the National Anthem and march to Stars & Stripes Forever; parents will enjoy free downloads of the music for the July 2 concert and take home a Cleveland Orchestra Activity Book for Making Music at Home.  Please see below for more information on events at CCPL locations.

The Cleveland Orchestra, under the direction of Loras John Schissel, will perform in “The Star-Spangled Spectacular brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture,” the Orchestra’s 25th annual free community concert in downtown Cleveland, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm, on Public Square. 

This community celebration is supported
by the residents of Cuyahoga County
through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.      

with additional support from The Avenue at Tower City Center,
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and Cuyahoga County Public Library

in collaboration with media partners
WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, and WCLV 104.9 ideastream

and in coordination with logistical partners
City of Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

The Star-Spangled Spectacular
Brought to You by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
with The Cleveland Orchestra

Date:
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Cleveland Orchestra Concert

Time:
Concert begins at 9:00 p.m. and ends at approximately 10:15 p.m., followed by fireworks (weather permitting).  Community videos will be shown prior to the concert, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Where:
Public Square in Downtown Cleveland
Superior Avenue and Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

What:
The Cleveland Orchestra
Loras John Schissel, conductor

A patriotic program celebrating a great city and saluting a great country, Including works by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Sousa, plus Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture.  With a fireworks display, weather permitting.

Enter the MakeMusic!  Video Contest — Deadline Friday, June 6, 2014, 12 noon

High resolution videos will compete for a spot on the giant Jumbotron in Public Square.  You can also submit "Make Music" videos using your favorite video apps (Instagram, Vine, Youtube, Facebook etc.). Be sure to use the hashtag #makemusic to be entered for an awesome Blossom Music Center prize pack! 

For more information go to http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/education-and-community/community-engagement/public-square-concert/make-music/


RELATED EVENTS with the Cuyahoga County Public Library

Cleveland Orchestra Connections – From Our (Instrument) Family to Yours!

Learn about the instruments of the Orchestra, sing the National Anthem, and march to Stars & Stripes Forever in this fun-filled, hands-on opportunity for your family to preview the music celebrating Cleveland on this year’s Public Square concert.  Take home a Cleveland Orchestra “Make Music at Home” activity book and download a playlist provided by the library of the music to be featured on the Star-Spangled Spectacular!

Thursday, June 19, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Parma-Snow Branch
2121 Snow Road • Parma, Ohio  44134

Saturday, June 21, at  10:00-11:00 am
Mayfield Branch
500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, 44143

Tuesday, June 24, at 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Garfield Heights Branch
5409 Turney Road • Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125

Thursday, June 26, at 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Fairview Park Branch
21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 44126

 

Photo by Roger Mastroianni