With the overwhelming success of the Jim Tressel appearance last year fresh in mind, The Education Foundation sought a fundraising event for 2013 with a different look and appeal.
That led to the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, which
performs at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center but takes its 100 musicians
on the road to venues throughout northeast Ohio.
Funds raised by the Holiday Concert on Nov. 30 will
supplement those raised by the Foundation’s annual Auction and will help provide enrichment activities for students in the Berea Schools.
The Foundation booked the Cleveland Pops into the Kulas Musical Arts Building thanks to Baldwin Wallace University, which also consulted with the Foundation on the programming.
"The venue makes the concert easily accessible to patrons," said Carol Templeman, chair of the Foundation’s marketing committee. "You don’t have to drive downtown or to the East Side to hear a top-notch orchestra. They will be right here." And parking is free.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is the presenting sponsor. Corporate sponsorships at various levels are available. Contact Kim Dettmer, (216) 898-8270 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Linda G. Kramer