The Cleveland Orchestra routinely appears in the world's great concert halls. If it's not at home at Severance Hall, it's probably abroad, visiting an historic venue in Europe.
But there's one place where the orchestra has not stepped foot in a long, long time, and it's just around the corner: a Cleveland public school. The group hasn't performed for the city's students on their own turf since 1921.
That changed Wednesday when the orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Most presented a short concert titled "Meet the Orchestra" at John Hay High School. In attendance were about 800 students from all three divisions of John Hay as well as the nearby Cleveland School of the Arts.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009 ·