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Cleveland Orchestra members give public master classes at CU-Boulder

August 29, 2013

Cleveland Orchestra members coming to CU-Boulder

Fourteen members of the Cleveland Orchestra will teach public master classes Sept. 9-11 at CU-Boulder. Courtesy photo.

BOULDER, Colo. — Fourteen musicians with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra presented public master classes on Sept. 10 as part of a three-day residency at the CU-Boulder College of Music.


“In a year of new leadership, we thought it would be a nice opening to the school year to do something special,” said Daniel Sher, former dean of the college. “We couldn’t think of anything more special than inviting principal chairs and associate chairs of the Cleveland Orchestra for a residency.”


The musicians led free public master classes on Tuesday evening in strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.


They also will conducted side-by-side sectional rehearsals with students from the CU Symphony Orchestra and private lessons. There also was a public panel discussion on the challenges facing American orchestras on Wednesday.

"The opportunity for so many of our Cleveland Orchestra titled players to work with the talented students at CU in such a focused residency is very exciting for us, said Steve Rose, principal second violin for the Cleveland Orchestra. "It is a chance to share our experiences and thoughts of what we do on a daily basis within the Cleveland Orchestra, how we got there, and the beauty of working together to create something greater than its individual parts. Also we look forward to the collaboration with the wonderful faculty at CU, and personally it means so much to work with Dan Sher, a longtime friend whose vision made this residency possible."


Cleveland Orchestra master classes

WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10

WHERE: Imig Music Building, University of Colorado Boulder. Strings: Grusin Music Hall; Woodwinds: Room C199; Brass: Room E160; Percussion: Room N185.

TICKETS: Free and open to the public.

ETC.: Panel discussion, “The State of the American Orchestra,” 7:30 p.m. Weds., Sept. 11, Grusin Music Hall.