The Cleveland Orchestra is an international force, and the city is blessed to have these musicians and conductor Franz Welser-Möst working here. A few years ago, the orchestra began branching out and setting up shop in neighborhoods around town as part of a budding residency program. Gordon Square and Lakewood have each hosted the group — via smaller ensembles and full-orchestra performances. Next up, provided you're reading this shortly after publication, is Slavic Village in April 2015. The music begins with a free Cleveland Orchestra concert at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on April 10. "This year's residency is embracing the mission of the Slavic Village community through the cornerstones of their recent economic redevelopment," the organizers write. "These cornerstones include education, community service, and health and wellness."
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