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HALL OF FAME

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KELLY FERJUTZ reports on
the induction of the Cleveland Orchestra

 

Two days shy of ten years to the day after the first class of inductees were brought into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Orchestra was presented an award as the fourth major American orchestra to be so honored. The first 'group' chosen was the US Marine Corps Band, in the very first year of 1998. This was only fitting as it was the very first musical group founded in the new country, and has a long and prestigious, not to mention ceremonial, presence.

The Cleveland Orchestra's 2007 award. Photo © 2008 Kelly Ferjutz
The Cleveland Orchestra's 2007 award. Photo © 2008 Kelly Ferjutz

The American Classical Music Hall of Fame is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Cincinnati Memorial Hall, which is adjacent to the restored Music Hall, home of the Cincinnati Orchestra (the fifth oldest in the US), Cincinnati Pops and Cincinnati Opera -- second oldest in the country.

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Copyright © 7 June 2008 Kelly Ferjutz, Cleveland USA

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