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Friday, October 9, 2009

The Cleveland Orchestra presents “The Trusty Trombone” Musical Rainbow concerts on October 30 and 31 in Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall

CLEVELAND, September 30, 2009 – Retired Cleveland Orchestra trombonist Allen Kofsky will introduce children ages 3-6 to “The Trusty Trombone” in the October 30 and 31 PNC Musical Rainbow concerts, held in Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall. Local actress and singer Maryann Nagel hosts the 30-minute, age-appropriate programs, which include narration, demonstration, short solo selections, and audience participation.

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Musical Rainbow concerts have a new sponsor this season. As part of PNC’s Grow Up Great initiative in Cleveland, they are sponsoring the Musical Rainbows Series for preschoolers as well as a wide range of other activities and programs designed to give very young children “A Great Early Start in the Arts.” PNC Musical Rainbow programs introduce very young children to the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time.

Friday, October 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

PNC Musical Rainbow: “The Trusty Trombone” (ages 3-6)

ALLEN KOFSKY, trombone

The PNC Musical Rainbow Series is endowed by the Pysht Fund.

TICKETS: $7 for adults and children; general admission
To order tickets by phone, call (216) 231-1111. Tickets are also available online at

PARKING – For PNC Musical Rainbow concerts at Severance Hall, Standard Parking provides parking in the underground garage adjacent to Severance Hall at a special Rainbow Concert rate of $4.50 per vehicle. Clearly marked school buses and vans may park for free on the west side of East Boulevard. Metered parking is also available on some side streets near Severance Hall.


The Cleveland Orchestra’s PNC Musical Rainbow Series is part of a broad array of educational programs designed to foster a love of music and a lifetime of participation in the musical arts. Other programs include Cleveland Orchestra Family Concerts for ages 7 and up, Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts (which bring more than 25,000 school children to Severance Hall each year), the Learning Through Music school partnership program, Concert Previews and Music Study Groups for adults, and several programs to nurture aspiring young musicians (Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Youth Chorus, and Children’s Chorus). For more information, call the Orchestra’s Educational and Community Programs Department at (216) 231-7355.

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