Spring 2014 Newsletter

Read about the recent news of the SVU Cleveland Chapter in the Spring Newsletter including election of officers, our annual installation dinner, and an upcoming exhibition at Bohemian Hall this summer.

On Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 24 at 2:00pm Czech composer Leos Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” will be performed at Severance Hall by the Cleveland Orchestra. It will be performed in Czech! The Cleveland Chapter of SVU has arranged for 50% discount for the two performances using discount code 17818. This performance is termed the opera event of the year in Cleveland because of the elaborate electronic imagery. Martina Jankova, soprano, will sing the lead role. Janacek’s score mixes lyrical symbolic writing with Moravian folk music.

Cleveland Orchestra and SVU Promotional Ticket Price Opportunity

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April19, 2014 at 8:00pm, the Cleveland Orchestra will perform a concert featuring Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6 at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.

The Cleveland Chapter of SVU has arranged for a 20% discount on tickets using CODE 18100 – tickets must be purchased by  April 16th to receive the discount. Tickets can be obtained online at www.clevelandorchestra.com, by phone 216-231-1111 or at the box office .

Later in the year on July 5th, Dvorak’s New World Symphony will be performed at Blossom Music Center, more on that in the future. The Czech Cultural Garden at 880 East Blvd. includes a bust of this world renown composer. Remember to plan a trip to the Czech Cultural Garden this summer!

Winter 2014 Newsletter

The Cleveland Chapter will again be a community partner with the Cleveland International Film Festival. The film, from the Czech and Slovak Republics, is Clownwise and screenings are Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th. To receive a discount for all CIFF ticket purchases, use the code SVU.

The SVU Cleveland Chapter will hold its annual general assembly meeting in April. Stay tuned for details. 

The Cleveland Orchestra will perform Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” on May 20th and May 24th. Promotional pricing to the May 20th performance will be available to SVU members and friends. More info to come!

Read about these news items and more in the Winter 2014 Newsletter.

Maestro Hrusa Returns to Conduct the Cleveland Orchestra

Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa will return to Cleveland for three performances this Fall conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. Performance dates are October 17, 18 and 19, 2013. The Cleveland SVU Chapter arranged for discount ticket pricing. Use code 16133 to obtain 20% discount for any of the three performances. Visit www.clevelandorchestra.com or call 216.231.1111 for performance and ticket information. We welcome Maestro Hrusa back to Cleveland!

Bohemian National Hall to Host “Leaving Czechoslovakia” Exhibit

The  Cleveland SVU Chapter and Sokol Cleveland will host the traveling exhibit “Leaving Czechoslovakia” at the Bohemian National Hall. The exhibit is based on the oral history project sponsored by the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Exhibit dates are:
Saturday, July 20 and 27 from 10am – 2pm
Sunday, July 21 and 28 from 2 – 5pm
Wednesday, July 24 from 4:30 – 8pm
Friday, July 26 from 4:30 – 8pm including Happy Hour with Czech beer for purchase

On Sunday, July 28th, Rosie Johnston – who conduct the interviews – will give a presentation about the project. The presentation will be preceded by dinner hosted by the Sokols from 1-2:30pm. Dinner reservations are required and can be made by calling 216.447.0264.  

 See  sokolgreatercleveland.org for more info.

Cleveland Orchestra Features Slovak Soprano Luba Orgonášová

On Friday evening, July 5th, the Cleveland Orchestra opens its season at Blossom Music Center with music by STRAUSS – Four Last Songs – and SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 8. The performance features Slovak soprano Luba Orgonášová in her Cleveland debut. You are invited to use the promotional ticket pricing offered to SVU by The Cleveland Orchestra. Use code 15297 when ordering tickets online or by phone to receive 20% discount on pavilion or lawn seating. Tickets can be ordered by calling  216-231-1111 or online at clevelandorchestra.com.

SVU members and friends will meet beforehand at 6:30pm in the Woods Picnic Area, the grove just before the pedestrian bridge to the main gate at Blossom. Look for our blue SVU banner. Bring your own picnic and come join us!