Sponsor: Shirley Morgenstern Hometown: Orville, OH Favorite Pops Concert: All are fun and challenging in different ways
Hobbies include: gardening, billiards, driving vintage Porsche, military history
Sponsors: David H. Green Hometown: Massilon, OH Favorite Pops Concert: Joint concerts with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Sunset on the Solstice steps in Lakewood
I've completed the New Hampshire portion of the Appalachian trail.
Sponsor: Audrey & Kenny Koblitz
Sponsor: Linda Melsher, in memory of Gary Melsher
Sponsor: Maria DeRyke & Peter Bruce
Sponsor: Thompson Hine, LLP Hometown: Canton, OH Favorite Pops Concert: Sinatra because of the great combination of a big band with the orchestra and the John Williams shows because of the all the great snare parts Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Play in the Pops and the CJO!
I am a WWII history buff!
Sponsor: Judy & Russ Grindon
Sponsor: Medical Mutual
Mary Beth Ions
Hometown: Cleveland, OH Favorite Pops Concert: I love each one! Every time I think, "wow, I DO believe that was my favorite Pops concert" the next one comes along and I say the SAME thing again! Favorite Thing To Do in Cleveland: I love to walk in our beautiful MetroParks, enjoy the huge variety of wonderful restaurants, and visit the Museum of Art. Of course I love playing my violin in diverse venues from MetroHealth Hospital to weddings on the Lake Erie shore! It's a special joy to play on-stage at Severance Hall with our beloved Pops.
Sponsor: Alice Lang in memory of Bruce Lang
Sponsor: Randy & Charles Wien
Sponsor: Wolf Investors, LLC
Principal Second Violin
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH Favorite Pops Concert: A Comedy Tonight, followed by all the John Williams concerts Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Sunsets at Clifton Beach
I spent a year studying violin in Paris, France at age 21. I also learned to drink wine and espresso.
Sponsor: Sally & Don Messinger
Hometown: Vienna, WV Favorite Pops Concert: Daniel Rodriguez Memorial Day concert. My husband is a firefighter so we've appreciated Rodriguez since 9/11. Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Walk and enjoy the Metroparks, from Edgewater to the Emerald Necklace
I met Charlton Heston at Colorado Philharmonic concert at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC!
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, OH Favorite Pops Concert: The Broadway Legacy Concert Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Go to an Indians Game!
I have traveled to 33 countries
Hometown: Severna Park, MD
I got my B.M from Oberlin Conservatory, and M.M. from New England Conservatory
Sponsor: Justin & Keili Mistovich
Sponsor: Pearl Josephs
Hometown: Parma, OH Favorite Pops Concert: All John Williams concerts Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Going to the Metroparks
I play exclusively on Luis & Clark Carbon Fiber Instruments.
Sponsor: Drs. Jeannette & Glenn Brown Hometown: Centennial, Colorado Favorite Pops Concert: Tribute to John Williams Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Ride the Rails with my son Ben in Cuyahoga Valley National Park!
My youth orchestra in Denver -- the Denver Young Artists Orchestra -- was founded by Carl Topilow!
Sponsor: Philip Lloyd Hometown: East Cleveland Favorite Pops Concert: Military salute concerts Favorite Thing to do: Ski, bike, canoe, eat out with friends
I started playing because my parents watched the Lawrence Welk Show and their cellist always seemed to be smiling. At a six year old that was my main concern so I asked for a cello for my seventh birthday.
Sponsor: Audrey & Albert Ratner
Sponsor: David & Julie Borsani, in memory of Marcela Borsani
Sponsor: Florence Chelm
Sponsor: Kim & Ed Moore Hometown: Lakewood, OH Favorite Pops Concert: When we played "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and I had to act as though I'd been hit by a baseball thrown by Carl. I screamed and fell off my stool. Favorite Thing to do in Cleveland: Skiing at Boston Mills in the winter and walking by Lake Erie in the summer.
I am a DAR, Daughter of the American Revolution. My ancestor, Sampson Matthews, rode with Washington at the Battle of Yorktown
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