Black History Month may have ended in February but Carl Topilow and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra are still honoring the contributions of the many African American composers and artists who have shaped music and the world. The incredibly talented jazz trumpeter, vocalist and entertainer, Byron Stripling, has graced the stage at Severance Hall many times […]
Remembering the late Dick Goddard on what would have been his 90th birthday. Here is an excerpt of Dick’s performance at one of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s Salute to the Armed Forces concerts.
Wayne Dawson, long time friend of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and award winning journalist and co-anchor of Fox 8 News in the Morning, took some time to talk with Maestro Carl Topilow in celebration of Black History Month. Wayne shared his love of jazz music and the difference his family is making in the community through the […]
Michael Preacely is an incredibly talented opera singer who has not only performed with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, but is known around the world for his talents. Reflecting on his many performances, Michael talks with Maestro Carl Topilow about his thought process behind bringing an array of characters to life throughout his career. In honor […]