Review: "Cleveland Orchestra helps Beachwood schools open new auditorium"

Brett Mitchell acknowledges Beachwood High School students after performing Maurice Ravel's Boléro side-by-side with The Cleveland Orchestra. (Photo by Bob Jacob)

Brett Mitchell acknowledges Beachwood High School students after performing Maurice Ravel's Boléro side-by-side with The Cleveland Orchestra. (Photo by Bob Jacob)

Cleveland Jewish News has published a review of Brett Mitchell's concert last weekend with The Cleveland Orchestra:

The world-famous Cleveland Orchestra’s second number was a fitting tribute for the unveiling of Beachwood High School’s new auditorium on Nov. 5.

Under the direction of Brett Mitchell, associate conductor of the orchestra, the nearly 75 musicians played Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Overture: The Consecration of the House.”

Two pieces later, members of the Beachwood music programs sat side-by-side with the professionals on stage, for the evening’s finale in the state-of-the-art facility that seats more than 600.

“We’ve been waiting years for this. I could not think of a better way to open this auditorium and thank our community than to bring in The Cleveland Orchestra. The tagline with The Cleveland Orchestra is that they’re one of the top five orchestras in the world and the fact that they’re playing in our high school is it blows my mind and I couldn’t be happier,” Hardis said.

To read the complete review, please click here.

Brett Mitchell leads The Cleveland Orchestra and musicians from Beachwood High School in Maurice Ravel's Boléro. (Photo by Bob Jacob)

Brett Mitchell leads The Cleveland Orchestra and musicians from Beachwood High School in Maurice Ravel's Boléro. (Photo by Bob Jacob)