The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Major Commitment to Support Education Concerts for Children

By David Salazar

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a $7 million commitment to support education concerts for children.

Per an official press statement issued by the company, the money comes from the newly created Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund; Jane B. Nord was honored with The Cleveland Orchestra’s Distinguished Service Award on March 2, 2023.

“We are deeply grateful for the continued and extraordinary support from Jane B. Nord,” said André Gremillet, The Cleveland Orchestra’s President & CEO, in the press statement. “Thanks to her vision and generosity, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education Concerts at Severance Music Center will be more accessible than ever for Northeast Ohio’s students. Her latest gift will make it possible to introduce more children to music, fostering their love and appreciation for the artform while creating memories that last a lifetime.”

Nord created the Jane B. Nord Education Concert Access Fund in 2019 to cover the cost of tickets to Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts to all schools, allowing every child an opportunity to attend.

“The latest gift will increase access to concerts in the Severance Music Center and across digital platforms, as well as lower barriers for transportation for schools, especially in Cuyahoga, Summit, and Lorain counties. It will also help with efforts to inform more educators across the area of this opportunity for their students,” the company explained in the press statement.