The Cleveland Orchestra to Honor Robert Madison

By David Salazar

The Cleveland Orchestra is set to honor Robert Madison with a Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 12, 2023.

The showcase, which will be presented prior to a concert, will take place at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall.

Madison joined the Board of Trustees in 1998 and then became the chair of the Community Relations Committee and the MLK Community Service Award Selection Committee. He was also awarded with the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2000.

“We are grateful to Robert Madison for his many years of service to The Cleveland Orchestra and for what he’s done to shape both the physical and cultural landscape of Greater Cleveland,” said André Gremillet, The Cleveland Orchestra’s President and CEO, in an official press statement. “It’s a privilege to honor this true pioneer and dedicated civil leader with this year’s Distinguished Service Award.”