Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cleveland Orchestra as International Business Driver

We all know that the Cleveland Orchestra is the premier international ambassador for the city.

But did you know there are direct implications to international business?

At the Rotary Club of Cleveland event last Thursday, the Club honored Franz Welser-Most and the Cleveland Orchestra with their 2011 International Service Award.

Executive Director Gray Hanson accepted the award and gave the keynote address. It was interesting to hear the affect that music piracy has to the orchestra's bottom line.

Also interesting to learn where most of the musicians come from.

But the most interesting was the story that Hanson (no relation) told about the Emperor of Japan and business in Cleveland.

Cleveland Orchestra at the Rotary of Cleveland

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