A Musician Chair Sponsor affords you the satisfaction of knowing you play a vital role in creating quality performances, concert after concert. Additionally, as a Chair sponsor you have the opportunity to name your chair however you choose. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity to recognize a special person, place or event. A fitting tribute to a music lover or musician, a great way to recognize a successful business venture, a unique celebration of a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion, Chair Sponsorship allows you to express yourself through the music of your CityMusic Cleveland Orchestra. Chair sponsorship opportunities start at $2,500 and are renewable annually, and we are happy to work with you to design a payment plan that meets your needs.

Please call Eugenia Strauss, Executive Director at 216.321.8273.


By sponsoring a musician’s chair you are ensuring the artistic excellence of CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra by providing reliable and ongoing funding and by supporting our musicians. Sponsoring a chair is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the donor or to honor a family member or friend. Chairs can be sponsored for a number of years, or in perpetuity. Each sponsor will be honored with a photo shoot with their musician, listing in Programl and on the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra website, and invitations to private receptions with CityMusic Cleveland musicians. Chair sponsorship opportunities start at $3,500 and are renewable annually. We are happy to work with you to design a payment plan that meets your needs.

Please call Eugenia Strauss, Executive Director at 216.321.8273.

Musicians Chairs
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DONATION AMOUNTS (for one year of sponsorship):

Music Director Concertmaster Section Principal Section Player
$10,000 $5,000 $3,500 $2,000


The Clurie Williams Bennis Concertmaster Chair, Miho Hashizume/Joseph Krumholz
The Ari Hightower Principal Violin II Chair, Minju Kim
The Vita Buehner Chair, Masha Andreini
The David Heller & Anthony Kobut Violin II Chair, Grace Kawamura
The William & Joan Houghton Cello Chair, Sophie Benn
The Schoenberg Viola Chair, Charles Krenner
The Julie and William Frazier Bassoon Chair, Laura Koepke
The Ali & Sawsan Alhaddad Oboe Chair, Mary Kausek
The Warren Bennis Flute Chair, TBD
The Luke Movius Principal Bass Chair, Tracy Rowell
The Daniel Cornstein Clarinet Chair, Daniel Gilbert

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