AMERICAN JAZZ with Cleveland Pops & Music Cleveland!


Fri Feb 10 2023 at 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm


Severance Hall | Cleveland, OH

AMERICAN JAZZ with Cleveland Pops & Music Cleveland! - The Cleveland Pops - Pops Chorus join forces with Broadway and jazz singer, Aisha de Haas in celebration of Black History month.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GROUP MEMBERS, including ticketing incentives and special perks. Of course, concert tickets starting at $31 are available to everyone, RSVPs for dinner are restricted to members of the Music Cleveland! group on
RSVP BEFORE TICKET PURCHASE: Group members who would like to attend the Pre-concert dinner may qualify for special discounts for the concert. Please follow the RSVP instructions prior to your ticket purchase for additional information and details. Do not purchase your tickets until you receive a confirmation email.
RSVP REQUIRED - Please join our new group to RSVP and obtain the special discount code.
The show will NOT be LiveStreamed
CONCERT TICKETS: From $31 to $107 - Purchase after RSVPing for DINNER on our Meetup group page per instructions below for any special member ticketing discounts that may be available.
WHO: THE CLEVELAND POPS ORCHESTRA under the direction of Maestro Carl Topilow featuring Aisha de Haas in celebration of Black History month.
WHEN: Friday, February 10th at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mandel Concert Hall at Severance in University Circle,
MEMBER RSVP REQUIRED: To attend with our group at the pre-concert dinner you must be a member of our Meetup group:
IMPORTANT: Join and RSVP before purchasing tickets: You must join our Meetup group and RSVP according to instructions above in order to get the special DISCOUNT CODE and be included in our dinner reservation. Of course, anyone can purchase tickets on their own but they will not receive our MEMBER DISCOUNT or dine with the group. Members may bring three guests.
PRE-CONCERT DINNER: La Dolce Vita, arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m., 12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, 44106, 216.721.8155 - corner of Mayfield and Murray Hill in Cleveland's own Little Italy
COVID POLICY: Masks or proof of vaccination not required. Anyone feeling ill or experiencing symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease is asked to take care of their health and protect others by staying home.
Guests are no longer be required wear a mask or show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test. Masks and vaccination against Covid-19 are strongly recommended for all guests attending performances at Severance Music Center.
AISHA de HAAS — Born into a musical family in New York City, music soon brought the family to Chicago where, at the age of 8, Aisha began singing with the world renowned Chicago Children’s Choir. She then studied bel canto singing with acclaimed voice teacher Lena McLin who ensured her students had a strong foundation while singing a variety of styles.
Graduating from Columbia College Chicago where she was mentored by Sheldon Patinkin, Aisha’s professional career began with Little Shop Of Horrors at the Royal George Theater, Four Saints In Three Acts with Chicago Opera Theater and several productions at The Goodman Theater.
She returned to New York in 1997 and in 1998 did her first Broadway show – Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk with Savion Glover, followed by RENT and Caroline, Or Change.

Most recently, Aisha toured North America as Medda Larkin in the 1st National Tour of Disney’s Newsies and is featured in the “live-capture” movie to be released in 2017. Her work off-Broadway includes Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss And What I Wore and Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show.
Her television appearances include Shades Of Blue, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, The Today Show and movie roles include Across The Universe, RENT , The Secret Lives Of Dentists and Marci X.
Aisha’s voice has been heard on commercial jingles for Chef Boyardee, McDonald’s, The Lottery and Cover Girl and several recordings including Dreamgirls
In Concert, Caroline Or Change, Chicago (the Motion Picture), RoadShow and PopJazz. Aisha played “Bloody Mary” in a concert version of South Pacific with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and she’s sung with Oleta Adams, Patti Austin, Smokey Robinson and Michael McDonald.
Aisha’s own show, Jazzer at Heart, is a tribute to the music she grew up with. The music her parents loved and performed. The Great American Songbook. She’s performed at jazz clubs and festivals around the country.
THE CLEVELAND POPS CHORUS - The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Chorus debuted at Severance Hall in 2012, in a concert of music by legendary song-writing teams in a performance titled “The Song Writing Giants of Broadway.” Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer critic, in attendance at the debut concert, wrote, “The chorus will appear regularly with the orchestra, and for this Pops audiences can be truly grateful.”
The chorus meets every Monday evening at Cleveland State University. Originally created to partner with Carl Topilow and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the chorus has performed not only the greatest of Broadway, but significant choral and orchestral literature as well.
In addition to performing with the Pops Orchestra regularly, the chorus has also performed with the Cleveland Winds, the Cleveland Philharmonic, the West Shore Chorale, and with Andrea Bocelli and the Pops Orchestra at Rocket Mortgage Field House.
This is a diverse group of individuals from all over the Cleveland area with one commonality; they all love to sing and share the joy of singing with others. Our membership includes a youth minister, lawyer, businessmen and women, teachers and professors, and many fine music professionals and Cleveland area stage performers.

CARL TOPILOW - This year Carl Topilow will be celebrating his 24th season as Music Director and Founding Conductor of Cleveland Pops Orchestra. His eclectic programs, including the music of Broadway, Hollywood, jazz, rock, and light classics, have been critically acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.
Topilow enjoys a dual career as both conductor and clarinetist, usually finding an occasion to perform a selection with the Pops on one of his brightly colored clarinets. His unique approach to pops programming includes extensive audience involvement and true showmanship.
Topilow has performed as guest conductor with 122 different orchestras in 37 states and 12 foreign countries. He is also Conductor of the National Repertory Orchestra, a summer festival in Breckenridge, Colorado and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, based in Sandusky.
He has served as principal pops conductor of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and Mansfield Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, in August 2020 Carl will be one of two teachers at an exciting conductor’s workshop in Lviv, Ukraine!
Recently named Faculty Emeritus after 37 years as Conductor and Director of the Orchestral Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Topilow continues as principal instructor of the masters program in orchestral conducting.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of music with a bachelors in clarinet performance and a masters in music education, Topilow held conducting fellowships with the National Orchestral Association with Leon Barzin and the Aspen Music Festival with Jorge Mester.
Carl began his professional career as Exxon Arts Endowment Conductor of the Denver Symphony Orchestra. He makes his home in Pepper Pike, OH where he lives with his wife Shirley Morgenstern, President and CEO of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.
Their daughter Emily is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in psychology with a minor in marketing. Their daughter Jenny is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Carnegie Mellon University, and a violinist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra:
MUSIC CLEVELAND! - Along with this very special show, we are announcing a return to our home. We began this group about 15 years ago on meetup after a dinner discussion at Sergio’s on the Square. The need for a group to host live music and dinners was evident - and with the sponsorship of Nighttown, we did it!
Back in 2020, when Covid (we prefer Wuhan) virus reared its ugly head we decommissioned our Meetup groups and went to the less efficient Facebook.
NOW We are BACK!
NOTE: We will offer Unlimited 15% DISCOUNTED seating to members for this concert.
This Facebook group is essentially a promotional page for our artist friends and music lovers around the globe. The pandemic forced us to close our home group since live events and gatherings were suspended in 2020. For the duration, we were all about live streaming and personal posts and music from our artist friends!
Now, thanks to the vaccine, the country is opening up. We are especially excited to present live music in outdoor and curated indoor venues. We will always pay close attention to the current health advisories and vaccine protocols.
We also use this group for sharing videos and announcements for upcoming concerts that we will schedule and attend as a group. Now that a vaccine is readily available for the virus, we are pleased to resume our group activities.
Posts and videos from our friends around the world in the music industry are welcome.
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Where is it happening?

Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave,Cleveland,OH,United States

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