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Orchestra tour pays off
Cleveland Musical Arts Association President says Asia tour builds more than goodwill

Vivian Goodman
Musical Arts Association President Dennis LaBarre with his wife Camille in the entrance to the plaza at Suntory Hall.
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The Cleveland Orchestra continues to delight audiences in Japan.   In the past,  the orchestra would have settled for losing a little money on a tour in return for spreading its reputation.   But the President of the Musical Arts Association,  which oversees the orchestra,  says that’s not true any longer.     In Tokyo yesterday (Thursday),  Dennis LaBarre spoke about the finances of the Asian tour with WKSU’s Vivian Goodman,  who’s following the orchestra on the trip …

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Sounds like the Orchestra is making us proud to be Clevelanders as usual! They certainly are our "World Champions". Mr. LaBarre should be commended for his steady leadership during these turbulent economic times in Northeast Ohio.

Posted by: Bernard Perla (Willoughby) on November 19, 2010 12:11PM
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