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Ramon Alvarez Sr. – Five Decades in CPO

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Dear Friend of the CPO, I am Ramon Alvarez Sr., first violinist with the Cleveland Philharmonic and the orchestra‚Äôs longest member. I joined the orchestra in 1968, when I was 26 years old. Previously, I studied violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music and served as concertmaster of the Arequipa Symphony, in Arequipa, Peru, and first violinist with the National… Read More »Ramon Alvarez Sr. – Five Decades in CPO

Special Events and Members

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Welcome to the Blog of The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra! On this page you will see more in depth information on our concert repertoire, soloists, members, and special events. The Cleveland Philharmonic is entering it’s 85th season this year. Each concert season brings the opportunity for us to share our music and we are happy you are here. After all, ‘philharmonic’… Read More »Special Events and Members