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  • The Stars of Summer organizing team

Important Details for Gala Concert.

Dear Parents of the performers and Guests of the Gala concert,

As we approach the eagerly awaited Gala Concert on August 19, we want to provide you with some essential information to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for both performers and spectators.

Venue: The Centennial Peace Plaza in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

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Time: The Gala Concert will start promptly at 6:30 pm. However, all participants are required to arrive by 5:00 pm for the sound check.

Parking: Ample free parking is available along MLK.

Spectator Arrival: Spectators are invited to start gathering from 6:00 pm, when the guests’ greeting reception opens.

Weather: The weather forecast predicts a perfect evening with dry, sunny conditions and a comfortable temperature of 76°F. Please dress accordingly.

Dress Code: Performers are requested to adhere to a formal stage dress code. Spectators who want to take part in the Red-Carpet photo shooting, are encouraged to dress accordingly.

We highly encourage all of you to attend our concert, as it promises to be exceptional musical experience.

We are thrilled to share that the Stars of Summer Jury Chair, acclaimed composer, and concert pianist Alexander Peskanov, will be joining us from New York City. He is preparing to present the Cleveland premiere of his captivating Irish Poem for piano, flute, and orchestra at the start of the Gala concert. Mr. Peskanov will also personally greet all the contestants and will be available to sign music or cards for them, adding a special touch to the event.

We hope this information helps you plan your visit to the concert. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm for the young musicians participating in The Stars of Summer Int. Piano & Vocal Competition & Festival. It promises to be a wonderful celebration of talent and music. Also, please plan to attend the Stars of Summer Laureates’ concert in the beautiful Italian Cultural Garden during One World Day on Sunday, August 27. Concert starts at 1 pm, and all the winners of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, special prizes, and Grand Prix will perform there with Snowbelt Symphony Orchestra.

Your presence at these concerts will not only support our talented young performers but also offer you a chance to immerse yourselves in the cultural vibrancy of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and celebrate the beauty of music.

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