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        TURNING UP THE VOLUME
Numerous concerts were hosted at the Idea Center, with most available to audiences through Facebook Live and later on television, radio and on demand. 90.3 WCPN ideastream conducted its  rst digital production of the series with songwriter Josh Ritter [pictured]. Within four hours, the live streamed session reached 439,000 people, generated 219 comments and was shared 124 times. Additional performances included a WCLV 104.9 ideastream Nosh at Noon preview of the 6th annual ChamberFest Cleveland as well as First Fridays with pianist Lara Downs and violinist Andrew Sords.
ideastream.org/josh-ritter
SHARING THE MOMENT
To provide wide community access to events, ideastream reporters, producers and editors went on location to broadcast numerous programs. Features included Apollo Fire’s 25th Anniversary Concert and the Cooper International Competition. Video and live streamed audio from a panel discussion prior
to a performance by The Cleveland Orchestra was recorded. The discussion, Is Bach’s St. John Passion Anti-Semitic?, done in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, was shared locally by ideastream and distributed nationally by NPR’s Here & Now.
ideastream.org/bach-passion
“Oh my goodness! I worked right next door to Mother Thomas for three years and had no idea of the amazing gift contained within those walls,” remarked one astonished Facebook viewer. This digital story
featured 83-year-old Mother Mary Thomas [pictured], a cloistered nun with Cleveland’s Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, and passionate artist, who once studied at Chicago’s Institute of Art and in Mexico. When she entered the convent, she put
her art aside for years until others saw her ability and encouraged her to paint. For the last decade, Mother Thomas has used her talent to create a 28 x 17 feet mural. The WVIZ/PBS ideastream Facebook post, garnered 68,000 views, 470 reactions and more than 1,000 shares.
ideastream.org/mother-thomas
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