Cleveland Orchestra Named ‘World’s Favourite’

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland has long been known to be the home of Rock and Roll, but now, the city hosts the world’s favorite orchestra as well.

The Cleveland Orchestra won the title of World’s Favourite Orchestra for 2013 in a Bachtrack poll.

Since September 6, thousands voted on 417 orchestras from 97 countries. The Cleveland Orchestra took the top spot with 20.3 percent.

In second place was the RTÉ Concert Orchestra followed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in third place.

Other United States winners in the Top 20 included the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Ross Binnie, Chief Marketing Officer of The Cleveland Orchestra, released the following statement:

We want to thank our fans for voting for The Cleveland Orchestra. We have 60,000 social media followers whom we invited to vote, and they clearly were engaged. We are proud to be one of the world’s finest orchestras, thanks to the support of all the communities we serve.

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1 Comment

  • Mary Kay

    Not surprising. When I visited my uncle in Germany, one of the first things he showed me was his collection of record albums of the Cleveland Orchestra. He lived in on the tiny Isle of Fohr and many from that island had heard of the Cleveland Orchestra and thought the orchestra to be one of the best they had ever heard.

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