Michael Stanley joins Contemporary Youth Orchestra

“Another New Year’s Eve” Video Debuts December 11th at 8:00pm
Event Information:
Friday, December 11, 2020 8:00 PM
Contemporary Youth Orchestra

2900 Community College Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

The Contemporary Youth Orchestra is excited to announce that Cleveland rock legend MichaelStanley has collaborated on a new video production of one of his most heart-felt songs “AnotherNew Year’s Eve.” “CYO is an amazing organization, providing a unique opportunity forstudents in NEO to perform at a very high-level, often with other professional musicians,” saidMr. Stanley. “Since the Covid situation made it impossible for us to even consider acollaborative performance together as part of their annual fundraising concert, I was delighted towork with the students on this socially-distanced recording of one of my favorite songs writtenwith my longtime friend and bandmate Bob Pelander.”The video, which combines 70 orchestra members performing individually from home,premieres Friday, December 11th at 8:00 pm on WNCX.com. A donation link makes it easy forfans to support the inspiring work that CYO does. “No student who passes the audition is turnedaway because of inability to pay, so scholarships are an important part of the CYO mission,” saidKimberly Deichler, CYO Executive Director.“Another New Year’s Eve, of the album “The Hang,” is the perfect choice for the 2020 holidayseason,” said Barry Gabel, CYO Board Member and Live Nation Cleveland executive. Itexpresses hope and new beginnings at a time when we all need a reminder that we’ll get throughthis difficult time by focusing on the good we can do by simply caring for each other. Thisproject brings together two Cleveland icons very dear to me, my longtime friend MichaelStanley, and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra.” The result is a moving, uplifting take on theapproaching new year, destined to be a new holiday classic.In its 26th season, CYO empowers students to soar in music and in life via the study andperformance of new and contemporary music. Previous fundraising guest stars include, JasonMraz, Melissa Etheridge and STYX’s Tommy Shaw. Find out more at cyorchestra.org/donate,and don’t miss our donate button!