Graham Nash announces special one-night-only performance

LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is pleased to announce an evening with Contemporary Youth Orchestra (CYO) for a shared concert on Friday, June 5, 2015. The event will take place at 8:00pm at Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio as part of the CYO’s Rock the Orchestra Concert Series. Tickets go on sale March 7, 2015 at 10am Eastern Standard Time through www.cyorchestra.org/tickets.

Graham Nash will perform with the 115-member CYO and 65-member Chorus filled with musicians ages 14-18 from 64 school districts throughout Ohio. Nash will be the 15th participant in the Rock The Orchestra series which has featured many notable past performers, including Ben Folds, Jon Anderson (Yes), Styx, Pat Benatar, Jefferson Starship, and Bootsy Collins.

This year, CYO – the only youth orchestra in the country devoted to contemporary music – is celebrating its 20thAnniversary. CYO founding music director Liza Grossman says she sought Graham Nash because ‘Graham’s passionate voice has supported peace and social justice for decades. His music transcends generations, and the musicians in CYO want to be part of his powerful messages.”

While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide, including the Smithsonian. Born inBlackpool, England, Nash was appointed OBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2010.  He first rose to fame with The Hollies, and went on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968.  Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two-times (for CSN & The Hollies), and is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (as an individual and with CSN).  In May 2013, he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Boston’s Lesley University.  His autobiography – Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life – was released on September 17, 2013 by Crown Archetype/Random House, and landed him on the New York Times Best-Sellers list.

Graham Nash’s photography is currently on display in exhibition at the Fine Art Photography Gallery at MummNapa in Rutherford, CA. Titled My Life Through My Lens, Photographs by Graham Nash, features more than 50 of his photographs. The exhibition has been extended now to run through April of 2015 at the winery’s Fine Art Photography Gallery.

For concert and ticket information, visit www.cyorchestra.org.

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