Please come down if you can! Please support THOM!!!!
THE SOLOIST follows the life of Cleveland native Nathaniel Ayers (played by Jaime Foxx).
EVENT: Tuesday, April 21st join musicians from the Cleveland Music School Settlement and artist Thom Rossino at the Tower City Center from noon to 1pm for a FREE concert and art presentation in celebration of Paramount Pictures upcoming release THE SOLOIST!
DATE: Tuesday, April 21
TIME: noon to 1pm
LOCATION: Tower City Center
Musical Talent: Cleveland Music School Settlement
Artist: Thom Rossino http://www.thomrossino.com/ NOTE: Thom describes his artistic style as “Visual Music”
In “The Soloist,” an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (OscarR nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (OscarR winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique Friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. “The Soloist” is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and OscarR nominee for Best Picture
“Atonement”). Opening Date: Friday, April 24, 2009 (Nationwide) Rated PG-13 for thematic
elements, some drug use and language. Official Website: http://www.soloistmovie.com/
Cleveland Music School Settlement
The Cleveland Music School Settlement was founded in 1912 by Almeda Adams with the support of The Fortnightly Musical Club and several of Cleveland’s leading families. With growing interest in the Settlement movement, Miss Adams started the school to provide high quality music education to students
of all ages regardless of their ability to pay. Over ninety years later, the founders would be pleased to know that The Settlement is now one of the largest community music schools in the country. The original mission was expanded to offer a variety of arts related programs to a diverse student population. Programs beyond music instruction include a nationally acclaimed Music Therapy program and one of the most popular Early Childhood Education programs in Cleveland. The Settlement offers services at our University
Circle campus, satellites and contracted agencies throughout Northeast Ohio. Altogether, the Settlement brings music and the arts into the lives of nearly 3,000 people on a weekly basis throughout the Greater Cleveland area.
Artist Thom Rossino
Creating art all his life, Thom Rossino is a Cleveland artist showing in galleries for the past five years in and surrounding Cleveland areas. To this date, he has had over twenty gallery exhibits and doesn’t plan on
slowing down. Using primarily pen & ink and mixed media, Thom’s work is surreal with subject matter of the absurdity. Thom’s latest work has been a three year love creating Visual Music, it is ambitious work and the sky is the limit. Images of his work can be found at www.thomrossino.com.