Pelléas and Mélisande

Pelléas and Mélisande is among the most magical and mezmerizing of all opera scores. Presented at Severance Hall in a made-for-Cleveland production directed by Yuval Sharon (The Cunning Little Vixen) filled with dream-like realism.



An exclusive event celebrating our upcoming Centennial and announcing The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th season for 2017-18 — at Severance Hall on March 17th at 7:00 p.m.



Exploring the music, history, and religion that influenced the creation of Bach's masterpiece. 

Panel Discussion with  Franz Welser-Mӧst, Rabbi Roger C. Klein, Michael Marissen, and David J. Rothenberg. 


Plan Your Visit

Learn about parking, pre-concert talks, dining, and more.  When to applaud, what to wear, everyone is welcome!  At Severance Hall and at the Orchestra's summer home at Blossom. 

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About the Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed performing ensembles in the world.  In concerts at home, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, concert programming, and community engagement.

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Education & Community

The Cleveland Orchestra has a long and proud history of sharing the value and joy of music with people throughout Northeast Ohio.  Education and community programs date to the Orchestra's founding in 1918 and have remained a central focus of the ensemble's activities in serving its hometown.

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Support & Volunteers

The Cleveland Orchestra's greatest asset has always been the people of Northeast Ohio, who created it and who support and nourish it.  Each year, thousands of volunteers, donors, audience members, students, teachers, community leaders, and music-loving citizens make a vital difference in the Orchestra's service to music and its hometown.

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  • America's Most Beautiful Concert Hall

    Severance Hall is often described as America's most beautiful concert hall.  Opened in 1931, the building's Georgian exterior was chosen to harmonize with the classical architecture of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Interior rooms and areas reflect a planned and harmonious eclecticism.  Learn more . . .

  • Meet the Musicians

    The members of The Cleveland Orchestra represent the best orchestral musicians on earth.  They have earned degrees from the world's best schools and conservatories, with many now serving as teachers at colleges and universities across Northeast Ohio.  They make their homes in communities throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area, raising children and pursuing a range of hobbies and interests beyond their musical professions.  Learn more . . .


News & Updates

The Cleveland Orchestra proudly serves as worldwide ambassador for Northeast Ohio.  Learn more about the Orchestra's plans and programs through news release, newsletters, and publications.  Plus a press kit of current information and photos.

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Sights & Sounds

The Cleveland Orchestra has a long and distinguished history of broadcasting and recording performances.  Today, radio broadcasts over the airwaves and internet, plus recordings on CD, DVD, or as downloads, carry the acclaimed sound of Cleveland's Orchestra to fans from Northeast Ohio and around the world.

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