The Cleveland OrchestraFranz Welser-Möst, conductor
Orchestral music at its most gripping and dramatic.
“Not one of his works came as directly from his inmost heart as this,” Mahler’s wife, Alma, wrote. It is powerful and monumental, with moments of tender beauty contrasting with bleak, utter despair. Its famous three-blow ending seems to be a premonition of three tragic events that took place in Mahler’s life. But despite his pessimism, Mahler leaves us with the sensation that we are more alive than ever before.
At a GlanceMAHLER - Symphony No. 6 ("Tragic")
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Free Concert Preview: "Mahler's Tragic Sixth Symphony"with guest speaker Michael Strasser, professor of musicology, Baldwin Wallace University
Location:Reinberger Chamber Hall in Severance Hall
Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders. Previews are held prior to Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts, beginning 1 hour before the performance. This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.
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Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is operated by Marigold Catering and features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting. The restaurant is perfect for a quick bite or leisurely dinner before the concert, or post-concert offerings on select evenings. Check out our Second Century winter menu!
The restaurant is located on the street level of Severance Hall along East Boulevard.
Pre-Concert Dining Pre-concert dinner service begins up to three hours before each Cleveland Orchestra evening concert. Pre-concert luncheon service is offered before Cleveland Orchestra matinee concerts on Sunday afternoons.
Post-Concert Offerings The Severance Restaurant is open for post-concert dining and desserts, with our full-service bar. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Reservations are advised, especially for pre-concert dinner service.For Severance Restaurant reservations, please call 216-231-7373 anytime,or reserve online:
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE
Before concerts and at intermissions, Severance Hall offers wine, beer, cocktails, other beverages, desserts and light refreshments at lobby bars in the Smith Lobby on the street level, in the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer, and in the Kulas Dress Circle Lobby.
Pre-Order Intermission Drinks Intermission drinks can be ordered prior to the start of the performance at any bar location at Severance Hall. Pre-order and pay, and your drink will be waiting for you at intermission.
A variety of parking options are available for concerts at Severance Hall, including guaranteed pre-paid parking passes (purchased through the Ticket Office or via this website) for many but not all events.
CAMPUS CENTER GARAGE The Case Western Reserve University Campus Center Garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Hall (parking entrance is off East Boulevard), with stair and elevator access to Severance Hall. Event parking in the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for $11 per vehicle when space permits. However, the garage often fills up well before concert time and only patrons who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space. Pre-Paid Parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for many concerts in advance for $15 per concert by calling the Ticket Office or through this website. Pre-paid parking guarantees you a space, but availability of pre-paid parking passes is limited. HOW TO BUY PRE-PAID PARKING If you are purchasing online via this website, you will have the opportunity after selecting your concert tickets to add pre-paid parking (if pre-paid parking is available for your performance) to your order. Please note that each pre-paid parking pass is for a specific date and concert). If you have already purchased concert tickets, you can still purchase pre-paid parking online by locating the car icon at the top righthand side of this page. The text with the icon will show you whether pre-paid parking is availble. Click on the link. Parking can also be purchased through the Ticket Office by calling 216-231-1111.
Limited additional event parking is available in the Case Western Reserve University Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue across from Severance Hall, or at the University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road, and at the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking garage on East Boulevard. Space at these lots may be particularly limited during weekday daytime hours. Some on-street parking is also available, but often fills up well before curtain time.
PARKING MAP For a printable map of parking areas surrounding Severance Hall, click here.