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Fridays@7: Rachmaninoff's Second

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, conductor


Arrive early for happy hour, enjoy a performance by the incomparable Cleveland Orchestra, then linger afterward for a post-concert party with great drinks and great company! Meet musicians, test yourself in our special trivia-night contest — and enjoy your Friday night!

At a Glance
RACHMANINOFF - Symphony No. 2

After the Concert
Announcing The Cleveland Orchestra’s first ever Trivia night. Get to know our musicians better for some serious fun after the concert March 23rd! Hosted by first violinist, Mark Dumm, this event will test your knowledge of music, the Orchestra and Cleveland. Sign up when you arrive for the concert or just show up afterwards in Smith Lobby and compete for prizes.   

The Cleveland Orchestra's Fridays@7 Series
is sponsored by
     a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.

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About the Music

Information and background about the music are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time (see links below).

On-Line FlipBook
Click or tap here to read this week's program book as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer. 
(2017-18, Weeks 17 and 18: published March 14)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (
Or click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook, available the week of the concert.

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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.

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:



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.


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