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adult programs

Concert Previews

Cleveland Orchestra Concert Previews take place one hour prior to classical subscription concerts at Severance Hall during our fall, winter, and spring seasons. Previews are designed to enrich the concert-going experience for audience members through interviews with conductors, guest artists, and Orchestra staff, and through exploration of the music by local and national experts. Heading to a concert? Check out the concert event page for details about the Concert Preview and speaker.

This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.

Music Study Groups

Unlock the magic of music with Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups led by Dr. Rose Breckenridge. Meet both new and experienced music lovers and explore the Orchestra’s ‘concert of the week’ through informal lectures, listening, and discussion at one of our convenient community locations.

The series covers the Severance Hall subscription season. Registrants may choose a length that best fits their schedules — selecting from fall, winter, and/or spring. The Listening Guide, a specially prepared booklet of program notes and musical themes for featured compositions, is included in the registration fee.

Persons with vision loss may attend a concert with support from The Cleveland Orchestra's Alice Cull Memorial Fund. For more information, call 216-231-7355 or email education@clevelandorchestra.com.

Music Study Group Resources

Registration Form

Class Schedule Sample

Video Interview

adults in the classroom

The Circle

The Circle is the young professionals group for The Cleveland Orchestra: designed for those who share a love of music and a mission to support one of Cleveland’s — and the world’s — cultural gems. As a Circle member, you'll enjoy incredible concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center, meet new people at fun networking events, and get an inside look at this fascinating cultural institution.

Learn more about what The Circle has to offer.

Orchestra Archives

The Archives of The Cleveland Orchestra is a working resource center that serves both the institution and the public. Its prime function is to organize, preserve, and promote the historical records of The Cleveland Orchestra, as well as materials related to Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. The institution’s historical heritage is captured through documents, sound recordings, photographic materials, and artifacts. Research inquiries can be made by mail, by phone, or by a scheduled visit with the Archivist. Please call 216-231-7356 or email archives@clevelandorchestra.com to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Learn more about The Cleveland Orchestra Archives.

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering for The Cleveland Orchestra? Visit our volunteering page to find out how you can get involved.