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The Cleveland Orchestra announces its
At the Movies series for 2016-17 season

Four classic films to be shown at Severance Hall with live music

Nosferatu features improvised organ music by Todd Wilson

It’s a Wonderful Life and Breakfast at Tiffany’s feature The Cleveland Orchestra performing the film scores live

Series subscribers can add tickets to classical series showings of West Side Story, with The Cleveland Orchestra performing the film score live, at discounted prices

At the Movies series is sponsored by PNC Bank

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra announces a three-concert At the Movies series for the 2016-17 season.  Building on the popularity of film screenings with live music the past five seasons, the Orchestra continues the tradition with Nosferatu, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  All three movies will be projected on a giant screen above the Severance Hall stage, with music performed live.  Series subscribers will be given an opportunity to purchase tickets to a fourth movie, West Side Story, before they go on sale to the general public, at a discounted price.  The film score to West Side Story will be performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra as part of its classical subscription series.  At the Movies series subscriptions are available now for purchase through the Severance Hall Ticket Office, online at clevelandorchestra.com, or by calling Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 1-800-686-1141.

On Tuesday, October 25, just before Halloween, the classic 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu, an influential cinematic masterpiece starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok, will be presented with acclaimed organist Todd Wilson accompanying the film with improvised live music.

On Thursday, December 8, It’s a Wonderful Life, the Frank Capra holiday film classic starring James Stewart, will be shown with the music of the soundtrack performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, under the direction of guest conductor Brett Mitchell. 

To close the series, on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, led by guest conductor Justin Freer, performs the musical score to the romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn as the eccentric New York City playgirl Holly Golightly.

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2016-17 At the Movies series is sponsored by PNC Bank. 

Subscribers to the At the Movies series can also choose to purchase tickets to the Orchestra’s presentation of West Side Story (June 1 – 4, 2017) at a 20% savings off the individual ticket prices.  The score to the film will be performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Brett Mitchell.  (Please note that the starting time for the June 1, 2, and 3 performances has been changed to 7:00 p.m.)

2016-17 At the Movies Series Media Sponsor: cleveland.com

2016-17 AT THE MOVIES SERIES

CALENDAR LISTINGS:


Severance Hall
October 25, 2016 – Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Nosferatu
Todd Wilson, organ

There is no better way to celebrate Halloween than with one of the silent era’s most eerie and gothic masterpieces, with the chilling accompaniment improvised live by acclaimed organist Todd Wilson.  This legendary expressionistic masterpiece – and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire – set the template for the horror films that followed.  Featuring Severance Hall’s mighty Norton Memorial Organ, considered one of the finest concert organs ever built.

Please note that The Cleveland Orchestra does not appear on this program.

Shown without intermission.

Sponsor:  PNC Bank


Severance Hall
December 8, 2016 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Life

The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
Lisa Wong, director

Experience Frank Capra’s cherished holiday film classic as you’ve never seen it before –
with Dimitri Tiomkin’s heartwarming score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra!  It is Christmas Eve, 1946, and George Bailey (James Stewart) faces financial ruin and is seriously contemplating suicide.  Angel Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers) takes George on a journey and helps him to realize how many lives he has touched, and, just as Clarence had planned, George awakens to the fact that, despite all its deprivations, he has truly had a wonderful life.

Shown with one intermission.

Sponsor:  PNC Bank


Severance Hall
February 14, 2017 – Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The Cleveland Orchestra
Justin Freer, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
Lisa Wong, director

Just in time for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day!  Fall in love again with Blake Edwards’s 1961 romantic comedy and Henry Mancini’s legendary score (including the song “Moon River”) performed live with the film projected above Severance Hall’s elegant stage.  Paul Varjak (George Peppard) is a struggling writer who becomes enchanted with his neighbor Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), a very stylish, deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl with a penchant for high fashion and wild parties.  But, soon he uncovers the vulnerability she has at heart.

Shown with one intermission.

Sponsor:  PNC Bank


AT THE MOVIES ADD-ON SHOWINGS

Severance Hall
June 1, 2017 – Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
June 2, 2017 – Friday at 7:00 p.m.
June 3, 2017 – Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
June 4, 2017 – Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

West Side Story

The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor

Fall in love with the magic of West Side Story all over again! 
Experience a thrilling new presentation of this iconic film with Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra.  In this classic romantic tragedy, Tony and Maria’s (Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood) love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the rivalry between two gangs.  Directed by Robert Wise, this newly remastered digital film features breath-taking choreography by Jerome Robbins and memorable lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Winner of 10 Academy Awards©, including Best Picture.

West Side Story © 1961 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.  All rights reserved. © A.M.P.A.S.

Shown with one intermission.

Sponsor: PNC Bank


All programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.


TICKET PURCHASE and PERFORMANCE PARKING INFORMATION

Concerts take place at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. 

Subscriptions for the 2016-17 At the Movies series are on sale now, and start at $78 for a three-movie package, a savings of up to 20% off individual ticket prices.

The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located on street level in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along the west side of the building, on East Boulevard.  Severance Hall Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  From September through May, the Ticket Office is also open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed Sundays and holidays except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office will be open three hours prior to each performance).

For information about parking for Severance Hall concerts, click here.


Cleveland Orchestra photography: Roger Mastroianni.