2018-19 Severance Season
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January 13, 17 & 19 Serious opera and slapstick comedy collide … but the shows must go on! The annual opera presentation is always one of the season's most anticipated events.
January 18 Featuring Mozart's Divertimento No. 15 and Strauss's The Happy Workshop (a chamber symphony for wind instruments).
February 7 & 9 “…the most stunning example of sustained virtuosity I’ve ever witnessed.” – Richard Dyer, Boston Globe. Also including Haydn's Symphony No. 100 ("Military").
February 14 - 17 A concert perfect for Valentine's weekend, including Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik and more.
February 21 - 23 Beethoven's Sixth, paired with Mendelssohn's Third Symphony ("Scottish").
February 28 & March 2 Plus Debussy's Rêve, from Première Suite d'Orchestre, and Eötvös's Seven (For violin and orchestra).
March 14 - 17 Also including Haydn's Symphony No. 34 and Deutsch's Okeanos (concerto for organ and orchestra).
March 21 - 23 Plus Schubert's Symphony No. 4 ("Tragic") and Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra.
April 25 - 27 Featuring Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Scriabin's The Poem of Ecstasy, Higdon's blue cathedral and MacMillan's Piano Concerto No. 3 ("Mysteries of Light").
May 2 - 5 Also including Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 ("The Year 1905").
May 9 - 11 Three tone poems from Smetana's Má Vlast: VyŠehrad, The Moldau, and Šárka - plus Martinů's Concerto for Two Pianos and more.
May 16 - 18 Featuring Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Schubert's Mass No. 6.
May 23 - 25 Featuring selected songs from Sibelius, Strauss's Aus Italien [From Italy], and Excerpts from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites.
May 30 - June 1 Experience this 1951 classic musical film featuring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron live on the big screen at Severance Hall with the score played live by The Cleveland Orchestra.