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Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
Kate Royal, soprano
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, tenor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus


The Cleveland Orchestra anticipates the coming of spring . . . first, Rachmaninoff’s lush Rhapsody teases the season when romance traditionally blossoms. Britten’s Spring Symphony is a work that, in his own words, represents “the progress of Winter to Spring and the reawakening of the earth and life which that means.”

“To watch and hear Rudolf Buchbinder in concert is to experience the totality of perfect phrasing, magnificent technique and an unparalleled love of his instrument that has placed him among the top tier of the world’s pianists.”
                   —Huffington Post

At a Glance
SIBELIUS - Lemminkäinen's Return, from 
RACHMANINOFF - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
WIGGLESWORTH - Locke's Theatre
BRITTEN - Spring Symphony

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth.

These cocnerts are sponsored by 
     a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.

Rudolf Buchbinder's appearance with The Cleveland Orchestra
is made possible by a gift to the Orchestra's Guest Artist Fund
from Elizabeth Dorothy Robson.

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Pre-Concert Talk

Free Concert Preview: 
"Meet the Composer"
with Ryan Wigglesworth,
     The Cleveland Orchestra Lewis Young Composer Fellow,

in conversation with Meaghan Heinrich
     education and community programs advisor,
     The Cleveland Orchestra

after which Ms. Heinrich discusses the entire program
in a talk titled
"Voices of Reawakening"

Concert Hall at Severance Hall

Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders.  Previews are held prior to every Cleveland Orchestra subscription concert, 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

Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting and is perfect for a quick bite or leisurely dinner before the concert.

The restaurant is located on the street level of Severance Hall along East Boulevard. 

A Pre-concert dinner service begins up to three hours before each Cleveland Orchestra evening concert.  For Friday Morning Coffee concerts, luncheon service is available.  Pre-concert luncheon service is offered before Cleveland Orchestra matinee concerts on Sunday afternoons.

Reservations are advised.

For Severance Restaurant reservations, 
please call 216-231-7373 anytime,
or reserve online:

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About the Music

Commentary and historical 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.

Click back to read program book for this concert.

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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.

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. 

close croppedPre-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.  

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.

For a printable map of parking areas surrounding Severance Hall, click here.

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