The Cleveland Orchestra's Fridays@7 series presents an eclectic evening of music, perfect for those who want to experience the Orchestra for the first time, or enjoy some musical spice with the regular concert experience.
This week's concert features works of varying colors, including Ravel’s poetic ballet music about two lovers destined for happiness, and some of Mendelssohn's best-loved orchestral melodies. Plus the Cleveland premiere of a work by Stewart Copeland for orchestra and a large procession of world percussion. Copeland may be best known as the drummer and founder of the rock band The Police, but he has also enjoyed a lengthy career as a composer of works for orchestra, opera, ballet, and film.
At a Glance
MENDELSSOHN - Orchestral Excerpts
from A Midsummer Night's Dream
RAVEL - Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2
S. COPELAND - Gamelan D'Drum
This Fridays@7 concert is sponsored by KeyBank,
a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
James Feddeck, conductor
Four Orchestral Entr'actes
from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Opus 61
by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
4. Wedding March
Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2
by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
1. Daybreak —
2. Pantomime —
3. General Dance
with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
(Robert Porco, director)
by Stewart Copeland (b. 1952)
with D'Drum, world percussion
The concert will end at about 8:50 p.m.
Pre- and Post-Concert Music
Experience why Fridays@7 concerts are being
called “the place to be on Friday nights!”
Begin your evening early, with drinks or food, plus a special pre-concert world music presentation.
October 5 St@rter:
Alon Yavnai, jazz pianist
performing with the CIM Improvisational Ensemble
POST-CONCERT @FTER PARTY
After each KeyBank Fridays@7 concert, there’s . . . more food, drink, and music. Internationally renowned contemporary percussionist Jamey Haddad invites a diverse selection of artists to collaborate for a post-concert musical celebration at Severance Hall. Great music to round out your evening and expand your horizons.
October 5 @fter Party:
Jamey Haddad, drums, percussion
Alon Yavnai, piano
Jay Ashby, trombone
Kip Reed, bass
Dylan Moffitt, percussion
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).
CAMPUS CENTER GARAGE
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 $10 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.
Pre-Paid Parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance for $14 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.
HOW TO BUY PARKING
If you are purchasing your tickets via this website, there is an opportunity after you have put seats into the checkout cart when you can select the “Find Parking” button.
Alternatively, if you have already purchased tickets, you can purchase pre-paid parking online through the concert Event Calendar. Above the calendar, check the box “for ticket holders who wish to purchase tickets only” under Select a Type of Event. The calendar will then show available parking.
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,
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, operated by Cleveland’s own Sammy’s, is located on the street level of Severance Hall along East Boulevard. A pre-concert dinner buffet begins up to three hours before each Cleveland Orchestra evening concert.
Reservations are advised.
For dinner reservations,
please call 216-231-7373 anytime or reserve online.
View a sample pre-concert evening buffet menu.
Under 18s Free for Families
"Under 18s Free for Famlies" at Severance Hall
This concert is eligible for Under 18s Free for Families.
Introduced for Blossom Festival concerts in 2011, the “Under 18s Free for Families” program is designed to encourage families to attend and experience concerts together. With strong interest from the public and the funders who make these free tickets possible, this program has been extended from Blossom to include select Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall each season.
At Severance Hall, the program offers free tickets (one per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people ages 7-17 to the Orchestra’s Fridays@7, Friday Morning at 11, and Sunday Afternoon at 3 concerts. The free tickets for Severance Hall concerts eligible for this program must be purchased through the Severance Hall Ticket Office and are not available online.
At Blossom, this program offers free Lawn Tickets (two per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people to any Blossom Music Festival concert.
The "Under 18s Free" initiative is supported by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences and by annual gifts from other generous donors. The Center for Future Audiences was created with a $20 million lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio.
To date, this program has offered over 30,000 free tickets to Northeast Ohio young people at Blossom and Severance Hall.
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.
Follow this link to read the program book for this concert.
About the Percussion Instruments
Stewart Copeland’s Gamelan D’Drum utilizes a large battery of percussion instruments, many of which originate in the Javanese and Balinese gamelan ensemble. Many are metallophones (pitched metal instruments).
Amadinda — from Uganda, a large wooden xylophone played by 2 or 3 musicians; originally the royal music played for the king in Uganda.
Bonang — from Java, small bronze pot gongs on horizontal frame.
Ceng-ceng — from Bali, hand cymbals used in ceremonial and parade music.
Cimbalom — from Hungary, a large classical dulcimer, a trapezoid string instrument on legs played with mallets.
Doumbek — from the Middle East, a single-headed goblet-shaped drum.
Gambang — from Java, wooden xylophone with trough resonator.
Gender — from Bali and Java, a set of bronze tuned metal bars (a kind of metal xylophone), played with a mallet, usually played in pairs tuned slightly out of tune with each other to create a “wow” effect; a special pair of western-tuned diatonic gender were custom made to be played in Gamelan D’Drum.
Gendhing — from Java, a large double-sided barrel drum.
Gongs — from Bali and Java, large vertically hung tuned gongs with raised boss in center.
Kendang — from Bali, a doubled head drum played with both hands and/or a beater (pagul)
Kendang (Sudan/Java) — a set of 3 double-headed drums (1 large and 2 small) played while sitting; the pitch of the large drum is controlled with the heel of the left foot.
Kendang Tambor — from Java, a very large 2-headed drum played by 2 people.
Lesung — from Bali, large hollowed log (for pounding rice using heavy poles) with 3 to 5 people pounding interlocking rhythms known as kotekan
Marimba — from the United States, tuned wooden bars suspended over resonators
Reyong —from Bali, small bronze pot gongs, either set on horizontal frames or hand held; a special set of 2-octave western-tuned chromatic reyong were custom made for the performance of Gamelan D’Drum
Richik — from Bali, small thick cymbals mounted on a wooden turtle base.
Riq — from the Middle East, frame drum with large jingles
Trans Cultural Kit — an American-styled drumset utilizing the Ewe barrel drums, Gon Gon, and caxixi of West Africa, Turkish cymbals, and Arabic frame drum.
Vibraphone — from the United States, metal bars suspended over metal tube resonators with a pedal used to attain dampening, sustain, and tremelo effects.
Photos of these instruments can be found at www.pureddrum.com.