The Cleveland Orchestra performs
“The Planets – an HD Odyssey”
on November 27 and 28 at Severance Hall
Holst’s The Planets performed with onscreen projections of high-definition NASA images
Sunday concert begins 2010-11 season’s Musically Speaking series
Release Date: November 3, 2010
Saturday, November 27, and Sunday, November 28
Photo by Christian Steiner
Austrian conductor Hans Graf, music director of the Houston Symphony since 2001, conducts The Cleveland Orchestra in a program featuring Gustav Holst’s showpiece The Planets, with high-definition NASA images projected above the orchestra on a large screen, on Saturday, November 27, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 28, at 3 p.m.
The celestial-themed program presents Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s Asteroid 4179: Toutatis and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”). Reviewing a recording of Toutatis, Gramophone magazine writes, “Kaija Saariaho, celebrating the asteroid Toutatis and its complex orbit, uses evocative textures and woodwind repetitions in ostinato patterns, much in line with Holst’s technique.” Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, prepared by Director of Choruses Robert Porco, will take part in the Orchestra’s performance of Holst’s The Planets.
MUSICALLY SPEAKING CONCERT
The Sunday afternoon concert is the first in this season’s Musically Speaking series, in which each concert focuses on a featured large-scale work. Following the intermission of the November 28 concert, and just prior to the performance of The Planets, Hans Graf will speak about the work from the stage.
FREE CONCERT PREVIEW ON SATURDAY
Geoff Landis, planetary scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center, will give a Concert Preview titled “Voyages to the Planets” at 7 p.m. in Reinberger Chamber Hall. This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.
FREE PRELUDE CONCERT ON SUNDAY
Another aspect of the “Musically Speaking” series is the Prelude Concert of chamber music performances given by members of the Orchestra in Reinberger Chamber Hall beginning at 2:00 p.m. These extremely popular programs highlight interesting connections with the music on the program for that afternoon’s Orchestra concert. The November 28 Prelude Concert features violinist Kim Gomez, violists Lisa Boyko and Joanna Patterson, cellist Bryan Dumm, and horn player Jesse McCormick performing Mozart’s Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407, and flutist Joshua Smith and cellist Charles Bernard performing Kaija Saariaho’s Mirrors for flute and cello.
SELECT YOUR OWN SEATS
Severance Hall patrons can select their own seats online. Clicking on any “Buy Ticket” button on the calendar will link to the Ticket Reservations page. This ticket ordering page automatically displays the “Select Your Own Seat” option (if applicable). Patrons may alternatively select the “Choose Best Available” option.
Severance Hall patrons have the option of printing their tickets at home. Choose the “Print-at-Home” option on the Delivery Method page during online checkout.
Ticket and Parking Information
Ticket Prices: (Add $5 for Saturday): Orchestra: $77, $51; Dress Circle: $101, $60; Balcony: $77, $60, $40.
Ticket Office: The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along East Boulevard. The Ticket Office is open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays, except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office opens 3 hours before concert start time.
Group Sales (groups of 10 or more): Call the Cleveland Orchestra Group Sales Office at Severance Hall at (216) 231-7463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Parking: For information about parking for Severance Hall concerts, click here.
Venue information: Severance Hall, which opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra. Severance Hall is located at 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.
(Concert Preview one hour before concert)
Sunday, November 28, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.
(Prelude Concert one hour before concert)
The Cleveland Orchestra
Hans Graf, conductor
Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
The Planets: An HD Odyssey
Saariaho: Asteroid 4179: Toutatis
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”)
Holst: The Planets
Tickets: (Add $5 for Saturday): $40, $51, $60, $77, $101
To order: (216) 231-1111, 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com to select your own seats and print your tickets at home
Location: Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland
All artists and programs are subject to change.
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