Vladimir Jurowski makes his Cleveland Orchestra debut
in program featuring Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony
Leonidas Kavakos is soloist in the Sibelius Violin Concerto
Release date: January 20, 2011
Friday, February 11, Saturday, February 12, and Sunday, February 13
Photo by Sheila Rock
Photo by Yannis Bournias
Moscow-born conductor Vladimir Jurowski, music director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, will make his debut with The Cleveland Orchestra in a program featuring Tchaikovsky’s “Manfred” Symphony, Opus 58, at Severance Hall on Friday, February 11, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 12, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 13, at 3 p.m. Leonidas Kavakos, who made his Cleveland Orchestra debut at the Blossom Festival in August 2000, will be soloist in Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47. The program also includes the Overture to Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina.
In a Seattle Times review of Leonidas Kavakos’s November 2009 performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony, Bernard Jacobson commented that, “Kavakos ranks among the greatest instrumentalists of our time. Equipped with a formidable technique, the charismatic Greek drew from his 1782 Guadagnini violin a tone at once pure, warm and voluminous, seeming to sail effortlessly through the richest orchestral textures.”
To view a video of Leonidas Kavakos performing a portion of the Sibelius Violin Concerto, click here.
FREE CONCERT PREVIEWS
Sasha Mäkilä, assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, will give a Concert Preview titled “Princes, Poets, and Polar Bears” in Reinberger Chamber Hall on February 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and on February 13 at 2 p.m. This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.
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.
These concerts are sponsored by The Plain Dealer, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. Leonidas Kavakos’s appearance with The Cleveland Orchestra is made possible by a gift to the Orchestra’s Guest Artist Fund from Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherwin.
Ticket and Parking Information
Ticket Prices: (Add $5 for Friday and Saturday): Orchestra: $71, $47; Dress Circle: $93, $55; Balcony: $71, $55, $31.
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 email@example.com for information.
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Venue information: Severance Hall, which opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra, is located at 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Friday, February 11, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 3:00 p.m.
(Concert Preview one hour before concerts)
The Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Kavakos Plays Sibelius
Mussorgsky: Overture to Khovanshchina
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony
Tickets: (Add $5 for Friday and Saturday): $31, $47, $55, $71, $93
To order: 216-231-1111, 800-686-1141, or online 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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