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The Cleveland Orchestra announces Summers@Severance concerts for July & August

Orchestra offers fourth year of summer concerts on Friday nights at Severance Hall

Three concerts in July and August offer range of music, from Mozart and Beethoven to Schumann

Thompson Hine LLP sponsors Summers@Severance as partner in the Orchestra’s ongoing initiatives to expand concert offerings

CLEVELAND – Following three successful seasons of Summers@Severance concerts (inaugurated in 2014), The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a fourth year of Summers@Severance concerts on Friday nights at Severance Hall.  The series of orchestra concerts, sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP, will take place July 14, July 28, and August 18, 2017. 

The Summers@Severance series was created to expand The Cleveland Orchestra’s summertime offerings and showcase the ensemble as an integral part of its home neighborhood all year round.  The series presents concerts of popular classical works, with an early start time surrounded by convenient pre- and post-concert opportunities to socialize with friends or family in the outdoor beauty of University Circle.  The Front Terrace of Severance Hall will be open before and after each concert, with beverage service and seating areas.  Special “happy hour” drink prices will be offered in the hour prior to each concert, with attendees encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the outdoors.

Series tickets (all three concerts as a package) for the Summers@Severance series are now on sale through the Severance Hall Ticket Office or online at  Individual concert tickets go on sale beginning Monday, May 1, 2017.

This year’s Summers@Severance series begins July 14 when Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads the Orchestra in an all-Beethoven program comprised of Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5, and the Overture to Egmont.

On July 28, Susanna Mälkki will conduct a program featuring Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”) and Scriabin’s Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor with Bertrand Chamayou as soloist, in his Cleveland Orchestra debut.

On August 18, Patrick Dupré Quigley makes his Cleveland Orchestra debut conducting a performance of the Mozart Requiem with the Blossom Festival Chorus.

Details of the Summers@Severance series follow. 


Series tickets (all three concerts as a package) for the Summers@Severance series start at $60 and are now on sale through the Severance Hall Ticket Office or online at  Individual tickets go on sale beginning May 1, 2017 and start at $25.  For more information about purchasing tickets, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit

The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located on street level in the Smith Lobby.  The Ticket
Office entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are on the west side of the building, along East Boulevard.  Severance Hall Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and, from September through May, on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Concert listing details follow.

2017 Summers@Severance Concerts

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Summers@Severance series is sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP.


Friday, July 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Overture to Egmont
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5

“Fate knocking at the door.”  This symphony opens with perhaps the four most famous notes in all of music. Revolutionary in its time, it is now perhaps the best-known piece of music in history.


Friday, July 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Bertrand Chamayou, piano

SCRIABIN  Piano Concerto
SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 3 (“Rhenish”)

Journey down the Rhine river.  Schumann’s wonderfully playful, delightful symphony captures the remarkable beauty of this spellbinding river, with its hillside castles, lush vineyards, and storybook villages.


Friday, August 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
Blossom Festival Chorus

MOZART  Requiem

The story begins like a work of fiction:  A messenger arrives on Mozart’s doorstep with a commission for a Requiem Mass from an anonymous patron.  The work that inspired the film Amadeus, Mozart’s final great work is a piece of supreme beauty, exquisite in its peaceful evocation of salvation and eternal rest.

All programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.