Summers@Severance: Shostakovich's Fifth
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Summers@Severance: Shostakovich's Fifth

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Stanislaw Skrowaczeski, conductor


A great masterpiece conducted by a legendary master.  Shostakovich allegedly said, “I think it is clear to everyone what happens in the Fifth. The rejoicing is forced, created under threat. It’s as if someone were beating you with a stick and saying, ‘Your business is rejoicing, your business is rejoicing …’” This performance is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this masterpiece conducted by one of Shostakovich’s greatest living interpreters who knew the composer personally.

At a Glance
MOZART - Overture to Don Giovanni
SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5

The Cleveland Orchestra's
Summers@Severance series

is sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP

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Street Construction Advisory

Please note that:  East Boulevard adjacent to Severance Hall is under construction.  The Campus Center Garage (behind Severance Hall) is still open and operating.

The northbound lane of East Boulevard from Euclid Avenue to East 105th is closed.  Please enter the garage via southbound East Boulevard by taking either Ford Boulevard or Jeptha Road to East Boulevard.

Parking is prohibited at on-street meters along East Boulevard. 

Ticket Pick-Up:  Patrons wishing to visit the Severance Hall Ticket  Office can park in the Campus Center Garage for free for up to 30 minutes; simply insert your ticket into the parking machine at the gate as you exit.

We expect this construction to end by the end of August.  Please allow extra time when coming to Severance Hall.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Please see also "Street Construction Advisory" above.

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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