Family Concert — Green Eggs and Hamadeus
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Family Concert — Green Eggs and Hamadeus

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Rob Kapilow, conductor, composer, and host
Sherry Boone, soprano
Joshua Turchin, boy soprano
directed by Danny Pelzig


Join us for the third Family Concert of the year, designed to introduce children ages 7-12 to the orchestra as an ensemble, and share the excitement of a live performance by one of the world's top orchestras.

This concert brings together the worlds of Dr. Seuss and Mozart, in a whiz-bang operetta mash-up designed especially for children. The Boston Globe called Green Eggs and Hamadeus “the most popular family music since Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.”   Kapilow’s delightfully funny musical score takes its inspiration from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, and sets to music Dr. Seuss’s tale of “Sam-I-am” and a hilariously questionable meal!  You will like it, Sam-I-am!

The Family Concert series
is supported by
The Giant Eagle Foundation.

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Pre-Concert Family Activities

Free pre-concert family activities begin at 1:00 p.m.

in the Smith Lobby (on the ground floor)
     Even the littlest musicians can join the fun with Sing and Swing's Play Along Jam. Children ages 0 to 5 can play an assortment of child friendly percussion instruments with their parents and the instructors from Sing and Swing.

with Royalton Music Center
in the Smith Lobby (on the ground floor)
     Kids can discover their “inner musician" by trying out orchestral instruments with the assistance of Royalton Music Center staff.

in Reinberger Chamber Hall (entrance from Smith Lobby)
     From Cleveland's The Music Settlement, these ensembles of young people (ages 10-18) will inspire and entertain you.  The groups are named after Nicolo Amati, one of the greatest violin maker in history, and the teacher of renowned violin makers, Antonio Stradivari and Andrea Guarneri.  The Music Settlement owns one of Amati’s 350-year-old masterpieces, a cherished violin bequeathed to them by the family of Melvin Ritter, former concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony and a former student of Cleveland's The Music Settlement.

CIM PREP at Severance Hall
in the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer
     The Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory and Continuing Education division offers lessons, classes, and ensembles for students of all ages and abilities. Come learn about what you’re missing and what you can do!

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Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is operated by Marigold Catering and features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting.  

The restaurant is located on the street level of Severance Hall along East Boulevard. 

View our special Family Concert Menu!

For Severance Restaurant reservations, 
please call 216-231-7373 anytime,
or reserve online:

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