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Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concert

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
with guest choruses
Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus
     (December 11, 17, and 18 matinees)
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble
     (December 11, 15, and 18)
College of Wooster Chorus
     (December 16, 17)
University of Akron Concert Choir
     (December 10)


At a Glance
Celebrate the holiday season with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus in these annual offerings of music for the Christmas Season, including sing-alongs, guest choruses, and a surprise visitor — all in the festive yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.

The Cleveland Orchestra's 2016 Christmas Concerts

     are sponsored by Dollar Bank.

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About the Concert

Information about the musical pieces and performers are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time (see links below).

On-Line FlipBook
Click or tap here to read this week's program book as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.
(2016-17:  Holiday Festival:  Dec 8-9, 10-11, 15-18)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook
Or click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook.

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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).

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.

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Severance Restaurant

Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is operated by Marigold Catering and features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting.  The restaurant is perfect for a quick bite or leisurely dinner before the concert, or post-concert offerings on select evenings.

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

Click here to view the special Christmas Buffet Menu (2:30 p.m. concerts only)
Click here to view the Winter Menu (evening concerts only) 

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

Click here to reserve your table

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