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The Circle



The Circle is the new young professionals group for The Cleveland Orchestra who share a love of music and a mission to support one of Cleveland’s — and the world’s — cultural gems. Get an inside look at this fascinating cultural institution, meet the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra, and socialize in beautiful Severance Hall and at Blossom Music Center.


Every month, either:

  • Premium seats to a hand-selected concert every other month at Severance Hall or Blossom Music Center.
  • A special insider event — giving you a unique behind the scenes look at one of Cleveland’s — and the world’s — cultural gems.
  • Special networking events, social events, volunteer opportunities, and professional development.
  • An additional 20% off all other Cleveland Orchestra classical concerts.


$15 PER MONTH One Membership — (1 ticket to each monthly event)
$20 PER MONTH Two Memberships — (2 tickets to each monthly event)

To join The Circle, call Margaret at 216-231-7558


The Circle is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company

Upcoming Events:

Beethoven's Ninth at Blossom
Saturday, July 11 at Blossom Music Center 

Enjoy a night under the stars at Blossom with one of Beethoven’s greatest works. First, enjoy a full dinner & drinks in the beautiful Knight Grove Pavilion. Then, walk and find a seat on the lawn (don't forget to bring a blanket or lawn chair) for a performance of Beethoven's famous Ninth Symphony along with works by Messiaen, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.


Friday, August 7 at Severance Hall

A Friday after-work treat! Join us after work on August 7 and enjoy a exciting concert featuring Shostakovich's incredible Fifth Symphony, along with Mozart's Overture to Don Giovanni. Then, relax on Severance Hall’s beautiful outdoor terrace with great drinks and company. 

Recent Past Events:

Tour of Severance Hall
Friday, April 24 at Severance Hall
Regarded by many music-lovers as one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of Severance Hall and learn the history of this world-famous, beloved Cleveland landmark – and afterwards, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Special Opera Event: Strauss's Daphne
Wednesday, May 27 at Severance Hall
For the first time, The Cleveland Orchestra presents Strauss’s captivating opera about the enchanting nymph who must choose between the love of men and her freedom. Composed during the politically perilous period after the Nazis came to power, Daphne had deep personal significance for the composer. Now hear this powerful work in a special production. And don’t miss the pre-concert reception!

The Circle at Great Lakes Brewing Company
Thursday, June 4 at Great Lakes Brewing Company
Bring your friends and join us at this open recruitment event in the Tasting Room at Cleveland's favorite brewpub: Great Lakes Brewing Company. We'll have music, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, tours, and more!

Classical Revolution at the Happy Dog
Tuesday, February 17 at the Happy Dog (Detroit Ave)

Beer. Classical music. Hot dogs. Don’t miss as these unlikely ingredients combine for one of Cleveland’s most unique events. Featured on BBC News Magazine, Classical Revolution Cleveland showcases masterful local musicians (including members of The Cleveland Orchestra) performing in one of Cleveland’s most iconic locations.

Fridays@7: Beethoven's Seventh
Friday, March 13 at Severance Hall

It’s one of Beethoven’s greatest symphonies – loved for its energy and beauty. Enjoy this famous, moving work in the Orchestra’s fun Fridays@7 series – featuring a post-concert party with live music entertainment.

Mahler's Sixth
Saturday, January 17 at Severance Hall

Of his Sixth Symphony, Mahler’s wife remarked that: “not one of his works came so directly from his inmost heart as this.” Hear this remarkable work alongside a World Premiere composition — and meet the composer who wrote it at a special reception.

The Circle presents: Engage Cleveland's Holiday MIX
Monday, December 15 at Severance Hall

The Circle welcomes Engage Cleveland’s popular annual Holiday MIX event at Severance Hall! Enjoy food, drinks, networking and more in the beautiful surroundings of Severance Hall.

Breakfast with a Board Member
Early November

The Cleveland Orchestra’s board is a who’s who of the business leaders of Northeast Ohio. Get a unique chance to hear from one of these prestigious individuals at an event designed especially for Circle members.

Hilary Hahn Plays Bach
Friday, October 24 at Severance Hall

Hear renowned violinist and two time Grammy-winner Hilary Hahn, named “America’s Best Young Classical Musician” by Time in a concert featuring the works of Bach, Brahms, and Mendelssohn — along with a special Circle reception.

The Circle — Season Launch Party
Friday, September 26 at Skylight

Join The Circle for a special preview of the season from the Orchestra’s Artistic staff, fresh off a prestigious European Tour. Enjoy drinks, great company, and learn about what happens when an orchestra goes on tour, how a season is put together, and more!