2018-19 Severance Season
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September 20 & 22 Featuring the Suite from Swan Lake, Abrahamsen's Left, alone (for piano left hand and orchestra), and more.
September 27 & 30 Featuring Prokofiev's Classical Symphony & Symphony No. 3, and Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2.
October 4 - 6 The complete Second Symphony by Gustav Mahler
Thursday, October 18 - 20 Also featuring Ginastera's Cello Concerto No. 2 and Barber's Overture to The School for Scandal.
October 25 & 27 Schoenberg's romantic Pelléas and Mélisande, plus Berg's Violin Concerto and Webern's Passacaglia.
November 1 - 3 Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, plus Bartók's The Wooden Prince.
November 8 - 10 With Ravel's Rhapsodie espagnole, Pavane for a Dead Princess, along with works by Debussy and Pintscher.
November 15, 17 & 18 Shostakovich's most famous symphony, along with Stravinsky's Capriccio (for piano and orchestra) and Kabeláč's Mystery of Time.
November 23 - 25 Vivaldi's famous work, plus Schumann's Symphony No. 3 ("Rhenish").
November 29 - December 1 Legendary composer John Adams conducts his own Scheherazade.2, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and works by Copland.
December 6 - 9 A holiday tradition.
January 13, 17 & 19 The annual opera presentation is always one of the season's most anticipated events.
January 18 Featuring Mozart's Divertimento No. 15 and Strauss's The Happy Workshop (a chamber symphony for wind instruments).
February 7 & 9 Also including Haydn's Symphony No. 100 ("Military").
February 14 - 17 A concert perfect for Valentine's weekend, including Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik and more.
February 21 - 23 Beethoven's Sixth, paired with Mendelssohn's Third Symphony ("Scottish").
February 28 & March 2 Plus Debussy's Rêve, from Première Suite d'Orchestre, and Eötvös's Seven (For violin and orchestra).
March 14 - 17 Also including Haydn's Symphony No. 34 and Deutsch's Okeanos (concerto for organ and orchestra).
March 21 - 23 Plus Schubert's Symphony No. 4 ("Tragic") and Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra.
April 25 - 27 Featuring Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Scriabin's The Poem of Ecstasy, Higdon's blue cathedral and MacMillan's Piano Concerto No. 3 ("Mysteries of Light").
May 2 - 5 Also including Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 ("The Year 1905").
May 9 - 11 Three tone poems from Smetana's Má Vlast: VyŠehrad, The Moldau, and Šárka - plus Martinů's Concerto for Two Pianos and more.
May 16 - 18 Featuring Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Schubert's Mass No. 6.
May 23 - 25 Featuring selected songs from Sibelius, Strauss's Aus Italien [From Italy], and Excerpts from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites.
May 30 - June 1 Experience this 1951 classic musical film featuring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron live on the big screen at Severance Hall with the score played live by The Cleveland Orchestra.