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  • Hauntingly beautiful, heartrendingly emotional, and unabashedly romantic. Rachmaninoff wrote of his Second Piano Concerto, “What I try to do when writing down my music is to make it say simply and directly what is in my heart.” Acclaimed pianist Beatrice Rana brings this spectacular concerto to life in her Cleveland Orchestra debut.

  • The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival: Power is a series of concerts, exhibitions, and conversations created for the greater Cleveland community and headlined by four fully staged performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute, led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst at Severance Music Center.

  • On May 15, we welcome Pulitzer Prize–winning author Kai Bird, author of American Prometheus upon which Oppenheimer was based, as part of our second annual Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival. Bird’s keynote presentation will include performances of works inspired by the festival’s theme by Cleveland Orchestra musicians and soloists.

  • Joined by longtime collaborators the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet, Blanchard celebrates both the brilliance of Shorter’s legacy and the inspiration he has given Blanchard, influencing his ever-expanding amalgam of music and storytelling.

  • This performance is free with no tickets required. Free parking is available in the Fatima Family Center parking lots.

Upcoming Concerts & Events

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival

May 15 - 26, 2024

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities FestivalPower is a series of concerts, exhibitions, and conversations created for the greater Cleveland community and headlined by four fully staged performances of Mozart'sThe Magic Flute, led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst at Severance Music Center.

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Wednesday, May 15

An Evening with Kai Bird

Keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Kai Bird, is the executive director and distinguished lecturer of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. 

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May 16 thru 26

Mozart's The Magic Flute

One of the greatest operas ever written, this timeless classic is about the search for truth and reason, love and enlightenment, and how power is used for good or evil purposes. Staged production is sung in German.

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May 21

Terence Blanchard &Friends

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Terence Blanchard makes his Severance Music Center debut with Absence, an evening of music honoring his mentor, jazz icon Wayne Shorter. 

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