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Summers@Severance: Concerto for Orchestra

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor


A warm summer evening… a sublime night of music…
And a fresh approach to Friday nights!

An after-work treat: Escape the summer heat with three summer concert experiences we’ve hand-crafted for you – then let the gentle summer breezes wash over you as you relax outdoors on the beautiful Front Terrace of Severance Hall with great drinks and great company.

Special “happy hour” pricing will be offered in the hour prior to the concert, so arrive early – and linger afterwards, too!

At a Glance
ELGAR - In the South
BARTÓK   Concerto for Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra's
Summers@Severance series

is sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP.


5:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Starters

Arrive early for a pre-concert happy hour with cocktails and appetizers

7 p.m. Summers@Severance:  CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA
A virtuosic tour-de-force.  Hear the amazing musicians of your Cleveland Orchestra showcased in Bartok’s dazzling, thrilling, and immensely popular concerto for the entire orchestra.

8:30 p.m. After-Party on the Outdoor Terrace
Stay into the evening and enjoy refreshing cocktails and lite bites on the beautiful outdoor terrace. Severance Hall stays open for the evening, with DJ Brad Petty spinning soft house and electronica.

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Program Book

Information and background about the music 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 and tap here to read this concert's program book as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.  (Summers@Severance, published July 25)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (
Click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook, available the week of the concert.

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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).

If you have already purchased concert tickets, you can still purchase pre-paid parking online by locating the car icon at the top righthand side of this page.  The text with the icon will show you whether pre-paid parking is availble.  Click on the link.

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.

For a printable map of parking areas surrounding Severance Hall, click here.

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