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Carnival of the Animals

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
featuring special guests
Katia Labèque, piano
Marielle Labèque, piano
and with
Donald Carrier, narrator


It’s a menagerie of music-making! Camille Saint-Saëns’s beloved classic, Carnival of the Animals, performed especially for our family audiences by the world-renowned Katia and Marielle Labèque. This grand zoological exploration is a whimsical and charming work for orchestra and narrator that is sure to delight. Music by Rossini, Anderson, and Gershwin round out this wild and wooly concert.

The Cleveland Orchestra's Family Concert Series
is supported by the Weiss Family Foundation.

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Free Pre-Concert Activities

INSTRUMENT DISCOVERY with Royalton Music Center (Smith Lobby, ground floor)

Kids can discover their “inner musician” by trying out orchestral instruments with the assistance of Royalton Music Center staff.  (

SING AND SWING (Smith Lobby, ground floor)

Even the littlest musicians can join the fun with Sing and Swing's Play Along Jam. Children 0-5 can play an assortment of child friendly percussion instruments with their parents and the instructors from Sing and Swing (

VOICES RAISED IN SONG (Reinberger Chamber Hall)
with Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Ensemble

Members of the Youth Chorus (grades 9-12) showcase their artistry in a special selection of songs and choral works designed to entertain and inspire.

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

Pre-Concert Dining
Pre-concert dinner service begins up to two hours before this event.

Special Mother's Day Brunch Menu

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


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