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It's A Wonderful Life in Concert

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

Concert Details

At a Glance

The classic film on the big screen with the original score performed live!

Experience Frank Capra’s cherished holiday film classic as you’ve never seen it before – with Dimitri Tiomkin’s heartwarming score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra!  It is Christmas Eve, 1946, and George Bailey (James Stewart) faces financial ruin and is seriously contemplating suicide.  Angel Clarence Oddbody (Henry Travers) takes George on a journey and helps him to realize how many lives he has touched, and, just as Clarence had planned, George awakens to the fact that, despite all its deprivations, he has truly had a wonderful life.

Program Books

Background information about each concert's music is printed in program books, distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. 

Program notes are usually available online ahead of time. Please check back later for our Online Flipbook and Mobile ExpressBook for this concert.

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Food & Drink

Special Buffet Menu

Butternut Squash
Split Pea

Greek Salad

Create your own Pasta Station

Carved Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, and Glazed Ham
Broiled Salmon
Roasted Vegetables

Assorted Fruits and Desserts

$32 for Adults
$16 kids 12 and under

From the elegant Severance Restaurant to our varied concessions and stylish Opus Lounge, Severance Hall can effortlessly transform your concert experience into a evening with The Cleveland Orchestra.

For our current menus and information on our various offerings, please visit our Dining section.

To make a reservation at Severance Restaurant,
please call 216-231-7373 anytime, or reserve online:

Reserve Your Table

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There are a number of parking options around Severance Hall, the most convenient one being Case Western Reserve University's Campus Center Garage (entrance off East Blvd.).

Pre-Paid Parking (Campus Center Garage)
Parking passes can be purchased in advance during the online ticketing process, through most concert pages (see under "Buy Tickets," above, for availability), or by calling the Ticket Office (216-231-1111). Availability is limited, and parking passes are only valid for specific dates and concerts.

For additional parking options in the University Circle area surrounding Severance Hall, please view this printable map.

For more parking tips and information, see our section on Directions & Parking.

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