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Romeo and Juliet

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Concert Details

Prokofiev was a master at musical storytelling, and his ballet score to Shakespeare’s famous love story is his best-known and most passionate score.  The music brings Romeo and Juliet and their conflicting families fully to life — with music that is in turn lushly romantic, playfully whimsical, deftly tuneful, poignantly heartfelt, and powerfully overwhelming. Schubert’s delightful and joyous Third Symphony is an early masterpiece, written when the composer was just an 18-year-old schoolmaster.

At a Glance
SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 3
PROKOFIEV - Romeo and Juliet, Act I

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Pre-Concert Talks

Free Concert Preview:
"2019-20:  Season Overview"
featuring Franz Welser-Möst in conversation
     with Mark Williams
, chief artistic officer of The Cleveland Orchestra

Reinberger Chamber Hall in Severance Hall

Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders.  Previews are held prior to every Cleveland Orchestra subscription concert, beginning 1 hour before the performance.  This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.

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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 or tap here to read the program book for these concerts as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.  (2019-20 Weeks 1 and 2; published on September 18.)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (
Or 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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Food & Drink

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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