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Mahler's Fifth

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CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Concert Details

Mahler called his Fifth Symphony a “foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound.”  It begins simply enough, with a lone trumpet fanfare, but quickly explodes into one of music’s most passionate and thrilling symphonies.  The tender Adagietto movement is said to be the composer’s own love letter to his wife, written in their first year of marriage.  Today, it is Mahler’s most famous music — Leonard Bernstein led a heart-wrenching performance at RFK’s funeral.

At a Glance
NEUWIRTH - Masaot/Clocks without Hands
MAHLER - Symphony No. 5

 

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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Pre-Concert Talks

Free Concert Preview:
"Journeys, Trials, and Triumphs"
with guest speaker Michael Strasser, professor of musicology,
     Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music

Location:
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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Food & Drink

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

For our current menus and information on our various offerings, 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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Parking

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,  view this printable map.

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

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