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Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor

Concert Details

As much as any work written for ballet, Sleeping Beauty is a beloved classic — Tchaikovsky himself thought it one of his best works, “a dancing symphony” about fate and life woven from the old tale of a princess who pricks her finger and is put under a hundred-year spell to be awakened by a handsome suitor. Stravinsky later proclaimed this score the “convincing example” of Tchaikovsky’s great creative power.

At a Glance
BERLIOZ - Overture to Béatrice and Bénédict
TCHAIKOVSKY - Selections from Sleeping Beauty

This weekend's concerts are sponsored by
Jones Day.

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Free Concert Preview:
"Tales of Love and Happy Endings"
with speaker Rose Breckenridge,
    Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups

Concert Hall at Severance Hall

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