2022 Family Concert Series Family Concert: The Listener
Dates: March 13, 2022 Tickets Available
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Venue: Mandel Concert Hall Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall
Event Dates and Tickets
Sunday, March 13, 2022 3:00PM
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About the Music
This concert is intended for children ages 6+
Britten Excerpts from Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Bernstein Overture from Candide
Shostakovich Polka from The Golden Age
Williams Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Tchaikovsky “Dance of the Swans” from Swan Lake
Bizet “Les Toreadors” from Carmen
Mozart Finale from Symphony No. 39
The Listener, featuring the hilarious Magic Circle Mime Co. (back by popular demand!) introduces young people to the orchestra and explores the important relationship between the audience’s role as listener and the musicians’ performance. In the dramatic storyline, the conductor has prepared a concert program but is interrupted by the unexpected participation of two “audience members” (the mimes). Join us for 50 minutes of music, drama and laugh-out-loud fun as we learn about the orchestra, its music, and the art of listening.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Magic Circle Mime Co., special guests
Instrument Discovery Zone
Every Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert features engaging pre-concert activities, including our Instrument Discovery zone, which offers hands-on opportunities for children to try playing various orchestral instruments. The Instrument Discovery program and various other free pre-concert events begin one hour before each Orchestra performance.
Physical program books, including large-print versions, will be available at the performance.
Severance Music Center
Severance Music Center is Cleveland’s home for symphonic music and other presentations, including Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall and Reinberger Chamber Hall. We are strongly committed to making everyone feel welcome. The doors to Severance open three hours prior to most performances.
Food & Beverage Services at Cleveland Orchestra Concerts
Severance Restaurant is temporarily closed.
Concessions* are available at the following times:
- 2 hours prior to concert start: Opus Lounge, Lotus Club, and Smith Lobby
- 1 hour prior to concert start: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, and Box Lobby
- Intermission: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, Box, Ginn Suite
- Post Concert: Opus Lounge
*All concessions are cashless.
Health & Safety
The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable and safe environment for our guests, musicians, volunteers and staff.
In partnership with The Cleveland Clinic, we have adopted safety protocols to ensure your visit to Severance Music Center is safe and enjoyable. These protocols are in effect now, and will be reviewed regularly to follow the latest public health recommendations as we welcome you back to in-person concerts. For up to date information, please bookmark this page and visit before you attend your next performance.
Anyone feeling ill or experiencing symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease is asked to take care of their health and protect others by staying home.
Update as of March 18, 2022
As of March 18, guests will no longer be required wear a mask or show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test. Masks and vaccination against Covid-19 are strongly recommended for all guests attending performances at Severance Music Center.
Enhanced Cleaning Procedures
High-touch areas, including countertops, door handles and elevators, are cleaned and sanitized regularly. In addition, seating areas and corresponding lobbies are disinfected with CDC-approved aerosol sprays after each performance. Hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout Severance.
Severance has updated its HVAC filtration and circulation systems to meet the guidelines of local public health authorities and recommendations from the Cleveland Clinic.
Ticket Wallet App (Paperless Tickets)
After purchasing tickets, guests are encouraged to access the free Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Wallet app to gain instant, secure, and paperless access to their reserved concert tickets. For more information, visit our Ticket Wallet page.
Below is a list of the features and services that the Cleveland Orchestra has made available at Severance Hall for this concert.
Wheelchair Access & Seating
The venue's seating has reserved special areas for those attending with the use of a wheelchair. Please indicate any special needs when completing Education Concert Online Reservation Form. Ushers are available to assist at each concert.
The Euclid Avenue entrance to Severance Hall is best suited for wheelchair entry, with a convenient drop-off area designated at the curb.
Assistance for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Infrared Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available without charge for most performances in the Concert Hall at Severance Hall. Please request one in advance online in the space provided on the Education Concert Online Reservation Form to indicate special needs, or contact the Education Office at 216-231-7349, or House Manager’s office. Head Ushers can explain how to use the ALD.
Interpretive services may be available for certain events at Severance Hall. Prior arrangements should be made four weeks in advance. Appropriate seat locations may be necessary.
Trained guide dogs and service animals are welcome in Severance Hall. Please indicate any special needs when completing Education Concert Online Reservation Form. If you have any questions, please contact the contact the Education Office at 216-231-7349, or the House Manager.
All Smith Lobby restrooms are fully accessible. In addition, private family-accessible restrooms are located in the Smith Lobby and off the Dress Circle Lobby.
The Cleveland Orchestra is strongly committed to making our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons. For more information regarding all of our accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility page.