Special Guest Event 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition

Event Information

  • Dates: August 6-7, 2021 Tickets Available

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Jahja Ling, conductor

  • Venue: Severance Hall Cleveland, OH

Event Dates and Tickets

Friday, August 6, 2021 7:00PM

Saturday, August 7, 2021 7:00PM

Guests attending this concert are required to wear a mask. Please see our Health & Safety guidelines below for more information.


About the Performance

Celebrate the finale of the 2021 Cleveland International Piano Competition as four finalists showcase their artistry as soloists with The Cleveland Orchestra. Two finalists will perform each evening, and the winners will be announced at the conclusion of Saturday’s performance.

Performing Artists

Finalists of the Cleveland International Piano Competition
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jahja Ling, Conductor

Severance Hall, exterior of front entrance.

Severance Hall

Severance Hall is Cleveland’s musical home for symphonic music and other presentations. We are strongly committed to making everyone feel welcome. The doors to Severance Hall open three hours prior to most performances.

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The most convenient parking option is Case Western Reserve University's (CWRU) Lot 29 Campus Center Garage. The garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Hall off East Boulevard, and provides stair and elevator access to the hall.

Availability is limited, and pre-paid parking passes for the garage can be added for select performances during checkout.

For more infomation about getting to Severance Hall and where to park, please visit our Directions & Parking page.

Directions & Parking

Health & Safety

The conditions and considerations surrounding Covid-19 are constantly evolving, and we’ll continue to adapt our health and safety policies based on guidance from the Cleveland Clinic and local health officials. Our first priority is the health and safety of the Orchestra’s guests, musicians, staff, and volunteers. As concerts resume at Severance Hall, we’ll continue to maintain our enhanced cleaning and ventilation procedures.

Masks are Required

In order to maintain the health and safety of The Cleveland Orchestra and Severance Hall’s guests, musicians, staff, and volunteers and in accordance with recently updated Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines placing Cuyahoga County at the “substantial transmission” level, Severance Hall requires that all guests attending indoor concerts wear a mask* which covers the nose and mouth at all times regardless of vaccination status. Click here for more information on the CDC’s recommendations. If you arrive at Severance Hall without a mask, one will be provided for you. Thank you for your efforts as we work together toward a common goal of safety.

*Acceptable masks must fit snugly, cover both the nose and mouth, be secure under the chin, and have at least 2 layers of fabric (Ex. Disposable non-medical face mask, multi-layer cloth face mask). The following items are not considered acceptable face coverings: open-chin triangle bandanas, face shields, neck-gators only containing 1 layer of fabric, or masks containing purge valves or mesh material.

Accessibility Services

Below are 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. These seating options are available during your seat selection across seating price levels. Ushers are available to assist.

There is barrier-free entry to Severance Hall with automatic sliding doors at our garage entrance on Lower Level One in the CWRU Campus Center Garage. There is an elevator for wheelchair access in the center of the garage for travelling from Lower Level Two (the lowest level) to Lower Level One (the level of our arrival entrance). The Euclid Avenue entrance to Severance Hall is best suited for wheelchair entry, with a convenient drop-off area designated at the curb.

Companion Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair companion seating is available for purchase online and through The Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services. Look for a "C" shape on the seating map when making your selection. 

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 or by calling the House Manager’s office. You will be asked to provide a driver’s license or ID card upon arrival, which will be held until the return of the device.  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. TTY line access is available at the public pay phone in the Security Office located at the garage entrance.

Assistance for the Blind or Persons with Low Vision

Large Print Programs are available for most Cleveland Orchestra performances at Severance Hall.  These are available at the Coat Room locations or from Head Ushers on each level of the Concert Hall, and at Concert Previews.

For select vocal performances, Braille texts may be available on request with 2 weeks’ notice.

Service Animals

Trained guide dogs and service animals are welcome in Severance Hall. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Office 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.

Additional Information

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.