Special Guest Event Cavani String Quartet presents Beyond Beethoven
Dates: December 14, 2021 Tickets Available
Who: Cavani String Quartet Dr. Ronald Crutcher, cellist & guest speaker
Venue: Severance Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall
Event Dates and Tickets
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:30PM
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About the Music
Beethoven String Quartet in F Major Opus 135
Camari Dodson-Poindexter, String Quartet (World Premiere)
Henderson A Bop for Bridge for String Quartet and String Orchestra (World Premiere)
Beethoven String Quartet in C Major Opus 59 No. 3
The tour de force BEYOND BEETHOVEN 2021 series, performed and curated by the the Cavani Quartet and presented in partnership with eight of Cleveland’s most prestigious musical organizations, features the complete quartets of Beethoven combined with living composers including Tan Dun, Osvaldo Golijov, Jessie Montgomery, Gabriela Lena Frank, Eric Gould, Caroline Shaw and a world premiere by Josh Henderson. Integral to the series is the Cavani Quartet’s special educational collaboration with local high school orchestra programs, which culminate in Mandel Concert Hall at Severance with a side by side performance celebrating Beethoven’s birthday on December 14.
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- Cavani String Quartet
- Annie Fullard, violin
- Catherine Cosbey, violin
- Eric Wong, viola
- Kyle Price, cello
- Dr. Ronald Crutcher, cellist & guest speaker
- President of University of Richmond, Va.
- Young Artists from Regional High School Music Programs
- Cleveland Heights High School
- Cleveland School of the Arts
- Lakewood High School
- Strongsville High School
- The Music Settlement
- Chamber Music Connection
Josh Henderson, composer, violin & viola
Camari Dodson-Poindexter, composer, cello
The Cleveland Orchestra does not appear in this performance.
Severance is Cleveland’s musical home for symphonic music and other presentations, including 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.
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.
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.
Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test
Guests will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination of a World Health Organization (WHO) or U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved or authorized vaccine, with vaccination completed at least two weeks prior to the performance date, upon arrival at Severance Music Center. Guests who are unable to be vaccinated will be required to provide proof of a negative Covid test.
Audience members ages 3 and older who cannot be vaccinated may provide proof of a negative test result received from a completed lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to entering Severance, or a negative test result received from a completed PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering Severance.
- Touchless verification using the CLEAR App. Guests are encouraged to consider using the free CLEAR app on their mobile devices to help expedite the entry process. To learn more, go to clearme.com.
- A physical vaccination card or a photo of a vaccination card, along with a valid photo ID.
- Proof of a negative test, along with a valid photo ID. For children under the age of 12 or those who cannot be vaccinated or individuals who are unable to be vaccinated, proof of a negative test result received from a completed lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to entering Severance, or a negative test result received from a completed PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering Severance. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Home Test (the version requiring a virtual appointment) is an acceptable option.
All guests the age of 18 or above must present a valid photo ID with their proof of vaccination or a negative test.
Early arrival is recommended and patrons should have this information ready to present as they enter Severance, as it will be checked before concert tickets are scanned.
Face Masks Required
Guest are required to wear face coverings at all times and in all areas of Severance Music Center, including while seated during the performance. Face coverings should be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, and meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not permitted. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided a disposable face mask.
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.
Below is a list of the features and services that The Cleveland Orchestra has made available in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance 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, especially in the event of a General Admission concert.
There is barrier-free entry to Severance 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 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 Severance 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 Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert 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. 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 in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert 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.
Trained guide dogs and service animals are welcome at Severance. 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.
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.