2021-22 Severance Hall Season French Perspectives

Event Information

  • Dates: November 26-27, 2021 Tickets Available

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Katia & Mariella Labèque, piano

  • Venue: Severance Hall Cleveland, OH

Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test is required for guests attending this concert. Please see our Health & Safety guidelines below to learn more.


About the Music

RAVEL  Suite of Five Pieces from Ma Mère l’Oye [Mother Goose]

DESSNER  Concerto for Two Pianos

FRANCK  Symphony in D minor

Popular sister piano duo returns to perform work by American composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner, who has won Grammy Awards both as a classical composer and with his band The National, as well as a nomination for his riveting film score to The Revenant. Bookending this concert are two beloved works rooted in the French tradition: the charming Mother Goose suite and Cesar Franck’s perennially popular — and insistently tuneful —  Symphony in D minor.

Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
Katia Labèque, piano
Marielle Labèque, piano

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 Cleveland Orchestra is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for its musicians, patrons, staff, and volunteers. To ensure your experience with The Cleveland Orchestra is as safe as possible, we continue to consult with The Cleveland Clinic and local public health authorities for health and safety guidelines.

Any guests who are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease are asked to stay home.


Proof of Vaccination or Negative PCR 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. Alternatively, guests who cannot be vaccinated may provide proof of a negative PCR test that has been completed within 72 hours of performance date. Ticket holders will receive specific instructions on how to provide this information for entry in advance of the performance or event.

Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test result must be presented every time when entering Severance Hall through one of the following methods:

  • Touchless verification using the CLEAR App.
  • By showing original vaccination card or a photograph of it on a cellphone, along with a valid driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID.


Face Mask Requirement

Every guest, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a face covering at all times and in all areas of Severance Hall, 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 upon entry to Severance Hall.


Children under the age of 12

Children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated must provide a proof of a negative PCR test that has been completed within 72 hours of performance date and wear a mask at all times at concerts and events at Severance Hall.


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.


Clean Spaces

We are continuing to meet HV/AC air filtration and circulation system requirements, implement enhanced cleaning procedures, and provide hand sanitizer throughout Severance Hall.

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.