2022-23 Education Series The Sounds of Water

Event Information

  • Dates: November 9-11, 2022 Registration Now Available
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Daniel Reith, conductor
  • Venue: Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall

Event Dates and Tickets

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 10:00AM

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 12:00PM

Thursday, November 10, 2022 10:00AM

Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:00PM

Friday, November 11, 2022 10:00AM

 All tickets for this performance have been distributed:
A standby line will be open in Smith Lobby for patrons without tickets who would like to attend the concert. All reserved tickets become void at 7:15 p.m. and any vacant seats will be released to the standby line at that time.

About the Music

WILLIAMS Shark Theme from Jaws

MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Opus 27 (excerpt)

BEETHOVEN Fourth Mvt from Symphony No. 6 in F major, Opus 68 (“Storm”)

PRICE Second Mvt from The Mississippi River Suite

RESPIGHI Third Mvt from Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome)

ELLINGTON Third Mvt from The River (“Giggling Rapids”)

CLYNE Third Mvt from Abstractions (“Seascape”)

RAVEL Une Barque sur l’océan (excerpt)

BRITTEN Fourth Mvt from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Opus 33a

BADELT (arr. Ricketts) Suite from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean (excerpt)

Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts have introduced more than 4.5 million students to live orchestral music since the orchestra was founded in 1918. 


The Sounds of Water

Water, water everywhere!  Did you know that more than 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water? It’s no wonder then that oceans, seas and rivers have inspired composers past and present.   All of the pieces on this year’s concert for students in Grades 3-5 are connected to bodies of water, large and small, throughout the world!   As students learn about the critical role water plays as part of their classroom earth science and environmental classroom curricula, they’ll also gain an additional perspective of the role water plays in the music and the arts. 


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Reith, conductor
Daniel Singer, narrator

All programs and artists are subject to change.

Severance Hall, exterior of front entrance.

Severance Music Center

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Health & Safety

The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for its musicians, staff, volunteers, and patrons, including students. 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.

Health & Safety protocols for Cleveland Orchestra Education Concerts in March and May 2022 will be announced closer to the concert dates, given the existing uncertainties, especially regarding children under 12.

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

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Accessibility Services

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. 


Service Animals

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.


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.