2023-24 Education Series Inspiration!

Event Information

  • Dates: November 2-3, 2023 Register Now!
  • 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

Thursday, November 2, 2023 12:10PM

Friday, November 3, 2023 12:10PM

About the Music

ANNA CLYNE  Masquerade

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL  Selections from Pictures at an Exhibition

PROKOFIEV  Death of Tybalt from Romeo and Juliet

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK  Kum Ba Yah from Three Spirituals for Orchestra

RESPIGHI  The Pines of the Villa Borghese from Pines of Rome

SIBELIUS  Lemminkäinen’s Return

JOHN WILLIAMS  Superman March from Superman

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



Orchestral music is a wonderful way to ignite the imagination of third, fourth, and fifth graders! This concert is centered around the theme of “Inspiration.” Do your students love nature? Art? Books? Travel? Superhe­roes? Composers are inspired by those things too! In this concert, students will hear music by a broad range of composers and explore the inspirations that fueled their musical masterpieces! The pro­gram includes well-known classi­cal compositions, contemporary pieces, and a film score, with works by Mussorgsky, Adolphus Hailstork, Anna Clyne, John Williams, and more!

The Orchestra is committed to deepening and expanding our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at every level of our work, to become an organization that better reflects the community it serves. Our Education programs reflect this focus, with repertoire drawn from many countries and cultures that celebrates the artistry of composers and musicians who represent diversity in all its forms.

All concerts will be offered free of charge to students and teachers, and bus subsidies will be available to defray transportation costs for Title 1 schools.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Reith, conductor

All programs and artists are subject to change.

Severance Hall, exterior of front entrance.

Severance Music Center

Severance Music Center is Cleveland’s musical home for symphonic music and other presentations. We are strongly committed to making everyone feel welcome.

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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.