2023-24 Classical Season The Miraculous Mandarin
Dates: January 11-13, 2024 Tickets Available
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Venue: Mandel Concert Hall Mandel Concert Hall
Event Dates and Tickets
Thursday, January 11, 2024 7:30PM
Friday, January 12, 2024 7:30PM
Saturday, January 13, 2024 8:00PM
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About the Music
KŘENEK Kleine Symphonie
MAHLER Adagio from Symphony No. 10
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 3 (arr. for string orchestra)
BARTÓK Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin tells of a girl forced to lure a wealthy mandarin to his tragic fate. Its theme of the tragic, dark passions between men and women is equally as gripping and powerful — and controversial — as when it first premiered. It’s paired with a striking arrangement for string orchestra of Bartók’s String Quartet No. 3, by Orchestra violist Stanley Konopka. Křenek’s eclectic Kleine Symphony and the opening movement of Mahler’s uncompleted final symphony provide a bridge from late Romanticism to the no-holds-barred sounds of interwar Europe.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
This program’s Concert Preview lectures will be presented by Kevin McBrien, Editorial Assistant, The Cleveland Orchestra
Severance Music Center
Severance Music Center is Cleveland’s home for symphonic music and other presentations, including Jack, Joseph, and Morton 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.
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 Music Center 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 information about getting to Severance Music Center and where to park, please visit our Directions & Parking page.
Food & Beverage Services at Cleveland Orchestra Concerts
Although Severance Restaurant is temporarily closed, we offer a variety of concessions before and after the concert, as well as during intermission. Bottled water, sodas, and small snacks are for sale. For guests 21 and over, a selection of beer, wine, and craft cocktails are available, as well as non-alcoholic beer and prosecco.
Concessions* are available at the following times:
- 2 hours prior to concert start: Opus Lounge and Smith Lobby
- 1 hour prior to concert start: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, and Box Lobby
- Intermission: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, Box
- Post Concert: Opus Lounge
*Please Note: All concessions are cashless.
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
Our 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 Music Center 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 traveling 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.