2021-22 Classical Season A new season,
A new beginning

The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes you to the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance this fall for an exciting new season of in-person concerts.

  • *Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test is required for guests attending concerts at Severance this season. Please see our Health & Safety guidelines below to learn more.

New Beginnings

Oct 14-17

The Cleveland Orchestra performs together again, onstage in Mandel Concert Hall at Severance for the first time since March 2020, presenting a special concert filled with sonority and meaning.

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Alicia Weilerstein

Walker and Korngold

Oct 21-23

Franz Welser-Möst leads an evening of discovery in works penned by two American legends.

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Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra

Brahms's Requiem

Oct 28

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus reunites after an unprecedented year apart for a special performance of Brahms’s A German Requiem, accompanied by two pianos.

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Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Kanneh-Mason Plays Elgar

Nov 4-7

One of the most gifted young artists onstage today, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason catapulted to international fame with his performance at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Tchaikovsky's Winter Dreams

Nov 11-14

The charming melodies and vivid orchestration of Tchaikovsky's First Symphony burst forth in his unmistakable style.

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Tom Borrow

French Perspectives

Nov 26-27

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.

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Katie & Mariella Labèque

Levit Plays Brahms Second Piano Concerto

Jan 6-8

Igor Levit, called “one of the essential artists of our time” (The New York Times), brings his probing curiosity, extraordinary musicianship, and immeasurable empathy to Brahms’s towering Second Piano Concerto.

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Igor Levit

Mozart and Dvoƙák

Jan 13-15

Franz Welser-Möst leads the Orchestra in a concert that opens with a charming work with a sentimental connection: the Linz symphony, is named after his hometown.

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Franz Welser-Möst

Jeremy Denk Plays Adams

Feb 3-6
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Blomstedt Conducts Beethoven's Fifth

Feb 10-12
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Herbert Blomstedt

Mahler's Titan

Feb 17-19
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Stéphane Denève

Mitsuko Uchida Returns

Feb 24-26
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Mitsuko Uchida

Mendelssohn's Reformation

Mar 3-5
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Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Sibelius's Fifth Symphony

Mar 10-12
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Severance Hall interior

Symphonic Mozart

Mar 24-27
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Dame Jane Glover

Ax Plays Chopin

Apr 7-10
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Emanuel Ax

Tetzlaff Plays Beethoven

Apr 14-16
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Christian Tetzlaff

Znaider Plays Sibelius

Apr 21-23
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

Tchaikovsky Favorites

Apr 28 - May 1
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Michael Tilson Thomas

Schubert's Ninth

May 12, 14, & 20
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Franz Welser-Möst
Otello in Concert
May 20-29

Jealousy, betrayal, and murder… from the opening tempest scene to the spine-tingling finish, Giuseppe Verdi's thrilling operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy crackles with theatrical electricity.

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Festival Program I

May 27
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Latonia Moore

Festival Program II

May 28
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Iveta Apkalna

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Health & Safety at Severance

The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for its musicians, guests, audiences, staff, and volunteers.

These requirements were developed in consultation with the Cleveland Clinic in response to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases due to the highly contagious Delta variant. Guests who are unable to provide verification of vaccination or choose not provide a negative Covid-19 PCR test may request a full refund of their purchase.

Anyone feeling ill or experiencing symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease is asked to stay home.

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Proof of Vaccination or Negative PCR Test

Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test result (completed within 72 hours prior to entering) must be presented every time when entering Severance. Proof of vaccination can be presented through one of the following methods:

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, including while seated during the performance. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided a disposable face mask upon entry to Severance.

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.

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.

Clean Spaces

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