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

A new season, a new beginning. The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes you to Mandel Concert Hall at Severance this winter for an exciting new season of in-person concerts.

  •   *Proof of vaccination (or negative test) and face masks are required for guests attending concerts at Severance this season. Please see our Health & Safety guidelines below.
  • 2021-22 Classical Season Presenting Sponsor: The J.M. Smucker Co.

Upcoming Concerts

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

Padmore Sings Beethoven and Schubert

Mar 6

This performance will be taking place in Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance.

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Mitsuko Uchida

Sibelius's Fifth Symphony

Mar 10-12
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Mandel Concert 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

Evgeny Kissin Solo Piano Recital

Apr 24

Acclaimed pianist Evgeny Kissin returns to perform a solo recital at Severance Music Center’s Mandel Concert Hall for the first time in nearly 25 years, featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. The Cleveland Orchestra does not appear in this performance.

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Evgeny Kissin

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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Past Concerts

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

Pictures at an Exhibition

Nov 11 (Cancelled: Nov 13 & 14)

Ravel’s brilliant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s suite of virtuoso pieces for solo piano is one of the great orchestral showpieces.

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Tom Borrow, piano

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

Our commitment to your Health & Safety

The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable and safe environment for our guests, musicians, volunteers and staff. In partnership with The Cleveland Clinic, we have adopted safety protocols to ensure your visit to Severance Music Center is safe and enjoyable.

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

For full details on the Covid-19 policy at Severance, please visit our dedicated Health & Safety page:

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Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test

Guests will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (completed at least two weeks prior to the performance date) upon arrival at Severance.

Audience members ages 3 and older who cannot be vaccinated may provide proof of a negative test result from a completed lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test (received within 24 hours prior to entering Severance), or a negative test result from a completed PCR COVID-19 test (received within 72 hours prior to entering Severance).

*All guests the age of 18 or above must present a valid photo ID with their proof of vaccination or negative test.

Early arrival is recommended. Patrons should have their relevant information ready to present as they enter Severance, as it will be checked before concert tickets are scanned.


Face Masks Required

Guest are required to wear face coverings at all times and in all areas of Severance Music Center, including while seated during the performance. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided a disposable face mask.


Enhanced Ventilation & Cleaning

Severance has updated its HVAC filtration and circulation systems to meet the guidelines of local public health authorities and recommendations from the Cleveland Clinic. High-touch areas are cleaned and sanitized regularly, and hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout the venue.


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.