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Individual tickets for 2013-14 Cleveland Orchestra season on sale now

James Crosby | 8/20/2013, 12:14 a.m.

CLEVELAND – Individual tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2013-14 season are now on sale, online at clevelandorchestra.com, by telephone, and in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office.

As announced on March 17, the opening concert of the season on September 19 features The Cleveland Orchestra and Hélène Grimaud in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) under the direction of guest conductor Fabio Luisi. The program concludes with Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, featuring soprano Maureen McKay.

Additional highlights in the fall include a Gala Concert on Saturday, September 28, with violinist Itzhak Perlman and conductorVassily Sinaisky. Co-chaired by community philanthropist Norma Lerner and KeyBank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Beth Mooney, the Gala Concert supports educational services that the Orchestra provides for the Northeast Ohio community. The performance will be followed by a dinner in the lobbies of Severance Hall.

In the recently announced Festival Fate and Freedom: Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich, The Cleveland Orchestra explores the music, times, and politics of two of western music’s most profound and controversial composers, in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, from October 22-26. The Festival includes orchestra concerts, film screenings, pre-film and pre-concert talks, and a chamber music performance by members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conceived the Festival to look more closely at landmark works by Beethoven and Shostakovich and provide context around their creation, while examining the ever-relevant themes of personal and societal freedom they express. Ticket packages for the three Fate and Freedom: Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich Cleveland Orchestra concerts on October 24-26 start at $93.