Cleveland Orchestra announces new “Summers@Severance” series for August 2014

6/2/2014, 4:09 p.m.

“A concert is both a musical and social experience,” said Hanson. “Inspired by the popular success of our KeyBank Fridays@7 and Celebrity Series, we want to offer concertgoers an entire evening — of music together with a relaxing and inviting time to spend with friends. We are inviting everyone to linger after the concert on these beautiful summer evenings to enjoy the outdoors with fellow concertgoers on the Front Terrace of Severance Hall. What can be better than discussing a great concert over a glass of wine or a beer, on a beautiful evening with friends?”

The Front Terrace of Severance Hall will be open before and after each concert, with beverage service and seating areas. Special “happy hour” drink prices will be offered in the hour prior to each concert, with attendees encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the outdoors.

Details of the Summers@Severance series follow.


Series tickets (all three concerts as a package) for the Summers@Severance series are now on sale through the Ticket Office or online at clevelandorchestra.com. Individual tickets go on sale beginning Monday, June 9. For more information about purchasing tickets, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.

The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located on street level inside the Smith Lobby. The Ticket Office entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are on the west side of the building, along East Boulevard. Severance Hall Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and, from September through May, Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed Sundays and holidays except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office is open three hours prior to a performance).

Concert listing details follow on next page.

Summers@Severance – 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Summers@Severance series is sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP.

“Summer Romance”

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra

Johannes Debus, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

RAVEL – Pavane for a Dead Princess

RAVEL – Piano Concerto in G major

RACHMANINOFF – Symphonic Dances

“The Beethoven Experience”

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra

Jahja Ling, conductor

Orion Weiss, piano

Blossom Festival Chorus

BEETHOVEN – Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus

BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 4

BEETHOVEN – Choral Fantasy (for orchestra, chorus, and piano)

“Franz and Brahms”

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Joshua Smith, flute


WIDMANN – Flûte en suite (for flute and orchestra)

BRAHMS – Symphony No. 1