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Barber, Copland & The Common Man, Natalie Cole and More Set for Cleveland Orchestra Lineup, Dec 2013

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Barber, Copland & The Common Man, Natalie Cole and More Set for Cleveland Orchestra Lineup, Dec 2013

Calendar listing for Cleveland Orchestra concerts and events in December 2013:

BARBER, COPLAND & THE COMMON MAN

Friday, November 29 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 1 at 3 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Marin Alsop, conductor

David Fray, piano

BARBER Essay No. 2

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto

COPLAND Symphony No. 3

"This symphony has become an American monument," Leonard Bernstein said of Copland's Third, "like the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial." Of all the gifted composers who came of age in our country in the 20th century, Copland created music that most closely reflects the American character - the land, the people, the wide open spaces, its beauty and majesty. The Third Symphony concludes with an unforgettable exploration of the musical theme from his popular Fanfare for the Common Man.

Under 18s Free on November 29 and December 1: Young people ages 7-17 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

Student Tickets: $10 ($15 if purchased less than one hour prior to concert start time)

Tickets: $49-$162

PNC HOLIDAY MUSICAL RAINBOWS "ON THE ROAD"

For young people and their families

Sunday, December 1 at 12:30 p.m.

MUSIC OF CHANUKAH

at The Temple-Tifereth Israel

26000 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122

Carolyn Gadiel Warner, violin and piano

Stephen Warner, violin

Cantor Kathryn Wolfe Sebo, host

Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests perform short solo selections and kid-friendly tunes, while introducing their instruments and celebrating the music of the season.

Sponsored by: PNC

Under 18s Free on December 1: Young people under age 18 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

TICKETS: $7 Adults (additional Under 18s tickets $7) General Admission

Endowed by the Pysht Fund

BEETHOVEN, UCHIDA AND FLEISHER

Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Leon Fleisher, conductor

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

MENDELSSOHN Overture: The Hebrides

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3

In the 1960s, Leon Fleisher performed in what are regarded among the finest recordings of the Beethoven piano concertos, with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of George Szell. Now, for these special concerts, Fleisher returns as conductor with a remarkable pianist and Cleveland favorite, Mitsuko Uchida, for not-to-be-missed performances of two of Beethoven's towering concertos.

Under 18s Free on December 6: Young people ages 7-17 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

Student Tickets: $10 ($15 if purchased less than one hour prior to concert start time)

Tickets: $49-$162

CELEBRITY SERIES

Wednesday, December 11 at 8 p.m.

Natalie Cole IN CONCERT WITH THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

The Cleveland Orchestra

Natalie Cole, vocalist

Beloved nine-time Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole joins The Cleveland Orchestra for a magical and memorable one-night-only performance. Cole, an internationally acclaimed Pop, R&B, and Jazz legend, performs audience favorites and holiday hits in an evening of sultry and sophisticated classics. Natalie has just released a new album featuring timeless Latin hits, Natalie Cole En Español.

Tickets: $40-$80, Box $110

PNC HOLIDAY MUSICAL RAINBOWS

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