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Pianist Lang Lang to Perform at Cleveland Orchestra's Gala Concert at Severance Hall, 10/11

Pianist Lang Lang to Perform at Cleveland Orchestra's Gala Concert at Severance Hall, 10/11

The Cleveland Orchestra announces details about its annual Gala Concert taking place on Saturday, October 11, at 7 p.m. Pianist Lang Lang joins music director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra in the concert which features works by Tchaikovsky. The 2014 Gala is spearheaded by community philanthropist Norma Lerner as Gala Chair and KeyBank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Beth Mooney as Gala Corporate Chair. Concert-only tickets are available through the Orchestra's Ticket Office at 216-231-1111, and tickets for the Gala benefit evening are available at gala@clevelandorchestra.com or 216-231-7524. The Gala evening includes a special post-concert dinner in Severance Hall created by Fire Food and Drink and Executive Chef Douglas Katz.

This year's event benefits the Orchestra's ongoing education and community initiatives for Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra serves more than 65,000 people of all ages each year with a comprehensive array of education concerts, workshops, and instructional resources, working in partnership with hundreds of local schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and other cultural and community-based organizations. Since 1918, the Orchestra has introduced more than four million Cleveland-area school children to symphonic music. The Orchestra's all-volunteer Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Youth Chorus, and Children's Chorus, and neighborhood Music Study Groups offer extraordinary life-long learning opportunities for participants from across Northeast Ohio.

The Cleveland Orchestra 2014 Gala Concert is conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and features pianist Lang Lang performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. The program also includes Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Act II. (Pianist Lang Lang also performs with The Cleveland Orchestra on October 9, 10, and 12, playing works by Chopin and Strauss. Only for the Gala is he playing Tchaikovsky's immensely popular First Piano Concerto.)

Gala tickets are $1,500, $1,000, and $500, and include valet parking, cocktails, premium concert tickets, and dinner seating. For information, please call 216-231-7524 or email gala@clevelandorchestra.com.

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