Cleveland Orchestra Announces Oct 2013 Concerts and Events

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Oct 2013 Concerts and Events

Cleveland Orchestra has announced its concerts and events for October 2013. Details below!

FAMILY CONCERT

For young people ages 7 & up

Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

William Eddins, conductor

with Classical Kids LIVE!

Tchaikovsky Discovers America

Music and drama are magically interwoven as actors recreate historical scenes from this great composer's life in this story-concert about his arrival in New York. A surprise encounter with a young American girl reveals much about Tchaikovsky. Featuring many of his famous works, including The Nutcracker,Swan Lake, the "1812" Overture, and more.

Free pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m.

Sponsored by: The Giant Eagle Foundation

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

Tickets: $15 and $25; Box seats $30 (additional Under 18s tickets start at $10)

FRANCK SYMPHONY

Thursday, OCTOBER 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, OCTOBER 12 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, OCTOBER 13 at 3 p.m.

Marek Janowski, conductor

Matthew Polenzani, tenor

Richard King, horn

FAURÉ Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande

BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings - FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES

FRANCK Symphony in D minor

In his time, César Franck was a renowned organist who presided for decades at the console at St. Clotilde's Church in Paris. The sumptuous sound of the organ, swelling rank by rank, is apparent in the rich orchestral textures and pealing brass climaxes in his symphony. Benjamin Britten's Serenade is a lovely, evocative setting of poems by English authors spanning from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Britten's birth.

Under 18s Free on October 13: 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: $31-120

PNC MUSICAL RAINBOWS

For young people ages 3 to 6

Energetic host Maryann Nagel will get children singing, clapping, and moving to the music! Cleveland Orchestra musicians and guests perform short solo selections and kid-friendly tunes, while introducing their instruments.

Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall

THE TRIUMPHANT TRUMPET

Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

Jack Sutte, trumpet

Maryann Nagel, host

Laura Silverman, piano

Sponsored by: PNC

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

Endowed by the Pysht Fund

Under 18s Free on October 11 and 12: Young people under age 17 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

PREUCIL PLAYS DVO?ÁK

Thursday, OCTOBER 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, OCTOBER 19 at 8 p.m.

Jakub Hr?ša, conductor - Severance Hall debut

William Preucil, violin

HAYDN Symphony No. 60 ("Il distratto")

DVO?ÁK Violin Concerto

JANÁ?EK Taras Bulba

Friday, OCTOBER 18 at 11 a.m.

Jakub Hr?ša, conductor

William Preucil, violin

DVO?ÁK Violin Concerto

JANÁ?EK Taras Bulba

This program juxtaposes three contrasting works from Central European composers of three different centuries. Immersed in the musical traditions of Dvo?ák's homeland, his Violin Concerto delights in spicy folk-like elements - full of character, nimbleness, and lyrical drama. Rounding out the program are a classical symphony by Haydn and Janá?ek's tuneful "rhapsody for orchestra" depicting the folk hero Taras Bulba.

Under 18s Free on October 18: 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: $29-120

FATE AND FREEDOM: MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Cleveland Orchestra Festival October 22-26

In partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

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.

FATE AND FREEDOM: MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Tuesday, OCTOBER 22 at 7 p.m.

Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque

11141 East Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44106

Film: A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick, writer and director

based on the novel by Anthony Burgess

This film classic presents a dark view of youthful violence, politics, and human interaction, set in a not-so-distant future of social upheaval and disturbing actions. Set to a contrasting score of classical symphonic favorites, including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Remarks prior to the film by John Ewing, Cinematheque co-founder and director and curator of film at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Tickets (at the Cinematheque box office, day of show only) $9; Cinematheque members $7; ages 25 and under $6. Cash or check only.<


FATE AND FREEDOM: MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Wednesday, OCTOBER 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44106

Film: The New Babylon

Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, writers and directors

This revolutionary silent film features Shostakovich's first soundtrack score as witness to a tragic story of love and politics set in 19th-century Paris.

Dr. James Krukones, associate professor of history and associate academic vice president, John Carroll University, will moderate a pre-screening talk withFrank J. Oteri, New Music USA's composer advocate and the senior editor of NewMusicBox, a multimedia publication, and John Ewing, Cinematheque co-founder and director and curator of film at the Cleveland Museum of Art, about the film, the politics of the time, and the music.

Tickets $9; CMA members, seniors 65 and over, and students $7. Advance tickets at clevelandart.org, or by calling 216-421-7350.

FATE AND FREEDOM: MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Thursday, OCTOBER 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6

Franz Welser-Möst discusses Shostakovich and Beethoven and their symphonies with Mark Williams, the Orchestra's director of artistic planning, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the stage at Severance Hall.

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

Tickets: $49-99

FATE AND FREEDOM: MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Friday, OCTOBER 25 at 8 p.m.

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8

Guest speaker Frank J. Oteri, New Music USA's composer advocate and the senior editor of NewMusicBox, a multimedia publication, presents a pre-concert talk with Rebecca Mitchell, visiting assistant professor of Russian/Soviet history, Oberlin College, at 7 p.m. in Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall.

Under 18s Free: 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: $49-99

FATE AND FREEDOM: MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Saturday, OCTOBER 26 at 8 p.m.

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

Cleveland Orchestra musicians perform chamber music works of Beethoven and Shostakovich at 7 p.m. in Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall.

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

Tickets: $49-120

CELEBRITY SERIES

Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans's French Quarter. With abundant energy and a fresh approach, the band brings new life to the hot rhythms, cool chords, and sultry sounds of their native city. Don't miss this special concert just in time for Halloween and All Souls' Day!

Please note that The Cleveland Orchestra does not appear on this program.

TICKETS: $30-$70; Box $100

WELSER-MÖST CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN'S MASS

Thursday, OCTOBER 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, NOVEMBER 2 at 8 p.m.

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Joela Jones, piano

Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot

Luba Orgonášová, soprano - Severance Hall debut

Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

Herbert Lippert, tenor - Cleveland Orchestra debut

Ruben Drole, baritone

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

BEETHOVEN Mass in C major

BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge

MESSIAEN Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine

"The vibrations on the air are the breath of God speaking to man's soul. Music is the language of God." Hearing one of the greatest creative minds in history tackling the biggest questions in human existence is profoundly inspiring. Fans of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will be delighted to discover another of the composer's great choral works, with a quartet of international soloists.

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

Tickets: $49-120

Friday, NOVEMBER 1 at 8 p.m.

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN "Leonore" Overture No. 3

BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

"Thus fate knocks at the door!" Whether Beethoven actually said this about the four opening notes of his Fifth no one really knows, but these notes are perhaps the most widely recognized in music. No other piece quite celebrates the sheer power of music-it transports us minor key to major, fate to glory, darkness into light. (Pop culture note: the Fifth is used in movies too numerous to mention, from the disco version Saturday Night Fever to The Breakfast Club, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and even Austin Powers in Goldmember.)

Under 18s Free on November 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: $49-99

Location: Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44106

For tickets and more information: visit clevelandorchestra.com, call 216-231-1111, or email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com.

The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located on street level in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along the west side of the building, on East Boulevard. Severance Hall Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 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 will be open three hours prior to each performance).

All programs and artists are subject to change.