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The Cleveland Orchestra brings movies, valentines and more to February

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February in Cleveland can be a challenging month. The weather can be dreary at least to hazardous at worst. The Cleveland Orchestra gives you good reason to get out of the house and over to Severance Hall for the special events and concerts planned for this, thankfully, shortest of months.

Cleveland Orchestra Listing of Events for February

Mozart, Mendelssohn and Elgar
Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violin
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”)
Elgar Enigma Variations
Friday, February 7, 2014
11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor and violin
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3
Elgar Enigma Variations
Tickets: $29-$162

Celebrated as one of the foremost violinists of today, Nikolaj Znaider is also fast becoming one of the most versatile artists of his generation, uniting his talents as soloist and conductor. He performs and conducts a delightful and varied program, from a vibrant violin concerto by Mozart to Mendelssohn’s warm and sunny “Italian” Symphony, and, to close, Elgar’s masterful Enigma Variations, depicting in music the composer’s friends and family — their characteristics and foibles, their personalities and passions.

Please Note: With great regret, Pierre Boulez is unable to conduct these concerts, as originally planned, due to health issues. Violinist and conductor Nikolai Znaider has graciously agreed to step in with the programs listed above.

Under 18s Free on February 7: 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-$162

PNC Musical Rainbows
The Cheerful Cello and Vibrant Violin
Saturday, February 8, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $7:00
For young people ages 3 to 6
Bryan Dumm, cello
Molly Fung, violin
Maryann Nagel, host
Laura Silverman, piano
Sponsored by: PNC

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

Tickets: $7 Adults (additional Under 18s tickets $7) General Admission
Endowed by the Pysht Fund

Under 18s Free on February 8: Young people under age 18 can attend for free; one free admission per full-price adult ticket purchased.

Songs, Dances and Romances

A Valentine Ribute to the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Sunday, February 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.

This will be a benefit concert performed by Cleveland Orchestra musicians and the Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus. Musical selections will include dances by Dvořák, Borodin, and Piazzolla; arias by Rossini, Dvořák, and Mozart; and Clara Schumann’s Romances. In addition, the Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus sings selections from Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes, accompanied by Joela Jones and Alicja Basinska.

All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Chorus Fund, which supports the touring and educational activities of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.

Silent Auction to be held in Smith Lobby prior to concert.

Tickets (General Admission by area): Orchestra $25; Dress Circle $30; Balcony $15. Box Seats $60 (Reserved)

Mahler and Brahms
Thursday, February 13, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Marc Albrecht, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano– Cleveland Orchestra debut
Mahler “Blumine” Symphonic Movement
Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Brahms Quartet in G minor, Opus 25
(arranged for orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg)
Tickets: $31-$162

Please Note: With great regret, Pierre Boulez is unable to conduct these concerts, as originally planned, due to health issues. Conductor Marc Albrecht has graciously agreed to step in with the program listed above.

Under 18s Free on February 16: 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-$162

Celebrity Series
Friday, February 14, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Casablanca
The Cleveland Orchestra
William Eddins, conductor
Tickets: $30-$75, Box $100

Projected on a large screen above the stage, with live accompaniment by The Cleveland Orchestra

The ultimate Valentine’s Day experience — the romantic screen coupling of Bogart and Bergman with Max Steiner’s lush score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra. In the legendary 1942 film, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), is reunited with his true love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), when he is approached by her husband, the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), who needs Rick’s help to escape to America. Having renewed her love for Rick, Ilsa wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion.
Tickets: $30-$75, Box $100

All performances will be held at Severance Hall, located at 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH 44106

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

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