Each flower is associated with a style of music, from the crystalline arias of the rose to the rap-rock of the moneyflower. Enjoy the melody of a different kind of blossom with today’s deal: for $30, you get a ticket to a performance by The Cleveland Orchestra (up to a $76 value). Choose from the following concerts (seats will be assigned first-come, first-served when redeeming your Groupon at the Severance Hall Ticket Office):
- "Heroic Beethoven:" Takemitsu's Dream/Window and Beethoven's Symphony no. 3, Eroica on Friday, October 1. Seats are in located in the orchestra level (up to a $76 value).
- "Heroic Mahler:" Nicolai's Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor and Mahler's Symphony no. 1, Titan on Friday, December 3. Seats are in rows E–W of the orchestra level and in the mid-balcony level (up to a $65 value).
- "A Hero's Life:" Wagner's Overture to Tannhäuser and R. Strauss's Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life") on Friday, January 14, 2011. Seats are in rows E–W of the orchestra level and in the mid-balcony level (up to a $71 value).
Part of the Fridays@7 series, these concerts commence at 7 p.m. and are preceded by libations and creative cuisine beginning at 5 p.m. Each presentation features the inspired compositions of virtuosos, such as Beethoven, Mahler, Wagner, and Richard Dreyfuss. After the show, stay for the after-party, featuring more food and drink plus a world music performance, led by percussionist Jamey Haddad, that expands musical horizons to the far reaches of Latin America, Africa, and a civilization that lives 500 yards beneath Des Moines, Iowa.
Nestled within the acoustic splendor of Severance Hall, you’ll be close enough to taste the high notes of the piccolos, the vibrato of crashing cymbals, and the sass of brassy fanfares. Founded in 1918, and led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst since 2002, The Cleveland Orchestra has earned its place among the great performing ensembles of the world.
Seven Yelpers give Severance Hall, where the Cleveland Orchestra performs, an average of 4.5 stars. Here's what they had to say about the space and performances:
- Severance Hall is one of the most beautiful looking and sounding concert halls in the world. The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the finest performing ensembles around. It's a match made in heaven. – John B.
- If you like classical music, this place is a must. The orchestra is not only the best in the U.S., but its [sic] World Famous. They travel all of over the world. Its really is a treat to hear them play. – t w.