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From the Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 About the Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Musical Arts Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Music Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Cleveland Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Orchestra News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Education and Community Programs . . . . . . . . . . 67 Guest Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Week 21 Concert Previews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program: May 7, 9, 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Introducing the Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The Damnation of Faust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Conductor: Charles Dutoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guest Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Orchestra Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Support Sound for the Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Artistic Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Annual Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foundation/Government Annual Support . . . . . Individual Annual Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Perspectivesfrom the Executive Director April-May 2015 To everyone hearing The Cleveland Orchestra at this weekend’s concerts: thank you. Each year’s success is built on the efforts of many. As we approach the conclusion of the Severance Hall season, with a final month of exciting concerts in May, we are preparing to close the books on another great year. Many of you attending are also generous in supporting the Orchestra financially through the Annual Fund. Your support fuels the Orchestra’s ongoing success, artistic excellence, community and education programs, and new innovations: More music for more people. The Cleveland Orchestra has made this a mantra and an engine propelling us forward each season. We are engaging more deeply with music lovers across Northeast Ohio, from our homebase at Severance Hall, to our summer home at Blossom, and many places beyond and in between. We have added opera and ballet to the annual schedule. We are stepping off the stage into coffee shops, restaurants, and churches through our neighborhood residency program and community engagement activities, creating untold enthusiasm at the grassroots level. Innovation and engagement. We are welcoming tens of thousands of young people to Orchestra concerts each season. We are expanding our reach into local schools, performing in auditoriums and classrooms and bringing students of all ages into Severance Hall for a variety of education programs. From innovative opera productions to new series — like Summers@Severance — we are exploring new and better ways of showcasing the world’s best music. We have established fruitful and rewarding residencies in Miami, Vienna, New York, and at Indiana University, building on our reputation for excellence and innovation. Measurable success. Alongside producing musical experiences of the highest quality, we are achieving new levels of success across all aspects of our operations. With ticket sales at 10-year highs and record philanthropic support from thousands of donors, we have balanced the budget for three consecutive years. This period of renewal and transformation for the future is built on our long-held tradition of excellence in everything we do, and is earning The Cleveland Orchestra recognition among our peers as a leader in what it means to be an orchestra in the 21st century. The Cleveland Orchestra’s success is the result of concentrated effort by everyone involved — on and off the stage. This institution’s greatest asset has always been the vision, dedication, and support of the people of Northeast Ohio. Generations of Greater Clevelanders, through their generous support and repeated patronage, have inspired and fueled The Cleveland Orchestra’s trademark musical excellence and ongoing service to this region. As the fiscal year comes to a close on June 30, we invite you to consider your own investment in sustaining the Orchestra. Please be counted among the thousands of supporters who enable this Orchestra to serve the people of Northeast Ohio with quality musical experiences, community presentations, and education programs.

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APRIL 1935: Act Three, Scene One from Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger at Severance Hall. During his tenure as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra (1933-43), Artur Rodzinski used the hall’s orchestra pit to feature staged opera productions in five of his ten seasons — including the American premiere of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mzensk in 1935. Staged opera continues this month at Severance Hall with Richard Strauss’s Daphne, May 27 and 30.

of its founding in 2018, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a new transformation and renaissance. Universallyacknowledged among the best ensembles on the planet, its musicians, staff, board of directors, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the 21st century — to continue its legendary command of musical excellence, to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through concerts, engagement, and music education, to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra, to build on its tradition of community support and financial strength, and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with a unswerving commitment to innovation and daring to succeed. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year across concert seasons at home in Cleveland’s Severance Hall and each summer at Blossom Music Center. Additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include an annual set of concerts and education programs and partnerships in Florida, a recurring resiAS IT NEARS THE CENTENNIAL

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dency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and regular appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and at Indiana University. Musical Excellence. Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, now in his thirteenth season as the ensemble’s music director, The Cleveland Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s handful of best orchestras. Its performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home in Ohio, in residencies around the globe, on tour across North America and Europe, and through recordings, telecasts, and radio and internet broadcasts. Its longstanding championship of new composers and commissioning of new works helps audiences understand music as a living language that grows and evolves with each new generation. Recent performances with Baroque specialists, recording projects with internationally-renowned soloists, fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of the standard repertoire, and acclaimed collaborations in 20th and 21st century masterworks together enable The Cleveland Orchestra the ability to give musical performances second to none in the world. Serving the Community. Programs for students and community engagement activities have long been part of the Orchestra’s commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities, and have more recently been extended to its touring and residencies. All are designed to connect people to music in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in everyday lives. Recent seasons have seen the launch of a unique “At Home” neighborhood residency program, designed to bring the Orchestra and citizens together in new ways. Additionally, a new Make Music! initiative is taking shape, championed by Franz Welser-Möst in advocacy for the benefits of direct participation in making music for people of all ages. Future Audiences. Standing on the shoulders of more than nine decades of presenting quality music education programs, the Orchestra made national and international headlines through the creation of its Center for Future Audiences in 2010. Established with a significant endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, the Center is designed to provide ongoing funding for the Orchestra’s continuing work to develop interest in classical music among young people. The flagship “Under 18s Free” program has seen unparalleled success in increasing attendance and interest, and was recently extended to the Orchestra’s concerts in Miami. Innovative Programming. The Cleveland Orchestra was among the first American orchestras heard on a regular series of radio broadcasts, and its Severance Hall home was one of the first concert halls in the world built with recording and broadcasting capabilities. Today, Cleveland Orchestra concerts are presented in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences — including a popular Fridays@7 series (mixing onstage symphonic works with post-concert world music performances), film scores performed live by the Orchestra, collaborations with pop and jazz singers, ballet and opera presentations, and standard repertoire juxtaposed in Severance Hall 2014-15

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meaningful contexts with new and older works. Franz Welser-Möst’s creative vision has given the Orchestra an unequaled opportunity to explore music as a universal language of communication and understanding. An Enduring Tradition of Community Support. The Cleveland Orchestra was born in Cleveland, created by a group of visionary citizens who believed in the power of music and aspired to having the best performances of great orchestral music possible anywhere. Generations of Clevelanders have supported this vision and enjoyed the Orchestra’s concerts. Hundreds of thousands have learned to love music through its education programs and celebrated important events with its music. While strong ticket sales cover just under half of each season’s costs, it is the generosity of thousands each year that drives the Orchestra forward and sustains its extraordinary tradition of excellence onstage, in the classroom and for the community. The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918. Over the ensuing decades, the Orchestra quickly grew from a fine regional organization to being one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. Seven music directors have guided and shaped the ensemble’s growth and sound: Nikolai Sokoloff, 1918-33; Artur Rodzinski, 1933-43; Erich Leinsdorf, 1943-46; George Szell, 1946-70; Lorin Maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 1984-2002; and Franz Welser-Möst, since 2002. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra’s permanent home, with later acoustic refinements and remodeling of the hall under Szell’s guidance, brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown, as well as providing an enviable and intimate acoustic environment in which to develop and refine the Orchestra’s artistry. Touring performances throughout the United States and, beginning in 1957, to Europe and across the globe have confirmed Cleveland’s place among the world’s top orchestras. Year-round performances became a reality in 1968 with the opening of Blossom Music Center, one of the most beautiful and acoustically admired outdoor concert facilities in the United States. Today, concert performances, community presentations, touring residencies, broadcasts, and recordings provide access to the Orchestra’s acclaimed artistry to an enthusiastic, generous, and broad constituency around the world. Franz Welser-Möst leads a concert at John Adams High School. Through such In-School Performances and Education Concerts at Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra has introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music over the past nine decades.

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Norma Lerner, Honorary Chair Hewitt B. Shaw, Secretary Beth E. Mooney, Treasurer

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R E S I D E NT TR U S T E E S George N. Aronoff Dr. Ronald H. Bell Richard J. Bogomolny Charles P. Bolton Jeanette Grasselli Brown Helen Rankin Butler Scott Chaikin Paul G. Clark Owen M. Colligan Robert D. Conrad Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita Paul G. Greig Robert K. Gudbranson Iris Harvie Jeffrey A. Healy Stephen H. Hoffman David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Marguerite B. Humphrey David P. Hunt Christopher Hyland Trevor O. Jones

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Clara T. Rankin Audrey Gilbert Ratner Charles A. Ratner Zoya Reyzis Barbara S. Robinson Paul Rose Steven M. Ross Raymond T. Sawyer Luci Schey Hewitt B. Shaw Richard K. Smucker James C. Spira R. Thomas Stanton Joseph F. Toot, Jr. Daniel P. Walsh Thomas A. Waltermire Geraldine B. Warner Jeffery J. Weaver Jeffrey M. Weiss Norman E. Wells Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

NO N- R E S I D E NT T RUS T E E S Virginia Nord Barbato (NY) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria) Laurel Blossom (SC)

Richard C. Gridley (SC) Loren W. Hershey (DC) Herbert Kloiber (Germany)

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TR U S TE E S E X- O FFI C I O Faye A. Heston, President, Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra Shirley B. Dawson, President, Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Claire Frattare, President, Blossom Women’s Committee

Carolyn Dessin, Chair, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Beverly J. Warren, President, Kent State University Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University

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Percy W. Brown 1953-55 Frank E. Taplin, Jr. 1955-57 Frank E. Joseph 1957-68 Alfred M. Rankin 1968-83

Robert F. Meyerson James S. Reid, Jr.

Ward Smith 1983-95 Richard J. Bogomolny 1995-2002, 2008-09 James D. Ireland III 2002-08

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Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in performances of Richard Strauss’s captivating opera about Daphne, a young woman who must choose between the love of men and her love for nature. Composed during the politically perilous period after the Nazis came to power and first performed in 1938, the opera had deep personal significance to the composer. Strauss knew that the myth of Daphne was the subject of the very first opera ever composed — and his own version can be viewed as a guarded demand for creative freedom in the face of political and worldly hindrances. Sung in German with projected English supertitles. Sponsored by Litigation Management, Inc.

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for-Cleveland production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Severance Hall. They present performances of Richard Strauss’s Daphne in May 2015. As a guest conductor, Mr. Welser-Möst enjoys a close and productive relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic. Recent performances with the Philharmonic include a critically-acclaimed production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as well as appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, at the Lucerne Festival, and in concert at La Scala Milan. During the 2014-15 season, he returns to Europe for a tour of Scandinavia with the Philharmonic, and will also lead them in a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio at Salzburg in 2015. He led the Philharmonic’s celebrated annual New Year’s Day concert in 2011 and 2013, viewed by tens of millions as telecast in seventy countries worldwide. From 2010 to 2014, Franz Welser-Möst served as general music director of the Vienna State Opera. His partnership with the company included an acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle with stage director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, and critically-praised new productions of Hindemith’s Cardillac, Janáček’s Katya Kabanova and From the House of the Dead, Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West, and Verdi’s Don Carlo, as well as performances of a wide range of other operas, particularly of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss, including Tristan and Isolde and Parsifal, and Der Rosenkavalier and Ariadne auf Naxos. Prior to his years with the Vienna State Opera, Mr. Welser-Möst led the Zurich Opera across a decade-long tenure, leading more than forty new productions and culminating in three seasons as general music director (2005-08). Franz Welser-Möst’s recordings and videos have won major awards, including a Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or, Japanese Record Academy Award, and two Grammy nominations. With The Cleveland Orchestra, he has created DVD recordings of live performances of five of Bruckner’s symphonies, and is in the midst of a new project recording major works by Brahms. With Cleveland, he has also released a recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and an all-Wagner album. DVD releases on the EMI label have included Mr. Welser-Möst leading Zurich Opera productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Der Rosenkavalier, Fierrabras, and Peter Grimes. For his talents and dedication, Mr. Welser-Möst has received honors that include the Vienna Philharmonic’s “Ring of Honor” for his longstanding personal and artistic relationship with the ensemble, as well as recognition from the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, honorary membership in the Vienna Singverein, appointment as an Academician of the European Academy of Yuste, a Gold Medal from the Upper Austrian government for his work as a cultural ambassador, a Decoration of Honor from the Republic of Austria for his artistic achievements, and the Kilenyi Medal from the Bruckner Society of America. He is the co-author of Cadences: Observations and Conversations, published in a German edition in 2007.

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The Cleveland Orchestra’s third neighborhood residency is taking place on Cleveland’s southeast side. The Cleveland Orchestra At Home in Broadway Slavic Village began in earnest with a Neighborhood Summit on March 21, and continues with a variety of community activities, musical performances, and education presentations in the neighborhood to early June. The centerpiece was a free community concert by The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, April 10 — broadcast live on radio WCLV 104.9, and recorded for delayed telecast on ideastream/WVIZ on Friday, April 17. Free tickets to the concert were soldout within hours of being released to the public on Saturday, March 21. Broadway Slavic Village was chosen for this year’s residency as a Cleveland neighborhood that symbolizes both the history and the future of the city. The Broadway Historic District at the intersection of East 55th street has ethnic roots in the Czech and Polish communities with rich musical heritages. Broadway Slavic Village was not long ago a center of the forecloat home sure crisis, but today it is a national leader in reimagining urban land use and is home to people of all ages, races, and income levels, active families, young professionals, and empty nesters. “The diverse neighborhoods of Broadway Slavic Village are ideal settings for music and celebration,” says Chris Alvarado, executive director of Slavic Village Development. “We are thrilled to have been chosen to host the third annual Cleveland Orchestra neighborhood residency. We are enjoying welcoming The Cleveland Orchestra and all who believe that music spans cultures and brings joy. This is proving to be a great collaboration.” For a complete listing of this year’s ongoing “At Home” residency events, please visit: www.clevelandorchestra/slavicvillage.


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or an equivalent classical solo piece; “pop” tunes are not acceptable. In addition to the prepared piece, students will be asked to sight-read and demonstrate their vocal range. An accompanist is provided at the audition. The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionally trained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra. Coming from nearly fifty Northeast Ohio communities, members of the Chorus perform with The Cleveland Orchestra in subscription and Christmas concerts each year. Previous choral experience and sight-reading skills are required. The Blossom Festival Chorus includes many members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and other Northeast Ohio choral groups. It has established itself as a permanent annual part of the summertime Blossom Music Festival and has sung in more than 100 concerts since its 1968 debut. Both groups are directed by Robert Porco. Auditions for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus are being held June 2, 3, and 4. Those auditioning are asked to prepare two pieces from the classical literature, one of which should be in a foreign language. Each piece should be approximately two minutes in length. Previous choral experience and sight-reading skills are required. An accompanist is provided at the audition. To schedule an audition, please complete and submit the form on the Orchestra’s website, at clevelandorchestra.com/chorus-auditions, or send an email to: chorus@clevelandorchestra.com.

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Spring audition dates for the choral groups sponsored by The Cleveland Orchestra have been announced. The auditions — for adults, youth, and children — are for membership in groups singing during the 2015 Blossom Music Festival and the 2015-16 Season at Severance Hall. Auditions will take place in May and June. The Cleveland Orchestra Choruses embody a long-standing commitment to choral music in which community members of all ages have the opportunity to participate. The Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus is open to students in grades 6-9 and directed by Ann Usher, and the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Preparatory Chorus is open to students in grades 5-8 and directed by Suzanne Walters. Both groups are holding auditions on June 1, June 6, and June 13. The Children’s Chorus, formed in 1967, provides musical training in vocal production and choral performance skills. The Children’s Preparatory Chorus provides children with initial choral experiences to which younger singers may not have been exposed, while establishing a solid foundation in vocal production techniques. To audition, children must sing one verse of “America” (My Country, ’Tis of Thee) with piano accompaniment in the key of his or her choice and one verse of “America the Beautiful” (Oh beautiful, for spacious skies) without accompaniment in the key of D. Singing scales and doing some rhythmic exercises may also be included in the audition, for which an accompanist is provided. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to audition for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, directed by Lisa Wong, on May 23, May 30, or June 14. Created in 1991, the Youth Chorus helps raise awareness of choral music-making in the schools of Northeast Ohio and encourages students to continue their choral activities through college and into adulthood. The Youth Chorus collaborates each season in performance with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Youth Chorus audition requirements are to prepare a piece from the OMEA Solo & Ensemble list,


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OrchestraNews A.R.O.U.N.D T.O.W.N Recitals and presentations Upcoming local performances by members of The Cleveland Orchestra include: Yoko Moore (violin) and Thomas Mansbacher (cello, retired) are performing for the Spring Social events of the Hudson Blossom Women’s Committee on Wednesday evening, May 13. The evening features hors d’oeuvres, cocktail hour, and the chamber music performance. Tickets (priced at $60 and up) include a drink ticket, with cash bar option. Proceeds benefit The Cleveland Orchestra’s activities at Blossom. The event takes place in Twinsburg, Ohio. For additional information or to make reservations, please contact Connie Van Gilder at 216-513-3075.

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OrchestraNews M.U.S.I.C.I.A.N S.A.L.U.T.E The Musical Arts Association gratefully acknowledges the artistry and dedication of all the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to rehearsals and concerts throughout the year, many musicians donate performance time in support of community engagement, fundraising, education, and audience development activities. We are pleased to recognize these musicians, listed below, who have volunteered for such events and presentations during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.

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Special thanks to musicians for supporting the Orchestra’s long-term financial strength The Board of Trustees extends a special acknowledgement to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for supporting the institution’s programs by jointly volunteering their musical services for several concerts each season. These donated services have long played an important role in supporting the institution’s financial strength, and were expanded with the 2009-10 season to provide added opportunities for new and ongoing revenue-generating performances by The Cleveland Orchestra. Supported concerts this season include performances in Vienna and Paris on the 2014 European Tour, the seasonopening Gala, and the Fridays@7 concert on March 13. “We are grateful to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for this meaningful investment in the future of the institution,” notes Gary Hanson, executive director. “These donated services each year are vitally important toward the Orchestra’s overall financial strength, and in ensuring opportunities to help maximize performance revenue. They allow us to offer more musical inspiration to enthusiastic audiences around the world than would otherwise be possible, supporting the Orchestra’s vital role in enhancing the lives of everyone across Northeast Ohio.”

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Plans have been finalized for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra to make its second international tour in 2015. The tour to China June 15-24 includes concerts in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Ningbo. The Youth Orchestra will be conducted by its music director, Brett Mitchell, who is also assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. The repertoire includes Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, Samuel Barber’s Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. In addition to concerts, tour activities for the Youth Orchestra members include guided historic sightseeing tours of each city as well as visits to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra tour is made possible in part through the generosity of the Vinney family. In 2011, the Jules and Ruth Vinney Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Touring Fund was established to help cover costs of Youth Orchestra touring and to provide scholarships to eligible Youth Orchestra members. An endowment gift from the Jules and Ruth Vinney Philanthropic Fund, advised by their children Les Vinney, Margo Vinney, and Karen Jacobs, established this generous Touring Fund, which will provide perpetual support toward the Youth Orchestra’s ongoing touring program. CHINA TOUR SEND-OFF CONCERT Sunday, June 14, at 3:00 p.m. Severance Hall Tickets: Free admission, but tickets are required. Tickets on sale beginning May 4 at 9 a.m.

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OrchestraNews Summers@Severance concerts announced for 2015 Following the success of last year’s inaugural offering, The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a second year of Summers@Severance concerts on Friday nights at Severance Hall in July and August 2015. The series of orchestra concerts, sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP, takes place July 10, and August 7 and 21. A special bonus concert, a one-night-only performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, takes place on Friday, August 28 at Severance Hall. The Summers@Severance series was created to expand The Cleveland Orchestra’s summertime offerings and showcase the ensemble as an integral part of its home neighborhood all year round. The series presents concerts of popular classical works, with an early start time surrounded by friendly and convenient pre- and postconcert opportunities to socialize with friends or family in the outdoor beauty of University Circle. “We launched Summers@Severance last

year with great success,” said Gary Hanson, executive director of The Cleveland Orchestra. “Each performance attracted an enthusiastic audience who stayed late for the party on the Front Terrace at Severance Hall. Summers@Severance has created a new social hotspot in University Circle.” Series tickets (all three concerts as a package) for the Summers@Severance series are now on sale through the Severance Hall Ticket Office or at clevelandorchestra.com online. Series subscribers have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the special Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presentation. Individual tickets go on sale beginning on May 12, 2015.

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OrchestraNews Cleveland Orchestra cellist engages in cross-cultural music education in India Between April 25 and May 3, Cleveland Orchestra cellist Brian Thornton is participating in cross-cultural education activities in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. During his visit, he is performing two recitals and in three school visits. The school programs reach over 4,500 students, many of whom have never heard a cello or any Western classical music played live previously. His visit is a collaboration with pianist Jennifer Heemstra, who is the series organizer of Kolkata Classics Club, a program bringing Western classical music to this large city in eastern India. For more information, visit Kolkata Classics Club on facebook.com.

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Special effort and concert in “Cancer Blows” event to raise money and awareness Cleveland Orchestra principal trumpet Michael Sachs joined together early in March with other principal trumpet players from many U.S. orchestras alongside trumpet legends from classical and pop genres — including Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinsen, and Lee Loughnane (trumpeter from the band Chicago) — for a series of events and a special benefit concert to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Titled “Cancer Blows,” the March 4 concert in Dallas was presented by the Ryan Anthony Foundation, created by Cleveland Institute of Music alum and Dallas Symphony principal trumpet Ryan Anthony. The evening featured live and video performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Anthony was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer and went through a bone marrow transplant two years ago. His cancer is in remission and this special large-scale benefit concert was designed to raise awareness for this type of cancer and raise funds for research. For additional information, please visit www.cancerblows.com.

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Maltzes’ generosity recognized with special commemorative plaque at Severance Hall A special plaque was dedicated at Severance Hall surrounding Saturday evening’s concert on April 11. The plaque permanently commemorates the extraordinary leadership and generosity of the Maltz Family Foundation, created by Milton and Tamar Maltz (pictured above with a group of Cleveland Orchestra Student Ambassadors), for their $20 million endowment gift to start The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences. The plaque is located in the vestibule between the BogomolnyKozerefski Grand Foyer and the left entrance to the Concert Hall on the main orchestra level. The gift from the Maltz Family Foundation was announced in 2010, with the new Center designed to fund ongoing programs to encourage interest among young people to attend the Orchestra’s symphonic concerts. Center-funded programs focus on addressing barriers to attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center through subsidized tickets and promotional offers. Over 130,000 young people have attended Orchestra concerts since these programs began in 2011.

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The Damnation of Faust, Opus 24 Dramatic Legend in Four Parts

French text by Hector Berlioz and Almire Gandonnière, based on Gérard de Nerval’s translation of Goethe’s “Faust” part one The Plains of Hungary, Introduction part two Northern Germany, in Faust’s Study — Auerbach’s Cellar, in Leipzig — Groves and Meadows by the Elbe River part three Marguerite’s Room, Evening part four Romance — Forests and Caves — The Ride to the Abyss — Pandemonium — Epilogue: On Earth — In Heaven PAUL GROVES (tenor) as Faust WILLARD WHITE (bass) as Méphistophélès CHRISTOPHER FEIGUM (baritone) as Brander RUXANDRA DONOSE (mezzo-soprano) as Marguerite CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHORUS Robert Porco, director CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHILDREN’S CHORUS Ann Usher, director Sung in French with projected English supertitles.

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are devoted entirely to one greatly ambitious work, Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust. The composer wrestled with this mythical subject over the course of twenty-odd years, embellishing, perfecting, pruning, resurrecting ideas and melodies, drama and damnation. He called it a “Dramatic Legend in Four Parts,” seeing it neither as a fully-built opera for the stage (although some companies have successfully played it as an opera) nor as a traditional oratorio (the genius of Berlioz’s music at times overwhelms ideas of simple storytelling, while his sense of theater creates meaningful portraits in sound). Berlioz was inspired by one of the great stories of human greed — a daring deal for power and knowledge and love, in exchange for a man’s eternal soul. A sense of modernity pervades the story, in which a hunger for immediate gratification overrides goodness, sense, and sensibility. Here, God and the Devil wrestle over Faust’s soul, although only the Devil appears in person — godliness is something talked about, but twice removed from the temptations of everyday life and love. The legend of Faust dates to Central Europe in the Middle Ages, while Berlioz’s particular inspiration was a French translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s formidable dramatic play, Faust. Goethe’s tale, published in 1808, crystalized the legend and influenced numerous works of art — visual, poetic, musical, and more. Guest conductor Charles Dutoit returns to The Cleveland Orchestra’s podium, after a thirty-year absence, to lead Berlioz’s remarkable work. He is joined by four renowned soloists and the voices of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus. For the sake of dramatic and musical continuity, Mr. Dutoit has chosen to present The Damnation of Faust straight through without intermission. Be prepared — and let the legend be told once more! —Eric Sellen English supertitles for Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust are provided courtesy of the San Francisco Opera.

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Part One. The plains of Hungary. Faust, alone at daybreak, rejoices in the warmth of spring and the peace of a solitary life. But his soul is heavy, and the dancing and merriment of a group of peasants (Ronde de paysans) give him no cheer. He moves to another part of the plain where an army passes, eager for battle (Marche hongroise, or Hungarian March). Not even this vision of glory can rouse Faust from his misery.

A chorus of spirits and sylphs provides enchantment. In his dreams, he sees a vision of Marguerite and calls out her name. The Ballet des sylphes completes the spell. Faust awakes with a start and asks where he can find the angel of his dream. Mephistopheles agrees to lead him to her dwelling, and they join some students heading her way, their singing mingling with that of a troop of soldiers.

Part Two. Northern Germany. Alone in his study, Faust despairs of ever finding happiness and resolves to die. As he raises a cup of poison to his lips, he hears bells and the Easter Hymn sung in a nearby church. He draws back from the brink. Mephistopheles suddenly appears, offering everything the heart can desire. He briskly transports them both to Auerbach’s Cellar in Leipzig, where general carousing is in full swing. Brander sings the song of the rat and they all sing an “Amen” in mock-ecclesiastical style. Mephistopheles sings the song of the flea, but Faust begs to be led to calmer pleasures. They ride through the air to the bosky banks of the Elbe, where Faust is laid down to sleep on a bed of roses.

Part Three. Marguerite’s Chamber. Soldiers are still heard in the distance as Faust enters Marguerite’s empty room and sings of his expectant delight. Mephistopheles enters, conceals Faust behind the curtains, and leaves. Faust watches Marguerite come in. She has seen her lover in a dream and distracts herself by singing the Ballad of the King of Thule. Meanwhile, in the street outside, Mephistopheles summons his will-o-the-wisps. They dance at his bidding (Menuet des follets). Mephistopheles sings his mocking Serenade, then dismisses his attendant spirits. Back in Marguerite’s room, Faust steps from his hiding-place and is at once recognized as the object of Marguerite’s dreams. They sing a rapturous Synopsis

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of Faust duet and fall into each other’s arms. But Mephistopheles breaks in to warn them that the neighbors have been aroused. Mephistopheles grabs Faust and takes him away (Trio). Part Four. Abandoned by Faust, Marguerite sings with despair of her lost love (Romance). The soldiers and students are again heard in the distance. Faust is lost in admiration for the mighty works of nature which alone can soothe his broken heart (Invocation). Mephistopheles again appears and reports that Marguerite has been condemned to death for poisoning her mother with a sleeping draught. She can be saved if Faust signs an oath to serve Mephistophes as his master. Faust signs, and they set off on two black horses not to rescue Marguerite, as he imagines, but into the abyss of hell. As Faust falls into the pit, Mephistopheles roars in triumph. The chorus of the damned greet Faust in Pandæmonium. A first epilogue, on Earth, records the closing of Hell’s gate. In a second epilogue, in Heaven, the Seraphim begs redemption for Marguerite. Pardoned, she rises to her apotheosis in Heaven.

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Part One: The Plains of Hungary Introduction Peasants’ Round Hungarian March Part Two: Faust’s Study, Northern Germany Faust alone Easter Hymn Auerbach’s Cellar, Leipzig Drinking Chorus Brander’s Song Fugue on Brander’s Song Mephistopheles’s Song Meadows on the Banks of the Elbe Mephistopheles’s Air Chorus of Gnomes and Sylphs Ballet of Sylphs Finale: Chorus of Soldiers and Chorus of Students Part Three: In Marguerite’s Chamber Trumpets & Drums Sound the Retreat Faust’s Air The King of Thule: Gothic Song Evocation Minuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps Mephistopheles’s Serenade Duet Trio and Chorus Part Four: Marguerite’s Despair: Romance Forests and Caves: Invocation to Nature Recitative and the Hunt The Ride to the Abyss: Duet In Pandæmonium: Chorus of Demons & Damned On Earth: Epilogue In Heaven: Chorus of Celestial Spirits — Marguerite’s Apotheosis

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The Damnation of Faust, Opus 24 begun 1828-29, composed in final form 1845-46

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Hector

BERLIOZ born December 11, 1803 La Côte-Saint-André, Isère, France died March 8, 1869 Paris

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T H E T H E M E O F F A U S T runs through Berlioz’s creative life like a thread, interwoven with those of Shakespeare and Virgil. Shakespeare’s spell worked on him longer and deeper, and it surfaced in a variety of works (an overture on King Lear, a symphony on Romeo and Juliet, a comic opera on Much Ado About Nothing, and others). Goethe provided inspiration through one work only, Faust, which in Berlioz’s musical workings reached definitive form in The Damnation of Faust in 1846 at the midpoint of his career. “Shakespeare and Goethe, the silent confidants of my torments,” the composer wrote in 1828, “they hold the key to my life.” 1828 was indeed a year of torment for Berlioz, occasioned partly by a grandly romantic case of unrequited love, partly by the thrill of discovery. In close succession, he had come upon the works of Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Goethe — new universes which seemed to provide limitless horizons for his still latent creative powers. Their effect was to challenge, not stifle, his ambitions, and he set to work at once to remodel their themes and ideas in his own mode of musical speech. A Romeo and Juliet began to take shape in the form of separate scenes. A dramatic symphony based on his own life (eventually titled Symphonie fantastique) was his response to Beethoven. And he began to set Goethe’s words to music, not intending to make a musical drama out of Faust but simply allowing the poetry to take on musical form. It was in Gérard de Nerval’s French translation that Berlioz encountered Faust. “This translation,” he wrote, “made a strange and deep impression upon me. The marvelous book fascinated me from the first. I could not put it down. I read it incessantly, at meals, in the theater, in the street.” The translation was in prose, with certain scenes, ballads, hymns, and songs in verse. It was these that Berlioz singled out for setting, beginning with the “Ballad of the King of Thule,” which he sketched in a carriage on a visit to his parents near Lyons. Seven more settings followed swift ly, and by 1829 he yielded to the temptation to have these “Eight Scenes from Goethe’s Faust” engraved and published at his own expense. But he soon withdrew the work in a fit of revulsion. With hindsight, it is easy enough to perceive that the work was imAbout the Music

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mature, not in the sense that Berlioz was not yet a proficient composer, but simply in the lack of maturation he had given the subject. Themes as grand as this were not to be set down on paper in instantaneous response; they needed years of organic growth, like a fine wine. Romeo and Juliet took twelve years to ripen; The Trojans [Les Troyens], his great Virgilian opera, was completed more than forty years after he had acknowledged his passion for the Aeneid. So he came back to Goethe in 1845 and recast his music in a much more sophisticated and searching form. The eight separate pieces were all saved for the new work and incorporated in it. But they are no longer separate, they are fashioned into a dramatic narrative that more closely represents the character and fate of Faust from his unattainable longings for youth, love, and the fount of knowledge . . . to his dismal end in the abyss of hell. Berlioz characteristically did not think of this as an opera; he called it a “concert opera” or “dramatic legend” and always had performance in a concert hall, not the theater, in mind. He wrote stage directions in his score while treating the conventions of stagecraft with disdain. In 1845, the subject of Faust fired his enthusiasm, just as it had in 1828. In the uncomfortable conditions of a long tour of Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia, Berlioz composed the work on his knee, as it were, and completed it in Paris in time for a première at Paris’s Opéra-Comique in December 1846. It was not a success. In fact, Berlioz regarded the Parisians’ hostile reception of it as a bitter blow, confirming what had gradually been becoming obvious to him — Paris had lost its taste for fine music and its faith in art. He never offered The Damnation of Faust there again, but played it only on his travels abroad, in Germany, in England, and in Russia. Certain German critics objected to Berlioz’s loose and idiosyncratic treatment of Goethe, a charge to which he responded in a reasoned, though pained, preface to the work when it was published in 1854. That publication bore a dedication to one of his closest friends, Franz Liszt. In true brotherly spirit, Liszt reciprocated by dedicating his own Faust Symphony to Berlioz. Eight years after Berlioz’s death, The Damnation of Faust was once again heard in Paris. Rivalry between conductors Édouard Colonne and Jules Pasdeloup caused them both to conduct the work on the same day, February 18, 1877. Its success would have astonished Berlioz. Colonne played it 172 times Severance Hall 2014-15

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In the category of truly successful Faust settings, we can safely place Berlioz’s “dramatic legend.” And we can enjoy it as the response of one great artist to another’s work, creating one of the most penetrating collaborations of the Romantic Age.

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over the next forty years, and it became the Berlioz work that the French loved most, parallel with the prodigious popularity of Charles Gounod’s opera Faust. A famous staging of Berlioz’s version in Monte Carlo by Raoul Gunsbourg in 1903 extended its success to the theater, a precedent that has been taken up on many stages in recent years. THE MUSICAL WORK

At the time of the first performance, the critic Scudo wrote: “M. Berlioz has disfigured one of the great conceptions of modern poetry. He has grasped neither the spirit nor the feeling of this drama. He has transformed Marguerite into a vulgar heroine who indulges in all the exaggerations of melodrama. Rarely has the alliance of drama and symphony been so unhappy. Not only is M. Berlioz incapable of writing for the human voice, but even his orchestration is simply a string of curious sound effects without substance or development.” A good starting-point for listeners today is to reverse the sense of every sentence in that notice, from which a fairer view Severance Hall 2014-15

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Goethe’s Faust was among the most popular works to be illustrated in paintings, drawings, and engravings throughout the 19th century. Above, Faust and Mephistopheles galloping on horseback over the Rabenstein on the way to Hell, as conceived in a set of illustrations by Peter von Cornelius (1784-1867).

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of Berlioz can emerge. He has grasped both the spirit and the feeling of Goethe — the thirst in Faust’s soul, the allure and fatal attraction of Mephistopheles’s charm, Marguerite’s innocence, the immensity of nature. Marguerite is anything but vulgar — her two solos, the Ballad in Part III and the Romance in Part IV (both salvaged from the original Eight Scenes) are as poignant and expressive as anything Berlioz ever wrote. The alliance of drama and symphony works peculiarly well, a mélange which he had already perfected in Romeo and Juliet and hinted at in the Symphonie fantastique. Here he has stage-directions and ballet (for the sylphs and the will-o’-the-wisps) to bring the work closer to the world of opera. His writing for the human voice is not, of course, of a kind that admirers of Italian opera like to hear, but it puts meaning and lyrical expression first and coloratura display last. As for his orchestration, there can be nothing but astonished admiration for the extrovert force of the Hungarian March, for the coarseness of the brass in support of Leipzig’s drunken carousers, for the sheer masculine energy of the chorus of soldiers and students at the close of Part II, or for the expansive breadth of Faust’s “Invocation to Nature” in Part IV. Mephistopheles’s Evocation of the will-o’-the-wisps in Part III calls for three flickering piccolos, and the Serenade to Marguerite is brilliantly accompanied by pizzicato strings acting like a giant guitar. Berlioz’s choice of viola solo for Marguerite’s first song and english horn for her second is exemplary. He regarded the ophicleide, his standard brass bass instrument, as essential but vulgar, so it serves perfectly for the drunken chorus in Auerbach’s cellar, alongside the tuba (which was just coming into service in those years). Even in Heaven, where a blanket of harp sound might be regarded as a mere cliché, Berlioz’s taste and imagination could hardly be bettered. A DA P TAT I O N A N D I N T E R PR E TAT I O N

Berlioz felt free to interpret Goethe in his own way. He introduced the Hungarian March, for example, because it makes a superb finale to his first scene, and he saw no difficulty in imagining Faust to be in Hungary. In Auerbach’s cellar, he introduced his own musical joke in among Goethe’s vivid carousings, with the death of a rat, as recounted in Brander’s song, mourned in a choral fugue on the word “Amen.” Berlioz regarded such things as anti-musical and hoped that audiences Severance Hall 2014-15

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At a Glance Berlioz composed his La Damnation de Faust in 1845-46, basing his text on Gérard de Nerval’s French translation of Goethe’s Faust; Almire Gandonnière assisted the composer in fashioning the libretto. Berlioz incorporated eight settings of Faust stanzas he had created in 1828-29 into the new work. The first performance took place on December 6, 1846, at the Opéra Comique in Paris. The score was published in 1854 with a dedication to Franz Liszt. This “dramatic legend in four parts” involves about 2 hours and 20 minutes of music, and is being presented this weekend without intermission. Berlioz scored it for 2 flutes, 2 piccolos, 2 oboes, 2 english horns, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets (plus two additional pairs of horns and trumpets offstage), 2 cornets, 3 trombones, 2 tubas, timpani, percussion (bass drum, military drum, snare drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, bells), and strings, plus mixed chorus and four soloists. The Cleveland Orchestra first presented Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust in April 1940. The most recent complete performances were in January 2000 under the direction of Christoph von Dohnányi.

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Berlioz, painted in Rome in 1832, probably by Emile Signol.

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love. —Hector Berlioz


would catch the irony (they didn’t always). We must not look in Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust for a close reflection of Goethe’s many philosophical themes; there is nothing, for example, about the regeneration of humanity. Faust is conclusively damned, not left free for later salvation and expiation. Marguerite is unequivocally saved, and Mephistopheles is more than a cardboard devil with horns. His presence is strong (especially when announced by a rasp from three trombones and piccolo), but he never upstages Faust. When singing a song of enchantment, inviting Faust to the delights of the sylphs’ scene on the banks of the Elbe in Part II, his duplicity is made plain to us, if not to Faust, by the suave elegance of the trombones that accompany him — trombones pretending to be strings are . . . wolves in sheep’s clothing. Goethe, like Shakespeare, satisfied Berlioz’s requirement of a great poet — that he should be a mirror in which everything, whether graceful or ugly, brilliant or sombre, calm or agitated, intimate or grandiose, is reflected with burning truthfulness. No setting of Faust can match Goethe’s range, although each one adds something that music alone can offer. Almost every composer in Berlioz’s time tried his hand, with results that vary from the sublime to the ridiculous. Wagner’s Faust Overture and Liszt’s Faust Symphony are unarguably fine; Schumann’s Scenes from Faust, Gounod’s Faust, and Boito’s Mefistofele have received both cheers and brickbats over the years. A Faust ballet that Berlioz once saw in a Paris boulevard theater was definitely ridiculous. In the category of truly successful Faust settings, we can safely place Berlioz’s own “dramatic legend” and enjoy it as the response of one great artist to another’s work, creating one of the most penetrating collaborations of the Romantic Age. —Hugh Macdonald © 2015 Hugh Macdonald is Avis H. Blewett Professor Emeritus of Music at Washington University in St. Louis and is a noted authority on French music. He has written books on Beethoven, Berlioz, and Scriabin. His latest book, on Bizet, was published in the autumn of 2014.

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Goethe, like Shakespeare, satisfied Berlioz’s requirement of a great poet — that he should be a mirror in which everything, whether graceful or ugly, brilliant or sombre, calm or agitated, intimate or grandiose, is reflected with burning truthfulness.

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Charles Dutoit Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit has been heralded for his performances of a wide variety of music.  Across a legendary career, he has led orchestral and opera performance on five continents with the world’s major ensembles and operatic companies. He currently holds the position of artistic director and principal conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and recently celebrated thirty years of artistic collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra, who bestowed upon him the title of conductor laureate. He collaborates every season with the orchestras of Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles — and is also a regular guest on the stages in London, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Moscow, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. He first led The Cleveland Orchestra in April 1982 and led concerts here most recently in July 1985. For twenty-five years, Charles Dutoit was artistic director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, forging a dynamic musical partnership widely-recognized around the world. He was music director of the Orchestre National de France 1991-2001. In 1996, he was appointed principal conductor and then soon thereafter as music director of Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, where today he holds the title music director emeritus. He was for ten years music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s summer season at the Mann Music Center and, for twenty-one seasons, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Charles Dutoit’s interest in the younger generation has continually held an important place in his career and he has successively served as music director of the Sapporo Pacific Music Festival and Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan, as well as the Canton International Summer Music Academy in Guangzhou. In 2009, he became music director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. When still in his early twenties, Charles Dutoit was invited by Herbert von Karajan to conduct the Vienna State Opera. He has since led performances with London’s Royal Opera House, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Rome Opera, and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. In 1991, he was made an Honorary Citizen of the City of Philadelphia, in 1995 as Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Québec, in 1996 as Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France, and, in 1998, he was invested as Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2007, he received the Gold Medal of his birth city of Lausanne. In 2014, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Classical Music Awards. He holds honorary doctorates from the universities of McGill, Montreal, and Laval, as well as the Curtis School of Music. 

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Paul Groves FAUST American tenor Paul Groves made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in January 2000, performing Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust; his most recent appearances were two years later. He graduated from Louisiana State University and the Juilliard School, and was a winner of the 1991 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Since completing the Met’s Young Artists Development Program, Mr. Groves has appeared with major opera companies around the world. His recent engagements include performances of the title role in Wagner’s Lohengrin at the Norwegian National Opera, Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Vienna State Opera, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Madrid’s Teatro Real and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. In concert, he appears regularly with major orchestras in cities from Atlanta to Zurich, and performs recitals throughout the United States and Europe. His discography includes operas on the EMI Classics, Naxos, Philips Classics, Sony Classics, Telarc, and Teldec labels. His performances in the Salzburg Festival’s productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust were recorded on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon and Naxos Records, respectively.

Willard White MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS Jamaican bass-baritone Willard White sings with major opera companies and orchestras around the world. He received his musical training at the Jamaican School of Music and the Juilliard School. Since his debut with the New York City Opera in 1974, he has sung with English National Opera and London’s Royal Opera House, and in the opera houses of Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Madrid, Munich, Paris, and San Francisco, as well as at the Aix-en-Provence, Glyndebourne, and Salzburg festivals. In concert, Mr. White regularly performs with Britain’s major orchestras and has appeared as soloist many times at the BBC Proms. His orchestral engagements have included performances with the orchestras of Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Milan. His Cleveland Orchestra debut was in August 1975 in the role of Porgy in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (subsequently recorded by Decca/ London); he returned in January 2000 for Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust. Mr. White was awarded the Commander of the British Empire in 1995 and knighted in 2004. He is currently president of the Royal Northern College of Music.

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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA The Cleveland Orchestra applauds the generous donors listed here, who are making possible presentaƟons of arƟsƟcally

ambiƟous programming every year in Northeast Ohio.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln George* and Becky Dunn Rachel R. Schneider Donald and Alice Noble Foundation, Inc. Judith and George W. Diehl Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Blossom Women’s Committee T. K. and Faye A. Heston Ms. Beth E. Mooney Margaret Fulton-Mueller Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Seltzer James and Virginia Meil Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abookire, Jr. Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Dr. James and Lynne Rambasek Mr. Larry J. Santon Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugstrup Richard and Gina Klym Mr. and Mrs.* Thomas A. Liederbach Robert and Linda Jenkins

Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Deborah L. Neale Henry F.* and Darlene K. Woodruff Mr. Marc Stadiem Mr. and Mrs. William W. Taft Iris and Tom Harvie Ms. Nancy A. Adams Dr. M. Meredith Dobyns Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Tim and Linda Koelz Elizabeth F. McBride Patricia J. Sawvel Harry and Ilene Shapiro Ms. Frances L. Sharp Anonymous (2)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded The Cleveland Orchestra a grant of $2.5 million to support artistically ambitious programming such as performances of opera and ballet each season. Of the Mellon Foundation’s commitment, $1.25 million will be awarded as part of a one-to-one challenge lasting through June 2016. This means that any gift to The Cleveland Orchestra designated to support special artistic initiatives will be doubled by the Mellon Foundation. If you want to help ensure that ambitious performances of opera and ballet remain a meaningful feature of The Cleveland Orchestra’s season each year, or if you’d like more information on how to participate in the challenge grant, please contact the Orchestra’s Philanthropy & Advancement Office by calling 216-231-7558.


Ruxandra Donose MARGUERITE Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose has captured critical acclaim in opera houses and concert halls around the world. Ms. Donose studied singing and piano at Bucharest’s National University of Music and later became a member of the Vienna State Opera. Since then, she has performed in the opera houses of Berlin, Cincinnati, Denmark, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Romania, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, and Vienna, in works by Bizet, Mozart, Rossini, and Richard Strauss, among other composers. She has also sung with major orchestras around the world. Her Cleveland Orchestra debut and most recent appearances here were in 1999. The role of Marguerite in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust has featured prominently in her career, including performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Sinfonie-Orchester, and Orchestre National du Capitôle, Orchestre de Paris, and Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra. Ruxandra Donose’s discography includes works on the Arte Nova, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI/Virgin, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, and Philips labels. For more information, visit www.ruxandradonose.com.

Christopher Feigum BRANDER American baritone Christopher Feigum made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in June 2008, and his most recent performances were in November of that year. He returns later this month to appear in the Orchestra’s new production of Strauss’s opera Daphne. The Denver native is a graduate of DePaul University and an alumnus of the Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. Mr. Feigum began his professional career as a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. He has subsequently performed with opera companies across the United States, including the Dallas Opera, Eugene Opera, Kentucky Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Tulsa Opera, Utah Opera, and Washington Opera, among others. His repertoire includes works by John Adams, John Corigliano, Lehár, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, and Wagner. In concert, Christopher Feigum has appeared with the orchestras of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, Kansas City, Milwaukee, New York, San Diego, and San Francisco.

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Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Robert Porco, Director

Lisa Wong, Assistant Director Joela Jones, Principal Accompanist Now in its seventh decade, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionallytrained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra. Founded at the request of George Szell in 1952 and following in the footsteps of a number of earlier community choruses, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus has sung in hundreds of performances at home, at Carnegie Hall, and on tour, as well as in more than a dozen recordings. Its members hail from nearly fifty Cleveland-area communities and together contribute thousands of volunteer hours to the Orchestra’s music-making each year. SOPRANOS

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Amy Foster Babinski Cathleen R. Bohn ♦♦♦ Susan Cucuzza Anna K. Dendy Emily Engle Lisa Rubin Falkenberg ♦♦ Sarah Gaither Samantha Garner Rosie Gellott ♦ Rebecca S. Hall Lisa Hrusovsky ♦ Shannon R. Jakubczak Hope Klassen-Kay ♦ Kate Macy ♦ Angela Mitchell Julie Myers-Pruchenski S. Mikhaila Noble-Pace Jennifer Heinert O’Leary ♦ Sarah Henley Osburn Melissa B. Patton Lenore M. Pershing Joy M. Powell Roberta Privette Cassandra E. Rondinella Jennifer R. Sauer Monica Schie ♦ Laura Schupbach Jane Timmons-Mitchell ♦♦ Melissa Vandergriff Sharilee Walker ♦ Kiko Weinroth Alethea Wilhelm Mary Wilson ♦ Constance D. Wolfe ♦ Amy Zubieta

Alexandria Albainy Emily Austin ♦ Marie Bucoy-Calavan Julie A. Cajigas Lydia Chamberlin Barbara J. Clugh Carolyn Dessin ♦ Marilyn Eppich ♦ Amanda Evans Kathy Jo Gutgsell Jenna C. Hall Ann Marie Hardulak ♦♦♦ Betty Huber ♦ Karen Hunt Sarah N. Hutchins Lucia Leszczuk ♦♦ Diana Martin Karla McMullen Mary-Francis Miller Peggy A. Norman ♦ Alexandra Palma Marta Perez-Stable Alanna M. Shadrake Ina Stanek-Michaelis ♦ Rachel Thibo Martha Cochran Truby Gina Ventre Laure Wasserbauer ♦ Meredith Sorenson Whitney Flo Worth ♦ Debra Yasinow ♦

Gerry C. Burdick ♦♦ Brent Chamberlin Manny Gomez Daniel M. Katz ♦ Peter Kvidera Tod Lawrence Steve Lawson Rohan Mandelia James Newby ♦♦ Tremaine B. Oatman ♦♦♦ Matthew Rizer John Sabol Lee Scantlebury James Storry ♦♦♦♦ Charles Tobias ♦ William Venable Michael Ward Steven Weems Jordan Wilhelm

Christopher D. Aldrich Jack Blazey Kevin Calavan Charles Carr ♦ Neal Chiprean Peter B. Clausen Nick Connavino Christopher Dewald Jeffrey Duber Matthew Englehart Richard S. Falkenberg ♦♦ Kurtis B. Hoffman Martin Horning Paul Hubbard Thomas Hull Joshua Jones Jason Levy Scott Markov ♦ Tyler Mason Roger Mennell ♦♦ Robert Mitchell Stephen Mitchell Tom Moormann Keith Norman ♦♦♦ Glenn Obergefell John Riehl ♦♦ Steven Ross Steven Skaggs Jayme Stayer Adam Thiel Caleb A. Wright

Service Recognition ♦ 15-24 years ♦♦ 25-34 years ♦♦♦ 35-44 years ♦♦♦♦ 45+ years

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Robert Porco became director of choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra in 1998. In addition to overseeing choral activities and preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Blossom Festival Chorus for a variety of concert programs each season, Mr. Porco conducts the Orchestra’s annual series of Christmas concerts at Severance Hall and regularly conducts subscription concert programs both at Severance Hall and Blossom. He has also served as director of choruses for the Cincinnati May Festival since 1989. In 2011, Mr. Porco was honored by Chorus America with its annual Michael Korn Founders Award for a lifetime of significant contributions to the professional choral art. The Ohio native served as chairman of the choral department at Indiana University 1980-98, and in recent years has taught doctoral-level conducting at the school. As teacher and mentor, Mr. Porco has guided and influenced the development of hundreds of musicians, many of whom are now active as professional conductors, singers, or teachers. As a sought-after guest instructor and coach, he has taught at Harvard University, Westminster Choir College, and the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

Lisa Wong

Assistant Director of Choruses

Lisa Wong became assistant director of choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra with the 2010-11 season. In this capacity, she assists in preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus for performances each year. With the 2012-13 season, she took on the added position of director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. In addition to her duties at Severance Hall, Ms. Wong is a faculty member at the College of Wooster, where she conducts the Wooster Chorus and the Wooster Singers and teaches courses in conducting and music education. She previously taught in public and private schools in New York, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, where she worked with the choral department of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (including directing the Chamber Choir of the Indiana University Children’s Choir). Active as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator, Ms. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Chester University and master’s and doctoral degrees in choral conducting from Indiana University.

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Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus Ann Usher, Director

Suzanne Walters, Assistant Director Dianna White-Gould, Accompanist

Created in 1967, the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus is an ensemble of children in grades 6-9 who perform annually with The Cleveland Orchestra. A Preparatory Chorus, comprised of children in grades 5-8, performs twice each year with the Children’s Chorus. The members of the Children’s Chorus and of the Preparatory Chorus rehearse weekly during the school year and are selected by audition with the director (held annually in May and June). A number of Children’s Chorus graduates have continued their association as members of the Youth Chorus or Youth Orchestra or have become adult members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Yasmin Ahuja Samantha Apanasewicz Emily Beal Leah Benko Célina Béthoux Anna Buescher George Byerley Katelyne Crouch Maksim Damljanovic Alex Dodd Baileigh Edelman Kate Faxon Megan Fowler

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Ann Usher

Director, Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses

Ann Usher has served as director of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses since 2000. She prepares the Children’s Chorus for their appearances as part of the annual Christmas concerts, community concerts, and in the Orchestra’s performances of operas and symphonic works that call for children’s voices. Ms. Usher is director of the School of Music and a professor of music at the University of Akron, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate choral music education courses. Prior to her appointment as director, she also supervised student teachers and directed the University Singers. She previously taught choral music in the public schools, specializing in the middle school level. She has served on adjudicated committees for the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and in 2014 served as director of OMEA’s inaugural All-State Children’s Chorus for fourth and fifth graders. Active as a clinician and adjudicator, Ann Usher holds a bachelor of music education degree from the University of Northern Iowa, and a master of music degree in choral conducting and a doctorate in music education from Kent State University. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Education and Music Serving the Community The Cleveland Orchestra draws together traditional and new programs in music education and community involvement to deepen connections with audiences throughout Northeast Ohio

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T H E C L E V E L A N D O R C H E S T R A has a long and proud history of sharing the value and joy of music with citizens throughout Northeast Ohio. Education and community programs date to the Orchestra’s founding in 1918 and have remained a central focus of the ensemble’s activities for over ninety years. Today, with the support of many generous individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental funding partners, the Orchestra’s educational and community programs reach more than 60,000 young people and adults annually, helping to foster a love of music and a lifetime of involvement with the musical arts. On these pages, we share photographs from a sampling of these many programs. For additional information about these and other programs, visit us at clevelandorchestra.com or contact the Education & Community Programs Office by calling 216-231-7355.

Franz Welser-Möst leads a concert at John Adams High School. Through such In-School Performances and Education Concerts at Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music over the past nine decades. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Each season’s Family Concert series at Severance Hall offers world-class music with outstanding singers, actors, mimes, and more to families from across Northeast Ohio. A recent “Under the Sea” concert featured music from Disney’s The Little Mermaid with The Singing Angels.

Through the PNC Musical Rainbows series at Severance Hall, Cleveland Orchestra musicians introduce nearly 10,000 preschoolers each year to the instruments of the orchestra.

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Cleveland Orchestra bassist Mark Atherton with classroom students at Cleveland’s Mayfair Elementary School, part of the Learning Through Music program, which fosters the use of music and the arts to support general classroom learning.

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O R C H E S T R A THANK YOU The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education & Community programs are made possible by many generous individuals and organizations, including:

PROGRAM FUNDERS The Abington Foundation The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Charter One The Cleveland Foundation Conn-Selmer, Inc. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Dominion Foundation FirstMerit Bank The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation The Giant Eagle Foundation Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation KeyBank The Laub Foundation The Lubrizol Corporation Macy’s The Music and Drama Club National Endowment for the Arts The Nord Family Foundation Ohio Arts Council Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank PNC The Reinberger Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Harold C. Schott Foundation The Sherwin-Williams Foundation Surdna Foundation Target Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward & Ruth Wilkof Foundation Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra flutist Marisela Sager working with pre-school students as part of PNC Grow Up Great, a program utilizing music to support pre-literacy and school readiness skills.

ENDOWMENT FUNDS AND FUNDERS Hope and Stanley I. Adelstein Kathleen L. Barber Mr. Roger G. Berk In memory of Anna B. Body Isabelle and Ronald Brown Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Roberta R. Calderwood Alice H. Cull Memorial Fund Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Emrick, Jr. Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie Mr. David J. Golden The George Gund Foundation The Hershey Foundation Dorothy Humel Hovorka Mr. James J. Hummer Frank and Margaret Hyncik Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Alfred Lerner In-School Performance Fund Linda and Saul Ludwig Machaskee Fund for Community Programming Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Christine Gitlin Miles Mr. and Mrs. David T. Morganthaler Morley Fund for Pre-School Education The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Pysht Fund The Ratner, Miller, and Shafran Families and Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Anonymous, in memory of Georg Solti The William N. Skirball Endowment Jules and Ruth Vinney Youth Orchestra Touring Fund

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More than 1,350 talented youth musicians have performed as members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in the quarter century since the ensemble’s founding in 1986. Many have gone on to careers in professional orchestras around the world, including four current members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Building Audiences for the Future . . . Today! The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to developing interest in classical music among young people. To demonstrate our success, we are working to have the youngest audience of any orchestra. With the help of generous contributors, the Orchestra has expanded its discounted ticket offerings through several new programs. In recent years, student attendance has doubled, now representing 20% of those at Cleveland Orchestra concerts. Since inaugurating these programs in 2011, over 130,000 young people have participated. U N D E R 1 8 s F R E E F O R FA M I L I E S

Introduced for Blossom Music Festival concerts in 2011, our Under 18s Free program for families now includes select Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall each season. This program offers free tickets (one per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people ages 7-17 on the Lawn at Blossom and to the Orchestra’s Fridays@7, Friday Morning at 11, and Sunday Afternoon at 3 concerts at Severance. STUDENT TICKET PROGRAMS

In the past two seasons, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Student Advantage Members, Frequent Fan Card holders, Student Ambassadors, and special offers for student groups attending together have been responsible for bringing more high school and college age students to Severance Hall and Blossom than ever before. The Orchestra’s ongoing Student Advantage Program provides opportunities for students to attend concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom through discounted ticket offers. Membership is free to join and rewards members with discounted ticket purchases. A record 6,000 students joined in the past year. A new Student Frequent Fan Card is available in conjunction with Student Advantage membership, offering unlimited single tickets (one per Fan Card holder) all season long. All of these programs are supported by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences and the Alexander and Sarah Cutler Fund for Student Audiences. The Center for Future Audiences was created with a $20 million lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Corporate Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these corporations for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

Cumulative Giving

Annual Support

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The Partners in Excellence program salutes companies with annual contributions of $100,000 and more, exemplifying leadership and commitment to musical excellence at the highest level.

$5 MILLION AND MORE

KeyBank PNC Bank $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

BakerHostetler Bank of America Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. Jones Day The Lubrizol Corporation / The Lubrizol Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Merrill Lynch Parker Hannifin Corporation The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company UBS The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative giving. Listing as of December 2014.

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of December 20, 2014

PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $300,000 AND MORE

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank The Lubrizol Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $200,000 TO $299,999

BakerHostetler Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Jones Day PNC Bank Thompson Hine LLP PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

The Cliffs Foundation Google, Inc. The Lincoln Electric Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Nordson Corporation and Foundation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP $50,000 TO $99,999

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Foundation & Government Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these Foundations and Government agencies for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

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$1 MILLION AND MORE

$10 MILLION AND MORE

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Kulas Foundation Maltz Family Foundation State of Ohio Ohio Arts Council The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

The George Gund Foundation Knight Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

The William Bingham Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund The Payne Fund The Reinberger Foundation The Sage Cleveland Foundation The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative giving. Listing as of December 2014.

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The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $500,000 TO $999,999

The George Gund Foundation $250,000 TO $499,999

Knight Foundation (Miami, Cleveland) Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Ohio Arts Council $100,000 TO $249,999

The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation $50,000 TO $99,999

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Marlboro 2465 Foundation Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Miami) The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund The Sage Cleveland Foundation Surdna Foundation $20,000 TO $49,999 Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation Peacock Foundation, Inc. (Miami) Polsky Fund of Akron Community Foundation The Reinberger Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation The Veale Foundation

$2,000 TO $19,999 The Abington Foundation Ayco Charitable Foundation The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation Dr. NE & JZ Berman Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of the Cleveland Foundation Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation The Conway Family Foundation The Fogelson Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Funding Arts Network (Miami) The Hankins Foundation The Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation The Mandel Foundation The McGregor Foundation Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The M. G. O’Neil Foundation Paintstone Foundation The Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation SCH Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Jean C. Schroeder Foundation Kenneth W. Scott Foundation The Sherwick Fund Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite Foundation The George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust The S. K. Wellman Foundation The Welty Family Foundation Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous (2)

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Individual Annual Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully recognizes the individuals listed here, who have provided generous gifts of cash or pledges of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special annual donations.

Lifetime Giving

Giving Societies

JOHN L. SEVERANCE SOCIETY

gifts during the past year, as of December 20, 2014

$10 MILLION AND MORE

In celebration of the critical role individuals play in supporting The Cleveland Orchestra each year, donors of $2,500 and more are recognized as members of special Leadership Giving Societies. These societies are named to honor important and inspirational leaders in the Orchestra’s history. The Adella Prentiss Hughes Society honors the Orchestra’s founder and first manager, who from 1918 envisioned an ensemble dedicated to community service, music education, and performing excellence. The George Szell Society is named after the Orchestra’s fourth music director, who served for twenty-four seasons (1946-70) while refining the ensemble’s international reputation for clarity of sound and unsurpassed musical excellence. The Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society honors not only the woman in whose memory Severance Hall was built, but her selfless sharing, including her insistence on nurturing an orchestra not just for the wealthy but for everyone. The Dudley S. Blossom Society honors one of the Orchestra’s early and most generous benefactors, whose dedication and charm rallied thousands to support and nurture a hometown orchestra toward greatness. The Frank H. Ginn Society honors the man whose judicious management of Severance Hall’s finances and construction created a beautiful and welcoming home for Cleveland’s Orchestra. The 1929 Society honors the vibrant community spirit that propelled 3,000 volunteers and donors to raise over $2 million in a nine-day campaign in April 1929 to meet and match John and Elisabeth Severance’s challenge gift toward the building of the Orchestra’s new concert hall.

Jan and Daniel Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Mr. Francis J. Callahan* Mrs. M. Roger Clapp Mr. George Gund III* Francie and David Horvitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Mr. James D. Ireland III The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) Sue Miller (Miami) Sally S.* and John C. Morley The Family of D. Z. Norton The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith Anonymous (2)

The John L. Severance Society is named to honor the philanthropist and business leader who dedicated his life and fortune to creating The Cleveland Orchestra’s home concert hall, which stands today as an emblem of unrivalled quality and community pride. Lifetime giving listing as of December 2014.

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Adella Prentiss Hughes Society

Leadership Council

gifts of $100,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500,000 AND MORE

Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $200,000 TO $499,999

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Jan and Daniel Lewis (Miami) Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) Sue Miller (Miami) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $199,999

David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation (Miami) James D. Ireland III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Elizabeth F. McBride Ms. Ginger Warner (Cleveland, Miami) Janet* and Richard Yulman (Miami)

George Szell Society gifts of $50,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $75,000 TO $99,999

Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Dr. Wolfgang Eder Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Elizabeth B. Juliano (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Milton and Tamar Maltz Ms. Beth E. Mooney The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. Patrick Park (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Mary M. Spencer (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-MĂśst INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $50,000 TO $74,999

Sheldon and Florence Anderson (Miami) Blossom Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Hector D. Fortun (Miami) Mrs. John A. Hadden, Jr.

The Leadership Council salutes those extraordinary donors who have pledged to sustain their annual giving at the highest level for three years or more. Leadership Council donors are recognized in these Annual Support listings with the Leadership Council symbol next to their name:

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz R. Kirk Landon and Pamela Garrison (Miami) Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Toby Devan Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Lozick Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes Ms. Nancy W. McCann Margaret Fulton-Mueller Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson Sally and Larry Sears Hewitt and Paula Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Barbara and David Wolfort Anonymous

Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society gifts of $25,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $30,000 TO $49,999

Daniel and Trish Bell (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton The Brown and Kunze Foundation Judith and George W. Diehl Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund T. K. and Faye A. Heston Milton A. and Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Sally S.* and John C. Morley The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation (Miami) Luci and Ralph* Schey Rachel R. Schneider Richard and Nancy Sneed (Cleveland, Miami) R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton listings continue

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Jonathan and Tina Kislak (Miami) Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stelling (Europe) Gary L. Wasserman and Charles A. Kashner (Miami) The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation Anonymous gift from Switzerland (Europe)

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $25,000 TO $29,999

In dedication to Donald Carlin (Miami) Martha and Bruce Clinton (Miami) Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Do Unto Others Trust (Miami)

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $15,000 TO $19,999

George* and Becky Dunn JoAnn and Robert Glick Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Healy Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Dr. David and Janice Leshner Mrs. Jane B. Nord William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Paul and Suzanne Westlake Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Dudley S. Blossom Society gifts of $15,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $20,000 TO $24,999

Gay Cull Addicott Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Randall and Virginia Barbato Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Jeffrey and Susan Feldman (Miami) Dr. Edward S. Godleski Trevor and Jennie Jones Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly

Leadership

PATRON PROGRAM

Barbara Robinson, chair Robert Gudbranson, vice chair Gay Cull Addicott William W. Baker Ronald H. Bell Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki Gudbranson Jack Harley

Iris Harvie Faye A. Heston Brinton L. Hyde Randall N. Huff David C. Lamb Raymond T. Saw yer

Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Marsha and Brian Bilzin (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bowen Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Mrs. Barbara Cook Scott Chaikin and Mary Beth Cooper Jill and Paul Clark Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Mr. Peter and Mrs. Julie Cummings (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) Mike S. and Margaret Eidson (Miami) Colleen and Richard Fain (Miami) Mr. Allen H. Ford Richard and Ann Gridley Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Ms. Dawn M. Full Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) David and Nancy Hooker Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Allan V. Johnson Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Tati and Ezra Katz (Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller Mr.* and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Mr. Thomas F. McKee Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Lucia S. Nash Mr. Gary A. Oatey (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mrs. David Seidenfeld David* and Harriet Simon Rick, Margarita and Steven Tonkinson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Tom and Shirley Waltermire Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Weiss Anonymous

Frank H. Ginn Society gifts of $10,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $12,500 TO $14,999

The Leadership Patron Program recognizes generous donors of $2,500 or more to the Orchestra’s Annual Campaign. For more information on the benefits of playing a supporting role each year, please contact Elizabeth Arnett, Manager, Leadership Giving, by calling 216-231-7522.

Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim Sondra and Steve Hardis Mr.* and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel Mr. Larry J. Santon Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Seikel Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Sandy and Ted Wiese listings continue

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THE CLEVELAN D ORCHESTRA listings continued INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $10,000 TO $12,499

Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Jayusia and Alan Bernstein (Miami) Laurel Blossom Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Paul and Marilyn* Brentlinger Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler Augustine* and Grace Caliguire Richard J. and Joanne Clark Nancy and Richard Dotson Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry Nelly and Mike Farra (Miami) Kira and Neil Flanzraich (Miami) Sheree and Monte Friedkin (Miami) Francisco A. Garcia and Elizabeth Pearson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Garrett Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie

Mr. David J. Golden Andrew and Judy Green Kathleen E. Hancock Michael L. Hardy Mary Jane Hartwell Iris and Tom Harvie Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Joan and Leonard Horvitz Mark and Ruth Houck (Miami) Pamela and Scott Isquick Ruth and Pedro Jimenez (Miami) Cherie and Michael Joblove (Miami) Janet and Gerald Kelfer (Miami) Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Tim and Linda Koelz Mr. and Mrs. Stewart A. Kohl Thomas E. Lauria (Miami) Mr. and Mrs.* Robert P. Madison Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Edith and Ted* Miller Mr. Donald W. Morrison Joy P. and Thomas G. Murdough, Jr. (Miami)

Brian and Cindy Murphy Mr. Raymond M. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. William M. Osborne, Jr. Audra and George Rose Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Dr. Isobel Rutherford Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer Carol* and Albert Schupp Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Seltzer and the Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Estelle Seltzer Foundation Jim and Myrna Spira Howard Stark M.D. and Rene Rodriguez (Miami) Lois and Tom Stauffer Charles B. and Rosalyn Stuzin (Miami) Mrs. Jean H. Taber Bruce and Virginia Taylor Joseph F. Tetlak Joe and Marlene Toot Dr. Russell A. Trusso Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins Anonymous (4)*

The 1929 Society gifts of $2,500 to $9,999 INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $7,500 TO $9,999

Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs Dr.* and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey Ellen E. & Victor J. Cohn Supporting Foundation Henry and Mary Doll Harry and Joyce Graham Mr. Paul Greig Mrs. Sandra L. Haslinger Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Amy and Stephen Hoffman Ms. Elizabeth James

Joela Jones and Richard Weiss Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Judith and Morton Q. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Claudia Metz and Thomas Woodworth Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Pannonius Foundation Nan and Bob Pfeifer Douglas and Noreen Powers Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Steven and Ellen Ross

Rosskamm Family Trust Patricia J. Sawvel Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Bill* and Marjorie B. Shorrock Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Jr. Dr. Gregory Videtic Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugstrup Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Davis Pete and Margaret Dobbins Mr. and Mrs. Paul Doman Dr. and Mrs. Robert Elston Mary and Oliver Emerson Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Brenda and David Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman Patti Gordon (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson David and Robin Gunning Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi Barbara Hawley and David Goodman Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller Dr. Fred A. Heupler Thomas and Mary Holmes John and Hollis Hudak (Miami) Bob and Edith Hudson (Miami)

Ms. Carole Hughes Mr. David and Mrs. Dianne Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hyland Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Rudolf D. and Joan T. Kamper Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. Richard and Roberta Katzman Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser Cynthia Knight (Miami) Mrs. Justin Krent Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. Mr. Brian J. Lamb David C. Lamb Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey Dylan Hale Lewis (Miami) Marley Blue Lewis (Miami) Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $5,000 TO $7,499

Mr.* and Mrs. Albert A. Augustus Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Baker Stephen Barrow and Janis Manley (Miami) Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Drs. Nathan A. and Sosamma J. Berger Mr. William Berger Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Mr. and Mrs. David Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Broadbent Frank and Leslie Buck Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Ms. Maria Cashy Drs. Wuu-Shung and Amy Chuang Dr. William and Dottie Clark Kathleen A. Coleman Diane Lynn Collier and Robert J Gura Mr. Owen Colligan Marjorie Dickard Comella Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences

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PRE-ORDER INTERMISSION DRINKS NEW

New to Severance Hall this season, you can now pre-order your beverages before the concert to enjoy during intermission. Our new pre-order option offers you the beneďŹ t of an intermission without waiting in line. Simply visit one of our conveniently located bars to place and pay for your order before the concert starts.

CHEERS!

NEW

POST-CONCERT DINING New for the 2014-15 season, we are offering post-concert dining at Severance Restaurant. Enjoy a convenient dining experience including full-service bar, desserts and coffee, or our special Ă la carte dining choices.

Severance Restaurant is a great place to extend your night out following the concert. Come in and sit down for dinner, or stop by for drinks or dessert. No reservations required for post-concert dining. Reservations are suggested but not required for pre-concert dining. Book online by visiting the link to OpenTable at clevelandorchestra.com. Post-concert dining is available following evening performances by The Cleveland Orchestra.

Severance Hall and The Cleveland Orchestra are proudly partnered with Marigold Catering to enhance your experience.

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THE CLEVELAN D ORCHESTRA listings continued INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $5,000 TO $7,499 CONTINUED

Mr. Jon E. Limbacher and Patricia J. Limbacher Mr. Rudolf and Mrs. Eva Linnebach Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love Elsie and Byron Lutman Ms. Jennifer R. Malkin Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Mandel Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Mr. and Mrs. E. Timothy McDonel Ms. Maureen M. McLaughlin (Miami) James and Virginia Meil David and Leslee Miraldi Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Curt and Sara Moll Ann Jones Morgan Richard and Kathleen Nord Mr. Thury Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Ms. MacGregor W. Peck Mr. and Mrs. John S. Piety Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue In memory of Henry Pollak Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch

William and Gwen Preucil Lois S. and Stanley M. Proctor* Ms. Rosella Puskas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Quintrell Drs. Raymond R. Rackley and Carmen M. Fonseca Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Brian and Patricia Ratner Ms. Deborah Read Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Reid Amy and Ken Rogat Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl Mrs. Florence Brewster Rutter Drs. Michael and Judith Samuels (Miami) Bob and Ellie Scheuer David M. and Betty Schneider Linda B. Schneider Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sechler Lee and Jane Seidman Charles Seitz (Miami) Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman Seven Five Fund Ms. Marlene Sharak

Mrs. Frances G. Shoolroy Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund David Kane Smith Dr. Marvin and Mimi Sobel Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz George and Mary Stark Stroud Family Trust Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Teel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thornton Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Robert and Marti Vagi Don and Mary Louise Van Dyke Bill Appert and Chris Wallace (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Weinberg Robert C. Weppler Tom and Betsy Wheeler Nancy V. and Robert L. Wilcox Sandy Wile and Susan Namen Dr. and Mr. Ann Williams Anonymous (6)

Mr. Robert T. Hexter Dr.* and Mrs. George H. Hoke Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Dr. and Mrs. Scott R. Inkley Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus Robert and Linda Jenkins Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman James and Gay* Kitson Mrs. Natalie D. Kittredge Dr. Gilles and Mrs. Malvina Klopman Mr. and Ms. James Koenig Mr. James Krohngold Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Irvin and Elin Leonard Robert and LaVerne* Lugibihl Joel and Mary Ann Makee Herbert L. and Rhonda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler Bert and Marjorie Moyar Susan B. Murphy Richard B. and Jane E. Nash Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Dr. Lewis and Janice B. Patterson

Mr. Robert S. Perry Dr. Robert W. Reynolds Michael Forde Ripich Mrs. Charles Ritchie Carol Rolf and Steven Adler Dr. Lori Rusterholtz Fred Rzepka and Anne Rzepka Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Martin I. Saltzman Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Ginger and Larry Shane Harry and Ilene Shapiro Mr. Richard Shirey Howard and Beth Simon Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Mr. Taras G. Szmagala, Jr. Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil Drs. Anna* and Gilbert True Miss Kathleen Turner Margaret and Eric* Wayne Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand Richard Wiedemer, Jr. Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris Marcia and Fred* Zakrajsek

Kerrin and Peter Bermont (Miami) Barbara and Sheldon Berns Margo and Tom Bertin Carmen Bishopric (Miami) Bill* and Zeda Blau Doug and Barbara Bletcher Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bole John and Anne Bourassa Laurie Burman Mr. Adam Carlin (Miami) Irad and Rebecca Carmi Leigh Carter Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chaney Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Chapnick

Dr. Christopher and Mrs. Maryanne Chengelis Ms. Mary E. Chilcote Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm Daniel D. Clark and Janet A. Long Kenneth S. and Deborah G. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Delos M. Cosgrove III Dr. Dale and Susan Cowan Mr. and Mrs. Manohar Daga Mrs. Frederick F. Dannemiller Charles* and Fanny Dascal (Miami) Dr. Eleanor Davidson listings continue

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $3,500 TO $4,999

Dr. Jacqueline Acho and Mr. John LeMay Ms. Nancy A. Adams Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Agamanolis Susan S. Angell Mr. and Mrs. Jules Belkin Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Suzanne and Jim Blaser Lisa and Ron Boyko Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brownell Ms. Mary R. Bynum and Mr. J. Philip Calabrese Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cappaert Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Carpenter Mrs. Robert A. Clark Drs. Mark Cohen and Miriam Vishny Thomas and Dianne Coscarelli Peter and Kathryn Eloff Mr. and Mrs. John R. Fraylick Peggy and David* Fullmer Loren and Michael Garruto Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould Nancy and James Grunzweig Mr. Robert D. Hart Mary S. Hastings Hazel Helgesen* and Gary D. Helgesen Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herschman INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $2,500 TO $3,499

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abookire, Jr. Stanley I.* and Hope S. Adelstein Mr. and Mrs. Norman Adler Mr. and Mrs. Monte Ahuja Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Amsdell Dr. Mayda Arias Agnes Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. James B. Aronoff Geraldine and Joseph Babin Ms. Jennifer Barlament Ms. Delphine Barrett Rich Bedell and Elizabeth Grove Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Mr. Roger G. Berk

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Davis Jeffrey and Eileen Davis Mrs. Lois Joan Davis Mr. and Mrs. David G. de Roulet Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad Ms. Maureen A. Doerner and Mr. Geoffrey T. White William Dorsky and Cornelia Hodgson Esther L. and Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Harry and Ann Farmer Ms. Karen Feth Mr. Isaac Fisher (Miami) Joan Alice Ford Mr. Paul C. Forsgren Richard J. Frey Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes (Miami) Arthur L. Fullmer Mr. Bennett Gaines Mrs. Georgia T. Garner Mr. Wilbert C. Geiss, Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Gelber (Miami) Anne and Walter Ginn Mr. and Mrs. David A. Goldfinger The Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Charitable Foundation Dr. Phillip M. and Mrs. Mary Hall Mr. and Mrs. David P. Handke, Jr. Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Hastings Dr. Robert T. Heath and Dr. Elizabeth L. Buchanan Sally and Oliver Henkel Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hinnes Dr. Randal N. Huff and Ms. Paulette Beech Elisabeth Hugh Ruth F. Ihde Mrs. Carol Lee and Mr. James Iott Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig Dr. Michael and Mrs. Deborah Joyce Mr. Peter and Mrs. Mary Joyce Mr. Stephen Judson Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Rev. William C. Keene Angela Kelsey and Michael Zealy (Miami) The Kendis Family Trust: Hilary and Robert Kendis and Susan and James Kendis Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Fred* and Judith Klotzman Jacqueline and Irwin* Kott (Miami) Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Vicki Kennedy Marcia Kraus Mr. Donald N. Krosin Eeva and Harri Kulovaara (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. S. Ernest Kulp Mrs. Carolyn Lampl Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lane, Jr. Mr. Gary Leidich Ivonete Leite (Miami) Michael and Lois A. Lemr Dr. Edith Lerner Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine Robert G. Levy Ms. Mary Beth Loud Michael J. and Kathryn T. Lucak Mrs. Idarose S. Luntz Mr. and Mrs. Raul Marmol (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz

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Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marian Marsolais Ms. Amanda Martinsek Mr. Julien L. McCall William and Eleanor* McCoy Mr. James E. Menger Stephen and Barbara Messner Ms. Betteann Meyerson Mr. and Mrs. Roger Michelson (Miami) Drs. Terry E. and Sara S. Miller Ms. Carla Miraldi Jim and Laura Moll Dieter and Bonnie Myers Joan Katz Napoli and August Napoli David and Judith Newell Mr. Carlos Noble (Miami) Marshall I. Nurenberg and Joanne Klein Richard and Jolene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Callaghan Harvey and Robin Oppmann Nedra and Mark Oren (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Paddock Mr. and Mrs. Christopher I. Page Mr. Dale Papajcik Deborah and Zachary Paris Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Tommie Patton Dr. Roland S. Philip and Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus Ms. Maribel Piza (Miami) Dr. Marc and Mrs. Carol Pohl Ms. Carolyn Priemer Kathleen Pudelski Mr. Lute and Mrs. Lynn Quintrell Dr. James and Lynne Rambasek Ms. C. A. Reagan Alfonso Conrado Rey (Miami) David and Gloria Richards Mr. Timothy D. Robson Robert and Margo Roth Dr. Harry S. and Rita K. Rzepka Bunnie Sachs Family Foundation Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Father Robert J. Sanson Ms. Patricia E. Say Mr. James Schutte Ms. Adrian L. Scott Dr. John Sedor and Ms. Geralyn Presti Ms. Kathryn Seider Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Seitz Donna E. Shalala (Miami) Norine W. Sharp Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Shiverick Laura and Alvin A. Siegal Robert and Barbara Slanina Bruce Smith Ms. Donna-Rae Smith Sandra and Richey Smith Mr. and Mrs.* Jeffrey H. Smythe Mrs. Virginia Snapp Ms. Barbara Snyder Lucy and Dan Sondles Michalis and Alejandra Stavrinides (Miami) Mr. Joseph Stroud Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Sullivan Mr. Robert Taller Ken and Martha Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Timko Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tomsich Erik Trimble Steve and Christa Turnbull

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Mrs. H. Lansing Vail, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Vail Robert A. Valente George and Barbara Von Mehren Brenton Ver Ploeg (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Joaquin Vinas (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Les C. Vinney Dr. Michael Vogelbaum and Mrs. Judith Rosman Philip and Peggy Wasserstrom Alice & Leslie T. Webster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Weinberger Mr. Peter and Mrs. Laurie Weinberger Florence and Robert Werner (Miami) Richard and Mary Lynn Wills Michael H. Wolf and Antonia Rivas-Wolf Katie and Donald Woodcock Elizabeth B. Wright Rad and Patty Yates Mrs. Jayne M. Zborowsky Dr. William Zelei Mr. Kal Zucker and Dr. Mary Frances Haerr Anonymous (4)

member of the Leadership Council (see page 77)

* deceased

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The Cleveland Orchestra is sustained through the support of thousands of generous patrons, including members of the Leadership Patron Program listed on these pages. Listings of all annual donors of $300 and more each year are published in the Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Report, which can be viewed online at CLEVELANDORCHESTRA . COM For information about how you can play a supporting role with The Cleveland Orchestra, please contact our Philanthropy & Advancement Office by calling 216-231-7558.

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Your Role . . . in The Cleveland Orchestra’s Future Genera ons of Clevelanders have supported the Orchestra and enjoyed its concerts. Tens of thousands have learned to love music through its educa on programs, celebrated important events with its music, and shared in its musicmaking — at school, at Severance Hall, at Blossom, downtown at Public Square, on the radio, and with family and friends. Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of presen ng The Cleveland Orchestra’s season each year. To sustain its ac vi es here in Northeast Ohio, the Orchestra has undertaken the most ambi ous fundraising campaign in our history: the Sound for the Centennial Campaign. By making a dona on, you can make a crucial difference in helping to ensure that future genera ons will con nue to enjoy the Orchestra’s performances, educa on programs, and community ac vi es and partnerships. To make a gi to The Cleveland Orchestra, please visit us online, or call 216-231-7562.

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Critics from around the world have acclaimed the partnership of Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, and their recorded legacy continues to grow. Their newest DVD features Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony recorded live in the Abbey of St. Sy FFlorian in Linz, Austria in 2012. “A great orchestra, a Bruckner expert. . . . Five out of five e stars,” declared Austria’s Kurier newspaper. Dvořák’s opera Rusalka on CD, recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, elicited the reviewer for London’s Sunday Times to praise the performance as “the most spellbinding accountt off D Dvořák’s miraculous score I have ever heard, either in the theatre or on record. . . . I doubt this music can be better played than by the Clevelanders, the most ‘European’ of the American orchestras, with wind and brass soloists to die for and a string sound of superlative warmth and sensitivity.” Other recordings released in recent years include four acclaimed albums of Mozart piano concertos with Mitsuko Uchida and two under the baton of renowned conductor Pierre Boulez. Visit the Cleveland Orchestra Store for the latest and best Cleveland Orchestra recordings and DVDs.


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the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall has been home to The Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931. After that first concert, a Cleveland newspaper editorial stated: “We believe that Mr. Severance intended to build a temple to music, and not a temple to wealth; and we believe it is his intention that all music lovers should be welcome there.” John Long Severance (president of the Musical Arts Association, 1921-1936) and his wife, Elisabeth, donated most of the funds necessary to erect this magnificent building. Designed by Walker & Weeks, its elegant HAILED AS ONE OF

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Georgian exterior was constructed to harmonize with the classical architecture of other prominent buildings in the University Circle area. The interior of the building reflects a combination of design styles, including Art Deco, Egyptian Revival, Classicism, and Modernism. An extensive renovation, restoration, and expansion of the facility was completed in January 2000. In addition to serving as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra for concerts and rehearsals, the building is rented by a wide variety of local organizations and private citizens for performances, meetings, and special events each year.

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The elegance of Severance Hall provides the perfect location for your event, with rooms to accommodate all sizes of groups. Located in the heart of University Circle, the ambiance of one of Clevelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most outstanding architectural landmarks will provide you and your guests with an event to be remembered fondly for years to come. Marigoldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional staff and culinary expertise provide the world-class cuisine and impeccable service to make your event extraordinary. PREMIUM DATES STILL AVAILABLE . . .

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Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust

April 30 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. May 1 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s * May 2 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

May 7 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. May 9 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. May 10 — Sunday at 3:00 p.m. <18s

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Matthew Halls, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano Richard King, horn* Jesse McCormick, horn*

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Charles Dutoit, conductor Paul Groves, tenor (Faust) Willard White, bass (Méphistophélès) Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano (Marguerite) Christopher Feigum, baritone (Brander) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

HAYDN Overture to L’isola disabitata HAYDN Concerto for Two Horns in E-flat major* HAYDN Piano Concerto in D major HAYDN Symphony No. 101 (“The Clock”) * not part of Friday Morning Concert

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FAMILY CONCERT

Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery May 3 — Sunday at 3:00 p.m. <18s

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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Emil de Cou, conductor with Classical Kids Live!

The Vivacious Viola

This concert celebrates Vivaldi, Venice, and violins in this compelling mystery set in the early 1700s. Katarina, a young orphan, is sent to study violin at the Ospedale della Pietà with the great composer Antonio Vivaldi, where she discovers clues to her past and a missing Stradivarius violin. Drama and music are interwoven to reveal the story of Vivaldi’s life and his most important musical works. Sponsor: The Giant Eagle Foundation

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra May 3 — Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

BERLIOZ The Damnation of Faust Berlioz’s rarely performed masterpiece conducted by a legendary interpreter of this work. Faust, an aging scholar, impulsively makes a bargain with Mephistopheles, who promises him the restoration of his youth, knowledge, and the fulfillment of all of his wishes. Faust falls for the woman of his dreams, Marguerite, but ultimately he must relinquish his soul to Mephistopheles to save hers. Sponsor: BakerHostetler

May 8 — Friday at 10:00 a.m. <18s May 9 — Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

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For ages 3 to 6. Host Maryann Nagel gets attendees singing, clapping, and moving to the music in this series introducing instruments of the orchestra. With solo selections, kid-friendly tunes, and sing-along participation. Sponsor: PNC Bank

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CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA YOUTH ORCHESTRA Brett Mitchell, conductor Henry Shapard, cello

BARBER Medea’s Dance of Vengeance KABALEVSKY Cello Concerto No. 1 BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra A free Prelude Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. featuring members of the Youth Orchestra performing chamber music.

May 14 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. May 15 — Friday at 7:00 p.m. <18s * May 16 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, violin

HINDEMITH Concert Music* WIDMANN Violin Concerto DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 (“New World”) * not part of Fridays@7 concert

Sponsors: Thompson Hine and KeyBank (Fridays@7)

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Concerts with this symbol are eligible for "Under 18s Free" ticketing. The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to developing the youngest audience of any orchestra. Our "Under 18s Free" program offers free tickets for young people attending with families (one per full-price paid adult for concerts marked with the symbol above).

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For a complete schedule of future events and performances, or to purchase tickets online 24/ 7 for Cleveland Orchestra concerts, visit www.clevelandorchestra.com.

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May 18 — Monday at 7:30 p.m. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CHILDREN’S CHORUS Ann Usher, director CHILDREN’S PREPARATORY CHORUS Suzanne Walters director University School, Shaker Campus 20701 Brantley Road Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 A free concert performed by the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus and Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Preparatory Chorus. Free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony May 22 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s May 28 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”) STRAUSS Symphonia domestica Sponsors: Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.

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Richard Strauss’s Daphne May 27 — Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. May 30 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Regine Hangler, soprano (Daphne) Andreas Schager, tenor (Apollo) Norbert Ernst, tenor (Leukippos) Ain Anger, bass (Peneios) Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano (Gaea) Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus directed by James Darrah with THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by Franz Welser-Möst Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in performances of Richard Strauss’s captivating opera about Daphne, a young female spirit who must choose between the love of men and her love for nature. In the spirit of last season’s innovative and critically-acclaimed production of The Cunning Little Vixen, director James Darrah will transform the concert hall into a tableau of nature with staging and costumes inspired by ancient Greek theater. Strauss knew that the myth of Daphne was the subject of the very first opera ever composed — and his own version can be viewed as a guarded demand for creative freedom in the face of political and worldly hindrances. Sung in German with projected English supertitles. Sponsor: Litigation Management, Inc. and supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

DVOŘÁK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

Thursday May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Friday May 15 at 7:00 p.m. <18s Saturday May 16 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, violin

When describing his New World Symphony, Dvořák said “I tried to write only in the spirit of those national American melodies,” but this symphony is clearly an expression of both the Old World and the New — a musical postcard home to Europe about new ways and ideas in America. The concerts also feature Jörg Widmann’s tantalizingly new Violin Concerto. Sponsors: Thompson Hine LLP KeyBank Fridays@7

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AT SE V E R A N C E H A LL RESTAURANT AND CONCESSION SERVICE Pre-Concert Dining: Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is open for pre-concert dining for evening and Sunday afternoon performances, and for lunch following Friday Morning Concerts. For reservations, call 216-231-7373, or make your plans on-line by visiting CLEVELANDORCHESTRA . COM . Intermission & Pre-Concert: Concession service of beverages and light refreshments is available before most concerts and at intermissions in the Smith Lobby on the street level, in the BogomolnyKozerefski Grand Foyer, and in the Dress Circle Lobby. Post-Concert Dining: New this season, the Severance Restaurant will be open after evening concerts with à la carte dining, desserts, full bar service, and coffee. Friday Morning Concert postconcert luncheon service continues.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA STORE A wide variety of items relating to The Cleveland Orchestra — including logo apparel, compact disc recordings, and gifts — are available for purchase at the Cleveland Orchestra Store before and after concerts and during intermission. The Store is also open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cleveland Orchestra subscribers receive a 10% discount on most items purchased. Call 216-231-7478 for more information, or visit the Store online at clevelandorchestra.com

ATM — Automated Teller Machine For our patrons’ convenience, an ATM is located in the Lerner Lobby of Severance Hall, across from the Cleveland Orchestra Store on the ground floor.

QUESTIONS If you have any questions, please ask an usher or a staff member, or call 216-231-7300 during regular weekday business hours, or email to info@clevelandorchestra.com

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RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES Severance Hall, a Cleveland landmark and home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, is the perfect location for business meetings and conferences, pre- or post-concert dinners and receptions, weddings, and social events. Catering provided by Marigold Catering. Premium dates are available. Call the Facility Sales Office at 216-231-7420 or email to hallrental@clevelandorchestra.com

BE FO R E T H E CO NC E R T GARAGE PARKING AND PATRON ACCESS Pre-paid parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance through the Ticket Office for $15 per concert. This pre-paid parking ensures you a parking space, but availability of pre-paid parking passes is limited. To order prepaid parking, call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. Parking can be purchased for the at-door price of $11 per vehicle when space in the Campus Center Garage permits. However, the garage often fills up well before concert time; only ticket holders who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space. Overflow parking is available in CWRU Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue, across from Severance Hall; University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road; and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

FRIDAY MATINEE PARKING Due to limited parking availability for Friday Matinee performances, patrons are strongly encouraged to take advantage of convenient off-site parking and round-trip shuttle services available from Cedar Hill Baptist Church (12601 Cedar Road). The fee for this service is $10 per car.

CONCERT PREVIEWS Concert Previews at Severance Hall are presented in Reinberger Chamber Hall on the ground floor (street level), except when noted, beginning one hour before most Cleveland Orchestra concerts.

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AT T H E CO NC E R T COAT CHECK Complimentary coat check is available for concertgoers. The main coat check is located on the street level midway along each gallery on the ground floor.

PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, AND AUDIO RECORDING Audio recording, photography, and videography are strictly prohibited during performances at Severance Hall. As courtesy to others, please turn off any phone or device that makes noise or emits light.

REMINDERS Please disarm electronic watch alarms and turn off all pagers, cell phones, and mechanical devices before entering the concert hall. Patrons with hearing aids are asked to be attentive to the sound level of their hearing devices and adjust them accordingly. To ensure the listening pleasure of all patrons, please note that anyone creating a disturbance of any kind may be asked to leave the concert hall.

LATE SEATING Performances at Severance Hall start at the time designated on the ticket. In deference to the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience, late-arriving patrons will not be seated while music is being performed. Latecomers are asked to wait quietly until the first break in the program, when ushers will assist them to their seats. Please note that performances without intermission may not have a seating break. These arrangements are at the discretion of the House Manager in consultation with the conductor and performing artists.

SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Severance Hall provides special seating options for mobility-impaired persons and their companions and families. There are wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to a concert seat. Aisle seats with removable armrests are also available for persons who wish to transfer. Tickets for wheelchair accessible and companion seating can be purchased by phone, in person, or online. As a courtesy, Severance Hall provides wheelchairs to assist patrons in going to and from their seats. Patrons can arrange a loan by calling the House Manager at 216-231-7425 TTY line access is available at the public pay phone located in the Security Office. Infrared Assistive Listening Devices are available from a Head Usher or the House Manager for most performanc-

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es. If you need assistance, please contact the House Manager at 216-231-7425 in advance if possible. Service animals are welcome at Severance Hall. Please notify the Ticket Office when purchasing tickets.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY Emergency exits are clearly marked throughout the building. Ushers and house staff will provide instructions in the event of an emergency. Contact an usher or a member of the house staff if you require medical assistance.

SECURITY For security reasons, backpacks, musical instrument cases, and large bags are prohibited in the concert halls. These items must be checked at coat check and may be subject to search. Severance Hall is a firearms-free facility. No person may possess a firearm on the premises.

CHILDREN Regardless of age, each person must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly in a seat throughout the performance. Season subscription concerts are not recommended for children under the age of seven. However, Family Concerts and Musical Rainbow programs are designed for families with young children. Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra performances are recommended for older children.

T IC K E T SE RV IC ES TICKET EXCHANGES Subscribers unable to attend on a particular concert date can exchange their tickets for a different performance of the same week’s program. Subscribers may exchange their subscription tickets for another subscription program up to five days prior to a performance. There will be no service charge for the five-day advance ticket exchanges. If a ticket exchange is requested within 5 days of the performance, there is a $10 service charge per concert. Visit clevelandorchestra.com for details and blackout dates.

UNABLE TO USE YOUR TICKETS? Ticket holders unable to use or exchange their tickets are encouraged to notify the Ticket Office so that those tickets can be resold. Because of the demand for tickets to Cleveland Orchestra performances, “turnbacks” make seats available to other music lovers and can provide additional income to the Orchestra. If you return your tickets at least 2 hours before the concert, the value of each ticket will be treated as a tax-deductible contribution. Patrons who turn back tickets receive a cumulative donation acknowledgement at the end of each calendar year.

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Beethoven was a lover of nature who delighted in frequent hikes in the countryside surrounding Vienna. The Sixth Symphony, nicknamed the “Pastoral,” is his most programmatic. Here you can hear the rolling of thunder, a joyous country dance, and the calling of a shepherd’s pipes. The concert also presents an amusing contrast in spirit, with Richard Strauss’s musical reflection on his comfortable domestic life, harmoniously conveying daily events and family life, including a musical portrait of his wife, their child, arguing, and making up. Sponsor: Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Thomas Wilkins, conductor Nathan Gunn, baritone

Join thousands of your neighbors, family, and friends for a very special evening celebrating Independence Day. Each summer since 1989, The Cleveland Orchestra has presented a free concert in downtown Cleveland. This year, the Orchestra celebrates our nation’s founding with a spectacular concert, ending with Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture and fireworks. The concert begins at 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, no tickets are required. Brought to you by: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Sponsored by: KeyBank

See also the concert calendar listing on pages 90-91, or visit The Cleveland Orchestra online for a complete schedule of future events and performances, or to purchase tickets online 24 / 7 for Cleveland Orchestra concerts.

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Charles Dutoit conducts Berlioz's Damnation of Faust