Cleveland Convention and Visitors — 2010_2011 Fall_Winter
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Hear A World-Renowned Orchestra
John Booth

Movie music, jazz giants, children’s classics and family favorites, the heart of the renowned Cleveland Orchestra’s ( 2010-2011 season at Severance Hall is itself a masterpiece of unforgettable entertainment.

If you like your world-renowned orchestra paired with big names, the Orchestra’s Celebrity Series kicks off with a bang on October 16, when pianist, singer and Ohio native Michael Feinstein comes to Cleveland for a tribute to Frank Sinatra.December’s calendar keeps things hopping with a night of music from classic holiday movies like The Polar Express and It’s A Wonderful Life (December 8) and a visit from jazz legend Dave Brubeck and his quartet to the Severance stage.And next April, when things should be warming up in Northeast Ohio, jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Orchestra team up for a hot tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

The holidays also bring several daytime December concerts for all ages. The Music of Chanukah (December 4 and 7) the Christmas Brass Quintet (December 15 and 18) and All About Kwanzaa (December 16) offer 40-minute performances in Severance’s Concert Hall to enthrall and delight parents and kids alike.

Family entertainment continues in the New Year with two Sunday afternoon joys. On January 9, the Academy Trainees of the Joffrey Ballet and the Cleveland School of Dance join the Orchestra to bring Stravinsky’s The Firebird to life and, on April 17, the Orchestra and the Magic Circle Mime Company revisit the classic Peter and the Wolf.

Other highlights of the second half of the Orchestra’s season include four fully-staged performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni opera in March and an all-new two-weekend Baroque Festival with Dutch artist-in-residence Ton Koopman conduction works by Bach, Handel and Haydn.

The world’s best orchestra, performing in its own magnificent home setting? Now that’s worth an encore…or three.