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Don Quixote

The Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall)

  • Date Thursday, April 20, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017
The Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall)

Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most-revered symphonic ensembles. In concerts at home in University Circle's Severance Hall, at Blossom Music Center, and on tour, The Cleveland Orchestra continues to set... more

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Andrew Davis, conductor

Frank Rosenwein, oboe*

Mark Kosower, cello

Wesley Collins, viola

DELIUS Brigg Fair, an English Rhapsody
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra*
STRAUSS Don Quixote

Inspired by Cervantes’s ageless tale, Strauss’s delightful tone poem is an elaborate and richly detailed portrayal of the deranged Don and his loyal sidekick Sancho Panza as represented by solo cello and viola. The work is colorfully illustrated with musical depictions of the Don’s misadventures with his unattainable love, Dulcinea; evil giants who are in fact windmills; a contest with the army of the “Great Emperor Alifanfaron,” in actuality a flock of sheep (you can’t miss them).

*Not performed or performing on Friday morning concert.




Don Quixote


Music, Performance & Film


1. Severance Restaurant

< 1 minute walk
Contemporary cuisine.

Shopping and Retail

1. Cleveland Orchestra Store

< 1 minute walk
The Cleveland Orchestra Store at Severance Hall features clothing, jewel...


1. Campus Center Garage

< 1 minute walk
Near to: Severance Hall, Wade LagoonSpecial Event Parking - $10Prepaid p...

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

1. The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

6 minute walk
The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation seeks to assist Greater Cleveland&r...

Museums & Galleries

1. Dittrick Medical History Center & Museum

6 minute walk
The Dittrick Medical History Center is dedicated to the study of the med...

Universities & Libraries

1. Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library

4 minute walk
Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is the main library supporting the teaching a...

Parks & Gardens

1. Fine Arts Garden

4 minute walk
Adjoining the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Garden features the...

Universities & Libraries

1. Case Western Reserve University

10 minute walk
Ranking 37th in the country among national universities, Case Western Re...


1. The Jolly Scholar

10 minute walk
Sports bar, grill, and diner fare.

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