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The Rite of Spring

The Cleveland Orchestra (Severance Hall)

  • Date Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 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, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst conductor

BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 15 (adapted for string orchestra)
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring [Le sacre du printemps]




Almost no musical work has had such a powerful influence or evoked as much controversy as Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring. The work’s premiere famously resulted in a riot – and its pulse-pounding, fiery rhythms and intensity are still shocking today. It’s paired with a Beethoven String Quartet, itself a revolutionary work, brought to life by the full string section of the Orchestra.

The Rite of Spring


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...

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

1. The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation

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

Museums & Galleries

1. Dittrick Medical History Center & Museum

1 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

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

Parks & Gardens

1. Fine Arts Garden

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

Universities & Libraries

1. Case Western Reserve University

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


1. The Jolly Scholar

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

Parks & Gardens

1. Toby's Plaza

2 minute walk
Designed by James Corner Field Operations, Toby's Plaza is a unique and ...

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