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City Noir

Severance Music Center (The Cleveland Orchestra)

  • Date Thursday, April 04, 2024 - Saturday, April 06, 2024
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Severance Music Center (The Cleveland Orchestra)

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 Music Center, at Blossom Music Center, and on tour, The Cleveland Orchestra continues to... more

Sensual and rhapsodic, Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun conjures the dreamlike atmosphere of a mythological forest on a sunlit afternoon. Composer-conductor John Adams contrasts this with his City Noir, a wild symphonic thrill ride inspired by 1940s and ’50s film noir. Gabriella Smith’s striking ode to the forests of her native Northern California also provides a showcase for Severance’s newly restored Norton Memorial Organ and organ virtuoso James McVinnie.

City Noir


Music, Performance & Film

Shopping and Retail

1. Cleveland Orchestra Store

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


1. Campus Center Garage

2 minute walk

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

1. Mt. Sinai Health Foundation

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

Museums & Galleries

1. Dittrick Medical History Center

3 minute walk
The Dittrick Medical History Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserv...

Parks & Gardens

1. Fine Arts Garden (Wade Lagoon)

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

Universities & Libraries

1. Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library

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


1. The Jolly Scholar

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


1. Adelbert Lot 13A

4 minute walk


1. Melt University

7 minute walk
Acclaimed restaurant proprietor Matt Fish has opened a new quick-service...

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