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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cleveland Orchestra launches Celebrity series at Severance Hall on November 7

Program saluting John Williams features music from many of his best-known films

CLEVELAND, October 8, 2009 ĺ─ý The Cleveland Orchestra presents the first program in its new three-concert Celebrity series at Severance Hall on Saturday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m. The new Celebrity series explores the avenues of orchestral music that stretch beyond the borders of the classical world ĺ─ý movie scores, jazz riffs, Broadway, and beyond. The opening program, titled A Salute to John Williams, will be led by MGM conductor and movie expert Richard Kaufman and will feature music from Williamsĺ─˘s film scores for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Harry Potter and the Sorcererĺ─˘s Stone, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Superman, and more. During the November 7 concert, Mr. Kaufman, who made his Cleveland Orchestra debut this past May leading its sold-out ĺ─˙Music from the Moviesĺ─¨ concert, will share insights and behind-the-scenes stories with the audience. A complete program listing follows at the end of this release.

Additional Celebrity series programs this season:
March 30, 2010: Pink Martini, a ĺ─˙little orchestraĺ─¨ from Portland, Oregon, is steeped in jazz, Japanese pop, Italian film scores, and French cabaret. They have performed their multicultural repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Canada, and the United States ĺ─ý including multiple concerts with the Boston Pops and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the grand opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and the opening party of New Yorkĺ─˘s Museum of Modern Art. The group will bring their eclectic sounds to this performance with The Cleveland Orchestra for a vibrant evening of fun.

April 25, 2010: Chris Botti ĺ─ý Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti joins The Cleveland Orchestra for an evening that combines jazz standards and classical hits. Botti has recorded familiar songs including ĺ─˙When I Fall in Loveĺ─¨ and ĺ─˙To Love Againĺ─¨ and has worked with many musicians, including Joshua Bell, Michael Bublłę, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, and Sting. He also has performed with many leading symphony orchestras and at prestigious events including the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Bottiĺ─˘s 2008 performances with the Boston Pops, titled Chris Botti in Boston, have been featured on the PBS network, with which he has an ongoing association, and are available on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray.

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The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s 2009-10 season at Severance Hall is sponsored by UBS. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is a global firm providing services to private, corporate and institutional clients. Its strategy is to focus on international wealth management and the Swiss banking business alongside its global expertise in investment banking and asset management. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking.

UBS is a significant supporter of orchestral music globally. In addition to its season sponsorship of The Cleveland Orchestra, the firm currently sponsors several other outstanding symphony orchestras, such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra. These partnerships reflect UBSĺ─˘s dedication to supporting the communities where it operates, as well as a philosophy of working collaboratively with its clients to deliver the customized solutions that help them pursue their goals.

ĺ─˙UBS is proud of our ongoing relationship as Season Sponsor of The Cleveland Orchestra,ĺ─¨ said Marten Hoekstra, CEO, UBS Wealth Management Americas. ĺ─˙Supporting the arts is ingrained in our corporate culture and we view our partnership with this internationally renowned orchestra as a reflection of our ongoing commitment to communities where we live and work.ĺ─¨

SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Celebrity series are still available at three concerts for the price of two. Subscriptions begin at $66. Call the Cleveland Orchestra Subscription Office at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or order online at

SINGLE TICKET PRICES: Box: $84; Orchestra: $66, $51; Dress Circle: $66, $45, $33; Balcony: $45, $33.

The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along East Boulevard. Single tickets for all concerts in the 2009-10 season are now on sale.

Severance Hall Ticket Office Hours:
M-F 9-6
Sat. 10-6
Closed Sundays and major holidays, except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office opens three hours prior to the performance start time.

To charge tickets by telephone on American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, and Visa, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at (216) 231-1111 (Cleveland) or 800-686-1141 during the regular ticket office hours listed above. Subscriptions and single tickets are also available through The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s website at The website offers secure ticket transactions with any major credit card and provides complete concert listings.

For evening subscription concerts at Severance Hall, parking can be purchased for $10 per vehicle, when space permits, in the Campus Center Garage (the underground garage located directly behind Severance Hall). Pre-paid parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance through the Ticket Office at the cost of $14 per concert (this includes City of Cleveland parking tax and handling fee). The pre-paid parking ensures patrons a parking space, but availability of these pre-paid parking passes is limited.

For further information, or to order pre-paid parking, patrons should call the Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Office during regular office hours at (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141. Pre-paid parking passes are also available through The Cleveland Orchestraĺ─˘s website at

Saturday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m.
Severance Hall
Celebrity Series Concert
A Salute to John Williams

March from Superman
Music from Jurassic Park
ĺ─˙Sayuriĺ─˘s Themeĺ─¨ from Memoirs of a Geisha
ĺ─˙Harryĺ─˘s Wondrous Worldĺ─¨ from Harry Potter and the Sorcererĺ─˘s Stone
Suite from Far and Away
Main Theme from Star Wars
ĺ─˙The Raiders Marchĺ─¨ from Raiders of the Lost Ark
ĺ─˙The Face of Panĺ─¨ from Hook
ĺ─˙Flight to Neverlandĺ─¨ from Hook
Main Theme from Jaws
Suite from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
ĺ─˙Adventures on Earthĺ─¨ from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Ticket Prices: $33-$84 ĺ─ý Call (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or order online at

Season Sponsor: UBS

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