CLEVELAND, Ohio - Keep the faith. Summer is on the way.
So near, in fact, is the warm season, the Cleveland Orchestra already has announced its 2017 "Summers @ Severance" season.
For those who don't know or have had their memories wiped by winter, "Summers @ Severance" is a series of three casual Cleveland Orchestra concerts featuring early start times and pre- and post-concert social events on the steps of Severance Hall.
Most Cleveland Orchestra concerts during summer take place at Blossom Music Center, in Cuyahoga Falls.
This year, the "Summers @ Severance" dates are all Fridays: July 14 and 28, and Aug. 18. Subscriptions, starting at $60, are available now. Individual tickets, starting at $25, go on sale Monday, May 1.
Here are the program details:
Friday, July 14: Music director Franz Welser-Most kicks off the series with an all-Beethoven program featuring Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 and the "Egmont" Overture.
Friday, July 28: Conductor Susanna Malkki returns to lead a program pairing Schumann's "Rhenish" Symphony No. 3 with the Scriabin Piano Concerto, with pianist Bertrand Chamayou.
Friday, Aug. 18: Conductor Patrick Dupre Quigley (director of the vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire, guests of the Cleveland Orchestra in March) returns to lead a performance of the Mozart Requiem, with the Blossom Festival Chorus.
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