Hiram Night Out - Severance Hall Tour & Performance
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When: Saturday - April 13th, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Where: Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio  44106
United States
Contact: John Coyne

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Severance Hall Tour
Cleveland Orchestra Concert

Join Hiram alumni and friends for the rare opportunity to see Severance Hall from the performer's perspective!

Hiram alumna Beryl (Tuffyas) Tishkoff '72 will host a behind-the-scenes tour of Severance Hall for those interested in learning more about one of the most-treasured venues in Northeast Ohio.

Saturday - April 13th, 2013

Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

5:30 p.m. 

Private tour of Severance Hall
Hiram alumna Beryl (Tuffyas) Tishkoff 

6:30 p.m.

Cocktail and Hors D'oeuvres Reception
Founders Gallery (overlooking the Grand Foyer)

Please note:  The Founders Gallery is not wheelchair accessible

8:00 p.m. 







Concert – Carmina Burana*

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Rebecca Nelson, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Stephen Powell, baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Children's Chorus

SHEPHERD - Tuolomne
ORFF - Carmina Burana


Tickets for this event are $100 and include the tour, food and open bar, and an orchestra-level concert ticket. ($150 value)


2011 - Roger Mastroianni

Parking: The Case Western Reserve University Campus Center Garage is located adjacent to Severance Hall, with stair and elevator access to Severance Hall. Event parking in the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for $10 per vehicle when space permits. However, the garage often fills up well before concert time and only patrons who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space. Pre-paid parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advancefor $14 per concert online.  When you reach the concert event calendar, check the box "for ticket holders who wish to purchase tickets only" under Select a Type of Event. The calendar will then show available parking.  You may also call the ticket office at 216.231.1111.


*Carl Orff's joyous Carmina Burana bursts forth like a boisterous street festival--filled with music, mayhem, and merriment.  This modern-day Canterbury Tales comes complete with lusty hymns to springtime, animated drinking songs, and a swan's anguishingly ironic farewell to life (on a barbecue spit!).  The program opens with the world premiere of a work by Sean Shepherd, The Cleveland Orchestra's Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow.

The Carmina Burana (in German, "Lieder aus Beuern") is a collection of plays and songs found in a medieval German manuscript. The manuscript was discovered in 1803 at Benediktbeuern, a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria, from which the term "burana" is derived.  The songs and plays were written down sometime in the 13th century, though many of them are probably much older in origin.  All were apparently written by wandering poets known as "goliards."   This is the largest and greatest collection of secular lyrics from the Middle Ages and it has proved useful in understanding the goliards, and it has demonstrated that music flourished widely in medieval times beyond the confines of the Church.


In 1937, the German composer Carl Orff wrote the secular cantata "Carmina Burana," which was based on the medieval poems but did not use the original melodies. Orff's work was very popular in Nazi Germany, and has since been used in numerous TV programs, advertisements and films, most notably John Boorman's Excalibur.  Courtesy of Wikipedia.

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