Cleveland Orchestra cancels some concerts in March amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 09:29:00-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Orchestra announced it’s canceling concerts scheduled at Severance Hall on March 12, 13, and 14 amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

"This decision, which was preceded by our decision not to go on our international tour next week, will have a significant negative financial impact for our Orchestra. We are especially appreciative of our generous patrons who will consider donating tickets which they purchased for these concerts. Over the course of our history, The Cleveland Orchestra has navigated challenges and continues to thrive because of the strength of the Northeast Ohio community. Now as always, we are grateful for their extraordinary support.”

Concertgoers who have purchased tickets for the March 12, 13 and 14 shows can do the following:

  • Exchange tickets for another concert in 2019-20 season or for performances during the 2020 Blossom Music Festival or 2020 Summer at Severance Hall.
  • Exchange your tickets for a gift certificate, which can be used at any time.
  • Donate your tickets and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value.
  • Receive a refund for the value of the ticket.

For any guests who are considering ticket purchases for future performances, all exchange fees for performances through May 31 will be waived. More information can be found by calling the ticket office at 216-231-1111 or email at

Program Information
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Severance Hall
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 2
SCHUBERT Symphony in C major (“The Great”)

Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

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