2022-23 Classical Season El Niño
Dates: November 17-19, 2022 Tickets Available
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra John Adams, conductor
Venue: Mandel Concert Hall Severance Music Center
Event Dates and Tickets
Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:30PM
Friday, November 18, 2022 7:30PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022 8:00PM
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About the Music
ADAMS El Niño (oratorio for solo voices and orchestra)
Composer, conductor, and creative thinker John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of music. His works stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. For his oratorio El Niño, Adams imagines a modern-day miracle, retelling the story of the Messiah through a constellation of references from medieval chant to contemporary Latin American poetry. “John Adams's nativity oratorio is a winner, a very palpable hit — an intelligent, emotional and sometimes magical re-telling of the old, old story from a new perspective” (BBC).
The Cleveland Orchestra
John Adams, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Josefina Maldonado, mezzo-soprano
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Daniel Bubeck, countertenor
Brian Cummings, countertenor
Nathan Medley, countertenor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
Discover informative commentary and background information about the music, composers, and performing artists featured in this program.
Severance Music Center
Severance is Cleveland’s musical home for symphonic music and other presentations, including the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall and Reinberger Chamber Hall. We are strongly committed to making everyone feel welcome. The doors to Severance open three hours prior to most performances.
Food & Beverage Services
Fall specialty cocktails are now available in the Opus and Lotus Lounges for Cleveland Orchestra Concerts.
Concessions are available at the following times:
- 2 hours prior to concert start: Opus Lounge, Lotus Club, and Smith Lobby
- 1 hour prior to concert start: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, and Box Lobby
- Intermission: Grand Foyer, Dress Circle, Box, Ginn Suite
- Post Concert: Opus Lounge
The most convenient parking option is Case Western Reserve University's (CWRU) Lot 29 Campus Center Garage. The garage is located directly adjacent to Severance off East Boulevard, and provides stair and elevator access to the hall.
Availability is limited, and pre-paid parking passes for the garage can be added for select performances during checkout.
For more infomation about getting to Severance and where to park, please visit our Directions & Parking page.
Below is a list of the features and services that The Cleveland Orchestra has made available in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance for this concert.
Wheelchair Access & Seating
The venue's seating has reserved special areas for those attending with the use of a wheelchair. These seating options are available during your seat selection across seating price levels. Ushers are available to assist, especially in the event of a General Admission concert.
There is barrier-free entry to Severance with automatic sliding doors at our garage entrance on Lower Level One in the CWRU Campus Center Garage. There is an elevator for wheelchair access in the center of the garage for travelling from Lower Level Two (the lowest level) to Lower Level One (the level of our arrival entrance). The Euclid Avenue entrance to Severance is best suited for wheelchair entry, with a convenient drop-off area designated at the curb.
Companion Wheelchair Seating
Wheelchair companion seating is available for purchase online and through Severance Ticket Services. Look for a "C" shape on the seating map when making your selection.
Assistance for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Infrared Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available without charge for most performances in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall. Please request one in advance online or by calling the House Manager’s office. You will be asked to provide a driver’s license or ID card upon arrival, which will be held until the return of the device. Head Ushers can explain how to use the ALD.
Interpretive services may be available for certain events at Severance. Prior arrangements should be made four weeks in advance. Appropriate seat locations may be necessary. TTY line access is available at the public pay phone in the Security Office located at the garage entrance.
Assistance for the Blind or Persons with Low Vision
Large Print Programs are available for most Cleveland Orchestra performances in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall. These are available at the Coat Room locations or from Head Ushers on each level of the Concert Hall, and at Concert Previews.
For select vocal performances, Braille texts may be available on request with 2 weeks’ notice.
Trained guide dogs and service animals are welcome at Severance. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Office or the House Manager.
All Smith Lobby restrooms are fully accessible. In addition, private family-accessible restrooms are located in the Smith Lobby and off the Dress Circle Lobby.
The Cleveland Orchestra is strongly committed to making our facilities and performances accessible to all patrons. For more information regarding all of our accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility page.