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Fridays@7 — Gamelan D'Drum / La Dolce Vita












Fridays@7 — Gamelan D'Drum

Friday, October 5,[masked] p.m.

Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra
James Feddeck, conductor
D'Drum, percussion ensemble
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

At a Glance
RAVEL - Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2
S. COPELAND - Gamelan D'Drum











D’Drum is a five member percussion group from Dallas, Texas. Featured in an Emmy award winning PBS short film that documents their travels and observations as related to World Percussion, the group has performed and recorded extensively.

D’Drum is heard in the National Geographic Film, "Lions of Darkness", in addition to the award winning PBS children’s show "Wishbone". As in their live performances, their CDs features music derived from traditional cultures of Bali, Africa, Persia, and other locales that are blended with the influences of Western Classical and Jazz forms. All of the instruments featured on the CDs and in performance are acoustic, and of traditional and contemporary design.

We are pleased to announce a special Members Only ticket discount for the Cleveland Orchestra Fridays @7 gala concert on October 5th. Members may purchase seats on the Main Floor at Severance for one unbelievably low price of $30, with no quantity limitations. Seats will be the Best Available at the time of purchase and may range from $85 to $56 regular pricing.

These seats will be the Best Available, so an early purchase is recommended. All are located on the Main Floor, commonly referred to as Orchestra seating.

So if you snag $85 seats, that’s a discount of almost 65-percent, an unbelievable bargain!

The discount code will appear as the first question you will be asked in the RSVP process.  If you are using a smart phone you may not see the questions.  In that event please email the host for the details.

After your ticket purchase, please return to the Music Cleveland! event page and update your RSVP, answering the questions regarding ticket purchase, number of guests and request for dinner reservations.

“The early bird, gets the best worm” … we mean seats!

We’re looking forward to a great night at Severance Hall with our music lover friends!

Please don't forget your ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES payment of $10.  You may pay cash to the event host or just use a credit card with the PayPal option by clicking the "Membership Dues" option in the left margin of this page.  The fees cover the cost to be on the site and other administrative costs.  Organizers are not compensated.  Thanks!








Reviews and Critics’ Comments

The audience fairly exploded Saturday night in the most uproarious ovation I can remember at a Dallas Symphony Orchestra classical concert.”
Dallas Morning News

The audience loved every minute of it and Copeland was given an ovation that Puccini would have envied after the premiere of Butterfly.”

“…This is a work one could easily imagine in the other great
concert halls of the world, with all of the major orchestras.”

A true testament to Maestro van Zweden’s depth of skills that he so gracefully fused improvisational percussion and scored orchestra. His intense focus on the band’s spontaneity was thrilling to behold.”

D’Drum web site:

Music Selections:

Video of D’Drum:

The Cleveland Orchestra's popular Fridays@7 concerts feature an early start time, no intermission, and an @fter Party unlike anything else in Cleveland. Fridays@7 concerts are less formal onstage and offstage.

If you’ve already attended a Fridays@7 concert, you know what a unique experience it is. If you’ve only heard about it, come and see what all the excitement is about!











Fridays@7 Post Concert
After each Fridays@7 concert, there’s . . . more food, drink, and music. Internationally renowned contemporary percussionist Jamey Haddad invites a diverse selection of artists to collaborate for a post-concert musical celebration at Severance Hall. Great music to round out your evening and expand your horizons.

Experience why Fridays@7 concerts are being
called “the place to be on Friday nights!”

Here’s how the evening unfolds:

@ 5 p.m.
Doors open for libations, creative cuisine and pre-concert music. We’ll be there early gathering in front of the Box Office on the ground level. Be there no later than 6:30 p.m. as the ushers will not seat you after the performance begins.

@ 7 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra performs. There’s no intermission.
It’s straight-through like a movie. Exciting and to the point.











@8:15 p.m.
After the concert, stay for an after-party complete with live world music,
drinks, food, relaxing, and Friday fun. Post-Concert @fter-Party
After each KeyBank Fridays@7 concert, there’s . . . more food, drink, and music. Internationally renowned contemporary percussionist Jamey Haddad invites a diverse selection of artists to collaborate for a post-concert musical celebration at Severance Hall. Great music to round out your evening and expand your horizons.









@ 9 p.m.
We’ll head over to La Vita  Dolcein Little Italy, 12112 Mayfield Road,[masked] for dinner, drinks and conversation.

La Dolce Vita Bistro – Named after Federico Fellini’s classic Italian film meaning “The Sweet Life,” a restaurant and bistro created to recapture the bell-epoque charm of “The Italian Drug,” opened here by Dr. Anthony Caruso in 1914. In the tradition of the great Europian bistros, La Dolce Vita is devoted to providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for everything from eight course dinners to coffee and Calvino. We strive to prepare the perfect meal, or the perfect cappuccino, and let you enjoy it at your leisure. Our pasta is cooked fresh to order, our sauces and dressing are painstakingly prepared using only the finest ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, the freshest vegetables, imported whole tomatoes, fresh basil and Italian parsley... and your table is reserved for the evening.

So allow yourself to drift back to an age when time was life’s greatest commodity. Relax and enjoy the sweet life (and please don’t keep it a secret.)











Gamelan D’Drum
Gamelan D’Drum is a 3 movement, 35 minute composition for World Percussion and Orchestra by Stewart Copeland. Near the conclusion of the[masked] world tour of The Police (the third highest grossing tour in history), Stewart was introduced to the music of D’Drum by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in search of a composer for a commissioned work to feature the group with the orchestra. He immediately accepted the invitation and came to Dallas to begin collaboration with the group that is currently ongoing.

Stewart Copeland
The drummer and founder of The Police, 2003 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and one of the most influential drummers of the past 30 years is also a composer of operas, ballets, chamber music pieces, and some of the film world’s most innovative and groundbreaking contemporary scores. His career includes the sale of more than 60 million records worldwide, and numerous awards, including five Grammy awards.

A variety of parking options are available for concerts at Severance Hall, including guaranteed pre-paid parking passes (purchased through the Ticket Office or via this website).

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  • Bill J.

    RSVPs have been re-opened. You are welcome to reply before 5 p.m. on Friday. We have confirmed the restaurant reservations but remain flexible. Do keep in mind that your Yes RSVP is a firm commitment to attend.

    October 4, 2012

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