California-born soprano Nicole Cabell studied at the Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists before making her debut with the Chicago Symphony. For the past few years she’s been busy on both concert and opera stages. The Cleveland Orchestra snagged Cabell for this weekend to perform a symphonic repertoire including Johannes Brahms’ massive Ein Deutches Requiem (A German Requiem) with baritone Russell Braun and the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Also on the program: The Cleveland premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Chor. Both pieces figure into the orchestra’s 10-concert European tour, which kicks off after this weekend’s performances at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Severance Hall (11001 Euclid Ave., 216.231.1111). Tickets: $31-$110. — Michael Gill
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