Cleveland Orchestra

Wednesdays 8 - 10 p.m. beginning April 9, 2014

In performances at home and around the globe, The Cleveland Orchestra remains one of the most sought after performing ensembles in the world and Northeast Ohio’s most visible international ambassador.

In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer’s Blossom Music Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, the orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and active community engagement.

Under Franz Welser-Möst's direction, the orchestra is enlarging and enhancing its community programming at home, is presented in a series of ongoing residencies in the United States and Europe, continues its historic championship of new composers through commissions and premieres, and has re-established itself as an important operatic ensemble.

Beethoven and Mahler

May 28, 2014

Fabio Luisi, conductor

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Emperor  (Helene Grimaud, piano)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G  (Maureen McKay, soprano)

Broadcast Wednesday May 28 at 8 p.m.

 

Marin Alsop, conductor

Barber: Essay No. 2
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54  (David Fray, piano)
Copland: Symphony No. 3

Broadcast Wednesday May 21 at 8 p.m.

The final event of the Orchestra's 3-week Fate and Freedom Festival, pairing symphonies of Beethoven with symphonies of Shostakovich.

Franz Welser-Most, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Listen Wednesday May 14 at 8 p.m.

Part 2 of a 3-week Fate and Freedom Festival, pairing symphonies of Beethoven and Shostakovich.

Franz Welser-Most, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8

Listen Wednesday May 7 at 8 p.m.

This week begins a 3-week Fate and Freedom Festival, pairing symphonies of Beethoven with symphonies of Shostakovich.

Franz Welser-Most, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

Listen Wednesday April 30 at 8 p.m.

Wagner and Bruckner

Apr 23, 2014

Franz Welser-Most, conductor

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Prelude

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder  (Measha Brueggergosman, soprano)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 'Romantic'

Listen Wednesday April 23 at 8 p.m.

Marek Janowski, conductor

Faure: Pelleas et Melisande Suite

Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings  (Matthew Polenzani, tenor; Richard King, horn)

Franck: Symphony in D minor

Listen Wednesday April 16 at 8 p.m.

photo: Benjamin Ealovega

A new series of broadcast concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra begins this evening.  Guest conductor Leon Fleisher leads a program including Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, played by Jonathan Biss.

Listen Wednesday April 9 at 8 p.m.

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