After a Buttoned-Up Start, Beethoven’s Ninth Reaches Transcendence

22/05/2018

Beethoven: Erin Wall (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Norbert Ernst (tenor), Dashon Burton (bass-baritone), Cleveland Orchestra Chorus/Lisa Wong (director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 17.5.2018. (MSJ)

Erin Wall, Jennifer Johnston, Norbert Ernst & Dashon Burton (c) Ken Blaze

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A Wagner Skeptic Reports on a Stylish Tristan in Concert

01/05/2018

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Lisa Wong (acting chorus director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 29.4.2018. (MSJ)

Gerhard Siegel (Tristan), Nina Stemme (Isolde) & Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni)

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Reconstructed Monteverdi Brings Humanity to a Venerable Myth

16/04/2018

Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: Soloists, Apollo’s Singers, Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), Kulas Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio, 13.4.2018. (MSJ)

Orfeo (Karim Sulayman) attempts to lead Euridice (Erica Schuller) out of the Underworld in the Apollo's Fire production of Montverdi's L'Orfeo. (Photograph courtesy of Apollo's Fire, copyright Erica Brenner Productions.)

Orfeo (Karim Sulayman) & Euridice (Erica Schuller) (c) Erica Brenner Productions

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A Suk Rarity Expresses an Avalanche of Grief

10/04/2018

Brahms, Suk: Sergey Khachatryan (violin), Cleveland Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 7.4.2018. (MSJ) Read more

Rare Poulenc Precedes an Old (and Chatty) Friend

26/03/2018

Poulenc, Rachmaninoff: Jory Vinokour (harpsichord), Cleveland Orchestra / Stéphane Denève (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 25.03.2018 (MSJ) Read more

NEW! The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2018-19 Season

13/03/2018

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Its 2018-19 Season

The Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

On 11 December 1918, the Cleveland Orchestra gave its first concert, under the direction of its founding music director, Nikolai Sokoloff. As the ensemble embarks on its second century, the Orchestra has announced a lively season to mark the occasion. Franz Welser-Möst, the ensemble’s seventh music director, will oversee a year of audience-pleasing favorites mixed with enterprising new works and neglected classics. Read more

A Rare Sighting of Elgar’s Second Symphony

06/03/2018

Beethoven, Elgar: Yefim Bronfman (piano), the Cleveland Orchestra / Nikolaj Znaider (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. 2.3.2018. (MSJ) Read more

Pintscher Revels in Ravel

23/02/2018

Ravel: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), The Cleveland Orchestra / Matthias Pintscher (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. 22.2.2018. (MSJ) Read more

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