Petrenko Impresses at Cleveland’s Summer Festival

02/08/2017

Mozart, Rachmaninoff: David Fray (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 29.7.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Some Rare Visitors to the Concert Hall in Ohio

17/07/2017

 Milhaud, Roussel, Beethoven: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 15.07.2017 (MSJ) Read more

Igniting the Blossom Festival, Welser-Möst Shows Skillful Balance

10/07/2017

Beethoven, Berlioz: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 8.7.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Two Different Composers, Each Inspired by the Past

16/05/2017

Henze, Mendelssohn: Julia Fischer (violin), Itay Tiran (actor), Anya Matanovic (soprano), Emily Fons (mezzo-soprano), Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (Lisa Wong, director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 14.5.2017. (MSJ)

A Midsummer Night's Dream The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Julia Fischer, violin Itay Tiran, actor Anya Matanovic, soprano Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus HENZE - Il Vitalino raddoppiato (for violin and chamber orchestra) MENDELSSOHN - Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Julia Fischer, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

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In an Ingenious Evening, Debussy Triumphs Over Maeterlinck

07/05/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus (Robert Porco [director]), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 4.5.2017. (MSJ)

Pelléas and Mélisande The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor production directed by Yuval Sharon set design by Mimi Lien lighting and projection design by Jason H. Thompson costume design by Ann Closs-Farley choreography by Danielle Agami Elliot Madore, baritone (Pelléas) Martina Janková, soprano (Mélisande) Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano (Genevieve) Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone (Golaud) Peter Rose, bass (Arkel) Julie Mathevet, soprano (Yniold) David Castillo, baritone (Doctor/Shepherd) Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus PROGRAM DEBUSSY - Pelléas and Mélisande Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Cleveland Orchestra’s Pelléas and Mélisande (c) Roger Mastroianni

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A British Feast with the Cleveland’s Brilliant Principals

25/04/2017

Delius, Vaughan Williams, Strauss: Frank Rosenwein (oboe), Mark Kosower (cello), Wesley Collins (viola), Cleveland Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 20.4.2017. (MSJ) Read more

NEW! The Cleveland Orchestra in 2017-18

21/03/2017

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th Season

100th season of The Cleveland Orchestra Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Franz Welser-Möst discusses the orchestra’s educational outreach programs
(c) Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of the Cleveland Orchestra

How many orchestras could draw 1,200 people to their concert hall without the ensemble even taking the stage? The Cleveland Orchestra can—and did—when they announced their centenary season with a gala event at Severance Hall on Friday, March 17. Along with the news were speeches from music director Franz Welser-Möst, executive director André Gremillet, the newly appointed president Richard K. Smucker, and orchestra musicians Massimo La Rosa (principal trombone), Martha Baldwin (cello), and Joshua Smith (principal flute), and celebratory short films. Read more

For Young Listeners, a Poignant, Relevant Reminder of History

14/03/2017

Finzi, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, John Williams, Bloch, Bruch, Rossini: Sara Bogomolny, Diana Frankhauser, Stuart Hoffman, Michael Knobloch, Meg Martinez, Michael Randall, Stella Singer, Joseph Virgo (actors), Donald Carrier (stage direction), Peter Otto (violin), Charles Bernard (cello), Cleveland Orchestra / Brett Mitchell (conductor), Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 10.3.2017. (MSJ)

'Violins of Hope' with the Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

‘Violins of Hope’ with the Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

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