United States Poulenc, Rachmaninoff: Jory Vinokour (harpsichord), Cleveland Orchestra / Stéphane Denève (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 25.03.2018 (MSJ)
The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Its 2018-19 Season
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.
United States Beethoven, Elgar: Yefim Bronfman (piano), the Cleveland Orchestra / Nikolaj Znaider (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. 2.3.2018. (MSJ)
United States Ravel: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), The Cleveland Orchestra / Matthias Pintscher (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. 22.2.2018. (MSJ)
United States Rigel, Mendelssohn, Mozart: Isabelle Faust (violin), The Cleveland Orchestra / Bernard Labadie (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. 15.2.2018. (MSJ)
2018 Blossom Music Festival – 3 July to 2 September
This summer, the 2018 Blossom Music Festival will travel into its second half-century with concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra and others. The festival’s open-sided pavilion, located adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, provides a very different acoustic from the orchestra’s regular season home at Severance Hall, and gives the ensemble a chance to work with a more expansive sound.
United States Telemann and Bach: Soloists, Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio. 8.2.2018. (MSJ)
United States Staud, Mahler: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 11.1.2018. (MSJ)