Animation and Live Action Combine in a Cunning Little Vixen Revival

United StatesUnited States Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus/Lisa Wong (acting director), Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus/Ann Usher (director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 26.9.2017. (MSJ)

The Cleveland Orchestra revival of 'The Cunning Little Vixen' (Photo courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra, copyright Roger Mastroianni)
The Cleveland Orchestra revival of The Cunning Little Vixen (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Two Different Composers, Each Inspired by the Past

United StatesUnited States 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

United StatesUnited States 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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For Young Listeners, a Poignant, Relevant Reminder of History

United StatesUnited States 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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Pintscher Directs an Orchestral Theme of Travel

United StatesUnited States Pintscher, Saint-Saëns, Schoenberg, Debussy: Cedric Tiberghien (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Matthias Pintscher (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. 23.2.2017. (MSJ)

Matthias Pintscher conducts the Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher conducts the Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni (courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra)

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