The Cleveland Orchestra

Monday at 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Robert Conrad

The Cleveland Orchestra has long been recognized as one of the finest ensemble in the world and boasts a long and stellar history or concerts, recordings, and collaborations over the past 90+ years. In 2018 the orchestra will celebrate 100 years of music making. It has been blessed by stable leadership over these many decades with a distinguished list of music directors who have shaped the ensemble into finely crafted music instrument. Nikolai Sokoloff was the founding conductor and lead the orchestra through its formidable years,  1918-33.  From 1933 to 1943 Artur Rodzinski took the helm followed by Erich Leinsdorf from 1943-46 and George Szell from 1946-70. Under Szell’s leadership the orchestra became renowned for its mastery of the repertoire. Lorin Maazel took the baton from Szell in 1972 and remained until 82, leading the orchestra into the dawn of the digital era. In 1984 Christoph von Dohnányi took over and remained until 2002 when the current music director and conductor, Franz Welser-Möst assumed the role. Under his leadership the Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer’s Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna to New York, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement.

Airs Monday, June 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, the season concludes with an archival concert featuring Pierre Boulez leading the orchestra in Haydn's Mass in d, “Lord Nelson,” and the complete ballet score from Daphnis and Chloe by Ravel.

Airs Monday, May 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, a concert featuring Brett Mitchell leading the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, with pianist Catharine Baek. The concert opens with music by Joan Tower, her "Made in America." Then the orchestra under Maestro Mitchell are joined by pianist Catharine Baek for the Piano Concerto in G by Ravel and the concert concludes with the Symphony No. 5 in B-flat by Prokofiev.

Airs Monday, May 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we visit with the three finalists of the Cooper International Violin Competition. We'll hear the the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. performed by Christina Jihee Nam from Ohio. Then we'll hear the Prokofiev Violin Concert No. 2 in G minor performed by Qing Yu Chen from New York. finally we'll hear from Johan Dalene from Sweden who will also performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35.

Airs Monday, May 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we take a concert from the archives featuring conductor George Szell in an all Sibelius program including “En Saga;” the Symphony No. 4 in a, Op. 63; and the Symphony No. 7, Op. 105 (Helsinki).

Airs Monday, April 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we take a concert from the archives featuring conductor Rafael Kubelik leading the Cleveland Orchestra in Haydn's Symphony No. 99 in Eb and Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 in A.

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