The Cleveland Orchestra 2015-16

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, November 28, at 1 p.m. Our final concert by the Cleveland Orchestra this season features one work, the monumental “Stabat Mater” by Antonine Dvorak with Franz Welser-Möst leading the orchestra and chorus along with guest soloists soprano Luba Orgonasova, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Norbert Ernst, and bass Eric Owens.

Airs Monday, November 21, at 1 p.m. Cleveland International Piano Competition Concerto Round No. 2 

Airs Monday, November 14, at 1 p.m. Cleveland International Piano Competition Concerto Round No. 1

Airs Monday, November 7, at 1 p.m. The Cooper International Piano Competition featuring two performances of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concert # 2 along with the Beethoven Piano Concerto # 4. 

Airs Monday, October 31, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we draw a classic concert from 1971 featuring Leopold Stokowski leading the orchestra in his own arrangement of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach. The concert also features Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, the symphonic tone poem by Sibelius called the Swan of Tuonela, and Glière's Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 42, “Iyla Murometz."

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