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 Saturday, August 10 at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra Live, music director Franz Welser-Moest is joined on stage by pianist Garrick Ohlsson for a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G, Op. 44. Then Maestro Moest will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 10 by Shostakovich

Airs Saturday, August 3, at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we open a new season of broadcasts. Franz Welser-Moest will lead the orchestra in Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 1 and Berlioz's  Symphonie fantastique. Oboist Frank Rosenwein will also be featured in the Oboe Concerto in D by Richard Strauss. Join us for a new season of broadcasts from the Cleveland Orchestra this Saturday at noon on Red River Radio.

Below are concerts from last year's season of the Cleveland Orchestra Radio Broadcasts.

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Nov 17, 2012

Airs Saturday, November 17 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. This week we'll hear conductor Franz Welser-Moest who will be joined by pianist Lang Lang for Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2  followed by Bruckner's  Symphony No. 4, the  “Romantic”. 

The Cleveland Orchestra Live

Nov 10, 2012

Airs Saturday, November 10 at 12:00 noon. Red River Radio is pleased to bring back the Cleveland Orchestra for another superb season of broadcast concerts from the orchestra's home at Severance Hall in Cleveland and from concerts performed around the country and the world. This week we'll hear a concert featuring Misuko Uchida as conductor and pianist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb;  Mozart's Serenade No. 11;  and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C. Then, from the archives, Copland's suite from “Our Town” with the Cleveland Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas.

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