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, May 9, at 1 p.m. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra Giancarlo Guerrero will take the podium as the orchestra performs from Miami with guest cellist Johannes Moser who will present the Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 107 by Shostakovich.  The concert opens with the Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonia India” by Chavez and concludes with Camille Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony, his Symphony No. 3.

Airs Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, music dircetor Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Cleveland Orchestra and the Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in one of Mahler's masterpieces; his Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Then from the archive we'll hear the Le Corsaire Overture, H 101, by Berlioz.

Airs Monday, April 18, at 1 p.m. This week from the Cleveland Orchestra Archives we hear a classic performance featuring the late Lorin Maazel in 1973 leading the orchestra in the complete score to the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev

Airs Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m. This week from the Cleveland Orchestra we hear the opening concert from their 2016 season featuring music director and conductor Franz Welser-Möst who will open the program with Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, the “Jupiter” symphony and the concert concludes with Richard Strauss' An Alpine Symphony.

Airs Monday, March 28, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra broadcast concert conductor Fabio Luisi will take the podium and will be joined by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Franz Liszt. The program opens with Cobalt, Scarlet: Two Colors of Dawn by Francesconi and will conclude with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Op. 92.

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