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, 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.

Airs Monday, March 21, at 1 p.m. This week Franz Welser-Möst leads the Cleveland Orchestra in the Symphony No. 6 by Beethoven, his "Pastoral" symphony as well as the Symphonia domestica by Richard Strauss. 

Airs Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. From Knight Concert Hall in Miami Giancarlo Guerrero will take the podium and lead the orchestra in the Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana featuring soprano Nadine Sierra, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, and baritone Stephen Powell along with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. 

Airs Monday, February 15, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Möst take the orchestra to Knight Concert Hall in Miami, Florida for a performance of Mahler's monumental work, the Symphony No. 6, his Tragic Symphony. The concert will also feature an archival broadcast performance of Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 4

Airs Monday, February 1, at 1 p.m. On this weeks broadcast concert by the Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Möst returns to the podium to lead the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter,” along with the Complete Ballet Music from Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe.

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