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.

Below are listings for past broadcast concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Airs Monday, April 4, at 12 noon.  This week on the Cleveland Orchestra broadcast concert we pay tribute to Haydn as French hornists Richard King and Jesse McCormack take center stage in the Concerto for Two Horns by Franz Joseph Haydn. Maestro Matthew Halls will also lead the orchestra in Haydn's L'isola disabitata Overture and Haydn's Symphony No. 101, his "Clock" symphony. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin will be featured as well in his Cleveland Orchestra debut with a performance of Haydn's Piano Concerto No. 11.

Airs Saturday, November 2 at 12 noon. On this week's Cleveland Orchestra broadcast, music director Franz Welser-Moest will be joined on stage by Joshua Bell for a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto  in  D, Op. 61. The concert will also feature the Symphony No. 10 by Dimitri Shostakovich.

Airs Saturday, October 12 at 12 noon. On the next concert by the Cleveland Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden take the podium and is joined by pianist Louis Lortie for the beautiful Piano Concert No. 2 by Chopin. Then, the monumental Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 closes this concert. 

Airs Saturday, September 28 at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, music director Franz Welser-Moest return to take the podium in a concert from the Miami featuring soprano Bernada Fink along with the University of Miami Women’s Chorus and the Miami Children’s Chorus. They will present Mahler's Symphony No. 3.

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