The Cleveland Orchestra

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, January 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we delve into the archive for a concert featuring violinist and conductor David Oistrakh who will be featured in the Brahms Violin Concerto in D, and will conduct the Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. George Szell will also be featured leading the orchestra in Weber's “Euyranthe” Overture.

Airs Monday, January 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra pianist Maurizio Pollini joins maestro William Steinberg for a concert featuring the Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F, and the Brahms Piano concerto No. 1 in d.

Airs Monday, January 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra Andrew Davis will lead the orchestra in Brigg Fair by Frederick Delius and Richard Strauss' tone poem, “Don Quixote.” In between we'll hear Ralph Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto featuring Frank Rosenwein on Oboe.

Airs Monday, January 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst will lea the orchestra in a concert recorded at Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami featuring Mendelsohn's Symphony No. 4, “Italian” and Respighi's “The Pines of Rome.”

Airs Monday, December 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, violinist William Preucil will join maestro Brett Mitchell in a performance of the Violin Concerto No. 3, “Juggler in Paradise” by Augusta Read Thomas, in a concert which opens with Bernstein's Symphonic Suite from “On the Waterfront” and Copland's Symphony No. 3.

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