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, November 27, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf takes the podium for a concert featuring Mozart's Divertimento in D, K. 205; Schumann's Symphony No. 1 in Bb, Op. 38, “Spring;” and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (1910).

Airs Monday, November 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, from the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, music director Franz Welser-Möst will be joined by mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and the Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble for three Cantata's bu J.S. Bach; his Cantata No. 191 – “Gloria in excelsis Deo;” the Cantata No. 34 – “O ewiges Feuer;” and the Cantata No. 29 – “Wir danken dir Gott.” The the concert turns to Bruckner and a performance of his Symphony No. 7.

Airs Monday, November 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke joins conductor Matthew Halls for the Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese by Haydn and the Requiem by Maurice Durufle. In between we'll also hear Schubert's Symphony No. 4, his “Tragic Symphony.”

Airs Monday, November 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra, music director Franz Welser-Möst leads the orchestra the the Roman Triptych by Respighi, his Roman Festivals, Fountains of Rome, and The Pines of Rome. The concert will open with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.

Airs Monday, October 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. This week we begin a new season of broadcast concerts from the Cleveland Orchestra with Jaap van Zweden leading the orchestra in the Sinfonia da Requiem by Britten and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in c, Op. 67. In between, pianist Daniil Trifonov will be the featured soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488 by Mozart.

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