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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Cleveland, OH, United States

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ClevelandThibaudet & Tango

Zigman, Ravel, Roussel
The Cleveland Orchestra; Fabien Gabel; Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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The Cleveland Orchestra emerges triumphant after a six-month pause

Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
The familiar qualities of blend and precision were in evidence in familiar works by Respighi and Tchaikovsky, as well as George Walker's thorny but arresting Antifonys
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Cleveland Orchestra Chorus shines in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst returned to his home orchestra in a program of works by Křenek and Mendelssohn, as starkly contrasting as they are infrequently heard.
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Blomstedt’s Bruckner soars to majestic heights in Cleveland

Herbert Blomsted © Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt returned to Cleveland in a memorable and often transcendent performance of Bruckner’s Fifth.
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Meditations on Rilke: important new MTT work performed in Cleveland

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
The outgoing music director of the San Francisco Symphony made a brilliant impression with his own Meditations on Rilke, with Sasha Cooke and Dashon Burton as soloists. Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique was given a revelatory performance.
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Herreweghe debut offers fresh approach to the familiar in Cleveland

Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
While Herreweghe’s approach wasn’t always a successful one, when it was the results were marvelous – particularly in the Jupiter Symphony and Isabelle Faust’s take on the Beethoven Violin Concerto.
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Franz Welser-Möst leads Clevelanders in Prokofiev 6, Bridge and Dukas

Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
It’s been 97 years since The Cleveland Orchestra performed Frank Bridge’s The Sea, but this weekend’s performance was worth the wait. Paul Dukas’s evergreen The Sorcerer’s Apprentice received a precise and jovial performance.
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