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

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ClevelandPelléas and Mélisande

Webern, Berg, Schoenberg
The Cleveland Orchestra; Ingo Metzmacher; Christian Tetzlaff

ClevelandGerstein plays Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov, Bartók
The Cleveland Orchestra; Matthias Pintscher; Kirill Gerstein

ClevelandRavel's Boléro

Debussy, Pintscher, Ravel
The Cleveland Orchestra; Alain Altinoglu; Joshua Smith

ClevelandShostakovich's Fifth

Kabeláč, Stravinsky, Shostakovich
The Cleveland Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Emanuel Ax

ClevelandVivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi, Schumann
The Cleveland Orchestra; William Preucil

ClevelandCopland's Appalachian Spring

Adams, Copland
The Cleveland Orchestra; John Adams; Leila Josefowicz; Robert Walters; Michael Sachs
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Gimeno leads a scintillating Scheherazade in Cleveland

Mark Kosoer and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Gustavo Gimeno conducts a program anchored by Scheherazade as well as a cello concerto by Ginastera, featuring Cleveland Orchestra principal Mark Kosower.
***11
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A richly detailed Mahler in Cleveland by Franz Welser-Möst

Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
This weekend’s performance of the Symphony no. 2 in C minor had innumerable beautifully detailed moments, with two excellent soloists and an immaculately prepared chorus. 
****1
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Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala

Franz Welser-Möst directs Lang Lang and The Cleveland Orchestra at the 100th Anniversary Gala. © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Franz Welser-Möst selected a Viennese-inspired program for The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual gala, with works of Strauss (both Richard and Johann II) and Ravel following a Mozart piano concerto.
****1
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Astonishing Bartók and Prokofiev in Cleveland

Yefim Bronfman © Frank Stewart
Yefim Bronfman was the powerful soloist in Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto. Welser-Möst’s expressionistic reading of Prokofiev’s Third Symphony evoked nightmares of tormented souls.
*****
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Two arresting new works in Cleveland season opener

Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Pantheon, by Cleveland Orchestra oboist Jeffrey Rathbun, and Hans Abrahamsen’s Left, alone with pianist Alexandre Tharaud in his TCO debut showed the ensemble’s strengths.
****1
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Carmina Burana at Blossom: A new look at an old friend

Adrien Perruchon © Adrien Perruchon
A fresh and compelling performance of Carl Orff’s classic. Aaron Copland’s rarely-performed Statements filled out the orchestra’s last concert performance at the Blossom Music Festival for 2018.
****1
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