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John Adams conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Adams conducts Adams (and Copland) in Cleveland

By , 29 November 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
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Hrůša and Ax join Cleveland Orchestra in powerful Eastern European program

By , 15 November 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
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Pelléas et Mélisande without words: Alain Altinoglu in Cleveland

By , 08 November 2018
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Mathias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Kirill Gerstein plays a superb Rach 3 with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 01 November 2018
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Ingo Metzmacher © Kai Beinert
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Christian Tetzlaff's superb Berg with the Cleveland Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher

By , 27 October 2018
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Mark Kosoer and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
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Gimeno leads a scintillating Scheherazade in Cleveland

By , 18 October 2018
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Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
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A richly detailed Mahler by The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst

By , 05 October 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst directs Lang Lang and The Cleveland Orchestra at the 100th Anniversary Gala. © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.
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Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala

By , 29 September 2018
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Yefim Bronfman © Frank Stewart
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Astonishing Bartók and Prokofiev in Cleveland

By , 27 September 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
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Two arresting new works in Cleveland season opener

By , 22 September 2018
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Adrien Perruchon © Adrien Perruchon
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Carmina Burana at Blossom: A new look at an old friend

By , 25 August 2018
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Kristian Bezuidenhout © Marco Borggreve
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Handel, Haydn, Mozart: A superb summer evening at Cleveland’s Severance Hall

By , 24 August 2018
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
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Perfect music for a summer evening: Gaffigan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 August 2018
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Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach at Blossom © Roger Mastroianni
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Captivating Bach from Yo-Yo Ma in Cleveland

By , 12 August 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
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Vasily Petrenko crafts a fresh approach in Cleveland

By , 10 August 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
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Storgårds leads Cleveland Orchestra in intriguing Blossom program

By , 15 July 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst at the podium (17 May concert) © Ken Blaze, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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A brilliant Beethoven 9 marks The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th anniversary season closer

By , 18 May 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Cleveland Orchestra’s “Prometheus Project” ignites at Severance Hall

By , 10 May 2018
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Gerhard Siegel and Nina Stemme © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 29 April 2018
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The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
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Thibaudet powers through an ecstatic Turangalîla in Cleveland

By , 25 April 2018
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Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve
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Jakub Hrůša leads Suk's monumental Asrael Symphony with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 07 April 2018
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Stephane Deneve © Uwe Ditz
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Stéphane Denève and The Cleveland Orchestra: witty Poulenc and gigantic Rachmaninov

By , 24 March 2018
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Alisa Weilerstein © Roger Mastroianni courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Alan Gilbert leads sumptuous Barber Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein and Cleveland Orchestra

By , 17 March 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
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Tilson Thomas and Trifonov are terrific in Cleveland Orchestra’s Russian program

By , 08 March 2018
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
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Znaider and The Cleveland Orchestra majestic in Beethoven and Elgar

By , 01 March 2018
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Matthias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni
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Pintscher leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a spectacular all-Ravel program

By , 23 February 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
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Isabelle Faust brings historically-informed Mendelssohn to Cleveland

By , 16 February 2018
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Dame Mitsuko Uchida © Jean Radel
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Mozart, Uchida, and The Cleveland Orchestra: an inspired collaboration continues

By , 08 February 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroiani
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Cleveland Orchestra's The Seasons proves successful despite artist cancellations

By , 20 January 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
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A valedictory Mahler 9 opens the New Year in Cleveland

By , 11 January 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
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Mikko Franck scores a successful Cleveland Orchestra debut

By , 07 December 2017
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Jonathan Biss, Fabio Luisi and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
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Luisi leads Cleveland Orchestra in bold Bruckner and a new Sciarrino concerto

By , 30 November 2017
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Giancarlo Guerrero © Tony Matula
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Cleveland Orchestra première for Stephen Paulus’ Grand Concerto

By , 24 November 2017
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Marc-André Hamelin © Sim Canetty-Clarke
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Sparkling Mozart from Hamelin, McGegan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 November 2017
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William Preucil © Cleveland Orchestra
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Concertmaster Preucil guides Cleveland Orchestra in chamber-like playing

By , 09 November 2017
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
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Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to Severance Hall for Elgar's Enigma Variations

By , 03 November 2017
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Sergei Babayan and Martha Argerich © Roger Mastroianni
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The orchestral piano: Argerich and Babayan join forces in spectacular Cleveland recital

By , 30 October 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
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An Italian journey for Cleveland Orchestra gala

By , 07 October 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Satoshi Aoyagi
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A turbulent Mahler 6 from Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 06 October 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Franz Welser-Möst leads Clevelanders in a ferocious Rite of Spring season opener

By , 30 September 2017
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The Cleveland Orchestra's stage projections © © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Cleveland Orchestra opens 100th season with a stunning Cunning Little Vixen

By , 23 September 2017
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Fabien Gabel © Gaétan Bernard
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A French feast from Fabien Gabel at Blossom

By , 19 August 2017
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© Patrick Dupre Quigley
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In Cleveland, a joyous Mozart Requiem

By , 18 August 2017
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
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Gimeno leads the Cleveland Orchestra in Spanish-tinged program at Blossom

By , 12 August 2017
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
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Vasily Petrenko makes Cleveland Orchestra debut with thrilling Rachmaninov

By , 29 July 2017
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Bertrand Chamayou © Marco Borggreve | Warner Classics
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Bertrand Chamayou makes brilliant Cleveland Orchestra debut in Scriabin concerto

By , 28 July 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
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Hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique from Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 July 2017
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | DG
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Ligeti's intricate Piano Concerto with Pierre-Laurent Aimard highlights Cleveland Orchestra concert

By , 18 May 2017
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Martina Janková (Mélisande) and Elliot Madore (Pelléas) © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Ambiguity, half-truth, obfuscation: a transcendent Pelléas et Mélisande by The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 02 May 2017
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Frank Rosenwein and Sir Andrew Davis © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
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Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto receives a belated Cleveland Orchestra première

By , 20 April 2017
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