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Osmo Vänskä © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Cleveland

Vänskä and The Cleveland Orchestra in Italian symphonies by non-Italians

By , 16 August 2019
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Jung-Min Amy Lee and Asher Fisch with The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Fisch leads The Cleveland Orchestra in commanding performances of Liszt, Barber and Brahms

By , 10 August 2019
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Andrey Boreyko © Richard de Stoutz
Cleveland

Boreyko and Cleveland Orchestra make impassioned case for Zemlinsky

By , 03 August 2019
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Pepe Romero © Anton Goiri
Cleveland

Pepe Romero highlights Cleveland Orchestra’s mostly Spanish program

By , 19 July 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
Cleveland

Summers@Severance opens with lush Mahler and Beethoven

By , 12 July 2019
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Sir Simon Keenlyside, Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni | courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Sir Simon Keenlyside masterful in songs by Sibelius in Cleveland

By , 23 May 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst, Mitsuko Uchida and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni for The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Welser-Möst and Cleveland Orchestra explore late style of Bartók and Schubert

By , 16 May 2019
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Cleveland

Labèques make a persuasive case for rare Bruch in Cleveland

By , 09 May 2019
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Cleveland

Vivid colors and ecstatic highs mark Denève’s Cleveland Orchestra program

By , 25 April 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Welser-Möst leads Cleveland Orchestra in a mighty Heldenleben

By , 21 March 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads American premiere of Okeanos, a new organ concerto, in Cleveland

By , 14 March 2019
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François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
Cleveland

François-Xavier Roth conducts colorful, brilliant Petrushka in Cleveland

By , 28 February 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin U.K. Lengemann
Cleveland

Blomstedt’s bucolic Beethoven and Mendelssohn in Cleveland

By , 21 February 2019
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Harry Bicket © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra charms in all-Mozart program

By , 14 February 2019
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Garrick Ohlsson © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

Ohlsson and Gilbert conquer Busoni’s Piano Concerto in Cleveland

By , 07 February 2019
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Tamara Wilson (Ariadne) and Andreas Schager (Bacchus) © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Welser-Möst unveils a musically superb Ariadne auf Naxos in Cleveland

By , 13 January 2019
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Tamara Mumford © Fay Fox
Cleveland

A festive Messiah heralds the holidays in Cleveland

By , 06 December 2018
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John Adams conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Adams conducts Adams (and Copland) in Cleveland

By , 29 November 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Cleveland

Hrůša and Ax join Cleveland Orchestra in powerful Eastern European program

By , 15 November 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein plays a superb Rach 3 with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 01 November 2018
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Ingo Metzmacher © Kai Beinert
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

Gimeno leads a scintillating Scheherazade in Cleveland

By , 18 October 2018
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Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
Cleveland

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.
Cleveland

Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala

By , 29 September 2018
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Yefim Bronfman © Frank Stewart
Cleveland

Astonishing Bartók and Prokofiev in Cleveland

By , 27 September 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Two arresting new works in Cleveland season opener

By , 22 September 2018
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Adrien Perruchon © Adrien Perruchon
Cleveland

Carmina Burana at Blossom: A new look at an old friend

By , 25 August 2018
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Kristian Bezuidenhout © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Handel, Haydn, Mozart: A superb summer evening at Cleveland’s Severance Hall

By , 24 August 2018
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James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Cleveland

Perfect music for a summer evening: Gaffigan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 August 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Cleveland

Vasily Petrenko crafts a fresh approach in Cleveland

By , 10 August 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 29 April 2018
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The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Thibaudet powers through an ecstatic Turangalîla in Cleveland

By , 25 April 2018
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Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Jakub Hrůša leads Suk's monumental Asrael Symphony with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 07 April 2018
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Stephane Deneve © Uwe Ditz
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

Tilson Thomas and Trifonov are terrific in Cleveland Orchestra’s Russian program

By , 08 March 2018
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Cleveland

Znaider and The Cleveland Orchestra majestic in Beethoven and Elgar

By , 01 March 2018
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Matthias Pintscher © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Pintscher leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a spectacular all-Ravel program

By , 23 February 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Cleveland

Isabelle Faust brings historically-informed Mendelssohn to Cleveland

By , 16 February 2018
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Dame Mitsuko Uchida © Jean Radel
Cleveland

Mozart, Uchida, and The Cleveland Orchestra: an inspired collaboration continues

By , 08 February 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroiani
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

A valedictory Mahler 9 opens the New Year in Cleveland

By , 11 January 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

Luisi leads Cleveland Orchestra in bold Bruckner and a new Sciarrino concerto

By , 30 November 2017
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Giancarlo Guerrero © Tony Matula
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra première for Stephen Paulus’ Grand Concerto

By , 24 November 2017
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Marc-André Hamelin © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Cleveland

Sparkling Mozart from Hamelin, McGegan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 November 2017
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