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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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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Manuel Ajans | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

Elegy, energy and epic dimensions: Dvořák and Brahms in Lucerne

By , 08 September 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
Salzburg

On the rocks: Castellucci delivers an ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

By , 09 August 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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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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Franz Welser-Möst conducts the RSPO © Urban Wedin
Stockholm

Franz Welser-Möst conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich in Stockholm

By , 09 November 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

An Italian journey for Cleveland Orchestra gala

By , 07 October 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Satoshi Aoyagi
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens 100th season with a stunning Cunning Little Vixen

By , 23 September 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
Cleveland

Hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique from Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 July 2017
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | DG
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

Ambiguity, half-truth, obfuscation: a transcendent Pelléas et Mélisande by The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 02 May 2017
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© Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Rare Stravinsky captivates in Cleveland

By , 16 March 2017
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© Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

In Cleveland, a politically fraught St John Passion

By , 09 March 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Vienna Philharmonic showcases two bookends of the Romantic era at Carnegie Hall

By , 26 February 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Schubert + Staar + (Strauss x 2) = Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 February 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Chicago

Pure gold from the Clevelanders and Welser-Möst in Chicago

By , 21 January 2017
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Yefim Bronfman © Oded Antman
Cleveland

Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra majestic in Widmann and Bruckner

By , 12 January 2017
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Markus Werba (Figaro) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
Milan

A vaudevillian Le nozze di Figaro from Frederic Wake-Walker at La Scala

By , 26 October 2016
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Franz Welser-Möst © Carl Juste
Cleveland

Sonic splendor, but oppressively loud: Respighi’s Roman trilogy in Cleveland

By , 06 October 2016
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Paul Jacobs © Fran Kaufman
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens season with Ives, Copland and Sibelius

By , 29 September 2016
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Danae) © Salzburger Festspiele | Forster
Salzburg

Going for gold: Strauss' Die Liebe der Danae returns to Salzburg

By , 05 August 2016
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Surrealism, austerity and heroism: Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

By , 09 July 2016
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Franz Welser-Möst conducts Dvořák's Stabat Mater in Cleveland © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

A lyrical performance of Dvořák's Stabat Mater in Cleveland

By , 26 May 2016
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Philipp Horak
Cleveland

Radiant Janáček and refined Beethoven in Cleveland

By , 19 May 2016
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Amsterdam

Challenging a legacy: disappointing Welser-Möst debut with the RCO

By , 20 April 2016
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Victoria Jaiani (Young Woman) in The Miraculous Mandarin © The Cleveland Orchestra | Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

A darkly dramatic Bartók double bill in Cleveland

By , 07 April 2016
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Leila Josefowicz © Chris Lee
Cleveland

Stunning Adès from Leila Josefowicz in Cleveland

By , 02 April 2016
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Barbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
Cleveland

Abrahamsen’s let me tell you receives brilliant US première

By , 15 January 2016
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Yefim Bronfman © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra's New Year begins with a brilliant all-Beethoven evening

By , 07 January 2016
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The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni | FWM
Cleveland

Messiaen and Verdi share a thorny program in Cleveland

By , 09 October 2015
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Familiar and unfamiliar: Messiaen and Strauss in Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 October 2015
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst capture Mahler’s sound world in his Symphony No. 3

By , 01 October 2015
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Franz Welser-Most © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Welser-Möst leads Cleveland Orchestra season opener in a glorious Alpine Symphony

By , 24 September 2015
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Vienna

Homecoming for the Maestro: Vienna Philharmonic with Welser-Most

By , 06 June 2015
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra ends its Severance Hall season with Messiaen’s austerely beautiful Chronochromie

By , 29 May 2015
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© Carl Juste
Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra and an inspired cast in Strauss’s “Daphne”

By , 27 May 2015
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Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra in Beethoven and Strauss on the themes of nature and domesticity

By , 22 May 2015
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Christian Tetzlaff © Georgia Bertazzi
Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst and Christian Tetzlaff score a hit with Widmann Violin Concerto in Cleveland première

By , 14 May 2015
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Yefim Bronfman © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst and Cleveland Orchestra host Yefim Bronfman for a weekend of Brahms

By , 19 February 2015
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Pierre Boulez © Ingpen & Williams
Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra offers a brilliant 90th birthday tribute to Pierre Boulez

By , 15 January 2015
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra warms a cold winter night with a blazing Daphnis et Chloé

By , 10 January 2015
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