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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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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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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Cleveland

Vasily Petrenko crafts a fresh approach in Cleveland

By , 10 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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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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William Preucil © Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Concertmaster Preucil guides Cleveland Orchestra in chamber-like playing

By , 09 November 2017
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Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
Cleveland

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
Cleveland

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
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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© Patrick Dupre Quigley
Cleveland

In Cleveland, a joyous Mozart Requiem

By , 18 August 2017
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Bertrand Chamayou © Marco Borggreve | Warner Classics
Cleveland

Bertrand Chamayou makes brilliant Cleveland Orchestra debut in Scriabin concerto

By , 28 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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Frank Rosenwein and Sir Andrew Davis © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto receives a belated Cleveland Orchestra première

By , 20 April 2017
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Harry Bicket © Richard Haughton
Cleveland

Harry Bicket charms with all-Baroque Cleveland Orchestra program

By , 30 March 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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Matthias Pintscher © Felix Broede
Cleveland

With a composer’s ear: Matthias Pintscher conducts a highlight of The Cleveland Orchestra's season

By , 23 February 2017
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Xian Zhang © Benjamin Ealovega
Cleveland

Byronic bombast: Xian Zhang jumps in to make Cleveland Orchestra debut

By , 16 February 2017
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Michelle DeYoung © Kristin Hoebermann
Cleveland

A sensuously paced Das Lied von der Erde from Runnicles and the Cleveland Orchestra

By , 09 February 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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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein offers an intriguing match in Cleveland: Schoenberg vs Gershwin

By , 05 January 2017
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
Cleveland

Jaap van Zweden and the Cleveland Orchestra bring freshness to Beethoven’s Fifth

By , 26 November 2016
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
Cleveland

Brilliant Prokofiev from the Cleveland Orchestra led by Stéphane Denève

By , 27 October 2016
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Jakub Hrůša © Prague Philharmonia | V Krsul
Cleveland

Brilliant Bartók from Yuja Wang and Jakub Hrůša in Cleveland

By , 20 October 2016
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Austere Shostakovich as Alain Altinoglu and Baiba Skride make brilliant Cleveland Orchestra debuts

By , 14 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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