Cleveland Orchestra
Wednesdays @ 8PM

Hosted by Robert Conrad, this broadcast series includes concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall, at Knight Concert Hall in Miami, Blossom Music Center, the Musikverein, and St. Florian Abby in Austria. It also includes a concert by the Orchestra at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in an archival performance under the direction of George Szell. One of the highlights of the series is the Fate and Freedom Festival, conceived by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, which pairs the symphonies of Beethoven and Shostakovich. Welser-Möst also leads the ensemble and violinist Julia Fischer in a Brahms Festival featuring the composer's most beloved overtures and symphonies. The series culminates in stunning presentation of Janácek's opera The Cunning Little Vixen.

1/7

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Johannes Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4

1/14

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Johannes Brahms: "Tragic" Overture
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2

1/21

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2
Eric Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Waltzes and Polkas

Watch this video about the Cleveland Orchestra's residency in Miami, Florida

1/28

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Richard Strauss: Songs from Don Juan
Claude Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from "The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian"
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Watch this video about the Cleveland Orchestra's residency in Miami, Florida

2/4

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Antonin Dvorak:  Overture to Othello
Sergei Prokofiev:  Violin Concerto No. 1
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

2/11

David Robertson, conductor
Mary Kay Fink, flute
Jessica Rivera, soprano;  Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano;  Garrett Sorenson, tenor;  John Relyea, bass-baritone

Christopher Rouse:  Rapture
Gabriela Lena Frank: Piccolo Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Requiem

2/18

Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2

2/25

George Szell, conductor
John Browning, piano

Richard Wagner:  Overture to Die Meistersinger
Samuel Barber: Piano Concerto
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 9 in C "Great"

3/4

Blossom Festival Concert
Hans Graf, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Maurice Ravel: La Valse
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Waltzes and Polkas

3/11

Blossom Festival Concert
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Baba Skride, violin

Felix Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Richard Strauss:  Don Juan
George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

3/18

Blossom Festival Concert
Jahja Ling, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnole

3/25

Blossom Festival Concert
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Christine Brewer, soprano;  Alan Held, bass

Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Richard Wagner: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music from Die Walkure
Richard Wagner: Excerpts from Die Götterdamerung