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.

11/5

Leon Fleisher, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

Felix Mendelssohn:  Hebrides Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 3

11/12

Marek Janowski, conductor
Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Richard King, horn

Gabriel Faure: Pelléas and Mélisande Suite
Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
Cesar Franck: Symphony in D minor

11/19

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger Prelude
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4

Watch a video interview of Franz Welser-Möst discussing Bruckner

11/26

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

12/3

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8

12/10

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Dimitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

12/17

Marin Alsop, conductor
David Fray, piano

Samuel Barber:  Essay No. 2
Robert Schumann:  Piano Concerto
Aaron Copland:  Symphony No. 3

12/24

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Maureen McKay, soprano

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4

12/31

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joela Jones, piano; Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot
Luba Orgonášová, soprano; Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Herbert Lippert, tenor; Ruben Drole, baritone

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Mass in C major
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Grosse Fuge
Olivier Messiaen:  "Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine"

Watch a concert preview with Franz Welser-Möst