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.

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

4/1

James Feddeck, conductor
Blossom Festival Chorus
Franklin Cohen, clarinet; Laquita Mitchel, soprano; Richard Dixon, tenor; Eric Greene, bass

John Williams:  Liberty Fanfare
John Williams:  Lincoln Suite
Oscar Navarro:  Clarinet Concerto No. 2
George Gershwin:  Porgy and Bess selections

4/8

Blossom Festival Concert
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Richard Wagner:  Tannhäuser Overture
Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 8

Watch an excerpt of the performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 8

4/15

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Vienna Friends of Music Chorus
Malin Hartelius, soprano;  Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Johannes Brahms:  Song of Destiny
Johannes Brahms:  A German Requiem

4/22

Tito Munoz, conductor
Franklin Cohen, clarinet

Johann Strauss, Jr.:  Die Fledermaus Overture
Osvaldo Golijov:  The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Hector Berlioz:  Symphonie fantastique

4/29

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Children's Chorus
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Martina Janková, soprano (Vixen); Alan Held, bass-baritone (Forester); Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano (Fox); Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano (Dog)

Leos Janacek:  The Cunning Little Vixen

 

Watch a preview video about The Cunning Little Vixen