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The Cleveland Orchestra announces 98th season, for 2015-16

Season Highlights:

  • Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6; all-Bartók program: The Miraculous Mandarin and Bluebeard’s Castle; Mahler’s Symphony No. 3; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4
  • Three of Strauss’s epic and expansive tone poems: An Alpine Symphony, Also sprach Zarathustra [Thus Spake Zarathustra]; and Ein Heldenleben [A Hero’s Life]
  • Pianist Mitsuko Uchida returns to perform and conduct an all-Mozart program being recorded as part of her ongoing collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra – Ms. Uchida travels with the Orchestra to perform the same program at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in February 2016
  • Cleveland Orchestra Chorus to be featured in major choral-orchestral works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Handel, Mahler, and Verdi
  • Artistry of The Cleveland Orchestra’s extraordinary string section featured in Beethoven and Mozart
  • Works by Central- and Eastern-European composers, including Bartók, Dvořák, and Janáček
  • Music of renowned French composers including Berlioz, Debussy, Messiaen, and Ravel
  • Wagner works featured – Excerpts from Götterdämmerung, Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, and the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of Polonia Overture
  • World Premiere of Richard Sortomme’s Concerto for Two Violas with Cleveland Orchestra members Robert Vernon and Lynne Ramsey
  • World Premiere of Bernard Rands’s English Horn Concerto for Cleveland Orchestra english horn player Robert Walters
  • Anthony Cheung named next Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow; Cheung’s work Lyra will receive its first Cleveland Orchestra performances
  • 20th- and 21st-century works by noted composers Hans Abrahamsen, Thomas Adès, Marc-André Dalbavie, György Kurtág, and Goffredo Petrassi
  • Gala Concert on October 3 features soprano Renée Fleming
  • Subscriptions for the 2015-16 season are on sale now; tickets to individual performances go on sale in late summer

Release Date:  March 1, 2015

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst have announced details of the Orchestra’s 2015-16 season. The year marks the Orchestra’s 98th season and the 14th season with Franz Welser-Möst as Music Director. Highlights include Mr. Welser-Möst conducting Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6 and the continuation of his ongoing tradition of presenting opera performances at Severance Hall with an all-Bartók program of the opera Bluebeard’s Castle and The Miraculous Mandarin as well as performances of orchestral masterworks including Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4.Three of Strauss’s epic and expansive tone poems – An Alpine Symphony, Also sprach Zarathustra [Thus Spake Zarathustra] and Ein Heldenleben [A Hero’s Life] are also a major highlight of the season. The 2015-16 season once again showcases the Orchestra in collaboration with world-renowned guest conductors and featured guest artists performing repertoire at the highest possible level, across a wide range of the orchestral music canon.

Additional highlights of performances led by Mr. Welser-Möst include Orchestral Excerpts from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, as well as the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of Liszt’s Orpheus, Symphonic Poem No 4; Janáček’s Suite from From the House of the Dead, and Dvořák’s The Wood Dove.

Subscriptions for the 2015-16 season are on sale now and start at just $87 for a three-concert package. Subscribers receive seating priority over individual-ticket buyers, ticket exchange privileges, and other benefits, including savings of up to 30% off individual ticket prices. Tickets to individual performances go on sale in late summer.

PRINCIPAL VIOLA ROBERT VERNON

After 40 seasons, Principal Viola Robert Vernon will retire from the ensemble in the summer of 2016. Mr. Vernon will have had the longest tenure of any string principal in the Orchestra's history. The title of Principal Emeritus will be bestowed upon him at the time of his retirement. In November 2015, Mr. Vernon will appear as soloist in the world premiere of a Cleveland Orchestra-commissioned work, Richard Sortomme’s Concerto for Two Violas and Orchestra on Themes from Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, “From My Life,” which he will perform with First Assistant Principal Viola Lynne Ramsey.

GUEST ARTISTS

Guest instrumentalists returning to Cleveland include violinists Leila Josefowicz, Leonidas Kavakos, and Frank Peter Zimmermann; pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Yefim Bronfman, Rudolf Buchbinder, Kirill Gerstein, Stephen Hough, Maria João Pires, and Mitsuko Uchida; cellist Truls Mørk; and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Vocalists returning include sopranos Barbara Hannigan, Luba Orgonášová, and Yulia Van Doren; mezzo-sopranos Jennifer Johnson Cano and Kelley O’Connor; tenors Norbert Ernst and John Tessier; bass-baritone Eric Owens; and bass John Relyea. Artists making their Cleveland Orchestra debuts are soprano Katarina Dalayman, mezzo-sopranos Jennifer Johnston and Marie-Nicole Lemieux, and bass Mikhail Petrenko, as well as pianist Jan Lisiecki. Pianist Julien Brocal will make his Severance Hall debut in an all-Beethoven recital with Maria João Pires.

This season features four members of the Orchestra as soloists. In addition to the performances by Robert Vernon and Lynne Ramsey, Principal Keyboardist Joela Jones performs as piano soloist in Messiaen’s Couleurs de la cité céleste [Colors of the Celestial City] and Principal Flute Joshua Smith performs in Mozart’s Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis.

GUEST CONDUCTORS

Distinguished conductors returning include Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Laureate Christoph von Dohnányi, Herbert Blomstedt, Lionel Bringuier, Alan Gilbert, Jane Glover, Gianandrea Noseda, Vladimir Jurowski, and Antonio Pappano. Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Antoni Wit make their Cleveland Orchestra debuts.

WORLD PREMIERES AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS

The Cleveland Orchestra continues its long tradition of commissioning new works and performing works of the 20th and 21st centuries. This season includes two world premieres and one United States premiere. In addition to the world premiere of the Sortomme Concerto for Two Violas, at Severance Hall the Orchestra will give the world premiere of Bernard Rands’s Concerto for English Horn, commissioned by Oberlin Conservatory for Cleveland Orchestra english horn player Robert Walters, and they will give the U.S. premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you with soprano Barbara Hannigan. Twentieth- and 21st-century works by noted composers to be featured include Thomas Adès’s Concentric Paths, Marc-André Dalbavie’s La Source d’un Regard, Abrahamsen’s let me tell you, György Kurtág’s Grabstein für Stephan, and the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of Goffredo Petrassi’s Partita.

DANIEL R. LEWIS YOUNG COMPOSER FELLOW

Anthony Cheung will begin his first year as The Cleveland Orchestra’s ninth Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow; he has been commissioned to create a new work to be premiered by the Orchestra during the 2016-17 season. The Orchestra will give the first Cleveland performances of Cheung’s Lyra during the 2015016 season, and he will participate in rehearsals and in educational activities serving the Northeast Ohio community as part of his fellowship. The Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow program began in 1998. Works by the composers are commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra through the Young Composers Endowment Fund, which was established in 1997 by a generous endowment gift from Jan R. and Daniel R. Lewis, who reside in Florida.

American composer and pianist Anthony Cheung is a performer, advocate for new music, and artistic director of the Talea Ensemble, which he co-founded in 2007. His music has been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, and performed by the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW ensemble, the Minnesota Orchestra, the French National Orchestras of Lille and Lorraine, and Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, among others. In 2012 he received the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and he has also received first prize in the Sixth International Dutilleux Competition as well as awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and ASCAP.

GALA CONCERT OCTOBER 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Gala Concert for the 2015-16 season will feature distinguished soprano Renée Fleming. The gala evening, which takes place on October 3, includes a pre-concert cocktail reception, gala performance, and post-concert dinner. Proceeds benefit The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education and Community Programs. Gala leadership includes Chair Norma Lerner, Co-Chair Nancy McCann, and Corporate Chair Beth Mooney. Additional gala details will be announced as the season approaches.

CONTINUING COLLABORATIONS WITH UCHIDA AND BRONFMAN

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida returns to perform and conduct an all-Mozart program being recorded as part of her ongoing collaboration with the Orchestra, which began when she gave her first performance with the Orchestra in Severance Hall in February 1990. In February 2016, Ms. Uchida travels with the Orchestra to perform the same program at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. This season will mark the 30th anniversary of pianist Yefim Bronfman’s Cleveland Orchestra debut and he returns, after performing and recording Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 in the 2014-15 season, to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, plus the Choral Fantasy alongside the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.

CHORAL MASTERWORKS

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus will perform in major choral-orchestral works, including Handel’s Messiah conducted by Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco during a weekend in December. Over the course of the season, the Chorus also performs in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, and selections from Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces.

MUSICAL THREADS: FRENCH, GERMAN, CENTRAL- AND EASTERN-EUROPEAN

Music by renowned French composers includes Messiaen’s Chronochromie, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Debussy’s Images, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, and the first Cleveland Orchestra performancesof Messiaen’s Couleurs de la cité céleste [Colors of the Celestial City]. There is also a focus on works by Central- and Eastern-European composers, including Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and his Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta plus the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of Janáček’s Suite from From the House of the Dead and Dvořák’s The Wood Dove.

EXTRAORDINARY STRING SECTION

The remarkable string section of The Cleveland Orchestra will be featured in Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 (for string orchestra) and Mozart’s Divertimento in D major led by William Preucil, the Orchestra’s concertmaster. On separate occasions, The New York Times remarked: “Again the playing was brilliant, especially in the strings, with fluid cascades and incandescent tremolos.” And “… the sound of the subdued strings still had body, russet coloring and character.”

CONCERT PREVIEWS AT SEVERANCE HALL

Free Concert Previews are presented beginning one hour prior to most Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall. Designed to enrich the concert-going experience, Previews feature a variety of speakers, interviews, and performance presentations. For details about topics and scheduled speakers or artists, visit clevelandorchestra.com throughout the season. The Concert Preview series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.

ON TOUR IN EUROPE (2015) AND NEW YORK CITY (2016)

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Europe in fall 2015 for a week-long residency in Vienna, Austria at the Musikverein. Additional tour stops include engagements in Belgium, France, Germany, and in Milan, Italy as part of Expo 2015. In early 2016, the Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for two performances, first on January 17 led by Franz Welser-Möst in a program featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan in the New York premiere of Abrahamsen’s let me tell you and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4. The second concert features two Mozart piano concertos with longtime Cleveland Orchestra collaborator Mitsuko Uchida as both soloist and conductor, on February 14.


SUBSCRIPTION AND TICKET INFORMATION

Subscriptions for the 2015-16 season are on sale now and start at just $87 for a three-concert package. Subscribers receive seating priority over individual-ticket buyers, ticket exchange privileges, and other benefits, including savings of up to 30% over individual ticket prices. Tickets to individual performances go on sale in late summer. For more information about the variety of subscription packages offered, or for other questions, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141


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2015-16 Season at Severance Hall

FALL SEASON

ALPINE SYMPHONY

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

MOZART - Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”)
STRAUSS - An Alpine Symphony


MAHLER’S THIRD SYMPHONY

Thursday, OCTOBER 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, OCTOBER 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

MAHLER - Symphony No. 3


A GALA EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING

Saturday, OCTOBER 3, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano

Program to be announced.


ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA

Thursday, OCTOBER 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joela Jones, piano

MESSIAEN - L’Ascension: 4 méditations symphoniques
MESSIAEN - Couleurs de la cité céleste [Colors of the Celestial City] — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
STRAUSS - Also sprach Zarathustra

VERDI SACRED PIECES

Friday, OCTOBER 9, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joela Jones, piano
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

MESSIAEN - Chronochromie
MESSIAEN - Couleurs de la cité céleste [Colors of the Celestial City] — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
VERDI - Stabat Mater and Te Deum, from Four Sacred Pieces

ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA

Saturday, OCTOBER 10, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joela Jones, piano
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

STRAUSS - Also sprach Zarathustra
MESSIAEN - Couleurs de la cité céleste [Colors of the Celestial City]
        — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
VERDI - Stabat Mater and Te Deum, from Four Sacred Pieces


SYMPHONIC DANCES

Friday, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

SHOSTAKOVICH - Violin Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF - Symphonic Dances


SYMPHONIC DANCES

Saturday, NOVEMBER 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, NOVEMBER 8, 2015 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

PETRASSI - Partita — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
SHOSTAKOVICH - Violin Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF - Symphonic Dances


SCHUBERT’S GREAT SYMPHONY

Thursday, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, NOVEMBER 20, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 21, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Robert Vernon, viola
Lynne Ramsey, viola

SMETANA - Overture to The Bartered Bride
SARTOMME - Concerto for Two Violas and Orchestra
         on Themes from Smetana’s String Quartet No.1, “From My Life”
         [WORLD PREMIERE, Cleveland Orchestra Commission]
SCHUBERT -  Symphony in C major (“The Great”)


SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Friday, NOVEMBER 27, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 28, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, NOVEMBER 29, 2015 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Robert Walters, english horn

DEBUSSY - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
RANDS - Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra
        — WORLD PREMIERE, Oberlin Conservatory Commission
BERLIOZ - Symphonie fantastique


HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Thursday, DECEMBER 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, DECEMBER 4, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, DECEMBER 5, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Robert Porco, conductor
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, tenor
John Relyea, bass
Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus

HANDEL - Messiah


WINTER SEASON

BRONFMAN PLAYS BEETHOVEN

Thursday, JANUARY 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, JANUARY 9, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

BEETHOVEN - String Quartet No. 15 (for string orchestra)
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN - Choral Fantasy

BRONFMAN PLAYS BEETHOVEN

Friday, JANUARY 8, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN - String Quartet No. 15 (for string orchestra)
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 3


SHOSTAKOVICH’S FOURTH SYMPHONY

Thursday, JANUARY 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, JANUARY 15, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano

ABRAHAMSEN -  let me tell you [U.S. PREMIERE]
SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 4


RAVEL AND DEBUSSY

Thursday, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

DALBAVIE - La Source d’un Regard — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
RAVEL - Piano Concerto in G major
DEBUSSY - Images

Friday, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 at 7 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

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RAVEL - Piano Concerto in G major
DEBUSSY - Images


MITSUKO UCHIDA’S MOZART

Thursday, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor
William Preucil, concertmaster and leader

MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 17
MOZART - Divertimento in D major
MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 25


DVOŘÁK’S SEVENTH SYMPHONY

Thursday, FEBRUARY 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 20, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

BERWALD - Symphony No. 3 (“Sinfonie singulière”)
DVOŘÁK - Symphony No. 7


THE INEXTINGUISHABLE

Thursday, MARCH 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MARCH 5, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, MARCH 6, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

SCHUMANN - Overture to Manfred
DVOŘÁK - Piano Concerto
NIELSEN - Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)


MARIA JOÃO PIRES AND JULIEN BROCAL PLAY BEETHOVEN

Thursday, MARCH 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Maria João Pires, piano
Julien Brocal, piano – Severance Hall debut

Program to include:
BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonata No. 31
BEETHOVEN - Piano Sonata No. 32


SPRING SEASON

TRULS MØRK PLAYS SCHUMANN

Thursday, MARCH 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MARCH 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Truls Mørk, cello

KURTÁG - Grabstein für Stephan
SCHUMANN - Cello Concerto
BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 6


WAGNER’S GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Thursday, MARCH 31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 2, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

CHEUNG - Lyra – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
ADÈS - Concentric Paths (for violin and orchestra)
WAGNER - Orchestral Excerpts from Götterdämmerung

Friday, APRIL 1, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

ADÈS - Concentric Paths (for violin and orchestra)
WAGNER - Orchestral Excerpts from Götterdämmerung


BARTÓK ON STAGE

Thursday, APRIL 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, APRIL 8, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 9, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, APRIL 10, 2016 at 5 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Mikhail Petrenko, bass – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Katarina Dalayman, soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

BARTÓK - The Miraculous Mandarin
BARTÓK - Bluebeard’s Castle


MOZART & HAYDN

Thursday, APRIL 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 16, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jane Glover, conductor
Joshua Smith, flute
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

HAYDN - Symphony No. 6 (“Le Matin”)
MOZART - Concerto in C major for Flute and Harp
MOZART - Symphony No. 39

Friday, APRIL 15, 2016 at 7 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jane Glover, conductor
Joshua Smith, flute
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

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MOZART - Concerto in C major for Flute and Harp
MOZART - Symphony No. 39


BEETHOVEN’S HEROIC SYMPHONY

Thursday, APRIL 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 23, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, APRIL 24, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Antoni Wit, conductor — Cleveland Orchestra debut
Jan Lisiecki, piano — Cleveland Orchestra debut

WAGNER - Polonia Overture — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
CHOPIN - Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)


A HERO’S LIFE

Thursday, APRIL 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 30, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano — Cleveland Orchestra debut

WAGNER - Prelude and Love-Death from Tristan and Isolde
CHAUSSON - Poème de l’amour et de la mer
STRAUSS - Ein Heldenleben [A Hero’s Life]

Friday, APRIL 29, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Antonio Pappano, conductor

WAGNER - Prelude and Love-Death from Tristan and Isolde
STRAUSS - Ein Heldenleben [A Hero’s Life]


STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD

Thursday, MAY 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 7, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor — Cleveland Orchestra debut
Kirill Gerstein, piano

KODÁLY - Dances of Galánta
RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY - Suite from The Firebird [1945 version]

Friday, MAY 6, 2016 at 11 a.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY - Suite from The Firebird [1945 version]

Friday, MAY 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Kirill Gerstein, piano

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RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY - Suite from The Firebird [1945 version]


ZIMMERMANN PLAYS BARTÓK

Thursday, MAY 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, MAY 13, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 14, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

LISZT - Orpheus: Symphonic Poem No. 4 — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BARTÓK - Violin Concerto No. 2
BARTÓK - Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta


BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR CONCERTO

Thursday, MAY 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 21, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, MAY 22, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

DVOŘÁK - The Wood Dove — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
JANÁČEK - Suite from From the House of the Dead — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

Friday, MAY 20, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

JANÁČEK - Suite from From the House of the Dead — FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)


DVOŘÁK’S STABAT MATER

Thursday, MAY 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 28, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Luba Orgonášová, soprano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano — Cleveland Orchestra debut
Norbert Ernst, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

DVOŘÁK - Stabat Mater


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