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The Cleveland Orchestra announces 99th season for 2016-17

Severance Hall Highlights:

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst to lead works by Bach and Bruckner; 20th-century composers Copland, Ives, Ligeti, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Varèse; and 21st-century composers Anthony Cheung and Jörg Widmann, among others

Eleven works ranging from Martinů, Henze, Matthias Pintscher, to Augusta Read Thomas performed for the first time by the Orchestra

Returning Conductors and Guest Artists include Christoph von Dohnányi, Andrew Davis, Stéphane Denève, and Matthias Pintscher as well as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Yefim Bronfman, Julia Fischer, Murray Perahia, Daniil Trifonov, and Mitsuko Uchida

Artist debuts include Paul Jacobs, Harry Bicket, Alain Altinoglu, and James Ehnes

Bach’s St. John Passion led by Welser-Möst and works by Handel, Rameau, and Purcell led by Harry Bicket


Screening of West Side Story film in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with the Orchestra playing the film score live

Subscriptions on sale now, starting at just $87 for a three-concert package

“Under 18s Free” continues during 2016-17 Season

Release Date:  March 6, 2016

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst have announced details of the Orchestra’s 2016-17 season. The year marks the Orchestra’s 99th season and the 15th season of the acclaimed partnership with its Music Director. Recent praise of the Orchestra under the artistic leadership of Franz Welser-Möst includes The New York Times calling the ensemble “…American’s most brilliant orchestra,” and The Wall Street Journal stating that the Orchestra is “…magnificent.”

As it nears the centennial of its founding in 2018, The Cleveland Orchestra’s commitment to artistic and musical excellence is demonstrated during the 2016-17 season with programs that juxtapose old and new masterpieces in meaningful context with 20th- and 21st-century masterworks. The 2016-17 season includes presentations of opera, ballet, Education and Family concerts, community engagement programs, Fridays@7, Summers@Severance, film scores performed live, and collaborations with pop and jazz singers during the Orchestra’s summer season at Blossom Music Center.

“There is no greater joy for me than collaborating with the wonderful group of artists onstage,” says Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. “With the confidence and support of the community we serve, the members of The Cleveland Orchestra and I are able to challenge each other to ever greater heights of excellence and achievement in our art with each passing season. With constant and focused effort, we work to maintain and enhance the excellence of this Orchestra to stay relevant in a changing society.”

PROGRAMS LED BY FRANZ WELSER-MÖST

September 29 and 30: In celebration of the beginning of his 15th season with The Cleveland Orchestra, Welser-Möst opens with Ives’s Symphony No. 3, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, and Copland’s Symphony for Organ and Orchestra featuring the debut of organist Paul Jacobs performing with The Cleveland Orchestra.

October 6-9: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and three of Respighi’s evocative tone poems: Roman Festivals, The Fountains of Rome, and The Pines of Rome.

January 12 and 14: Frequent Cleveland Orchestra collaborator Yefim Bronfman joins Welser-Möst for the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of Jörg Widmann’s Trauermarsch for piano and orchestra (the composer’s first piano concerto) alongside Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7.

March 9, 11, and 12: Bach’s St. John Passion with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and soloists Maximilian Schmitt (tenor / Evangelist), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone / Christus), Michael Sumuel (bass-baritone / Pilatus), Lauren Snouffer (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), and Nicholas Phan (tenor).

March 16 and 18: An all-Stravinsky program that includes the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of Threni, Lamentations of Jeremiah with the vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire making their Severance Hall debut. Also on the program are Fireworks, Apollon Musagète, and the Symphonies of Wind Instruments.

May 2, 4, and 6: This season’s annual opera production features Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande with baritone Elliot Madore (Pelléas), soprano Martina Janková (Mélisande), bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Golaud), bass Peter Rose (Arkel), mezzo-soprano Nancy Maultsby (Geneviève), soprano Julie Mathevet (Yniold), and baritone David Castillo (Doctor/Shepherd).

May 11, 13, and 14: Violinist Julia Fischer is featured in the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of Henze’s Il Vitalino raddoppiato alongside Mendelssohn’s complete Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream with actor Itay Tiran.

May 18 and 20: The world premiere of a new work by Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow Anthony Cheung and Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, as well as two Haydn Symphonies, No. 39 and No. 96 (“The Miracle”).

May 25, 26, and 27: Pianist Murray Perahia performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Also on the program is Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured Night]and Varèse’s Amériques.

WORKS PERFORMED FOR THE FIRST TIME BY THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

The 2016-17 season will introduce 11 works into The Cleveland Orchestra’s extensive repertoire: Handel’s Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No. 11, Henze’s Il Vitalino raddoppiato, Herrmann’s Suite from Psycho, Martinů’s Parables, Matthias Pintscher’s Ex Nihilio, Purcell’s Suite from King Arthur, Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades, Stravinsky’s Threni, Lamentations of Jeremiah, Augusta Read Thomas’s Violin Concerto No. 3 (“Juggler in Paradise”), Jörg Widmann’s Trauermarsch for piano and orchestra, and Vaughan Williams’s Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra.

MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA PERFORM AS SOLOIST

Three Cleveland Orchestra principal players are featured as soloists this season. Concertmaster William Preucil will perform Augusta Read Thomas’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Principal cellist Mark Kosower performs as soloist in Strauss’s Don Quixote and principal oboist Frank Rosenwein will perform Vaughan Williams’s Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra. 

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA DEBUTS

Six guest artists make their Cleveland Orchestra debuts during the 2016-17 season: organist Paul Jacobs, soprano Julie Mathevet, baritones David Castillo and Elliot Madore, bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, and actor Itay Tiran. Guest conductors Alain Altinoglu and Harry Bicket, also make their Cleveland Orchestra debuts.

SEVERANCE HALL DEBUTS

In the 2016-17 season, the following guest artists and ensembles perform for the first time at Severance Hall: violinists Baiba Skride and James Ehnes, pianist Cédric Tiberghien, and the vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire. Cleveland Orchestra Associate Conductor Brett Mitchell makes his Severance Hall subscription concerts debut.

GUEST CONDUCTORS

Seven distinguished guest conductors return to Severance Hall this season: Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Laureate Christoph von Dohnányi, Semyon Bychkov, Andrew Davis, James Gaffigan, Matthew Halls, Jakub Hrůša, and Jaap van Zweden.

DANIEL R. LEWIS YOUNG COMPOSER FELLOW

In May 2017, the Orchestra and Welser-Möst will give the world premiere of a new work by Anthony Cheung that was commissioned as part of his Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellowship. With the 2015-16 season, Cheung began his first year as The Cleveland Orchestra’s ninth Young Composer Fellow. In March and April 2016 the Orchestra gave the first Cleveland performances of Cheung’s Lyra. Also during 2016 as part of his fellowship, Cheung participated in rehearsals and in educational activities serving the Northeast Ohio community.

FRIDAYS@7

Inaugurated in October 2009 with Franz Welser-Möst, Fridays@7 continue with three concerts in the 2016-17 season on October 21, January 6, and March 3 – each with a 7:00 p.m. start time, no intermission, and an after-party following each Orchestra concert.

WEST SIDE STORY

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the complete version of the film West Side Story will be screened with the Orchestra playing the film score live in June.  (Please note that the starting times for the June 1, 2, and 3 performances have been changed to 7:00 p.m., as listed in the updated calendar at the end of this release.)

GALA CONCERT OCTOBER 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Gala Concert for the 2016-17 season will feature multi-Grammy Award- winning pianist Emanuel Ax. The gala evening, which takes place on October 1, includes a pre-concert cocktail reception, gala performance, and post-concert dinner. Proceeds benefit The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education and Community Programs. Additional gala details were announced in June.

2016 HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Announced in February, the 2016 Holiday Festival will include seven performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ with Pennsylvania Balletat Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. Conducted by Cleveland Orchestra Associate Conductor Brett Mitchell, the performances will be presented at the State Theatre November 30 through December 4. The 2016 Holiday Festival also features The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual Christmas Concerts, December 10-18, exploring the music of Christmas with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, and guest choruses. The performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ and the Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concerts are sponsored by Dollar Bank. A pair of PNC Holiday Musical Rainbow concerts for young people and their families, titled Christmas Brass Quintet, take place on December 9 and 10.

“UNDER 18s FREE”

“Under 18s Free” is a program of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences. The Center, created with a lead endowment gift from the Maltz family Foundation, was established to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. “Under 18s Free” continues to develop young audiences by making attending Orchestra concerts affordable for families, offering free tickets to young people, 17 and under, for select Severance Hall concerts again this season.

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.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY RESIDENCY

Inaugurated in 2010, the biennial residency at Indiana University continues in January 2017 with Franz Welser-Möst and the Orchestra returning for a series of orchestral repertoire and masterclasses, as well as side-by-side rehearsals. A highlight of the residency is a January 19 performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Yefim Bronfman.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA MIAMI RESIDENCY

In March 2016, details of Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 11th annual residency, which features four weeks of performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, including education and community programs, were announced.

SUBSCRIPTION AND TICKET INFORMATION

Subscriptions for the 2016-17 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 August 15, 2016. 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, or visit us online at clevelandorchestra.com


 2016-17 Corporate Sponsors:
American Greetings Corporation
BakerHostetler
Buyers Products Company
Dollar Bank
Eaton
Ernst & Young LLP
FirstEnergy Foundation
FirstMerit Bank
Forest City
Frantz Ward LLP
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
NACCO Industries Inc.
Jones Day
KeyBank
The Lincoln Electric Foundation
Litigation Management, Inc.
The Lubrizol Corporation
Materion Corporation
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MTD Products, Inc.
North Coast Container Corp.
Olympic Steel, Inc.
Parker Hannifin Foundation
PNC Bank
Quality Electrodynamics (QED)
RPM International Inc.
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Thompson Hine LLP
Tucker Ellis


2016-17 Season at Severance Hall

(as of August 16, 2016)

FALL SEASON

 

OPENING NIGHT:  SIBELIUS’S SECOND

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ – Cleveland Orchestra debut

IVES  Symphony No. 3 (“The Camp Meeting”)
COPLAND  Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 2


RESPIGHI’S PINES OF ROME

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8
RESPIGHI  Roman Festivals
RESPIGHI  The Fountains of Rome
RESPIGHI  The Pines of Rome


DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Baiba Skride, violin – Severance Hall debut

MUSSORGSKY/arr. Shostakovich  Prelude to Khovanshchina
SHOSTAKOVICH  Violin Concerto No. 2
DUTILLEUX  Métaboles
RAVEL  Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloé


YUJA WANG PLAYS BARTÓK

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

MARTINŮ  Parables – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BARTÓK  Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4


BRAHMS’S FOURTH

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, conductor

MARTINŮ  Parables – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4


FRIDAYS@7
YUJA WANG PLAYS BARTÓK

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

BARTÓK  Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4


ROMEO AND JULIET

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, conductor
James Ehnes, violin – Severance Hall debut

PROKOFIEV  Suite from The Love for Three Oranges
PROKOFIEV  Violin Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV  Suite from Romeo and Juliet


DURUFLÉ REQUIEM

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Matthew Halls, conductor
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

HAYDN  Te Deum for the Empress Maria Therese
SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 4 (“Tragic”)
DURUFLÉ  Requiem


BEETHOVEN’S FATEFUL FIFTH

Friday, November 25, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

BRITTEN  Sinfonia da Requiem
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 23
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5


2016 Holiday Festival: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
with Pennsylvania Ballet at Playhouse Square

State Theater, Playhouse Square
1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Ballet
Angel Corella, artistic director
The Cleveland Orchestra
conducted by Brett Mitchell
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

TCHAIKOVSKY George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ [complete ballet]

Sponsor:  Dollar Bank

Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concerts

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.* A
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.* A
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.* C
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.* Y
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.* Y
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.* W
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.* C
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.* W
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.* C
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.* Y

The Cleveland Orchestra
Robert Porco, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus *
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus C
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble Y
Wooster Chorus of The College of Wooster W
Lisa Wong, director
University of Akron Chamber Choir A
Marie Bucoy-Calavan, director

Celebrate the holiday season with The Cleveland Orchestra and Choruses in these annual offerings of music for the season, including sing-alongs and a very special guest — all in the festive Yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.

Sponsor:  Dollar Bank

Celebrate the holiday season with The Cleveland Orchestra and Choruses in these annual offerings of music for the season, including sing-alongs and a very special guest – all in the festive Yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.


WINTER SEASON

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

HERRMANN  Suite from Psycho – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
SCHOENBERG  Piano Concerto
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
BARTÓK  Concerto for Orchestra


RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11 a.m.

FRIDAYS@7
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
James Gaffigan, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

HERRMANN  Suite from Psycho – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue (original jazz band version)
BARTÓK  Concerto for Orchestra


BRUCKNER’S SEVENTH

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

WIDMANN  Trauermarsch for piano and orchestra– FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 7


SCHUBERT AND MAHLER

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
Paul Groves, tenor

SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”)
MAHLER  Das Lied von der Erde [The Song of the Earth]


MOZART AND TCHAIKOVSKY

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Katia Labèque, piano
Marielle Labèque, piano

MOZART  Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY  Manfred Symphony


DEBUSSY’S LA MER

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Cédric Tiberghien, piano – Severance Hall debut

PINTSCHER  Ex Nihilo – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
SAINT-SAËNS  Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Egyptian”)
SCHOENBERG  Chamber Symphony No. 2
DEBUSSY  La Mer


Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Cédric Tiberghien, piano – Severance Hall debut

PINTSCHER  Ex Nihilo – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
SAINT-SAËNS  Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Egyptian”)
DEBUSSY  La Mer


ALL AMERICAN:  COPLAND AND BERNSTEIN

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
William Preucil, violin

BERNSTEIN  Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront – FIRST SEVERANCE HALL PERFORMANCES
THOMAS  Violin Concerto No. 3 (“Juggler in Paradise”) – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
COPLAND  Symphony No. 3

 

FRIDAYS@7
COPLAND’S THIRD

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
William Preucil, violin

THOMAS  Violin Concerto No. 3 (“Juggler in Paradise”) – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
COPLAND  Symphony No. 3


BACH’S ST. JOHN PASSION

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor (Evangelist)
Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone (Christus)
Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone (Pilatus) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

BACH  St. John Passion


ALL STRAVINSKY

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Seraphic Fire, vocal ensemble – Severance Hall debut
Patrick Dupré Quigley, founder & artistic director
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

STRAVINSKY  Fireworks
STRAVINSKY  Apollon Musagète
STRAVINSKY  Symphonies of Wind Instruments
STRAVINSKY  Threni, Lamentations of Jeremiah – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES


HANDEL’S ROYAL FIREWORKS MUSIC

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Harry Bicket, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut

HANDEL  Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 11 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
RAMEAU  Suite from Les Boréades – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
PURCELL  Suite from King Arthur – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
HANDEL  Music for the Royal Fireworks


MITSUKO UCHIDA’S MOZART

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor
William Preucil, concertmaster and leader

MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 13
MENDELSSOHN  Sinfonia No. 2
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 20


DON QUIXOTE

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor
Frank Rosenwein, oboe
Mark Kosower, cello

DELIUS  Brigg Fair, an English Rhapsody
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
STRAUSS  Don Quixote

 

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Andrew Davis, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

DELIUS  Brigg Fair, an English Rhapsody
STRAUSS  Don Quixote


OPERA:  PELLÉAS AND MÉLISANDE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Elliot Madore, baritone (Pelléas) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Martina Janková, soprano (Mélisande)
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone (Golaud)
Peter Rose, bass (Arkel)
Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano (Geneviève)
Julie Mathevet, soprano (Yniold) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
David Castillo, baritone (Doctor/Shepherd) – Cleveland Orchestra debut

DEBUSSY  Pelléas and Mélisande (Opera in Five Acts)

(Sung in French with English supertitles)


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin
Itay Tiran, actor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Anya Matanovic, soprano
Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano – Severance Hall debut
Ladies of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

HENZE  Il Vitalino raddoppiata – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
MENDELSSOHN  Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete)


HAYDN’S MIRACLE

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

HAYDN  Symphony No. 39
LIGETI  Piano Concerto
CHEUNG  New Work [WORLD PREMIERE, Cleveland Orchestra Commission]
HAYDN  Symphony No. 96 (“The Miracle”)

Anthony Cheung is the current Daniel R. Lewis Young Composers Fellow. 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.


HAYDN’S MIRACLE

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

HAYDN  Symphony No. 39
LIGETI  Piano Concerto
HAYDN  Symphony No. 96 (“The Miracle”)


Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4
SCHOENBERG  Verklärte Nacht [Transfigured Night]
VARÈSE  Amériques


WEST SIDE STORY LIVE

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 3 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor

BERNSTEIN  West Side Story
Film with live accompaniment


All programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.