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Program Book Archive

The Cleveland Orchestra is working to make available program books from past seasons for general interest and research.  It is our intention to make more books available as time, resources, and budgeting allows, and eventually to provide an online index for accessing this and the Orchestra's past performance history. 

     

Please keep in mind that the program notes in these books are held under copyright by the author/s and/or the Orchestra.  For information about reprinting or using these notes, please contact the Program Book Editor.

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2017-18 Centennail Season

Week 1:  (published September 20)
    Sep 23, 24, 26: The Cunning Little Vixen

Weeks 2 and 3:  (published September 27)
    Sep 28, 30:  Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
    Sep 29:  All-Beethoven
    Oct 5, 6:  Mahler's Sixth Symphony
 

2017 Blossom Music Festival

Blossom Book No. 1:  (published June 28)
    July 1, 2:  Gershwin & Tchaikovsky
    July 3, 4:  A Salute to America
    July 7:  Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique
    July 8:  A Night at the Opera

Blossom Book No. 2:  (published July 11)
    July 15:  Beethoven's Seventh
    July 16:  Best of Broadway
    July 22:  Dvorak's New World / Side-by-Side

    July 23:  Fire and Rain
    July 29:  Mozart & Rachmaninoff

Blossom Book No. 3:  (published August 2)
    August 5:  Tchaikovsky's Favorites
    August 6:  Romantic Vienna
    August 12:  Stravinsky's The Firebird
    August 13:  Hollywood Superheroes

Blossom Book No. 4:  (published August 16)
    August 19:  Bolero
    August 26:  Holst's The Planets
    August 27:  A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
    September 1-2-3:  Movie Night:  E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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2016-17 Season

Weeks 1 and 2
     Sep 29, 30:  Sibelius Second Symphony
     Oct 6, 7, 8, 9:  Respighi's Roman Triptych

Weeks 3 and 4:
     Oct 14, 15, 16:  Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe
     Oct 20, 21, 22:  Brahms Symphony and Bartok Concerto
     Oct 25:  At the Movies:  Nosfera
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Week 5:
     Oct 27, 28, 29:  Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet
     Nov 17, 19, 20:  Durufle Requiem
     Nov 25, 26, 27:  Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
     Jan 5, 6, 7:  Rhapsody in Blue
     Jan 12, 14:  Bruckner's Seventh Symphony
     Feb 9, 10, 11:  Mahler's Song of the Earth
     Feb 16, 17, 18:  Mozart and Tchaikovsky
     Feb 23, 24, 25:  Debussy's La Mer
     Mar 2, 3, 4:  All-American:  Copland and Bernstein
     
Week 14:
     Mar 9, 11, 12:  Bach's Saint John Passion
     
Week 15:
     Mar 16, 18:  All Stravinsky
     Mar 30, 31, Apr 1:  Handel's Royal Fireworks Music
     Apr 6, 7, 8:  Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart
     
Week 18:
     Apr 20, 21, 22:  Don Quixote
     
Week 19:
     May 2, 4, 6:  Opera:  Pelléas and Mélisande
     May 11, 13, 14:  Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream
     May 18, 19, 20:  Haydn, Ligeti, and World Premiere

     May 25, 26, 27:  Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto
     June 1, 2, 3, 4:  West Side Story
  


2016 Blossom Music Festival

Blossom Book No. 1:  
 
   July 2, 3:  1812 Overture
    July 4:  A Salute to America
    July 9:  Beethoven's Heroric Symphony

Blossom Book No. 2:
    July 16:  Mozart Under the Stars
    July 17:  An American in Paris
    July 23:  Thibaudet Plays Grieg

    July 24:  Magic of the Movies

Blossom Book No. 3:
    July 30:  Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony / Side-by-Side
    July 31:  Michael Feinstein's Broadway
    August 7:  Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony

Blossom Book No. 4
    August 13:  Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
    August 20:  The Music of Led Zeppelin
    August 27:  Orpheus Plays Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
    September 3-4:  Movie Night:  Raiders of the Lost Ark

          

2015-16 Program Books

Week 1 – September 24, 25, 26
An Alpine Symphony

Week 2 – October 1, 2
Mahler's Third Symphony

Week 3 – October 8, 9 , 10
Also Sprach Zarathustra + Verdi + Messiaen

Week 4 – November 6, 7, 8
Rachmaninoff Dances

Week 5 – November 19, 20, 21
Schubert's Great C-Major Symphony

Week 6 – November 27, 28, 29
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Week 7 – December 3, 4, 5
Handel's Messiah

Week 8 January 7, 8, 9
All-Beethoven

Week 9M January 16
Martin Luther King Celebration Concert

Week 9 January 14, 15
Shostakovich Fourth Symphony

Week 10 February 4, 5, 6
Ravel and Debussy

Week 11 February 11, 12, 13
Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart

Week 12 February 18, 19, 20
Herbert Blomstedt Conducts Dvořák

Week 13 March 3, 5, 6
Stephen Hough Plays Dvořák

Week 14 March 24, 26
Welser-Möst Conducts Bruckner's Sixth

Week 15 March 31, April 1, 2
Wagner's Götterdämmerung

Week 16 – April 7, 8, 9, 10
Bartók on Stage:  Opera and Ballet Doublebill

Week 17 – 14, 15, 16
Mozart and Haydn

Week 18 – April 21, 23, 24
Beethoven's Heroic Symphony

Week 19 – April 28, 29, 30
A Hero's Life

Week 20 – May 5, 6, 7
Stravinsky's The Firebird

Week 21– May 12, 13, 14
Frank Peter Zimmermann Plays Bartók

Week 22 – May 19, 20, 21, 22
Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Week 23 – May 26, 28
Dvořák's Stabat Mater

 

2014-15 Program Books

Please note that we are rebuilding this section and expect to have all of the the 2014-15 season's book here shortly.

Click link below to view and read the program book for any of the following classical subscription weeks:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9 January 8, 9, 10
Mozart and Ravel

Week 10 January 15, 16, 17
Week 10a:  Pierre Boulez 90th Birthday Salute
Week 10b:  Mahler's Sixth Symphony

Week 11 January 23, 24
Pictures at an Exhibition

Week 12 January 29, 30, 31
Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony

Week 13February 12, 13, 14
Sibelius Violin Concerto
plus
At the Movies: Vertigo

Week 14February 19, 20, 21, 22
Bronfman Plays Brahms

Week 15 March 12, 13, 14
Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

Week 16 March 19, 20, 21, 22
Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony

Week 17 April 9, 10, 11
Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart

Week 18 April 16, 17, 18
All-French:  Ravel's Boléro

Week 19 April 23, 25
Stravinsky's Pétrouchka

Week 20 April 30, May 1, 2
All Haydn

Week 21 May 7, 9, 10
Berlioz's Damnation of Faust

Week 22 May 14, 15, 16
Dvořák's New World Symphony

Week 23 May 22, 28, 29
Beethoven, Strauss, Messiaen, Dvorak

Week 24 May 27, 30
Opera:  Strauss's Daphne

   
2013-14 Program Books

Click link below to view and read the program book for any of the following classical subscription weeks:

Week 1 – September 19, 20, 21
Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Week 2 – September 26, 27
Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

Week 3October 10, 12, 13
Franck's Symphony in D minor

Week 4October 17, 18, 19
Jakub Hrůša Conducts Haydn, Dvořák, and Janáček

Week 5October 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Fate and Freedom:  Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich

Week 6October 31, November 1, 2
Franz Welser-Möst Conducts Beethoven and Messiaen

Week 7November 29, 30, December 1
Marin Alsop Conducts Barber, Schumann, and Copland

Week 8December 5, 6, 7
Beethoven's Piano Concertos 2 and 3

Week 9January 9, 10, 11, 12
Julia Fischer Plays Brahms

Week 10January 16, 17,18
Mozart, Widmann, and Beethoven

Week 11February 6, 7, 8
Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Elgar

Week 12February 13, 14, 15, 16
Mahler and Brahms 
plus Celebrity Series: Casablanca

Week 13February 13, 14, 15, 16
Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody / Britten's Spring Symphony

Week 14March 27, 29, 30
Dohnányi Conducts Schumann

Week 15April 3, 4, 5
Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart

Week 16April 10, 11, 12
Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff

Week 17 April 17, 19
Dvořák and Tchaikovsky

Week 18 April 24, 26
Beethoven's First Piano Concerto

Week 19 May 1, 2, 3, 4
Mozart's Requiem

Week 20 May 8, 10
Grieg Piano Concerto

Week 21 May 17, 20, 22, 24
Opera:  The Cunning Little Vixen

Week 22 May 29, 30, 31
Prokofiev's Cinderella     

  
2012-13 Program Books

Click link below to read and view the program book for:

BOOKS FROM THE 2012-13 CLASSICAL SUBSCRIPTION SEASON

Week 1 – September 20 and 22: 
Mahler Third Symphony

Week 2 – September 27, 28, 29: 
Symphonie fantastique

Week 3 – October 4, 5, 6 
Love & Mozart / Fridays@7

Week 4 – October 11, 13, 14
Stravinsky's Pétrouchka

Week 5 – October 18, 19, 20 
All Russian

Week 6 – October 25, 26, 27
Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto

Week 7 – November 8, 9 10
Franz Welser-Möst Conducts Beethoven

Week 8 – November 23, 24, 25
Chopin and Rachmaninoff

Week 9December 6, 7, 8 and 11
Béla Fleck / Fridays@7 / Charlie Chaplin

Week 10January 10, 11, 12
Garrick Ohlsson Plays Tchaikovsky

Week 11January 17, 18, 19
Joshua Bell Plays Beethoven / Fridays@7

Week 12February 9, 10
Prokofiev's Sixth Symphony

Week 13February 14, 15, 16
Blomstedt Conducts Beethoven's Seventh

Week 14February 21, 22, 23, 24
Dvořák's New World Symphony

Week 15February 28, March 1, 2
Dohnányi Conducts Mahler's First Symphony

Week 16March 21, 23
Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Seventh

Week 17April 4, 5, 6
Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart

Week 18 – April 11, 12, 13, 14
Carl Orff's Carmina Burana

Week 19April 18, 20, 21
Franz Welser-Möst Conducts Dvořák's Sixth

Week 20April 25, 26, 27
Haydn's The Seasons

Week 21-AMay 3, 4, 5
Koopman Conducts Mozart & Haydn

Week 21-BMay 9, 10
Koopman Conducts Handel's Water Music

OTHER 2012-13 PROGRAM BOOKS

Family ConcertsOct 28, Mar 8, May 12
1213 Family Concerts

Gala 2012 – November 3
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Dvořák

Holiday Festival 2012December 14-23
Cleveland Orchestra Christmas and Pink Martini: Joy to the World

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