The Cleveland Orchestra in Residence
A Model for the 21st Century
The Cleveland Orchestra is developing long-term residency partnerships in great international cities which share the goal of building or enhancing a strong musical culture. In Miami, New York,and Vienna, among others, Cleveland already has active and growing initiatives based on the Orchestra’s reputation for excellence in performance and music education.
Collaboration with a community, its arts and cultural institutions, and its schools are at the heart of this partnership model. Crafted around artistically preeminent concerts, Cleveland Orchestra residencies feature proven programs in audience development, musician training, community engagement, and music education. Cleveland’s consummate professionals teach the young musicians who will build tomorrow’s great orchestras and dedicate family concerts to building the world’s future audiences.
We believe orchestras should play a significant role in the development and enrichment of society. Cleveland’s music director, Franz Welser-Möst, has set the stage with his artistic passion, his philosophy about music and its role in education, and his engaged leadership style. Along with the leadership of the Musical Arts Association and executive director Gary Hanson, he is building The Cleveland Orchestra’s future in Northeast Ohio, nationally and internationally by defining a unique role for the Orchestra in the global context of the 21st century.
Cleveland Orchestra Residencies
- Lucerne Festival: A biennial residency at the international festival in Switzerland, featuring Roche Commissions – a project involving the Orchestra, the Festival, and Carnegie Hall.
- Miami: The Cleveland Orchestra serves more than 20,000 adults and young people in the Miami-Dade community through a variety of concerts and community engagement activities including school programs and coaching with university students. The Orchestra performs concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and partners with numerous community organizations. For more information, please visit clevelandorchestramiami.com.
- New York: In 2011, the Orchestra began a new residency releationship with New York’s Lincoln Center Festival with Franz Welser-Möst leading a week of concerts performing Bruckner symphonies and works by John Adams. The residency will continue in future years, with additional themed programming or in featuring the Orchestra in fully-staged opera presentations.
- Vienna: The Orchestra’s residency at the famed Musikverein (home of the Vienna Philharmonic) is the first of its kind by an American orchestra. The Orchestra held its fourth Musikverein residency in Fall 2009, as part of a ten-concert tour and returned in November 2011 for a fifth set of concerts in residence. The residencies continue in 2013, with programming of works by Beethoven and Shostakovich.