The Cleveland OrchestraAlan Gilbert, conductorAlisa Weilerstein, cello
As exciting and tuneful as his famous "New World" Symphony, Dvořák's Eighth revels in the sheer joy of being alive in a world of natural wonders. This thrilling work is paired with Barber's gorgeous, almost cinematic Cello Concerto — bringing together two artists with long-held ties to the Cleveland community to celebrate the Orchestra's Centennial Season.
At a GlanceBARBER - Cello ConcertoDVOŘÁK - Symphony No. 8
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Free Concert Preview: "The Wow Factor!"with guest speaker Rose Breckenridge, Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups administrator and lecturer
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