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Vienna - The Prometheus Project 1

Thursday evening 
24 May 2018
at 7:30 p.m.

This concert is presented 
in
Vienna, Austria, as part 
of 
The Cleveland Orchestra's 
three-continent presentation
of The Prometheus Project.

    
The Prometheus Project
THESIS / ARGUMENT

Prometheus was, for the ancient Greeks, for scholars of the Renaissance, for the philosophers and dreamers of Beethoven’s time, what we today call a superhero.  He was a mythical role model, a metaphor for action and for advancing what Beethoven thought of as the “fight for Good.”  Prometheus was portrayed in paintings and poetry, in plays and ballets.  His story was told by citizens and teachers.  His actions and meaning were discussed by thinkers.   And, as Franz Welser-Möst explains — in words and in performance — Beethoven wrote the idea and ideals of Prometheus into his music, thus sharing with us his personal worldview by turning philosophy into sound.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

Musikverein
Vienna, Austria

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

At a Glance
BEETHOVEN - Overture, Creatures of Prometheus
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")  

   
PRINTED PROGRAM BOOK
To view and read the printed program book for The Prometheus Project concerts in Cleveland (May 10-19, 2018), click or tap here.

For updates during the 2018 Vienna and Tokyo Tour, check out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Join the conversation by using hashtag #cleorchtour.

       
EUROPEAN TOUR SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDING
The Cleveland Orchestra thanks these corporations and individuals for generously supporting the Orchestra’s 2017-18 European Tours, including performances of The Prometheus Project in Vienna in May 2018: Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG, voestalpine AG, Tele München Group, Miba AG, Herbert Kloiber, Wolfgang Berndt, Robert Ehrlich, and Alfred Umdasch.    

The Cleveland Orchestra European Advisory board members: Herbert Kloiber (chair), Wolfgang Berndt (vice chair), Richard K. Smucker (Cleveland Orchestra Board President), Gabriele Eder, Robert Ehrlich, Peter Mitterbauer, Elisabeth Umdasch.  

JAPAN TOUR SPONSORSHIP AND FUNDING
The Cleveland Orchestra thanks Quality Electrodynamics (QED), and Mrs. Mikiko and Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder & CEO of QED, for their generous support as presenting sponsors of The Prometheus Project performances in Tokyo in June 2018.

INTERNATIONAL SPONSORSHIP
With special thanks to Clasart Classic, the Orchestra’s Global Media Sponsor, and to Jones Day for international touring sponsorship.