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In Focus: Episode 1, Inspirations


IN FOCUS: Broadcast Episode 1
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

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Music Overview

RESPIGHI - Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3
WALKER - Antifonys (for string orchestra)
TCHAIKOVSKY - Souvenier de Florence (for string orchestra)

This opening performance for our In Focus broadcast series brings together new inspirations in the form of souvenirs from the past, with three musical works created across history, place, and styles. Respighi took his departure from Renaissance lute music, while American composer George Walker was inspired by the collision of music styles he experienced as a student in Paris.  Tchaikovsky penned his souvenir filled with ideas and melodies from a trip from Russia to Italy. 

In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking.

Each In Focus broadcast presentation is available for viewing for three months from its premiere.

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IN FOCUS Concert Series

Premiering in October 2020, The Cleveland Orchestra's In Focus series is a new @Home broadcast presentation recorded in high definition audio and video, combining Cleveland Orchestra performances together with a backstage look at the Orchestra's musicians and music-making.  Each one-hour episode is recorded live at Severance Hall and will be available to view exclusively through The Cleveland Orchestra’s new digital streaming service, Adella.  More details about In Focus and Adella can be read here.

ADELLA Digital Streaming and App

Adella is The Cleveland Orchestra's all-new digital streaming service.  Premiering in October 2020, this app and digital media offering is named after the Orchestra's founder, Adella Prentiss Hughes.  More details about Adella and In Focus can be read here.

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