The Cleveland Orchestra has a long tradition of providing attending audience members with informative commentary and background information free of charge. For over a century, our printed program books have been praised for the depth and breadth of the contents provided — about the concerts and the Orchestra, and about the ensemble's work in the community and fame around the world.
For the 2020-21 season, The Cleveland Orchestra is launching a new digital program book called Stageview to replace our printed books. Designed and optimized to be read on your smartphone, the Stageview digital book features program notes, bios of the artists, and more — and can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Read ahead of time, or while watching our "In Focus" concert broadcasts at home.
ABOUT: To read a one-sheet PDF about our new digital program books: PDF About
HOW TO ACCESS: Simply text "TCO" to 216-238-0883 and follow the link to begin reading. (By texting to this number, you may receive messages about The Cleveland Orchestra and its performances; message and data rates may apply. Reply "HELP" for help, "STOP" to cancel.)
Click here to send text to read book: Stageview
FEEDBACK: We're eager to hear from you about our new book. Feedback is always welcome and helps us continue to improve and refine our offerings to the public. Please email your thoughts to: Managing Editor.
More About the Music
Commentary and program notes in Cleveland Orchestra program books are intended to inform listeners about the composers’ lives and the historical background of the works performed at every subscription concert. We try to write about music in a clear and friendly way, with notes written to encourage open-minded listening to new works and provide fresh insights for hearing familiar pieces. Program notes will be available through our digital program book Stageview, beginning at least two weeks (or more) prior to each concert or broadcast.
Click to read a sample program note from a past printed book.