The Ecstasy of Tristan and Isolde

prometheus festival

The Centennial Season ends with a special presentation of all nine of Beethoven's symphonies, examined through the metaphor of Prometheus, a daring Greek Titan who defied Zeus to bestow on humanity the gift of fire — a spark that has powered the imagination of generations. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear Beethoven's genius in all its glory.

Click or tap here to read the program book for this festival

And . . . read more about Franz's inspiration for this project in an online series of essays by clicking or tapping here!

Learning Opportunity: Panel Discussion

May 9 - Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (FREE)
A conversation with Franz Welser-Möst and Mark Evan Bonds
moderated by Francesa Brittan

This discussion was broadcast live and can be viewed here:

         


FESTIVAL PROGRAMS

Beethoven's First and Third Preview Image

Beethoven's First & Third

May 10 - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

At a Glance
Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")


Buy Tickets

Beethoven's Fourth & Seventh Preview Image

BEETHOVEN'S FOURTH & SEVENTH

May 11 - Friday at 8:00 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

At a Glance
Overture to Egmont
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 7


Buy Tickets

Beethoven's Eighth and Fifth Preview Image

BEETHOVEN'S EIGHTH & FIFTH

May 12 - Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

At a Glance
Overture: Coriolan
Symphony No. 8
Symphony No. 5


Buy Tickets

Beethoven's Sixth and Second Preview Image

BEETHOVEN'S SIXTH & SECOND

May 13 - Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

At a Glance
Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")
Symphony No. 2
Leonore Overture No. 3


Buy Tickets

Beethoven's Ninth Preview Image

BEETHOVEN'S NINTH

May 17 - Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
May 18 - Friday at 8:00 p.m.
May 19 - Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
with

Erin Wall, soprano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Norbert Ernst, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

At a Glance
Grosse Fuge (string orchestra version)
Symphony No. 9 ("Choral")

Sponsor: Thompson Hine LLP


THU | Buy Tickets

FRI | Buy Tickets

SAT | Buy Tickets