In Focus: Season 2 (Adella Premium) From Richard Strauss to George Walker

Event Information

  • Dates: June 24, 2022 Premieres at 7:00 p.m. (ET)

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

  • Venue: Adella Online (

Event Dates and Tickets

Friday, June 24, 2022 7:00PM

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About the Music

Walker Lilacs for voice and orchestra

R. Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier (compiled by Welser-Möst)

In a program showcasing the breadth and variety of 20th century music, Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra and soprano Latonia Moore in their first performance of George Walker’s Lilacs, which premiered in 1995, as well as an extended suite from Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (1911), compiled by Welser-Möst. The episode will examine his special, long-standing connection to the music of Strauss, and provide an in-depth look into Walker, the first African-American composer to receive a Pulitzer Prize, which was for Lilacs.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Latonia Moore, soprano


Episode Details

In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking. Episodes of In Focus: Season 2 feature selections from the second half of the 2021-22 classical season at Severance, though they are not full live concerts.


Program Book

Physical program books, including large-print versions, will be available at the performance.

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