In Focus: Season 3 (Adella Premium) Shades of Light

Event Information

  • Dates: February 3, 2023 Available only on Adella Premium
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Alan Gilbert, conductor
  • Venue: Adella Online (

Event Dates and Tickets

Friday, February 3, 2023 7:00PM

About the Music

DEBUSSY   La Mer (The Sea)

Chin   Rocaná for Orchestra

L. BOULANGER   D’un matin de printemps (On a Spring Morning)

Light, shade, and color play an integral role in this luminously French program of Lili Boulanger (D'un matin de printemps), Claude Debussy (La mer), and Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s Rocaná (Room of Light). Conductor Alan Gilbert, whose association with the Orchestra goes back to his days as assistant conductor under Christoph von Dohnányi, discusses the music, his relationship with the orchestra, and the sacred nature of the score.
A banquet of shimmering, Romantic-era music, with a related new work included for balance, the lineup is practically tailor-made for a perfectionist orchestra like Cleveland, whose reputation rests on nuance, precision, and tonal luster.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor


Program Notes

Discover informative commentary and background information about the music, composers, and performing artists featured in this program.

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