In Focus: Season 3 (Adella Premium) Come as You Are

Event Information

  • Dates: June 9, 2023 Adella Premium
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
  • Venue: Adella Online (

Event Dates and Tickets

Friday, June 9, 2023 7:00PM

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About the Music

STRAUSS - Ein Heldenleben (“A Hero's Life”)

Franz Welser-Möst believes in approaching music with “open ears,” especially in a piece as rich with extra-musical context as Strauss's very personal Ein Heldenleben (“A Hero's Life”). Welser-Möst shares the work's connection to the composer’s life and his own classical approach to this Romantic staple, encouraging performers and listeners alike to “let the music speak.” David Radzynski — the Orchestra’s newly appointed concertmaster — reflects on how the human voice inspires his reading of the virtuosic solo violin part and discusses his musical roots.

Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor


Program Notes

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