In Focus

In Focus (Adella Premium*) Season 3
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The Cleveland Orchestra brings you new episodes of its digital concert series on Adella Premium, along with behind-the-scenes interviews & features on the music and music-making.

New EpisodesSeason 3



Dvoƙák traveled to America in the 1890s, and this wild, new country thrilled him. He admired the beauty of African American spirituals and was fascinated by Native American traditions.

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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”).

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MOZART & Schoenberg


Franz Welser-Möst takes a walk through his Vienna, bringing us insight into a world music capital that was home to both of the featured composers on this Adella Premium program.

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Symphony No. 36

As Franz Welser-Möst’s conducts its namesake Symphony, Mozart Symphony No. 36 ("Linz"), he shares his history with the venerable Austrian city.

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Shades of Light

Boulanger, Debussy, & Chin

Light, shade, and color play an integral role in this luminously French program of Lili Boulanger, Claude Debussy, and Korean composer Unsuk Chin.

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Mozart’s Prague

Dame Jane Glover conducts

Dame Jane Glover and The Cleveland Orchestra relish the “wonderful exuberance and nonchalant brilliance” of Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”) of Mozart, her touchstone composer.

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Bringing It Home

Peter Otto & Walton’s Violin Concerto

Peter Otto, The Cleveland Orchestra’s first associate concertmaster, shares his interpretation of the Walton Violin Concerto.

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The Drive

Mäkelä & Szeps-Znaider

Conductor Klaus Mäkelä then leads the Orchestra in a thrilling version of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 with violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider.

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An Artist’s Voice

From Sibelius to Adès

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a program of works by fiercely individualistic composers.

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Past Episodes Season 2


After a collective period of reflection, Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra launch the second In Focus season.

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Begin Again

Musical encounters are revealed as Franz Welser-Möst leads a world premiere and revisits a masterpiece.

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Through the Adams looking glass, we see reflections of his past, present and future — as a composer, an influencer, and a champion of new music and musicians.

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The Seeker, Herbert Blomstedt

A glimpse into how Blomstedt elicits great performances from orchestras across the globe.

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London Calling: Jane Glover and Imogen Cooper

Towering British artistic figures reunite in Cleveland for a program featuring music by their countrymen.

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From Richard Strauss to George Walker

Special connections to the music of Strauss and an in-depth look into Walker, the first Pulitzer Prize winning African-American composer.

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Season 1


This opening performance for our In Focus broadcast series brings together new inspirations in the form of souvenirs from the past, with three musical works created across history, place, and styles.

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Bronfman & Beethoven

For this broadcast, a pair of pieces reflects the sensibilities of two very different centuries.

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Inventions: Bach to Mendelssohn

Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan explores works of invention and seasonal abundance, from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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Musical Patterns

This concert celebrates connections between old and new, between today’s musical patterns and the timeless, structured elegance of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Franz Welser-Möst offers a different look at Bizet’s colorful and flamboyant opera Carmen.

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Memory & Transformation

Works by Shostakovich and Messiaen reflect on memorialization and spiritual transformation.

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Visions & Impressions

Opening with a solitary flute and concluding with the largest and grandest of all pipe instruments, a quartet of musical works speak to the ethereal and momentary nature of music.

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Musical Magicians

This program offers discoveries new and old, highlighting music’s magical ability to uncover and reveal pleasures, dreams, and unexpected connections.

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Style & Craft

This broadcast features two talented young musicians — one French (Ravel), one English (Britten), and both with great gift for melody and form, style, and craft.

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Order & Disorder

A program of juxtaposition from two of music’s most creative composers (Mozart & Berg), writing in two styles more than a century apart.

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Celestial Serenades

This program embraces the journey of finding meaning in grief and reflection, while also returning to the simple joys of everyday life.

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Dance & Drama

Music for theater and film has strong historical roots, inspiring music of extraordinary character — vividly turning action into sound and creating moods of tenderness, romance, confrontation, and celebration.

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