2017 Press Releases

Dec 14, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra Returns to Miami in January & February 2018 for concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Dec 6, 2017 Cleveland Orchestra 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert on January 14, led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst

Nov 7, 2017 Richard and Emily Smucker pledge $15 million to The Cleveland Orchestra

Oct 25, 2017 Conductor Mikko Franck will step in to lead The Cleveland Orchestra’s concerts on December 7-9, 2017 for conductor Christoph von Dohnányi

Oct 11, 2017 Cleveland businesses celebrate The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th season by creating limited edition products

Oct 10, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra announces Education and Community programs taking place Around the Region for its 100th Season

Oct 9, 2017 Cleveland Orchestra announces Annual Gala raises $1,230,000

Oct 5, 2017 Dennis LaBarre to be honored with Cleveland Orchestra’s twenty-second annual Distinguished Service Award

Sep 28, 2017 Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra announce additional details of tour performances for 2017-18; the Orchestra’s extended travel during 100th season includes two concert tours to Europe, appearances in New York, and season-ending tour to Vienna and Tokyo

Sep 27, 2017 Cleveland Foundation and The Cleveland Orchestra distribute 1,000 free tickets to Cleveland Orchestra’s Gala concert October 7

Sep 11, 2017 Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra’s 2017-18 Season is announced

Aug 24, 2017 “Prometheus Project” Education Concert for Students marks the beginning of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th Season and Second Century

Aug 10, 2017 American Public Television distributes WVIZ/PBS documentary on The Cleveland Orchestra’s innovative opera production of Janáček’s “The Cunning Little Vixen”

Aug 10, 2017 Cleveland Orchestra Announces Afendi Yusuf as Principal Clarinet beginning with upcoming 2017-18 Season

July 18, 2017 Individual concert tickets for the 2017-18 Cleveland Orchestra season go on sale Tuesday, August 1

Jul 11, 2017 Call for volunteers for the 2017-18 Cleveland Orchestra concert and event season at Severance Hall

May 31, 2017 Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall on Saturday, October 7, in annual Gala Concert

May 18, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra announces its At the Movies series for 2017-18 season

May 17, 2017 John Williams to conduct The Cleveland Orchestra in program of his movie music on April 8, 2018

May 11, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2017 Star-Spangled Spectacular

May 9, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra to give world premiere performances of Topos by Anthony Cheung at May 18 and 20 concerts

Apr 25, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2017-18 American Greetings Family Concert and PNC Musical Rainbow series

Apr 19, 2017 Production Update, Videos, and Photos: The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst present world premiere of new production of Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande in May 2017 at Severance Hall

Apr 13, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst Release Five-DVD Set of Anton Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9

Apr 5, 2017 Individual Concert Tickets for 2017 Summer Concerts Series: Blossom Music Festival and Summers@Severance go on Sale Monday, May 1

Apr 3, 2017 Vinay Parameswaran appointed Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

Mar 17, 2017 Sweet Moses creates special edition chocolate bar to commemorate the launch of Cleveland Orchestra's second century

Mar 17, 2017 2017-18, 100th Season, Severance Hall

Mar 17, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100TH Season for 2017-18

Mar 3, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra Board of Trustees elects Richard K. Smucker as new President

Feb 27, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra announces Summers@Severance concerts for July & August

Feb 21, 2017 Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra announces auditions for 2017-18 season

Feb 16, 2017 Franz Welser-Mӧst Convenes Special Concert Preview Panel Discussion: “Is J.S. Bach’s SAINT John Passion Anti-Semitic?”

Feb 13, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Encore Presentation of Violins of Hope Education Concert

Feb 10, 2017 Yann Ghiro joins clarinet section of The Cleveland Orchestra

Feb 5, 2017 Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2017 Blossom Music Festival, Presented by the J.M. Smucker Company

Jan 23, 2017 The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst Release Johannes Brahms A German Requiem DVD, Recorded Live at the Abbey of Saint Florian