2022 Press Releases
The Cleveland Orchestra to host annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert on January 15
The Cleveland Orchestra will host its free, annual concert in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. The performance will be led by The Cleveland Orchestra’s assistant conductor Daniel Reith and feature the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Chorus, an all-volunteer community chorus directed by Dr. William Henry Caldwell.
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY added to 2023 Blossom Music Festival performed by Blossom Festival Orchestra and Blossom Festival Chorus September 9
The Cleveland Orchestra announced on Wednesday that Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY will be part of the 2023 Blossom Music Festival. Tickets, starting at $26 each are on sale now, November 30.
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra receives $5 million gift from Geoffrey and Sarah Gund
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra(COYO) announced on Saturday it will receive a $5 million gift from Geoffrey and Sarah Gund to The Cleveland Orchestra’s endowment, helping to ensure this unique musical training experience continues for generations of young people.
The Cleveland Orchestra announces details of inaugural Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival: The American Dream
Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced the title, vision,andprogramming updatessurroundingits inaugural Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival: The American Dream, which takes place May 13 to 20, 2023 at Severance Music Center. The festival includes opera performances, symphonic concerts, pre-and post-concert discussions, and a free concert eventfor the community.
The Cleveland Orchestra announces select performances for 2023 Blossom Music Festival
The Cleveland Orchestra announced a lineup of movies and special presentations as part of its 2023 Blossom Music Festival on Sunday. The full list of programming for the 54th Blossom Music Festival, including classical concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra, will be announced in early 2023.
TCO Digital Media announces 14 new programs October to June on Adella.live and Adella streaming app
The Cleveland Orchestra announced details of the third season of In Focus, its digital streaming concert series on adella.live and the Adella digital streaming app, as well as a new partnership with Symphony.
The Cleveland Orchestra Receives Gift of the Autograph Manuscript of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2
André Gremillet, President and CEO The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, today announced the historic gift to the Orchestra of the autograph manuscript of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” generously donated by one of its Trustees, the noted Austrian media executive and philanthropist Herbert G. Kloiber.
The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2022-23 Family Concert and Music Explorers Series from October to April at Severance Music Center
The Cleveland Orchestra announced on Tuesday its 2022-23 Family Concert and Music Explorers Series. From October to April, these concerts and interactive events will bring seven kid-friendly performances to Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall and Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Music Center.
The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst Appoint Brian Wendel as principal trombone
Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced that Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra have appointed Brian Wendel as principal trombone beginning August 22. He will hold the Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair.
Individual tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2022-2023 Severance Music Center season on sale Monday
Individual concert tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2022-23 season go on sale on Monday, August 8. This marks the 105th season at Severance Music Center and the 21st year of The Orchestra’s partnership with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst.
New this season, a piano recital series featuring three world-renowned pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Vìkingur Ólafsson, and Maria João Pires
The Cleveland Orchestra announced on Tuesday two solo piano recitals to be added to the 2022-23 Severance Music Center classical season: Vìkingur Ólafsson (November 30) and Maria João Pires (May 3). Previously announced, Mitsuko Uchida’s all-Beethoven solo piano recital on February 26 is also part of the Orchestra’s 2022-23 season piano recital series.
The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst Appoint David Radzynski as concertmaster
Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced that after an extensive and rigorous audition and search process, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra have appointed violinist David Radzynski as concertmaster. He will hold the Blossom-Lee Concertmaster Chair, which was endowed by Mrs. John A. Lee in 1975 in honor of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Blossom, Sr. Mr. Radzynski’s start date is in the process of being determined.
Daniel Reith appointed Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra announces that Daniel Reith is the next Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO). Appointed by Franz Welser-Möst, Mr. Reith joins the Orchestra’s conducting staff as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in September at the start of the 2022-23 season at Severance Music Center.
Calendar of in-person Community & Education Events in Greater Cleveland Beginning in May
The Cleveland Orchestra announces details of recent and upcoming education and community engagement events, providing children, families, and citizens across Northeast Ohio with opportunities to connect with the Orchestra and with music this spring, summer, and early fall.
The Cleveland Orchestra returns to international touring in 2022 to Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Hamburg, Linz, Lucerne, Prague, and Vienna
In August and September 2022, The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst embark on their 20th international tour together, with 12 performances in nine European cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Hamburg, Linz, Lucerne, Prague, and Vienna. Over the course of three weeks from August 31 to September 16, the tour’s concert programs will feature the music of Berg, Bruckner, Rihm, Schubert, Strauss, as well as Mozart with pianist Igor Levit.
Free Tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra’s free, annual concert in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. led by Associate Conductor Vinay Parameswaran featuring soprano Jacqueline Echols and narrator Tony Sias.
The Cleveland Orchestra Announces its 105th Season, September 2022–May 2023 at Severance Music Center
We’re excited to announce our 2022-23 season at Severance! Join us for highlights ranging from three Mahler symphonies and Adams’s El Niño oratorio to Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and Widmann’s Viola Concerto. Subscription tickets are on sale now.
The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Florida, expanding its Miami residency to three weeks in 2022-23 season, marking its 16th year at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
The Cleveland Orchestra returns to The Sunshine State for performances in Miami. Marking its 16th year in Florida, the Orchestra performs works by Ravel, Varèse, and Debussy in November 2022, plus Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Respighi, and Deutsch in January 2023. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads the January performances and is joined by guest violinist Lisa Batiashvili for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, while Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the November concerts and is joined by guest pianist George Li for Debussy’s Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra.
The Cleveland Orchestra announces next two recording releases, featuring music by Richard Strauss and George Walker, led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst
The Strauss album features three of Richard Strauss's early tone poems (Macbeth, Don Juan, and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks), providing a tantalizing window into Welser-Möst's reputation as a renowned conductor of Strauss’s music. The George Walker album offers an exploration of the composer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Lilacs for voice and orchestra with soprano Latonia Moore, as well as Antifonys for string orchestra, and Sinfonias No. 4 and No. 5.
IDAGIO and The Cleveland Orchestra announce collaboration & launch of Global Concert Hall streams
IDAGIO, the world’s leading audio and video classical streaming platform, announces today a new collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra, beginning with the launch of twelve streamed events in the Global Concert Hall. The programmes feature acclaimed conductors and soloists, including The Cleveland Orchestra’s music director Franz Welser-Möst; pianists Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, and Marc-André Hamelin; and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis.
The Cleveland Orchestra announces three 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award winners
The Cleveland Orchestra announces its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award winners for 2022: Joan Southgate, Dolores White, and the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center. Established to recognize extraordinary contributions by individuals and organizations that have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of Dr. King’s teachings, the MLK Community Service Awards recognize these women and this organization for their outstanding contributions to the Cleveland community.
The Cleveland Orchestra announces 2022 Blossom Music Festival, presented by The J.M. Smucker Co.
Nineteen concerts are currently part of the 2022 Blossom Music Festival, which runs from Fourth of July through Labor Day weekends (July 2 – September 4) at the Orchestra’s scenic summer home nestled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Subscriptions are on sale now, with individual tickets available for purchase on Monday, April 4.
Season 2 of In Focus, The Cleveland Orchestra’s digital concert series, premieres February 4 on adella.live and Adella streaming app
Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced details of the second season of In Focus, its digital streaming concert series on adella.live and the Adella digital streaming app. Following its successful launch in 2020 and series of fifteen episodes in Season 1, the second season of In Focus, running from February to June, includes a total of six new episodes.
The Cleveland Orchestra Cancels January 2022 Adrienne Arsht Center concerts and residency
The Cleveland Orchestra regrets to announce the cancellation of its 2022 Miami residency in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The decision has been made for the safety of the Orchestra and traveling staff due to the steady increase of Covid-19 cases and high transmission rating from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).