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The Cleveland Orchestra sets the standard of artistic excellence, concert programming, and community engagement. Even if you can't be at Severance Hall or Blossom Music Center in person, you can hear The Cleveland Orchestra each week in live or recorded radio broadcasts. The 2017-2018 season marks the 53rd broadcast season and the 100th anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra. This centennial season features a star-studded line-up of guest conductors and soloists who help celebrate this milestone, including Michael Tilson Thomas, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniil Trifonov, Alan Gilbert, Emanuel Ax, Alisa Weilerstein and more. 


Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will also lead the orhestra in Mahler's 6th and 9th Symphonies as well as Wagner's Tristan and Isolde and Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

The Cleveland Orchestra will be joined by 27 year old Russian pianist, Daniil Trifonov. Trifonov has been described by BBC Radio 3 as "simply remarkable... Daniil Trifonov's playing is a heady mix of super-virtuoso and the ability to generate the utmost tenderness". Tune in August 22nd to hear Trifonov play Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Pathetique.

July 2018 with The Cleveland Orchestra

Jun 27, 2018

It's a new broadcast season of the Cleveland Orchestra beginning July 11th with an exciting line up featuring Beethoven, Stravisnky, Debussy, Mahler, and Elgar!

Joan Tower's Made in America is presented on 3/19.  Learn more about Grammy-award winning contemporary classical composer and one of the most successful woman composers of all time, Joan Tower as she celebrated her 80th birthday in February 2018 with a celebration at her alma mater Bennington College.

This month the Cleveland Orchestra takes us into the archives for a program (2/26) that includes Smetana's From Bohemia’s Meadows and Forests. (Photo Sunny Forest Road, South Bohemia)

2/5       Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 and 24, Divertimento in F (Mitsuko Uchida, p and cond)

The Cleveland Orchestra

12/4      Delius:  Brigg Fair Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto R. Strauss: Don Quixote (Frank Rosenwein, o; Wes Collins, vla; Mark Kosower, c; Andrew Davis, cond)

12/11    100th anniversary concert  Brahms:  Symphony No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 1 (Maurizio Pollini, p; William Steinberg, cond)

12/18    Archival concert Brahms: Violin Concerto Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 (David Oistrakh, v; Oistrakh and George Szell, cond)


We'll hear Verdi's Ballet Music for MacBeth on the November 27th broadcast.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst,  currently Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, is one of today's most distinguished conductors.  Welcome to this new 26-week season of concerts.

December 2016 Listings for the Cleveland Orchestra

Dec 1, 2016

This month, the Cleveland Orchestra hosts two international piano competitions, and you can hear all the action here on Classical 91.5

November 2016 Listings for the Cleveland Orchestra

Oct 27, 2016

This month, we hear the past, present, and future Cleveland Orchestra, with recent performances of Brahms Concertos and Symphonies, a concert from the Cleveland Youth Symphony, and an archival recording of a concert conducted by the late Lorin Maazel with Mstislav Rostropovich, this month on Classical 91.5.

The Orchestra's new Executive Director Andre Gremillet points to the neighborhood residencies as an important way to create new connections between the musicians and people across the region.

"It's all about how do you make more of an impact," says Gremillet.  "How do you make a difference as an orchestra in the community where you are?"

Read more about the Cleveland Orchestras impact on communities around Cleveland.