FL: : Under the leadership of Music Director Franz
Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra
has become one of the most sought-after performing
ensembles in the world. Enjoy one of their breathtaking performances
live at the Van Wezel Mon. Jan. 23 @ 8 PM.
In concerts at its winter home at Severance
Hall and at each summer’s Blossom Festival, in residencies
from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The
Orchestra sets the highest standards of artistic
excellence, creative programming, and community engagement.
The partnership with Franz Welser-Möst,
now in its tenth season, has earned The Cleveland
Orchestra frequent international tours and ongoing
residencies in Lucerne, Miami, and Vienna – the first
of its kind by an American orchestra. Performances in New
York in summer 2011 launched an ongoing residency at the Lincoln
Center Festival, and in fall 2010, the Orchestra toured to
Asia and performed a residency at Tokyo’s famed Suntory
Hall. The Orchestra’s U.S. tours under Mr. Welser-Möst
include regular appearances at Carnegie Hall. Through an unprecedented
long-term residency project, the Orchestra has performed annually
since January 2007 in Miami, Florida, providing a wide array
of community and educational activities in addition to concerts.
Since its founding in 1918 by a group of local citizens, The
Cleveland Orchestra has been guided by seven music directors:
Nikolai Sokoloff (1918-33), Artur Rodzinski (1933-43), Erich
Leinsdorf (1943-46), George Szell (1946-70), Lorin Maazel
(1972-82), Christoph von Dohnányi (1984-2002), and
Franz Welser-Möst (2002-present).
Continuing the Orchestra’s long and distinguished recording
and broadcast history, new DVD and CD recordings under the
direction of Franz Welser-Möst have recently been added
to a widely praised catalog of more than 600 recordings. Cleveland
Orchestra concerts are heard in syndication each season on
radio stations throughout North America and Europe, providing
access to the Orchestra’s music-making to a broad and
loyal constituency around the world.
Ticket prices range from $30-$100. For more information and
to buy tickets, contact the Van Wezel Box office at (941)
953-3368 or log onto www.vanwezel.org.
Sponsored by Van Wezel Foundation & WSMR 89.1