The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season; Returns to Carnegie Hall; Continues Youth Free Programs

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2017-18, 100th Severance Hall Season

FALL SEASON                                                                                                                   

ENCORE PRESENTATION: THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Martina Janková, soprano (Vixen)
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano (Fox)
Alan Held, baritone (Forester)
Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone (Harašta)
David Cangelosi, tenor (Schoolmaster/ Mosquito)
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone (Parson/Badger)
Marian Vogel, soprano (Chief Hen/Mrs. Pásek/Blue Jay)
Sandra Ross, mezzo-soprano (Forester's Wife/Woodpecker)
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano (Lapák) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Clarissa Lyons, mezzo-soprano (Rooster/Owl) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Brian Keith Johnson, baritone (Pásek)
Miranda Scholl, soprano (Franzl/Grasshopper)
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus

Production by Yuval Sharon
Animation by Walter Robot Studios – Bill Barminski and Christopher Louie
Projection and Lighting Design by Jason Thompson
Costume Design and Makeup by Ann Closs-Farley
Mask Design by Cristina Waltz

JANÁČEK  The Cunning Little Vixen
                    Opera with digital animation

(Sung in Czech with English supertitles)

THE RITE OF SPRING

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst conductor

BEETHOVEN  Quartet No. 15 (adapted for string orchestra) 
STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring [Le sacre du printemps]

ALL-BEETHOVEN

Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst conductor

BEETHOVEN  Quartet No. 15 (adapted for string orchestra) 
BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3

                                                                                                                                               

MAHLER'S TRAGIC SYMPHONY

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

MAHLER  Symphony No. 6 ("Tragic")

                                                                                                                                               

GALA

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

VERDI  Ballet Music from Don Carlo
RESPIGHI  The Birds
J. STRAUSS JR.  Rosen aus dem Süden [Roses from the South]
J. STRAUSS  The Carnival of Venice, Fantasy, Opus 126
TCHAIKOVSKY  Capriccio Italien

                                                                                                                                               

ENIGMA & EMANUEL AX

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

ELGAR  Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra 
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 1
ELGAR  Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme)

                                                                                                                                               

MENDELSSOHN'S SCOTTISH

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
William Preucil, leader and violin

VIVALDI  Violin Concerto in E minor ("Il Favorito")
HAYDN  Symphony No. 88
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish")

                                                                                                                                               

MOZART'S LINZ SYMPHONY

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor

RAMEAU  Suite from Dardanus
GLUCK  Suite from Don Juan
MOZART  Symphony No. 36 ("Linz")

                                                                                                                                               

KEYBANK FRIDAYS@7<br< a="">> HAMELIN PLAYS MOZART

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

RAMEAU  Suite from Dardanus
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 9 ("Jeunehomme")
MOZART  Symphony No. 36 ("Linz")

                                                                                                                                               

HAMELIN PLAYS MOZART

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

RAMEAU  Suite from Dardanus
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 9 ("Jeunehomme")
GLUCK  Suite from Don Juan
MOZART  Symphony No. 36 ("Linz")

                                                                                                                                               

TCHAIKOVSKY'S FOURTH

Friday, November 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Paul Jacobs, organ

COPLAND  El Salón México
PAULUS  Grand Concerto for Organ and Orchestra – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4

                                                                                                                                               

BRUCKNER'S ROMANTIC SYMPHONY

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

SCIARINNO  New work [Co-commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Ensemble Intercontemporain] – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 ("Romantic")

                                                                                                                                               

BRAHMS' FIRST

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Richard Goode, piano

ANDERSON  Incantesimi – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 18 ("Paradis")
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1

                                                                                                                                               

MAHLER'S NINTH

Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

STAUD  Stromab [Co-commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, and Royal Danish Orchestra] – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
MAHLER  Symphony No. 9

                                                                                                                                               

HAYDN'S SEASONS

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Golda Schultz, soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

HAYDN  The Seasons [Die Jahreszeiten]

                                                                                                                                               

KEYBANK FRIDAYS@7<br< a="">> BEETHOVEN'S  EROICA

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")

                                                                                                                                               

MITSUKO UCHIDA'S MOZART

Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor and piano
William Preucil, concertmaster and leader

MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 5
HANDEL  Selections from Water Music
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 27

                                                                                                                                               

MENDELSSOHN'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Isabelle Faust, violin

RIGEL  Symphony No. 4 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto 
MOZART  Symphony No. 40

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Isabelle Faust, violin

MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto 
MOZART  Symphony No. 40

                                                                                                                                               

DUTOIT CONDUCTS RAVEL

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

RAVEL  Suite from Ma Mère l'Oye [Mother Goose]
RAVEL  Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
RAVEL  Daphnis and Chloé (complete ballet music)

                                                                                                                                               

BRONFMAN PLAYS BEETHOVEN'S EMPEROR

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor")
ELGAR  Symphony No. 2

ELGAR'S SECOND

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nikolaj Znaider, conductor

ELGAR  Symphony No. 2

                                                                                                                                               

TCHAIKOVSKY'S PATHÉTIQUE

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

STRAVINSKY  Scènes de ballet
PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 2 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6 ("Pathétique")

                                                                                                                                               

DVOŘÁK'S EIGHTH

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

DVOŘÁK  The Watersprite
BARBER  Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 8

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

BARBER  Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 8

                                                                                                                                               

ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, conductor
Jory Vinikour, harpsichord – Cleveland Orchestra debut

POULENC  Concert champêtre (Concerto for Harpsichord) – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
RACHMANINOFF  Symphony No. 2

KEYBANK FRIDAYS@7<br< a="">> Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, conductor

RACHMANINOFF  Symphony No. 2

                                                                                                                                               

BRAHMS' VIOLIN CONCERTO

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Sergey Khachatryan, violin

BRAHMS  Violin Concerto 
SUK  Symphony No. 2 ("Asrael")

                                                                                                                                               

BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Overture to Coriolan
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN'S HEROIC SYMPHONY

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

WAGNER  Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")

                                                                                                                                               

FESTIVAL: THE ECSTASY OF TRISTAN AND ISOLDE

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Gerhard Siegel, tenor (Tristan) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Nina Stemme, soprano (Isolde)
Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano (Brangäne) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Ain Anger, bass (King Marke)
Markus Eiche, baritone (Kurwenal) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Sean Michael Plumb, baritone (Melot) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Matthew Plenk, tenor (Young Sailor/Shepherd)
Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

WAGNER  Tristan and Isolde (opera in concert)

(Sung in German, with English supertitles)

                                                                                                                                               

TURANGALÎLA

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Cynthia Millar, ondes Martenot
MESSIAEN  Turangalîla-Symphonie for Piano, Ondes Martenot, and Orchestra

                                                                                                                                               

DIVINE ECSTASY

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Paul Jacobs, organ
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

GABRIELI and others Selected choral and brass works
BACH  Cantata No. 170 ("Vergnügte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust")
LISZT  Fantasy and Fugue on the chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" (for solo organ)

                                                                                                                                               

FESTIVAL: THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT

BEETHOVEN'S FIRST & THIRD

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 1 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")

                                                                                                                                               

BEETHOVEN'S FOURTH & SEVENTH

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Overture to Egmont
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 4
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7

                                                                                                                                               

BEETHOVEN'S EIGHTH & FIFTH

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Overture to Coriolan
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5

                                                                                                                                               

BEETHOVEN'S SIXTH & SECOND

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3

                                                                                                                                               

BEETHOVEN'S NINTH

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Erin Wall, soprano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano
Norbert Ernst, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

BEETHOVEN  Grosse Fuge (for string orchestra)
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 9 ("Choral")

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