Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra released details of its 2013-2014 Severance Hall season. Beginning in September, evening performances (except for the Fridays @ 7 events) will begin at 7:30 pm rather than 8:00, opera returns to Severance Hall with two performances of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen in May, and three concerts will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976).

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21 at 8 p.m.
Fabio Luisi, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Maureen McKay, soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut

  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 4

Friday, SEPTEMBER 20 at 7 p.m.
Fabio Luisi, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
KeyBank Fridays@7

  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1 (“Spring”)

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, SEPTEMBER 27 at 8 p.m.
Vassily Sinaisky, conductor – Severance Hall debut
Kirill Gerstein, piano

  • LIADOV Eight Russian Folk Songs
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3

Friday, SEPTEMBER 27 at 11 a.m.
Vassily Sinaisky, conductor – Severance Hall debut
Kirill Gerstein, piano

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3

Thursday, OCTOBER 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, OCTOBER 12 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, OCTOBER 13 at 3 p.m.
Marek Janowski, conductor
Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Richard King, horn

  • FAURÉ Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande
  • BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
  • FRANCK Symphony in D minor

Thursday, OCTOBER 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, OCTOBER 19 at 8 p.m.
Jakub Hrůša, conductor – Severance Hall debut
William Preucil, violin

  • HAYDN Symphony No. 60 (“Il distratto”)
  • DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto
  • JANÁČEK Taras Bulba

Friday, OCTOBER 18 at 11 a.m.
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
William Preucil, violin

  • DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto
  • JANÁČEK Taras Bulba

FALL FESTIVAL
Thursday, OCTOBER 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6

FALL FESTIVAL
Friday, OCTOBER 25 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8

FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, OCTOBER 26 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

Thursday, OCTOBER 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, NOVEMBER 1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 2 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joela Jones, piano
Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot
Luba Orgonášová, soprano – Severance Hall debut
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Herbert Lippert, tenor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Ruben Drole, baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

  • BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge
  • MESSIAEN Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine
  • BEETHOVEN Mass in C major

Friday, NOVEMBER 29 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, NOVEMBER 30 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, DECEMBER 1 at 3 p.m.
Marin Alsop, conductor
David Fray, piano

  • BARBER Essay No. 2
  • SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
  • COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Thursday, DECEMBER 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, DECEMBER 6 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, DECEMBER 7 at 8 p.m.
Leon Fleisher, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

  • MENDELSSOHN Overture: The Hebrides
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3

Thursday, JANUARY 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, JANUARY 10 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

  • BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Saturday, JANUARY 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, JANUARY 12 at 3 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

  • BRAHMS Tragic Overture
  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Thursday, JANUARY 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, JANUARY 17 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, JANUARY 18 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano

  • MOZART Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”)
  • WIDMANN Teufel Amor – Sinfonischer Hymnos nach Schiller [U.S. PREMIERE]
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Thursday, FEBRUARY 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 8 at 8 p.m.
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin

  • SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
  • SCHOENBERG Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene
  • BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2

Friday, FEBRUARY 7 at 11 a.m.
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin

  • SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
  • BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2

Thursday, FEBRUARY 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 15 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, FEBRUARY 16 at 3 p.m.
Pierre Boulez, conductor

  • RAVEL Une Barque sur l’océan
  • RAVEL Alborada del gracioso
  • RAVEL Shéhérazade
  • DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • DEBUSSY La Mer

Thursday, MARCH 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MARCH 8 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
Kate Royal, soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut
John Tessier, tenor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

  • RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • WIGGLESWORTH Sternenfall [U.S. PREMIERE]
  • BRITTEN Spring Symphony

Friday, MARCH 7 at 7 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
Kate Royal, soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut
John Tessier, tenor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

KeyBank Fridays@7

  • RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • BRITTEN Spring Symphony

Thursday, MARCH 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MARCH 29 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, MARCH 30 at 3 p.m.
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

Thursday, APRIL 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, APRIL 4 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 5 at 8 p.m.
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor
William Preucil, leader

  • MOZART Piano Concerto No. 18
  • MOZART Symphony No. 23
  • MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19

Thursday, APRIL 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 12 at 8 p.m.
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano – Severance Hall debut

  • PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Friday, APRIL 11 at 11 a.m.
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano – Severance Hall debut

  • PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

Friday, APRIL 11 at 7 p.m.
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano – Severance Hall debut

KeyBank Fridays@7

  • PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

Thursday, APRIL 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 19 at 8 p.m.
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

  • DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”)

Thursday, APRIL 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 26 at 8 p.m.
Jane Glover, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Imogen Cooper, piano – Cleveland Orchestra debut

  • C.P.E. BACH Sinfonia No. 2 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
  • VANHAL Sinfonia in G minor – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
  • HAYDN Symphony No. 103 (“Drum Roll”)

Thursday, MAY 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 3 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, MAY 4 at 3 p.m.
David Robertson, conductor
Mary Kay Fink, piccolo
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
John Relyea, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

  • ROUSE Rapture – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
  • FRANK Piccolo Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSION]
  • MOZART Requiem

Friday, MAY 2 at 7 p.m.
David Robertson, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
John Relyea, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

KeyBank Fridays@7

  • ROUSE Rapture – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
  • MOZART Requiem

Thursday, MAY 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 10 at 8 p.m.
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Program includes:

  • GRIEG Piano Concerto
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Thursday, MAY 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 24 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Martina Janková, soprano (Vixen)
Alan Held, bass-baritone (Forester)
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano (Fox)
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano (Dog) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

  • JANÁČEK The Cunning Little Vixen (complete opera) – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES, CLEVELAND PREMIERE

Thursday, MAY 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 31 at 8 p.m.
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Janine Jansen, violin

  • STRAVINSKY Scherzo fantastique
    BRITTEN Violin Concerto – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
    PROKOFIEV Suite from Cinderella

Friday, MAY 30 at 11 a.m.
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut

  • STRAVINSKY Scherzo fantastique
  • PROKOFIEV Suite from Cinderella
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