The Cleveland Orchestra Announces its 105th Season, September 2022–May 2023 at Severance Music Center, highlights include:

Twenty-first season of the Orchestra’s acclaimed partnership with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst

Twenty Cleveland Orchestra debuts

Four World and One United States premiere, Thirteen works performed for the first time by the Orchestra and Five commissions

Allison Loggins-Hull begins Lewis Composer Fellowship

Season culminates with Opera & Humanities festival centered around performances of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West

Center for Future Audiences continues: Under 18s Free and Student Advantage Programs

Subscription tickets on sale now starting at $66 for a 3-concert package

Digital concert series The Cleveland Orchestra: In Focus on Adella.live and Adella app


Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announces its 105th season of concerts at Severance Music Center from September 2022 to May 2023. Marking the 21st year of the ensemble’s acclaimed partnership with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, showcasing extraordinary artistry and more ways of sharing music-making across multiple platforms. Highlights include 20 guest artist debuts, acclaimed guest conductors, and thirteen works being performed for the first time by The Cleveland Orchestra, including four world premieres and one U.S. premiere. Ticket information and program details are included below.

“It is thrilling to share the details of this new season, one filled with exciting premieres, rediscovered gems, and beloved masterpieces. Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra continues its extraordinary musical journey, constantly expanding its repertoire and creating new artistic partnerships while fostering a loyal and devoted audience whose trust and support make this programming possible,” said André Gremillet, President & CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra. “This past September, we announced a historic grant from Mandel Foundation, the largest ever since the start of the Orchestra, resulting in, among other ways this season, the inaugural Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Opera and Humanities Festival. This Festival as well as the entire 2022-23 season demonstrate once again The Cleveland Orchestra’s remarkable versatility and artistic ambition. Following two extremely challenging years, the Orchestra is more vibrant than ever thanks to the unwavering generosity of the great communities of Northeast Ohio and beyond, who believe in the impact of what we do. We dedicate The Cleveland Orchestra’s 105th season to the people of Cleveland, and to the wonderful communities we are privileged to serve.”

“After twenty years in Cleveland, I’m always amazed at how much music there is to discover and rediscover through pairings across different eras and perspectives,” said Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. “From the music of two great Viennese School composers, Schubert and Berg, to Mozart paired with Schoenberg and Dvořák, to commissioning works from composers Allison Loggins-Hull, Wynton Marsalis, and Johannes Maria Staud for world premieres, The Cleveland Orchestra is continually striving to create rich and rewarding programs that bring the transformative power of music to as many people as possible.”

2022–23 Severance Classical Season Highlights
Guest Artists Cleveland Orchestra Debuts
 (listed in order of appearance)
Twenty guest artists are making their Cleveland Orchestra debuts: conductors Daniel HardingEdward GardnerThomas Søndergård, and Thomas Adès; violist Antoine Tamestit; soprano Julia Bullock, mezzo-soprano Josefina Maldonado, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, countertenors Daniel BubeckBrian Cummings, and Nathan Medley; soprano Liv Redpath, baritone Justin Austin, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, percussionist Christoph Sietzen, soprano Siobhan Stagg, alto Avery Amereau, tenor Ben Bliss, soprano Lucy Crowe; and tenor Fabio Sartori. In addition, two artists are making their Severance debuts: violinist Vilde Frang and pianist Behzod Abduraimov.

Guest Conductors
Acclaimed guest conductors, who work regularly with the world’s finest orchestras, opera companies, and music festivals, will lead the Orchestra during the 2022–23 season. They include, in order of appearance, Thierry FischerNikolaj Szeps-ZnaiderDaniel HardingEdward GardnerJohn AdamsThomas SøndergårdVasily PetrenkoBrett MitchellAlan GilbertKlaus MäkeläHerbert BlomstedtThomas AdèsRafael PayareMichael Tilson Thomas, and Bernard Labadie.

Lewis Composer Fellow, Commissions, Premieres, Works by Living Composers
Beginning with the 2022–23 Severance season, composer, flutist, and producer Allison Loggins-Hull will be the eleventh Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellow. In addition to several Cleveland Orchestra commissions, including an expanded arrangement of her composition Can You See? in the 2022-23 Severance season, Loggins-Hull will work with the Orchestra’s Artistic, Education, and Community Engagement staff, Cleveland Orchestra musicians, and, most importantly, with community partners, to build activities and artistic relationships that reflect and engage the Cleveland community over the course of a three-season-long residency. Loggins-Hull’s work will be centered around the narratives and history of Cleveland, through chamber music performances, composition workshops with students, and in her own compositions for The Cleveland Orchestra.

The previous Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellows are Marc-André Dalbavie (1999–2000), Matthias Pintscher (2001–03), Susan Botti (2003–05), Julian Anderson (2005–07), Johannes Staud (2007–09), Jörg Widmann (2009–11), Sean Shepherd (2011–13), Ryan Wigglesworth (2013–15), Anthony Cheung (2015–2017), and Bernd Richard Deutsch (2017–20). Fellowship commissions by The Cleveland Orchestra are funded through the Young Composers Endowment Fund, which was established in 1997 by a generous gift from Daniel R. Lewis.

During the 2022–23 season, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead the ensemble in world premieres of three works commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra: Johannes Maria Staud’s Concerto for Percussion (March 9–12), Wynton Marsalis’s Trumpet Concerto with principal trumpet Michael Sachs (April 27–29), and Allison Loggins-Hull’s Can You See? (May 4 & 6). Guest conductor (and former Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor) Alan Gilbert will lead the world premiere of Oliverio’s Timpani Concerto (January 5 & 7), which was commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra.

Thomas Adès will lead the U.S. premiere of his own Tempest Suite during his Cleveland Orchestra debut (March 30-April 1). The piece was co-commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra for the 2022-23 season.

Franz Welser-Möst will lead The Cleveland Orchestra debuts of three works: Dvořák’s A Hero’s Song (February 23-25), Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3 (March 2-5), and Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (May 14, 17, and 20).

The Cleveland Orchestra will debut nine other works under guest conductors: Al-Zand’s Lamentation of the Disasters of War (October 13-16), Widmann’s Viola Concerto (October 20 & 22), Benjamin’s Ringed by a Flat Horizon (October 27-29), Adams’s El Niño (November 17-19)Salonen’s Cello Concerto (February 2-5), Chin’s SPIRA Concerto for Orchestra (February 9 & 11)Adès’s Märchentänze (March 30-April 1), and Sibelius’s Six Humoresques and Prelude and Suite No. 1 from The Tempest (March 30 & April 1).

Works from living composers featured in the 2022-23 season at Severance include Al-Zand’s Lamentation of the Disasters of War (October 13-16), Benjamin’s Ringed by a Flat Horizon (October 27-29), Widmann’s Viola Concerto (October 20 & 22), Adams’s El Niño (November 17-19), Oliverio’s Timpani Concerto (January 5 & 7), Chin’s SPIRA Concerto for Orchestra (February 9 & 11), Staud’s Concerto for Percussion (March 9-12), Adès’s Tempest Suite and Märchentänze (March 30-April 1), Marsalis’s Trumpet Concerto (April 27-29), and Loggins-Hull’s Can You See? (May 4 & 6).

Cleveland Orchestra Family of Artists
The Cleveland Orchestra is excited to welcome back the familiar faces of returning guest artists for the 2022–23 season. Highlights include Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider conducting Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony (October 13–16)
John Adams conducting his own El Niño oratorio (November 17–19), Alan Gilbert conducting Nielsen and Haydn (January 5 & 7), Herbert Blomstedt conducting Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18 with soloist Emanuel Ax (February 16–18), pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” Symphony (April 6–8), Michael Tilson Thomas conducting Mahler and Debussy with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (April 13, 15, and 16), Bernard Labadie conducting Mozart (April 20–23), Alisa Weilerstein performing Barber’s Cello Concerto (May 4 & 6), and Tamara Wilson performing the role of Minnie in Puccini’s opera La Fanciulla del West (May 14, 17, and 20).

Cleveland Orchestra Members Featured as Soloists
Cleveland Orchestra principal cello Mark Kosower will be a featured soloist during the 2022–23 season, joining guest conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider for Bloch’s Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra (October 13, 15, and 16). Principal timpani Paul Yancich will appear as a featured soloist and join guest conductor (and former Cleveland Orchestra assistant conductor) Alan Gilbert in the world premiere of Oliverio’s Timpani Concerto (January 5 & 7). Principal trumpet Michael Sachs will be a featured soloist alongside Music Director Franz Welser-Möst for the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Trumpet Concerto (April 27-29).
Cleveland Orchestra Choral Ensembles
The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus returns in full force during the 2022–23 season. The entire chorus performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (September 29-30), John Adams’s El Niño alongside Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus (November 17-19), Schubert’s Mass No. 6 (January 12-14), and Mozart’s Requiem (March 9-12). The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus performs Williams’s Home Alone alongside the complete film (December 14), plus the Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus perform Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West opera (May 14, 17, and 20).

Solo Piano Recital: Mitsuko Uchida
Longtime Cleveland Orchestra collaborator Mitsuko Uchida returns to Severance for an all-Beethoven solo recital (February 26). The 2022-23 season marks the 32nd year of her storied partnership with the Orchestra, which began in September 1990. Since then, she’s performed countless concerts and recitals at Severance over the years, and released several commercial recordings with The Cleveland Orchestra, including a Grammy-winning album for Decca in 2009.

2023 Opera: Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
Continuing The Cleveland Orchestra’s tradition for innovative opera presentations, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Cleveland Orchestra premiere of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) as part of the 2023 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival. La Fanciulla del West is an opera in three acts set during the time of the California Gold Rush, adapted from American playwright David Belasco’s 1905 play of the same name. It will be presented in concert. As part of the historic grant of $50 million from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation in 2021, a portion has been dedicated to supporting an annual opera and humanities festival. Festival details, including additional Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance and partner events centered around the presentation of La Fanciulla del West, will be announced in November 2022.
Center for Future Audiences, Young Audience Development
The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences was established to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. The Center was created in 2010 with a $20 million lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, and its programs focus on addressing economic and geographic barriers that prevent young people from attending Orchestra concerts at Severance Music Center and Blossom Music Center. The programs include research, introductory offers, targeted discounts, student ticket programs, and integrated use of new technologies. For more information, please visit clevelandorchestra.com/support-and-volunteers/center-for-future-audiences/.

Until March 2020, more young people than ever were attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance and at each summer’s Blossom Music Festival. Leading up to 2020, more than 20 percent of the classical concert audience was made up of patrons 25 years old and under, up from only eight percent before the expansion of programs made possible by the Center’s funding. The Center for Future Audiences programs include Under 18s Free, Members Club, The Circle, Student Advantage Program, and Frequent Fan Cards. For more information, please visit www.clevelandorchestra.com.

Under 18s Free, which is the cornerstone program of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences, continues during the 2022-23 season to foster young audiences by making attendance at orchestra concerts affordable for families, offering free tickets to young people age 17 and under for select concerts. More than 200,000 children will have attended Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Festival concerts for free through the Under 18s Free program. For more information, please visit clevelandorchestra.com/tickets/under-18s-free-for-families/
Education Programs: Concerts for Families, Schools, and Community
The 2022-23 season also includes an array of education programming, including concerts for schools and families, continuing the Orchestra’s commitment to education and community engagement. Details of these in-person performances and online events will be announced later in 2022 and early 2023. For information about The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education and Community Engagement programs and youth ensembles, visit clevelandorchestra.com/education-and-community.Subscription and Ticket Information for 2022-23
Subscriptions for the 2022-23 Severance Classical Season are on sale now and start at only $66 for a three-concert package. Subscribers receive seating priority, ticket exchange privileges, and other benefits, including savings of up to 35% off individual-ticket prices.

Cleveland Orchestra Memberships can be purchased at any time during the year. Memberships are designed to offer ultimate flexibility and value for patrons who want to experience more Cleveland Orchestra concerts year-round at both Severance Music Center and the Blossom Music Festival. In exchange for a monthly membership fee of $35 (billed automatically), members can reserve a single ticket for $10 to any concert at any time. For more information about the Members Club, please visit clevelandorchestra.com/tickets/memberships/.

Tickets to individual performances will be available on Monday, August 8, 2022. For more information about the variety of subscription packages offered, or for other questions, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, email BoxOffice@ClevelandOrchestra.com, or visit clevelandorchestra.com

The Cleveland Orchestra: In Focus digital concert series
The In Focus digital concert series continues during the 2022–23 season with programming and premiere broadcast dates to be announced. With funding from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, the Orchestra upgraded its video recording capabilities in Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center. Dan Slentz, chief video engineer, and Clyde Scott, video system designer, oversaw the installation of new cameras and recording equipment that have allowed the filming of performances with minimal disruption to the live audience experience. The goal is to expand access to The Cleveland Orchestra across the globe by investing in digital infrastructure and providing audiences with a wealth of programs and content available through the Adella streaming platform. Adella Premium subscribers can continue to enjoy all broadcast episodes as well as both seasons of The Cleveland Orchestra’s podcast, On a Personal Note, currently available on the platform. For more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com/attend/seasons-and-series/in-focus/ and clevelandorchestra.com/attend/adella/.Adella Digital Streaming and AppAdella is The Cleveland Orchestra’s digital streaming service. Launched in October 2020, the Adella app and digital offering is named after the Orchestra’s founder, Adella Prentiss Hughes. Adella is free to download and access, and includes free content from the Orchestra’s archives, On a Personal Note podcast, and other performance highlights. To view premium content, such as the Orchestra’s In Focus concert series, guests can purchase Adella Premium for $15/month. For 2022-23, Adella Premium is automatically available to all Cleveland Orchestra subscribers and Monthly Giving Partners for no additional fee. For more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com/adella/ and adella.live.

With Gratitude as of March 31, 2022
With deepest gratitude, The Cleveland Orchestra thanks our partners whose vital support brings our concert season and programs to life:

The William Bingham Foundation
CIBC, Christmas Concerts Presenting Sponsor
Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Haslam 3 Foundation
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
NACCO Industries, Inc.
Jones Day Foundation
Kulas Foundation
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
John P. Murphy Foundation
David and Inez Myers Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Ohio Arts Council
Ohio CAT
The Ralph and Lucille Schey Foundation
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
The J. M. Smucker Co., Classical Season Presenting Sponsor
Richard & Emily Smucker Family Foundation

The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful for the generous support of the federal government through its Payroll Protection, Shuttered Venues and Employee Retention funding relief programs during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

We also thank our entire community of donors who support the Annual Fund. Your generosity keeps our music playing strong for music lovers around the world. Thank you!

The Cleveland Orchestra 2022-23 Severance Season Calendar (as of April 5, 2022)
Unless otherwise noted, all performances listed below take place at the
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center

Mahler’s Resurrection

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

MAHLER  Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) in C minor



The Celebration I The Cleveland Orchestra Gala
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 5:30pm
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Program and guest artists to be announced

The Cleveland Orchestra celebrates returning to Severance Music Center with an Evening to Remember! One of the most anticipated events of the year, The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual Gala, The Celebration, will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022. This one-of-a-kind, black-tie evening includes a Cleveland Orchestra concert led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, followed by a fabulous dinner experience in the Mandel Concert Hall.

For decades, the Gala has raised important funds for the Orchestra’s Education and Community programs, which reach more than 100,000 music lovers every year – creating a strong foundation for classical music in our community. This year’s Gala evening is organized by Gala chairs and Cleveland Orchestra Trustees Nancy W. McCann and Dr. Russell A. Trusso. More details, including concert programming, will be announced this summer.



Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Vilde Frang, violin (Severance Debut)

BOULEZ  Notations
STRAVINSKY  Violin Concerto in D major
SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3 (“Organ”) in C Minor, Opus 78



Beethoven’s Eroica
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

AL-ZAND  Lamentation of the Disasters of War (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
BLOCH  Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) in E-flat major, Opus 55



Beethoven’s Eroica
Friday, October 14, 2022 at 11:00am
The Cleveland Orchestra
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor

AL-ZAND  Lamentation of the Disasters of War
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) in E-flat major, Opus 55



An Alpine Symphony
Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Harding, conductor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Antoine Tamestit, viola (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)

WIDMANN  Viola Concerto (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
STRAUSS  Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), Opus 64



Gerstein Plays Schumann
Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Edward Gardner, conductor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Kirill Gerstein, piano

BENJAMIN  Ringed by a Flat Horizon (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
SCHUMANN  Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 54
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Opus 70



El Niño
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
John Adams, conductor
Julia Bullock, soprano (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Josefina Maldonado, mezzo-soprano (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Daniel Bubeck, countertenor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Brian Cummings, countertenor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Nathan Medley, countertenor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

ADAMS  El Niño (oratorio for solo voices and orchestra) (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)



The Firebird
Friday, November 25, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Thomas Søndergård, conductor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)Stefan Jackiw, violin

BRITTEN  Violin Concerto No. 1, Opus 15
STRAVINSKY  The Firebird (complete ballet)



Prokofiev and Walton
Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano (Severance Debut)

ELGAR  Cockaigne (“In London Town”), Opus 40
PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 16
WALTON  Symphony No. 1 in B-flat minor



Elgar and Walton
Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11:00 am
The Cleveland Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

ELGAR  Cockaigne (“In London Town”), Opus 40
WALTON  Symphony No. 1 in B-flat minor



Holiday Festival
Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2022at 2:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2022at 2:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 3:00pm
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 7:30pm
The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

PROGRAM  to be announced



Home Alone in Concert
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:30pm
The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

WILLIAMS  Home Alone (complete film with orchestra)



Gilbert conducts Nielsen and Haydn
Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Paul Yancich, timpani
Liv Redpath, soprano (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Justin Austin, baritone (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)

OLIVERIO  Timpani Concerto (World Premiere, Commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra)
HAYDN  Symphony No. 90 in C major
NIELSEN  Symphony No. 3 (“Sinfonia espansiva”) in D major, Opus 27



Franz Welser-Möst Conducts Schubert
Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Martin Mitterrutzner, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

BERG  Lyric Suite – I. Andante amoroso
SCHUBERT  “Unfinished” Symphony Mvt. I
BERG  Lyric Suite – II. Allegro misterioso
SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 8 (“Unfinished”) in B minor, D. 759, Mvt II
BERG  Lyric Suite – III. Adagio appassionato
SCHUBERT  Mass No. 6 in E-flat major, D. 950



Boléro
Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Truls Mørk, cello

SALONEN  Cello Concerto (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
DEBUSSY  Images
RAVEL  Boléro



Mahler’s Fifth
Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor

CHIN  SPIRA Concerto for Orchestra (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
MAHLER  Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor



Beethoven’s Seventh
Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 17, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 18 (“Paradis”) in B-flat major, K. 456
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92



Mozart and Dvořák
Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:00pm
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

MOZART  Divertimento No. 2 in D major, K. 131
SCHOENBERG  Variations for Orchestra, Opus 31
DVOŘÁK  A Hero’s Song, Opus 111 (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)



Mozart and Dvořák
Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00am

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

MOZART  Divertimento No. 2 in D major, K. 131
DVOŘÁK  A Hero’s Song, Opus 111


Mitsuko Uchida in Recital: Beethoven
Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3:00pm

Mitsuko Uchida, piano

BEETHOVEN  Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
BEETHOVEN  Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Opus 110
BEETHOVEN  Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Opus 111



Pictures at an Exhibition
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson, piano (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)

FARRENC  Symphony No. 3 (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
RAVEL  Piano Concerto in G major
MUSSORGSKY  Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Ravel)



Mozart’s Requiem
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Christoph Sietzen, percussion (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)Siobhan Stagg, soprano (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Avery Amereau, alto (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Ben Bliss, tenor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Anthony Schneider, bass
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

STAUD  Concerto for Percussion (World premiere, Cleveland Orchestra co-commission)
MOZART  Requiem, K. 626 (completed by Franz Xavier Süssmayr)



West Side Story with Live Orchestra
Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra

BERNSTEIN  West Side Story (complete film with orchestra)



Inspiration: The Tempest
Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

ADÈS  Tempest Suite (United States Premiere, Cleveland Orchestra co-commission)
ADÈS  Märchentänze (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
SIBELIUS  Six Humoresques (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
SIBELIUS  Prelude from The Tempest (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
SIBELIUS  Suite No. 1 from The Tempest (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)



Inspiration: The Tempest
Friday, March 31 at 11:00am
The Cleveland Orchestra
Thomas Adès, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

ADÈS  Tempest Suite
ADÈS  Märchentänze 
SIBELIUS  Selections from Six Humoresques
SIBELIUS  Prelude from The Tempest
SIBELIUS  Selections Suite No. 1 from The Tempest



Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony
Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 7, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Rafael Payare, conductor (Severance Debut)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

BERNSTEIN  Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47



Mahler’s Titan
Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

DEBUSSY  Games (Jeux), poème dansé
DEBUSSY  Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”) in D major



All Mozart
Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
MOZART  Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K. 621
MOZART  “Giunse al fin il momento… Al desio di chi t’adora”, K. 577
MOZART  Ruhe Zanft from Zaide, K. 344
MOZART  Masonic Funeral Music, K. 479a [477]
MOZART  “Venga la morte… Non temer, amato bene”, K. 490
MOZART  Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”) in C major, K. 551



Marsalis and New World
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Michael Sachs, trumpet

MARTINU  Symphony No. 2, H. 295
MARSALIS  Trumpet Concerto (World Premiere, Cleveland Orchestra co-commission)
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”) in E minor, Opus 95



Weilerstein Plays Barber
Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

LOGGINS-HULL  Can You See? (World Premiere, Cleveland Orchestra Commission)
BARBER  Cello Concerto, Opus 22 
PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 4 in C major, Opus 47 (first version)



The Girl of the Golden West
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 20 at 8:00pm

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Tamara Wilson, soprano (Minnie)
Eric Owens, bass (Jack Rance)
Fabio Sartori, tenor (Dick Johnson) (Cleveland Orchestra Debut)
Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

PUCCINI  La Fanciulla del West (opera in three acts, in concert) (Cleveland Orchestra Premiere)
Act I
Act II
Act III


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