tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-13321685350961812512012-07-02T04:48:41.985-04:00The Cleveland Orchestra Blogarchiveshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00531318885546095454noreply@blogger.comBlogger458125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-56858016664864524852011-11-24T13:43:00.000-05:002011-11-24T13:43:50.402-05:00Thanksgiving Marathon on WCLVTune in live today at 104.9 or WCLV.com to hear The Cleveland Orchestra marathon. Happy Thanksgiving!<br /><br />http://wclv.com/page.php?pageID=1102<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-5685801666486452485?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestrahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12839950427541859207noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-7564630608220389882011-11-18T14:41:00.003-05:002011-11-18T14:43:03.127-05:00Mini-Doc on Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Airs Nov. 18<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gs4bHHRnPG8/Tsa0D1Hk0DI/AAAAAAAAAWA/uHFiu4JHdPo/s1600/Screen-Shot-2011-11-15-at-6+19.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" hda="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gs4bHHRnPG8/Tsa0D1Hk0DI/AAAAAAAAAWA/uHFiu4JHdPo/s1600/Screen-Shot-2011-11-15-at-6+19.jpg" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Did you know that through its cigarette tax, Cuyahoga County has become (after the states of New York and Minnesota) the third-largest public funder of the arts in the nation?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><em>Artistic Choice: Preserving a Legacy in Cleveland,</em> a 16-minute mini-documentary,&nbsp;airs nationally on PBS tonight, Nov. 18, immediately following <em>Women Who Rock</em> at 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">For more, read filmmaker Thomas Ball’s&nbsp;insightful </span><a href="http://telos.tv/blog/?p=1642"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">blog post</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"> on the topic.</span><br /><br /><em><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">The main title of the mini-doc features a charcoal drawing triptych by Laurence Channing, who recently received an arts fellowship funded by the cigarette tax.</span></em><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-756463060822038988?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-30299825627673197032011-11-17T17:36:00.009-05:002011-11-17T17:41:07.991-05:00Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Nov. 20 at Severance Hall<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YGT-HfX39hE/TsWJb60mnJI/AAAAAAAAAV4/j0p-o13zgfw/s1600/COYO+photo+by+Roger+Mastroianni+COYO111410_435.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" hda="true" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YGT-HfX39hE/TsWJb60mnJI/AAAAAAAAAV4/j0p-o13zgfw/s320/COYO+photo+by+Roger+Mastroianni+COYO111410_435.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><em><a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/about/feddeck-bio.aspx">James Feddeck</a> conducts the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Severance Hall in a program of Brahms, Bach, and Dvořák. Visit <a href="http://clevelandorchestra.com/">clevelandorchestra.com</a>&nbsp;for details.</em></span><br /><br /><strong><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders</span></strong><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">By Elaine Guregian</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">When Alisa Weilerstein won the MacArthur Foundation Grant (better known as the “genius grant”) this fall, members of the <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/about/education/youth-orchestra.aspx">Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra</a> could take special pride. After all, from 1992-94, the cellist sat among them as a member of one of the nation’s premier youth orchestras affiliated with a major orchestra. Weilerstein, now a seasoned international performer who returns in <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2012-May-11.aspx?pid=9137">May 2012</a> to solo with The Cleveland Orchestra, represents one segment of COYO alums—those who made a career of music. But when old friends, recent stand partners, and former music directors flocked back to Cleveland in May, 2011 for an Alumni Concert and reunion weekend celebrating the 25th season of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, it became clear that COYO builds even more than musicianship. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Sixty former members of the Youth Orchestra – including five members of the ensemble in its inaugural season -- came from as far as Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Reunited, they remembered the hard work and the superb concerts -- not to mention the friendships and a few comical memories of getting lost in Severance Hall. And they spoke of what a tremendous difference COYO made in shaping their lives.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Bass player Laura Preslan joined COYO in its inaugural season, 1986, and played through 1990. Today</span> <span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">she lives in Seattle, WA where she is a sales and marketing executive for Microsoft. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">“My first lessons in leadership came from watching Dr. [Jahja] Ling on the podium,’’ Preslan says, noting that when they played the Mozart Oboe Concerto, she once miscounted and came in early, guns blazing, with a loud entrance. The musicians in the orchestra burst out laughing, and she was mortified, but Ling stopped them. “She’s right,’’ he said. “If you’re going to make a mistake, make it loud. I’d rather have you come in, in the wrong place than not come in at all.’’</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia;"></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Robert Davis, now the band director at the Cleveland School of the Arts, played in the Youth Orchestra from 1992-97. He remembers the late Cleveland Orchestra principal oboe and COYO coach John Mack saying, “To the front!’’ Today, Davis urges his students to play with passion when they have a solo role.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">“[The coaches] were tough; even though we were kids, they still expected a certain amount of excellence</span> <span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">and I try to do that with my kids [at CSA]. I’m like, ‘I don’t care if you’re kids and you live in the inner city; we’re going to work and do our best with what we have,’’’ Davis says. </span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">While most of COYO’s members live in Northeast Ohio, a few come from much further away to participate. Violinist Jeffrey Zehngut, who recently joined The Cleveland Orchestra, commuted from State College, PA each Saturday. He said, “COYO taught me that sacrifice is worthwhile in order to achieve a goal. My parents drove four hours each way to give my siblings and me the opportunity to play in a world-class youth orchestra and be coached by the best orchestral musicians. We sacrificed our weekends for the chance to play great music with other kids our age.’’</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">A conductor from the Cleveland Orchestra staff serves as COYO’s music director. Following Jahja Ling,</span> <span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">conductors have been Gareth Morrell Steven Smith, James Gaffigan, Jayce Ogren, and current director James Feddeck. Over the years, Cleveland Orchestra guest conductors and guest artists including Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Yo-Yo Ma, Kurt Masur, Gil Shaham, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Möst have worked with COYO musicians. </span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Founding music director Jahja Ling proudly notes COYO’s lasting impact on individual lives and the musical world: Alumnus Johnny Lee, a violinist, is now a member of The Los Angeles Philharmonic. Two COYO alumni have been members of the San Diego Symphony, where Ling is music director, and Jeffrey Zehngut’s recent hiring brings the number of Cleveland Orchestra members with COYO backgrounds to four. (Alexandra Preucil, violin; Lyle Steelman, trumpet; and Eliesha Nelson, viola are the others.) </span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">By soaking up The Cleveland Orchestra approach, COYO alumni go on to serve as ambassadors of the Cleveland Orchestra’s musical style. Ling notes, “There are only a few orchestras in the world which carry on a tradition of the musical style and integrity as vividly as The Cleveland Orchestra, and our musicians are willing and capable to pass on this tradition to the young musicians of COYO. From my many professional encounters with COYO alumni who are now scattered around the country, I can say they possess a spirit of music-making which is special and distinguished.’’ Alumni perform in orchestras of all sizes across the country.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">In addition to Alisa Weilerstein, violinist Caroline Goulding (2004-07), a winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, is quickly making a place for herself, even as she finishes her undergraduate degree. Pianist Orion Weiss (1996-97), who has received the Gilmore Young Artist Award, is another rising young artist. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><strong>Leading and Working Together</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">It’s clear that COYO musicians learn to set high standards of excellence. And yet, Jayce Ogren, music director of COYO from 2006-09, says that one of the most rewarding aspects of leading COYO was developing a family atmosphere. Taking the orchestra on tour to the Boston area fulfilled his dream of bonding the young musicians offstage, so they would connect onstage. “We had four great concerts in the Boston area, the kids played their hearts out, and I really had the sense that we’d gotten to that place where the kids loved being together. Their sense of enjoying each other and being a community made the music even more special,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Normally, the students each pay an annual fee to belong to COYO (limited financial assistance is available). The organization is supported by a substantial grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and by gifts from other donors. In addition, the George Gund Foundation and Christine Gitlin Miles provide endowment support. Tours like the one to Boston require additional fundraising, and reap lasting rewards. Sarah Baldessari says that playing harp in COYO for the Boston tour was the highlight of her high school career. The Kenyon College student was excited to play Don Juan at Harvard, learn about Boston history, and speak to members of the Boston Pops. Through COYO, she met other musicians in high school who took music as seriously as she did. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Former music director Steven Smith says his former students impress him by the range of </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">talents they have, not just in music but the other pursuits that they have undertaken and the success that they’ve had in their lives—regardless of whether they’re pursuing a career in music. Musician, doctor, engineer, scientist, artist: whatever comes next, COYO alumni are ahead of the game.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><em>James Feddeck conducts the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Severance Hall in a program of Brahms, Bach, and Dvořák. Visit clevelandorchestra.com</em></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-3029982562767319703?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-33200181794552650342011-11-17T11:46:00.000-05:002011-11-17T11:46:37.556-05:00Baroque recital by Orchestra trumpeters<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8L1clMo9i3w/TsU5LgQGsEI/AAAAAAAAAVw/91G-AM5XShg/s1600/B-W+resized+for+blog.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" hda="true" height="184" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8L1clMo9i3w/TsU5LgQGsEI/AAAAAAAAAVw/91G-AM5XShg/s320/B-W+resized+for+blog.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>The Cleveland Orchestra is performing Baroque programs with <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/">guest conductor Ton Koopman</a> at Severance Hall this weekend, and three members of the trumpet section are playing a Baroque recital at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory as well. Michael Miller, Lyle Steelman, and Jack Sutte, trumpeters with The Cleveland Orchestra, will perform&nbsp;solos, duos, and&nbsp;trios from the Baroque period with organist Barbara MacGregor and timpanist Josh Ryan on Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m.&nbsp;The program includes works by Albinoni, J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Croft, Stubley, and Telemann. The recital is at Gamble Auditorium of the&nbsp;Kulas Musical Arts Building, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, 96 Front Street, Berea. Admission is free.<br />For more information contact Craig Reynolds, 440-826-8070, or&nbsp;creynold@bw-edu.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-3320018179455265034?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-62746652905603369202011-11-05T07:15:00.002-04:002011-11-05T07:21:18.518-04:00An Austrian Gift for The Cleveland Orchestra<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-22RRyEBybPc/TrUajTurY1I/AAAAAAAAAuM/esoXr4wL7zg/s1600/IMG_9126.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-22RRyEBybPc/TrUajTurY1I/AAAAAAAAAuM/esoXr4wL7zg/s320/IMG_9126.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal">At the conclusion of a Cleveland Orchestra rehearsal at the Musikverein, Music Director Franz<span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">Welser-Möst</span> invited Vienna State Opera Director of Archives Dr. Peter Poltun to the stage.&nbsp; Dr. Poltun presented a gift to the Orchestra.&nbsp; He revealed a first edition score of Beethoven’s Overture to <i>Fidelio </i>and spoke about the ties of Franz and The Cleveland Orchestra to Vienna.&nbsp; He was clearly thrilled to hear the Clevelanders again on this biennial visit.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-suKNCs-9X3k/TrUaqNiL5fI/AAAAAAAAAuU/x25L6pi-cxE/s1600/IMG_9142.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-suKNCs-9X3k/TrUaqNiL5fI/AAAAAAAAAuU/x25L6pi-cxE/s640/IMG_9142.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-6274665290560336920?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestrahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12839950427541859207noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-4186666727884100162011-11-04T11:23:00.002-04:002011-11-04T12:01:07.327-04:00New Video Recording Announced<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JYtumRyTmUM/TrQBxiRlLWI/AAAAAAAAAt8/jamG2NFNdP0/s1600/IMG_0251.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Dsu6GlWwX88/TrQBcAQ4VuI/AAAAAAAAAt0/2JqF2j4G_c0/s1600/IMG_9242.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Dsu6GlWwX88/TrQBcAQ4VuI/AAAAAAAAAt0/2JqF2j4G_c0/s400/IMG_9242.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;">Franz Welser-Möst and Gary Hanson</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">At a press conference in Vienna this morning, Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director Gary Hanson and Music Director F</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;"></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">ranz Welser-Möst announced an upcoming video recording of performances of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 at the Abbey of St. Florian near Linz, Austria in August, 2012, for future release on DVD.&nbsp; The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges both Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, the Upper Austrian bank, and Clasart production company for their generous support of the DVD release.&nbsp; </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JYtumRyTmUM/TrQBxiRlLWI/AAAAAAAAAt8/jamG2NFNdP0/s1600/IMG_0251.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JYtumRyTmUM/TrQBxiRlLWI/AAAAAAAAAt8/jamG2NFNdP0/s400/IMG_0251.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr style="color: black;"><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; line-height: 150%;">Dr. Ludwig Scharinger and F</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; line-height: 150%;"></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; line-height: 150%;">ranz Welser-Möst</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;"> </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="color: black; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">Dr. Ludwig Scharinger, CEO of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, commented, “We are proud to support Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra in their deep commitment to recording Bruckner’s masterpiece symphonies and sharing them with the world.”&nbsp; As one of the largest corporate contributors to The Cleveland Orchestra, Raiffeisenlandsbank Oberösterreich has sponsored Cleveland Orchestra performances in both Austria and Germany, and supports the 2011 Cleveland Orchestra Residency at the Muskverein in Vienna.&nbsp; In addition, Raiffeisenlandsbank Oberösterreich has organized Cleveland Orchestra performances at the Brucknerhaus in Linz as well as&nbsp;at the Abbey of St. Florian, the church where Bruckner is entombed.&nbsp; The bank is committed to enriching Austria’s culture through the arts. </span></div><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R-lywXfnhHQ/TrQCLgU3slI/AAAAAAAAAuE/YTNrkynz9Oc/s1600/IMG_9271.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R-lywXfnhHQ/TrQCLgU3slI/AAAAAAAAAuE/YTNrkynz9Oc/s400/IMG_9271.JPG" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="color: black; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Dr. Scharinger and Gary Hanson signing the Raiffeisenlandesbank </span><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">Oberösterreich</span><span style="font-size: small;">'s contract of support&nbsp;</span></td><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"> </span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 150%; text-indent: 0.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-418666672788410016?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestrahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12839950427541859207noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-45055355611878114952011-11-03T08:15:00.022-04:002011-11-03T08:21:56.889-04:00European Tour Reviews<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tClZBs7ka20/TrJjVMVC5tI/AAAAAAAAAtU/lTGAMkTSe2Y/s1600/IMG_9188.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tClZBs7ka20/TrJjVMVC5tI/AAAAAAAAAtU/lTGAMkTSe2Y/s640/IMG_9188.JPG" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr align="left"><td class="tr-caption"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">First Assistant Principal Viola Lynne Ramsey, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, and violist Mark Jackobs receiving applause at the Musikverein in Vienna </span></div><span style="font-size: small;"> <br />The Cleveland Orchestra is on tour in Europe, performing concerts in Madrid, Valencia, Paris, Luxembourg, Linz, and Vienna.&nbsp; Here's a sampling of quotes from the latest Austrian reviews, with links to the originals online.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: black;">About a Musikverein performance of Strauss's <i>Metamorphosen</i>, the <i><a href="http://www.salzburg.com/online/nachrichten/kultur/Cleveland-Orchestra-Begegnung-mit-alten-Freunden.html?article=eGMmOI8V40A9LO0mo0MbCBRCilPCH36R7Ww131K&amp;img=&amp;text=&amp;mode=">Salzburger Nachrichten</a></i> said, "</span><span lang="EN" style="color: black;">the melancholy and unworldliness exuded from the strings from Cleveland with wonderful sophistication and flair for&nbsp;Welser-Möst's desired balance of solo strings in a dense network, with delicate enamel."</span><span style="color: black;"></span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><i><span lang="EN" style="color: black;"><a href="http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/kultur/2867126/gelungener-auftakt-des-cleveland-orchestra.story">Kleine Zeitung</a></span></i><span lang="EN" style="color: black;"> noted that the long list of sponsors and individuals in the program supporting the tour underscores the enormous financial effort of executing an international orchestra tour.</span><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: black;"><a href="http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/705184/WelserMoest-Cleveland_Bewegende-Goldklaenge?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do"><i>Die Presse</i></a> remarked,”Franz Welser-Möst has succeeded in building the finest Cleveland string culture.” </span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span lang="EN" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white; color: black;">In a side-by-side review of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic titled, <i>Magic of ease, elegance of discipline</i>, </span><span lang="EN" style="color: black;"><a href="http://derstandard.at/1319181730155/Musikverein-Magie-der-Geloestheit-Eleganz-der-Disziplin"><i><span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;">Der Standard</span></i></a><span style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% white;"> called Cleveland's performance of the Mozart Mass in C Minor at the Musikverein, "a stunning balance of elements," and went on to say, "Chief conductor Franz Welser-Möst organized the relationships between the brilliant Vienna Singverein and the highly competent orchestra, with the concise-cool strings could develop, especially in the quieter passages with a silvery metallic presence."</span></span><span style="color: black;"></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IY_ATDg694Y/TrKHIU9q17I/AAAAAAAAAts/SM0ffbOHQS0/s1600/Solod+out+sign.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IY_ATDg694Y/TrKHIU9q17I/AAAAAAAAAts/SM0ffbOHQS0/s400/Solod+out+sign.jpg" width="295" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">SOLD OUT!</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: auto; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr align="center"><td><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><br /><span class="" id="result_box" lang="en" style="font-size: small;"><span class="hps"> </span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-4505535561187811495?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestrahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12839950427541859207noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-37364611122117658112011-10-30T11:46:00.001-04:002011-10-30T20:38:56.095-04:00Cleveland Orchestra and Team NEO in Cologne<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HDrtD8nrFqU/Tq1uaNfEekI/AAAAAAAAAs8/TBcnWNesp6g/s1600/IMG_9070.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HDrtD8nrFqU/Tq1uaNfEekI/AAAAAAAAAs8/TBcnWNesp6g/s320/IMG_9070.JPG" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: x-small;">Team NEO CEO Thomas Waltermire (right) and Jonas Taeger, Cleveland Plus Europe</span><span lang="en-US"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman,serif; font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="color: #1f497d; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"></span></span></span></span></span></span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">Ohio's Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) is hosting companies in Cologne, Germany this weekend at networking receptions and business presentations surrounding a Cleveland Orchestra performance at the Cologne Philharmonie.&nbsp; Team NEO, an international business development consulting firm operating as Cleveland Plus Europe, is hosting meetings with 14 companies and industries from across Europe.&nbsp; Representatives from Amsterdam, Belgium, and Germany attended a pre-concert reception welcomed by Team NEO CEO Thomas Waltermire.&nbsp; Cleveland Orchestra General Manager Gary Ginstling and Assistant Conductor James Feddeck spoke to the guests about the Orchestra's role as Ohio's most important cultural ambassador and the music on the program.&nbsp; Violinist Isabel Trautwein, a native German speaker, also greeted guests.</span></div><div style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXht2RFbQS8/Tq1wi7c9reI/AAAAAAAAAtE/cieIF4HzSL0/s1600/IMG_9077.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eXht2RFbQS8/Tq1wi7c9reI/AAAAAAAAAtE/cieIF4HzSL0/s320/IMG_9077.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">“The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to call Northeast Ohio home and to carry our city’s name around the world,” said Gary Hanson, Executive Director for the Cleveland Orchestra. “We’re pleased to partner with Team NEO to help tell European business leaders about our region’s great assets.”</span></div><div style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: inherit;"><span style="font-size: small;">Team NEO capitalized on the Orchestra’s appearance in Switzerland last year.&nbsp; “We were able to meet with a dozen companies and industry associations, resulting in four direct investment opportunities for Northeast Ohio,” said Mr. Waltermire. “We anticipate similar results from the response to this visit.”&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-3736461112211765811?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestrahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12839950427541859207noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-257104240858896422011-10-26T21:03:00.000-04:002011-10-26T21:03:38.400-04:00European Tour - Ovations and Encores<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Sd3MqndBqE0/TqfajRokmlI/AAAAAAAAAsk/h8ncoFTOdbA/s1600/IMG_8947.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Sd3MqndBqE0/TqfajRokmlI/AAAAAAAAAsk/h8ncoFTOdbA/s640/IMG_8947.JPG" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><div class="MsoNormal">Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Spain</div></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="MsoNormal">The Cleveland Orchestra is on a 21-day tour in Europe that will ultimately conclude in a residency at Vienna's Musikverein.&nbsp; Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and the musicians have performed to sold-out concert halls in Madrid, Valencia, and Paris.&nbsp; The varied programs have included music by Mendelssohn, Weber, Adams, Ravel, and Tchaikovsky.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Madrid's critic announced in the first review, "It is the art of perfection, pure and simple."&nbsp; In Paris, the audience applauded in unison, demanding an encore, and were rewarded with Wagner's Prelude to Act III of <i>Die Meistersinger</i>.&nbsp; The Salle Pleyel fans cheered and yelled out Bravos as Franz and the musicians faced them for the final time.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Cleveland's <i>Plain Dealer</i> newspaper journalist Zachary Lewis has been reporting <a href="http://www.cleveland.com/orchestra/">daily</a> from the tour.&nbsp; Here are the first tour reviews from Madrid:</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LiUwB3iwgh0/Tqfe6PMpSsI/AAAAAAAAAss/dP--jdxTuY4/s1600/El+Pais.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="43" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LiUwB3iwgh0/Tqfe6PMpSsI/AAAAAAAAAss/dP--jdxTuY4/s200/El+Pais.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b><br /></b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><br /><br />October 22, 2011</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b>REVIEW - CLASSICAL</b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><b>The Art of Precision</b></div><div class="MsoNormal">By J. Á. Vela del Campo</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">During intermission, the news that ETA had announced the end of its armed struggle spread around the concert hall.&nbsp; Euphoric feelings got hold of many audience members.&nbsp; The last piece on the program was <i>Boléro</i> by the Basque-French composer Ravel; it seemed as though it had been intended as a reaction to what was going on outside, a hypnotic reflection of affectionate feelings for the Basque country.&nbsp; And in fact, it sounded fabulous—with those weapons that Welser-Möst handles so scrupulously:&nbsp; precision, rhythmic control, a certain highly effective minimalism.&nbsp; All that, plus the assurance of having an orchestra like the Cleveland at his command:&nbsp; compact, secure, even luminous.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">The Cleveland Orchestra made its Spanish debut at Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela in 1957, under the direction of George Szell, a legend among conductors.&nbsp; Since its founding in 1918, the orchestra has had only seven music directors.&nbsp; Welser-Möst has served since 2002.&nbsp; The orchestra loves him and identifies with his criteria—as does the Vienna Philharmonic, which also appreciates him, having given him the responsibility of conducting the New Year’s Concert at the Musikverein and supported his appointment as musical director of the Staatsoper.&nbsp; He’s a conductor much appreciated by the instrumentalists—let everyone take note.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Welser-Möst was restrained in Mendelssohn, dominating in Stravinsky and brilliant in Ravel.&nbsp; His gestures are sober, his movements a bit mechanical; his image ranges from timid to robot-like, from subtle to introverted.&nbsp; The analytic part takes precedence over the expressive.&nbsp; The artistic results are overwhelmingly effective.&nbsp; It is the art of perfection, pure and simple.&nbsp; No excessive 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mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} </style> <![endif]--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;">October 25, 2011</div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b>REVIEW - CLASSICAL</b> </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;"><b>Warm and Brilliant</b></div><div> </div><div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: left;">Rosa Solà</div><div style="text-align: left;"> </div><div align="center" class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">After Sunday’s performance, we can safely say that the charge of interpretive dullness that has been frequently associated with the name of Franz Welser-Möst cannot be upheld—far from it.<span>&nbsp; </span>One could even surmise that he went well out of his way to counteract that perception.<span>&nbsp; </span>Not so much in his gestures, of course, which were extremely restrained (though highly effective and precise), but rather in the color and character he gave the scores.<span>&nbsp; </span>The overture to <i>Euryanthe</i> had a splendid brilliance from the very first note; in this reading one could divine the profoundly Germanic roots of Wagner’s <i>Mastersingers.<span>&nbsp; </span></i>As if by coincidence, the third-act prelude of that opera was given as an encore at the end of the concert.<span>&nbsp; </span>After the Weber overture we heard the <i>Doctor Atomic Symphony</i> by the American composer John Adams.<span>&nbsp; </span>Based on the opera of the same name, premiered in 2005, the work treats of the first secret testing of the nuclear bomb at Los Alamos in 1945.<span>&nbsp; </span>The score is more vertiginous than panic-inducing, more melancholy than terrifying.<span>&nbsp; </span>John Adams’s language is accessible, expressive and unites many different elements.<span>&nbsp; </span>The difficulties of the music, however, are considerable; yet they were resolved with great dexterity by all sections and soloists of the incomparable Cleveland Orchestra.<span>&nbsp; </span>The percussion maintained the necessary tension, while the long notes sustained by the brass lent the music a solemn and almost organ-like naturalness.<span>&nbsp; </span>The work’s subject matter, moreover, was a very sensitive one for everybody, given the recent tragedy of Fukushima.</div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Then Welser-Möst conducted a Tchaikovsky Fourth whose tempi were much faster than usual, with strongly emphasized contrasts.<span>&nbsp; </span>So much so that the fatalistic tone of the work almost disappeared in a sea of limpid atmospheres.<span>&nbsp; </span>Much attention was paid to the internal voices and to the implacable logic of the symphonic development.<span>&nbsp; </span>The famous Fate motif sounded at times like a fanfare, yet without ever becoming unnatural.<span>&nbsp; </span>The <i>pizzicato</i> of the scherzo had wings and magic.<span>&nbsp; </span>The American musicians launched into the finale like crazy at a truly risky tempo, yet they did not play a single wrong note.<span>&nbsp; </span>Nor was there a single boring moment or a single rigid phrase.<span>&nbsp; </span>In one word:<span>&nbsp; </span>the Austrian conductor seems to have blood in his veins.<span>&nbsp; </span>A lot of it.</div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-25710424085889642?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestrahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12839950427541859207noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-39375018721928772332011-10-19T21:32:00.005-04:002011-10-20T19:45:24.857-04:00Franz Welser-Möst honored by European Academy of Yuste<div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The <a href="http://www.fundacionyuste.org/">European Academy of Yuste</a> has honored Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, recognizing his induction as an Academician of the Academy.&nbsp; Academy Director Antonio Ventura Díaz welcomed him during a special ceremony at the Royal Monastery of Yuste in Spain.</span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vm9xV6ZSuwo/Tp9wiSOKDsI/AAAAAAAAAr8/7njmeKnMM38/s1600/IMG_8883.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Vm9xV6ZSuwo/Tp9wiSOKDsI/AAAAAAAAAr8/7njmeKnMM38/s320/IMG_8883.JPG" width="230" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Antonio Ventura Díaz Díaz</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Director of the European Academy of Yuste Foundation</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Mr. Welser-Möst, who had recently been appointed as a new member of the Academy, was officially awarded a medal as he was named to the Johannes Kepler Chair during the Accession Ceremony.</span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jpnM48sC6gM/Tp9z_j0Um5I/AAAAAAAAAsM/X0eJjhomjBk/s1600/IMG_8886.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jpnM48sC6gM/Tp9z_j0Um5I/AAAAAAAAAsM/X0eJjhomjBk/s400/IMG_8886.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">After Franz accepted his inauguration with remarks, he was welcomed by the Ambassador of Austria in Spain, M.E. Mr. Rudolf Lennkh.</span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yd4ow4g8BKM/Tp9w4GMNMSI/AAAAAAAAAsE/6j3Q9ei04Mo/s1600/IMG_7308.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yd4ow4g8BKM/Tp9w4GMNMSI/AAAAAAAAAsE/6j3Q9ei04Mo/s320/IMG_7308.JPG" width="249" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Franz and M.E. Mr. Rudolf Lennkh</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The members of the Academy are recognized for their outstanding creative endeavors or research and who through their work and efforts have contributed to the promotion and development of cultural and scientific progress in Europe.</span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Academicians serve as an advisory body to the European Academy of Yuste Foundation. Each Academician holds a symbolic chair, each of which bears the name of a notable deceased European (i.e. Socrates, Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Cervantes). The Academy appoints Academicians who are intellectually and culturally prestigious European personalities.&nbsp; Current Academicians include Umberto Eco and Vaclav Havel, and those in memoriam include Mstislav Rostropovich.&nbsp; For a complete list view the Academy's <a href="http://www.fundacionyuste.es/desarrollo/index.php?option=com_academicos&amp;Itemid=87">website</a>.</span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The European Academy of Yuste, founded in 1992, aims to defend core values such as tolerance, peaceful coexistence among all peoples and nations, solidarity, democracy, freedom, and global peace. </span></div><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qE_xA4x4izs/Tp90vB4JcdI/AAAAAAAAAsU/dF1GDDJOa8Y/s1600/IMG_8909.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qE_xA4x4izs/Tp90vB4JcdI/AAAAAAAAAsU/dF1GDDJOa8Y/s400/IMG_8909.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><div class="MsoPlainText"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;(l to r) Foundation Assesor Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Madrid Barbara-Lee Storick, Mrs. Maud Lennkh, Ambassador Lennkh, Franz, and Mr.&nbsp; Díaz Díaz</span></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="font-family: Times,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;"><span style="color: black; font-size: small;"><span lang="EN" style="line-height: 115%;">After the inauguration ceremony, the Austrian delegation and Franz had a tour of the monastery.&nbsp; The historic site is the final home of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, who passed away there in 1558.&nbsp; The tour was led by the delegate of <i>Patrimonio Nacional</i> (National Heritage) in Yuste, Francisco Javier Gomez Pizarro.</span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-3937501872192877233?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-54542987397116284662011-10-18T16:32:00.000-04:002011-10-18T16:32:18.848-04:00New Violins for Rainey Students<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xJgIgC3duZs/Tpx8NZtPp3I/AAAAAAAAAVQ/DjQB5ngyHQo/s1600/Isabel-Kids-300x225.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" oda="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xJgIgC3duZs/Tpx8NZtPp3I/AAAAAAAAAVQ/DjQB5ngyHQo/s320/Isabel-Kids-300x225.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">View the slideshow below to see how&nbsp;30 students traded their paper violins for brand-new real ones in a ceremony on Oct. 13, 2011 at Cleveland's <a href="http://www.raineyinstitute.org/?page_id=461">Rainey Institute</a>. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">The Cleveland Orchestra and Conn-Selmer, Inc., have supplied Scherl &amp; Roth violins&nbsp; for an intensive after-school program&nbsp;called&nbsp;El <a href="mailto:Sistema@Rainey">Sistema@Rainey</a>,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">launched in September by Rainey Institute. Cleveland Orchestra violinist Isabel Trautwein (shown at left in photo) is the artistic director of the new program, based on El Sistema, (“the system”) a social program developed in Venezuela. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">In programs around the world, El Sistema provides needy children with free musical training, teaching them musical skills and the opportunity to change the direction of their lives. Isabel Trautwein took a year-long leave of absence from The Cleveland Orchestra during the 2010-11 season to serve as an Abreu Fellow, learning the principles of El Sistema's founder, Jose Antonio Abreu, by studying in Boston and Caracas. </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><br /><br /><object height="300" width="400"> <param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627769307959%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627769307959%2F&amp;set_id=72157627769307959&amp;jump_to="></param><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931" allowFullScreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627769307959%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627769307959%2F&amp;set_id=72157627769307959&amp;jump_to=" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-5454298739711628466?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-76343988455241018312011-10-17T14:59:00.003-04:002011-10-17T17:44:30.195-04:00Orchestra travels to Europe for Residency and Tour <br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nIi7IAPJnv8/Tpc04ssDEyI/AAAAAAAAArM/lZ1AgDfrrEU/s1600/CLO110107_042_7x4.6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="212" oda="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nIi7IAPJnv8/Tpc04ssDEyI/AAAAAAAAArM/lZ1AgDfrrEU/s320/CLO110107_042_7x4.6.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Cleveland Orchestra performing at the Musikverein in 2007</td></tr></tbody></table> The Cleveland Orchestra is on its way to Madrid, Spain, where it will begin its European tour which will include thirteen performances in seven European cities in Spain, France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria, from October 20 through November 5. <br /><br />This is Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra’s eleventh international tour together, including its fifth biennial residency in Vienna’s historic <a href="http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp" target="_blank">Musikverein</a> concert hall. <br /><br />The Orchestra’s performances will feature works by Adams, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel, R. Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and Weber. During its four-concert Residency at the historic Musikverein in Vienna, the Orchestra will give two performances of Mozart’s “Great” Mass in C minor, featuring soprano Malin Hartelius, soprano <a href="http://www.julianebanse.com/" target="_blank">Juliane Banse</a>, tenor <a href="http://www.ks-gasteig.de/kuenstleragentur/kuenstler/tenor/martin-mitterrutzner/index.html" target="_blank">Martin Mitterrutzner</a>, bass-baritone <a href="http://www.artistsman.com/home/kuenstler_verzeichnis/baritonbass/ruben-drole/" target="_blank">Ruben Drole</a>, and the Vienna Singverein. Cellist <a href="http://www.harrisonparrott.com/artist/truls-mork" target="_blank">Truls Mørk</a> will perform as soloist with the Orchestra in one of the concerts in Luxembourg. <br /><br /> <br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6TVcWnvrIk/Tpc1LH5swuI/AAAAAAAAArU/pFG4w05mvlY/s1600/Madrid+-+Auditorio+Nacional+de+Musica.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" oda="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6TVcWnvrIk/Tpc1LH5swuI/AAAAAAAAArU/pFG4w05mvlY/s320/Madrid+-+Auditorio+Nacional+de+Musica.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Spain</td></tr></tbody></table> Since it began touring internationally in 1957, The Cleveland Orchestra has performed on five continents (Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America), and in 45 countries, and continues to be in demand to perform in the great music capitals of the world. <br /><br />Highlights of past tours include being the first American orchestra to participate in the Hong Kong Festival and the first American ensemble to appear in the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Last season, the Orchestra performed in Europe, Japan, and South Korea, and performed in four states outside of Ohio – Indiana, Michigan, Florida, and New York. <br /><br />In addition to its four-concert Residency at the historic Musikverein in Vienna, the Orchestra will perform two concerts in Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, Paris’s Salle Pleyel, and Luxembourg’s Philharmonie, and single concerts in Valencia’s Palau de la Música, the Philharmonie in Cologne, and Linz’s Brucknerhaus. <br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CytjnitZMP8/Tpc1gfIPnhI/AAAAAAAAArc/mXuaeCjsCag/s1600/Valencia+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="209" oda="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CytjnitZMP8/Tpc1gfIPnhI/AAAAAAAAArc/mXuaeCjsCag/s320/Valencia+2.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Palau de la Música in Valencia, Spain</td></tr></tbody></table> <strong>THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA </strong><br /><strong>MUSIKVEREIN RESIDENCY AND EUROPEAN TOUR</strong><br /><strong>OCTOBER 20-NOVEMBER 5, 2011</strong><br /><br /><br /><strong><u>MADRID, SPAIN</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.auditorionacional.mcu.es/programacion/programacion_de_salas_search?finicio=2011/10/20&amp;ffin=2011/10/20&amp;month_prog:int=10&amp;year_prog:int=2011">Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Auditorio Nacional</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”)<br />STRAVINSKY Agon<br />RAVEL Boléro<br /><br /><br /><strong><u>MADRID, SPAIN</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.auditorionacional.mcu.es/programacion/programacion_de_salas_search?finicio=2011/10/21&amp;ffin=2011/10/21&amp;month_prog:int=10&amp;year_prog:int=2011">Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Auditorio Nacional</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />WEBER Overture to Euryanthe<br />ADAMS Doctor Atomic Symphony<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4<br /> <br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9jc1D3IapAA/Tpc-q1KkmhI/AAAAAAAAAsM/PECbNspwWok/s1600/Paris+Salle+Pleyel.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="227" oda="true" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9jc1D3IapAA/Tpc-q1KkmhI/AAAAAAAAAsM/PECbNspwWok/s320/Paris+Salle+Pleyel.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Salle Pleyel in Paris, France</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><strong><u>VALENCIA, SPAIN</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.palaudevalencia.com/ver/458/THE-CLEVELAND-ORCHESTRA.html">Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Palau de la Música</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”)<br />STRAVINSKY Agon<br />RAVEL Boléro<br /><br /><br /><strong><u>PARIS, FRANCE</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.sallepleyel.fr/anglais/evenement.aspx?id=11599">Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Salle Pleyel</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />STRAVINSKY Agon<br />R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen, A Study for 23 Solo Strings<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4<br /><br /><br /><strong><u>PARIS, FRANCE</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.sallepleyel.fr/anglais/evenement.aspx?id=11600">Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Salle Pleyel</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”)<br />ADAMS Doctor Atomic Symphony<br />RAVEL Boléro<br /><br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I1693aHdD_k/Tpc8l7HiNVI/AAAAAAAAArs/3usx7lelO6M/s1600/Luxembourg+Philharmonie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="205" oda="true" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I1693aHdD_k/Tpc8l7HiNVI/AAAAAAAAArs/3usx7lelO6M/s320/Luxembourg+Philharmonie.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Philharmonie in Luxembourg</td></tr></tbody></table><strong><u>LUXEMBOURG</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.philharmonie.lu/en/programm/events.php?seite=event_details&amp;id=1947">Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Philharmonie</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”)<br />STRAVINSKY Agon<br />RAVEL Boléro<br /><br /><br /><strong><u>LUXEMBOURG</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.philharmonie.lu/en/programm/events.php?seite=event_details&amp;id=1954">Friday, October 28, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Philharmonie</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br />Truls Mørk, <em>cello</em><br /><br />WEBER Overture to Euryanthe<br />SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4<br /><br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rr2Dmi0h-GU/Tpc-GZW8HLI/AAAAAAAAAr0/kqzYKGwgc_M/s1600/Cologne+Philharmonie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="150" oda="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rr2Dmi0h-GU/Tpc-GZW8HLI/AAAAAAAAAr0/kqzYKGwgc_M/s320/Cologne+Philharmonie.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Philharmonie in Cologne, Germany</td></tr></tbody></table><strong><u>COLOGNE</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://en.koelner-philharmonie.de/veranstaltung/108510/">Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Philharmonie</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />WEBER Overture to Euryanthe<br />ADAMS Doctor Atomic Symphony<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4<br /><br /><br /><strong><u>VIENNA, AUSTRIA</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.musikverein.at/konzerte/konzertprogramm.asp?idx=23892">Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.musikverein.at/konzerte/konzertprogramm.asp?idx=22271">Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Musikverein</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br />Malin Hartelius, <em>soprano</em><br />Juliane Banse, <em>soprano</em><br />Martin Mitterrutzner, <em>tenor</em><br />Ruben Drole, <em>bass-baritone</em><br />Vienna Singverein<br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qidv0byVw8E/Tpc-PmbtRPI/AAAAAAAAAr8/L-SzsReXnN0/s1600/Vienna+Musikverein.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="240" oda="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qidv0byVw8E/Tpc-PmbtRPI/AAAAAAAAAr8/L-SzsReXnN0/s320/Vienna+Musikverein.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Musikverein in Vienna</td></tr></tbody></table>R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen, A Study for 23 Solo Strings<br />MOZART Mass in C minor, K. 427 (“The Great”)<br /><br /><br /><strong><u>LINZ, AUSTRIA</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.brucknerhaus.at/www1/de/detail.php?id=6708">Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Brucknerhaus</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”)<br />STRAVINSKY Agon<br />RAVEL Boléro<br /><br /><br /><strong><u>VIENNA, AUSTRIA</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.musikverein.at/konzerte/konzertprogramm.asp?idx=23918">Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Musikverein</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />WEBER Overture to Euryanthe<br />ADAMS Doctor Atomic Symphony<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4<br /> <br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mqMqhpA8WnU/Tpc-VAHLmTI/AAAAAAAAAsE/TaEc5Kfxk7c/s1600/Linz+Brucknerhaus+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" oda="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mqMqhpA8WnU/Tpc-VAHLmTI/AAAAAAAAAsE/TaEc5Kfxk7c/s320/Linz+Brucknerhaus+3.jpg" width="314" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria</td></tr></tbody></table> <br /><br /><strong><u>VIENNA, AUSTRIA</u></strong><br /><strong><a href="http://www.musikverein.at/konzerte/konzertprogramm.asp?idx=23902">Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.</a></strong><br /><strong>Musikverein</strong><br />Franz Welser-Möst, <em>conductor</em><br /><br />MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”)<br />STRAVINSKY Agon<br />RAVEL Boléro<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-7634398845524101831?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-20417050491921749592011-10-14T13:28:00.009-04:002011-10-14T13:57:35.145-04:00Znaider CD Signing Slideshow<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-He9dEUzmNqA/Tph38XXj3PI/AAAAAAAAAVI/qgSc2F6BiD0/s1600/Znaider+CD+signing+10-13+photo+by+Elaine+Guregian+IMG_3912.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" oda="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-He9dEUzmNqA/Tph38XXj3PI/AAAAAAAAAVI/qgSc2F6BiD0/s320/Znaider+CD+signing+10-13+photo+by+Elaine+Guregian+IMG_3912.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br />"Magnificent, amazing, the finest I've ever heard." Audience accolades were flying after Nikolaj Znaider's performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at Severance Hall Thursday night. Listeners brought him back for repeated curtain calls, and afterward, people lined up to have him sign CDs and talk about the concert. <br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Nikolaj returns to Severance for concerts at 7 p.m. <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-14.aspx?pid=9064">Oct. 14</a> and 8 p.m <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-15.aspx?pid=9062">Oct. 15</a>.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">View the slide show here.</span><br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><object height="300" width="400"> <param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627768159625%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627768159625%2F&amp;set_id=72157627768159625&amp;jump_to="></param><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931" allowFullScreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627768159625%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627768159625%2F&amp;set_id=72157627768159625&amp;jump_to=" width="400" height="300"></embed></object></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-2041705049192174959?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-18093284075631819812011-10-13T17:02:00.002-04:002011-10-13T17:03:21.691-04:00Znaider masterclass slideshow<object height="300" width="400"> <param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627887100270%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627887100270%2F&amp;set_id=72157627887100270&amp;jump_to="></param><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931" allowFullScreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627887100270%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627887100270%2F&amp;set_id=72157627887100270&amp;jump_to=" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Before his three nights of performances with The Cleveland Orchestra, Oct. 13, 14, and 15, Nikolaj Znaider led a masterclass for violin students at Reinberger Chamber Hall of Severance Hall. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Haruno Sato (Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra), Suliman Tekalli (Cleveland Institute of Music), Ran Cheng (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music) and Holly Jenkins (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music) had a chance to learn from Znaider's experience on the international stage.</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-1809328407563181981?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-9337523066636774602011-10-12T16:56:00.001-04:002011-10-12T16:57:54.696-04:00Znaider on Tchaikovsky<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LetS1dPgAHE/TpX7rKKey-I/AAAAAAAAAUw/cEL0r0s2En8/s1600/Znaider%252C+Nikolaj+-+credit+George+Lange+from+IMG+website+03-16-11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" oda="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LetS1dPgAHE/TpX7rKKey-I/AAAAAAAAAUw/cEL0r0s2En8/s200/Znaider%252C+Nikolaj+-+credit+George+Lange+from+IMG+website+03-16-11.jpg" width="150" /></a><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">"It has extraordinary beauty, a variety of melody and obviously the virtuosity, which is very seductive for a young aspiring violinist. It is a piece that I have known for as long as I can remember.''</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">--Violinist Nikolaj Znaider on the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Read the full&nbsp;</span><a href="http://clevelandclassical.com/101111tcoznaiderprev"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">clevelandclassical.com</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"> interview.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Nikolaj performs the&nbsp;Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with The Cleveland Orchestra on <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-13.aspx?pid=9061">Thursday</a>, Oct. 13, <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-14.aspx?pid=9064">Friday</a>, Oct. 14, and <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-15.aspx?pid=9062">Saturday</a>, Oct. 15. </span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-933752306663677460?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-70280189148701891202011-10-09T11:39:00.001-04:002011-10-09T11:39:00.146-04:00Cleveland Percussionist Wins Award<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wTLzqIrFiJM/ToNrddgagEI/AAAAAAAAAUY/YNh3yB1l2qc/s1600/Weiner%252C+Richard_010c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" kca="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wTLzqIrFiJM/ToNrddgagEI/AAAAAAAAAUY/YNh3yB1l2qc/s320/Weiner%252C+Richard_010c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" width="256" /></a><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Congratulations to Richard Weiner,&nbsp;former principal percussionist of The Cleveland Orchestra, who&nbsp;will be awarded&nbsp;the&nbsp;16th annual Cleveland Orchestra Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, Oct. 13, just before the Orchestra's concert at Severance Hall.&nbsp; The award honors a person or organization that has provided continuing exemplary service to the Musical Arts Association (MAA), the Orchestra's parent organization. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Before retiring at the end of the 2010-11 season, Richard Weiner served as principal percussionist of the Orchestra for 43 years, leading the section longer than anyone else in the Orchestra’s history. He performed with the Orchestra for a total of 48 years.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span>&nbsp; <br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">And he's not done playing: he'll be performing as an extra on the Orchestra's European tour later this month.</span> <br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span>&nbsp; <br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Photo by Roger Mastroianni</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-7028018914870189120?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-72971138792759724462011-10-05T13:02:00.009-04:002011-10-07T11:03:38.136-04:00Cleveland Violist's Russian Album Featured<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Pk2sLQunalA/ToYTmskUsCI/AAAAAAAAAUg/M-Gs3ECLCww/s1600/Nelson%252C+Eliesha_020c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" kca="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Pk2sLQunalA/ToYTmskUsCI/AAAAAAAAAUg/M-Gs3ECLCww/s200/Nelson%252C+Eliesha_020c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" width="160" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Following&nbsp;the success of her Grammy award-winning last album, Cleveland Orchestra violist Eliesha Nelson has a new recording&nbsp;t<span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;;">itled &nbsp;<em><span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;;">Russian Viola Sonatas,</span></em> featuring the music of Varvara Gaigerova, Alexander Winkler, and Paul Juon, released in July on the Sono Luminus label. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>Music from the album will be featured when Eliesha is interviewed on&nbsp;host John Simna's program </span><a href="http://wclv.com/page.php?pageID=123"><span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;;">Cleveland Orchestra showcase</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;;"> on WCLV on Friday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia;">The recording is available at the <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/cleveland-orchestra-store.aspx">Cleveland Orchestra Store</a>.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: x-small;">Photo by Roger Mastroianni</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-7297113879275972446?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-49209779461462345282011-10-04T11:36:00.000-04:002011-10-04T11:36:19.887-04:00Thoughts on Mozart's "Great" Mass<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3RZKG_FOXnw/TosnhF0DszI/AAAAAAAAAUs/Q-FPfD0Xr2U/s1600/Hartelius%252C+Malin+-+photo+by+Suzanne+Schwiertz.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" kca="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3RZKG_FOXnw/TosnhF0DszI/AAAAAAAAAUs/Q-FPfD0Xr2U/s200/Hartelius%252C+Malin+-+photo+by+Suzanne+Schwiertz.JPG" width="132" /></a></div><a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/ClevelandOrchestra/media/Insights/1112%20Insights/ClevOrch-QuickInsight-Wk1-Stravinsky-Wk2-Mozart.mp3">Click here</a> for a Quick Insight provided by WCLV if you're curious about the Mozart Mass in C minor ("The Great") being performed on Thursday and Sunday, October 6 and 9.&nbsp; Malin Hartelius (shown here), who has performed in Mozart operas at Severance Hall, appears&nbsp;among the international cast of guest singers.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-4920977946146234528?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-34781432650081743182011-10-04T10:52:00.000-04:002011-10-04T10:52:53.915-04:00Gala Slideshow<span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><object height="300" width="400"> <param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627811197576%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627811197576%2F&amp;set_id=72157627811197576&amp;jump_to="></param><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=107931" allowFullScreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627811197576%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fclevelandorchestra%2Fsets%2F72157627811197576%2F&amp;set_id=72157627811197576&amp;jump_to=" width="400" height="300"></embed></object></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Photos from the Orchestra's October 1, 2011 gala at Severance Hall, celebrating </span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Franz Welser-M<span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;">ö</span>st's 10th season as music director.&nbsp; Shown are the evening's&nbsp;soloists, Frank Rosenwein, oboe, and Massimo La Rosa, trombone, as well as Franz&nbsp;accepting the&nbsp;key to the City of Cleveland from Mayor Frank Jackson.&nbsp;</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-3478143265008174318?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-87050438402906216802011-10-03T16:53:00.011-04:002011-10-03T17:31:58.680-04:00Franz Receives Key to City<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZiFaEwRIEMM/TooU28RXG4I/AAAAAAAAAUo/33vsGvqhfF8/s1600/Franz+accepts+key+to+city_300.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" kca="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZiFaEwRIEMM/TooU28RXG4I/AAAAAAAAAUo/33vsGvqhfF8/s320/Franz+accepts+key+to+city_300.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (center) presented Franz Welser-M<span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin;">ö</span>st the key to the city and an official proclamation at a gala concert on Saturday night celebrating Franz's 10th season as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra. </span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">Under the leadership of gala chair Norma Lerner and gala corporate chair Beth Mooney, the event brought in $650,000. The proceeds will&nbsp;be placed in an education fund in&nbsp;Franz's name, honoring his&nbsp;initiatives on behalf of&nbsp;music education.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: x-small;">Photo by Roger Mastroianni</span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-8705043840290621680?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-79912868320251363242011-10-03T13:21:00.008-04:002011-10-03T14:24:45.220-04:00Hartelius and Drole Sing Mozart<span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TMYykrEy-wM" width="560"></iframe></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Malin Hartelius and Ruben Drole, known to Severance Hall listeners from their appearances in Mozart operas in past seasons, return this week in Mozart's Mass in C minor ("The Great") on Thursday, <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-06.aspx?pid=9056">Oct.&nbsp;6</a> at&nbsp; 8 p.m. and Sunday,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-09.aspx?pid=9057">Oct. 9</a> at 3 p.m.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Here's a&nbsp;trailer&nbsp;from the video&nbsp;of their Zurich Opera production of <span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><em><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;">Cos</span></em><em><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;">í</span></em></span><em><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;, &quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"> fan tutte</span> </span></em>-- the same production they performed with Franz Welser-Möst in Cleveland in 2010.</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-7991286832025136324?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-33166501537348038502011-09-29T10:02:00.000-04:002011-09-29T10:02:47.209-04:00Jack Sutte in Trumpet Recital<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xFmk3AtOhWE/ToR41D0ZQmI/AAAAAAAAAUc/RNScFiLqOR4/s1600/Sutte%252C+Jack_056c+8x10+2008+-+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" kca="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xFmk3AtOhWE/ToR41D0ZQmI/AAAAAAAAAUc/RNScFiLqOR4/s200/Sutte%252C+Jack_056c+8x10+2008+-+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" width="160" /></a><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">On Sunday, Oct. 2, Cleveland Orchestra member Jack Sutte&nbsp;blends&nbsp;the old and the new on a recital of&nbsp;music for trumpet&nbsp;with organ and piano. Jason Aquila joins him for music of Enescu, Hovhaness, Kryl, Loeb, and Viviani, as well as the premiere of two new fanfares by Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory student Philip de Oliveira. The faculty recital is at 2 p.m. at&nbsp;Kulas Gamble Auditorium, </span><a href="http://www.bw.edu/calendar/index.cfm?sAction=dspEvents&amp;dnecEventID=2939"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">, Berea. </span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: x-small;">Photo by Roger Mastroianni</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-3316650153734803850?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-1833024252925308812011-09-28T11:55:00.000-04:002011-09-28T11:55:41.377-04:00Massimo and Frank, Center Stage<div class="separator" style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e4Zye1SIYj4/ToM7fOso6EI/AAAAAAAAAUM/bFs_OuXfR6A/s1600/La_Rosa%252C+Massimo_021c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" kca="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-e4Zye1SIYj4/ToM7fOso6EI/AAAAAAAAAUM/bFs_OuXfR6A/s200/La_Rosa%252C+Massimo_021c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" width="160" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Did you know that <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/about/la-rosa-massimo.aspx">Massimo La Rosa</a>,&nbsp;The Cleveland Orchestra's principal trombone, previously was a member of&nbsp;the opera orchestra at the f</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">amous La Fenice opera house in Venice?&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zlmTF1o_jps/ToNBM9ethoI/AAAAAAAAAUU/6cYUo2SY_AQ/s1600/Rosenwein%252C+Frank_034c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" kca="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zlmTF1o_jps/ToNBM9ethoI/AAAAAAAAAUU/6cYUo2SY_AQ/s200/Rosenwein%252C+Frank_034c+8x10+2008+credit+Roger+Mastroianni.jpg" width="160" /></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;;">Or that the Orchestra's principal oboe, </span><a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/about/rosenwein-frank.aspx"><span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;;">Frank Rosenwein</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;;">, is an avid chamber musician who has spent summers at Marlboro Music&nbsp;in Vermont?</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">They'll each&nbsp;be&nbsp;featured in the Orchestra's gala concert on <a href="http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/event-detail/2011-Oct-01.aspx">Saturday, October 1</a>, at Severance Hall, soloing&nbsp;in music of Ferdinand David and Mozart.</span><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: x-small;">Photos by Roger Mastroianni</span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-183302425292530881?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-30149990896705516742011-09-26T15:45:00.000-04:002011-09-26T15:45:02.276-04:00An artist's view of Severance Hall<a href="http://www.tumblr.com/photo/1280/10486571346/1/tumblr_lrvy9j15Ql1qjrf0x"><img alt="Day 93/100 Severance Hall This is the home of the famous Cleveland Orchestra - one of the top 5 in the country (and some say the world!) It’s located on Euclid right in between the Wade museum cluster and Case campus. Lucky Case students get to walk past this everyday! I’ve been here twice to hear Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos and Handel’s Messiah. I really like this little Wikipedia blurb: “Cleveland is the smallest city amongst the traditional “Big Five” orchestras; the others are based in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. However, musicians in Cleveland are often treated as local celebrities, and, much like sports heroes elsewhere, fans seek autographs after performances and greet musicians on the street. Clevelanders are proud that their city boasts an orchestra rated on par with or above those in much larger cities.[4][5] In the 1960s fans were known to “have airport rallies when the orchestra comes home from tour [and] chant, ‘We’re the best! We’re the best!’ and carry placards reading ‘Bravo!’” [4]” (You’ll notice that I skipped Day 92 - I just realized that I counted Day 47 twice. Whoops, but what a nice surprise!)" src="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrvy9j15Ql1qjrf0xo1_r1_500.jpg" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Here's how juliaincleveland.etsy.com sees Severance Hall. Beautiful, right? It's from Day 93 of a 100-day drawing quest around Cleveland. </span><a href="http://juliaincleveland.tumblr.com/"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">See more</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"> here. </span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-3014999089670551674?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1332168535096181251.post-12452342031430299002011-09-26T10:10:00.000-04:002011-09-26T10:00:10.820-04:00Performance Today: Masur and Cleveland<div class="separator" style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-n2FpjxD15ZQ/ToCE2VjDNDI/AAAAAAAAAUI/mKxWtfnvDkI/s1600/MASUR-Kurt+for+blog.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" kca="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-n2FpjxD15ZQ/ToCE2VjDNDI/AAAAAAAAAUI/mKxWtfnvDkI/s320/MASUR-Kurt+for+blog.jpg" width="226" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">American Public Media's <em>Performance Today</em>&nbsp;broadcasts The Cleveland Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, led by Kurt Masur at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on March 6, 2009.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Visit <em>Performance Today</em> at <a href="http://bit.ly/qrNeD4">http://bit.ly/qrNeD4</a></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1332168535096181251-1245234203143029900?l=www.clevelandorchestrablog.com' alt='' /></div>Cleveland Orchestranoreply@blogger.com0