Upcoming Cleveland Orchestra Concerts on WCLV 104.9

Saturday 12/16/17
8:00 PM
Archival concert from 01/16/69
Christoph Eschenbach’s American debut
George Szell, conductor
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
PROKOFIEV:  Lieutenant Kije Suite
HAYDN: Symphony No. 95 in c
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459

Sunday 12/17/17
4:00 PM
Archival concert in memory of Pierre Boulez – Severance Hall  02/06/10
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
MESSIAEN: “L ’Ascension”
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left  Hand
DEBUSSY: Images: Iberia

Saturday 12/23/17
8:00 PM
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
BEETHOVEN: Quartet No. 15 (for string orchestra)
STRAVINSKY:  Rite of Spring

Sunday 12/24/17
4:00 PM
Christmas Festival Concert (12/14/08)
Robert Porco, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland State University Chorale
TRAD (arr WILBERG: O Come, All Ye Faithfull
BACH (arr STOKOWSKI): Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
RUTTER: Nativity Carol
TRAD (arr SIMEONE) Do You hear What I Hear?
GABRIELI: Canzon in double echo
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves
TRAD (arr BENNETT): Deck the Halls
TRAD (arr WILCOCKS): Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Selections
HANDEL: Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
ANDERSON: Christmas Festival
TRAD (arr WILBERG) I saw Three Ships
HERBERT: March of the Toys
GILLESPIE/COOTS: Santa Claus is coming to  Town
RUTTER: Twelve Days of Christmas
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
MARTIN/BLANE (arr BASS) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
GRUBER (arr DRAGON) Silent Night

Monday 12/25/17
1:00 PM
Robert Porco, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus
Mary Wilson, soprano
Anthony Roth Costanza, counter tenor
Alek Shrader, tenor
John Relya, bass-baritone
HANDEL: Messiah

Saturday 12/30/17
8:00 PM
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
ELGAR: Serenade in e
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1
ELGAR: Enigma Variations

Sunday 12/31/17
4:00 PM
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
RAMEAU: Dardanes Suite
MOZART:  Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jeunehomme”
GLUCK: Don Juan Suite
MOZART: Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

Sunday 12/31/17
8:00 PM
New Years Gala by The Cleveland Orchestra with selections given at Severance Hall
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 28 in C , K. 200
Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz, Op. 437
Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in Bb, D. 485
Johann Strauss Jr.: Express Polka Op. 311
Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods , Op. 325
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Franz von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture
Johann Strauss Jr.: Kuenstlerleben (Artist’s Life) Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: Annen Polka
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Johann Strauss Jr.: Par Force Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Figaro Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Be Embraced, You Millions Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: The First Day of Happiness (Quadrille)
Johann Strauss Jr.: Thunder and Lightning Polka

Saturday 1/06/18
8:00 PM
Brahms Cycle – Severance Hall and Musikverein, Vienna
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Tragic Overture
Symphony No. 3 in F
Symphony No. 2 in D

Sunday 1/07/18
4:00 PM
Brahms Cycle – Severance Hall and BBC Proms
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in d
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c

Saturday 1/13/18
8:00 PM
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
STAUD: Stomba (commission)
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

Sunday 1/14/18
7:00 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
James Pickens, Jr., narrator
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus
  William Henry Caldwell, director
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Egmont
MENDELSSOHN: “Lord God of Abraham” from Elijah
WALKER:  Lyric for Strings
TRADITIONAL/arr. FLOYD: Down by the Riverside
VERDI: Va pensiero (“Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”) from Nabucco
RESPIGHI: Pines of the Appian Way from Pines of Rome
STEFFE/arr. WILHOUSKY: Battle Hymn of the Republic
TRADITIONAL/arr. FLOYD: Precious Lord
MENDELSSOHN: Movement No. 4 from Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”)
JOHNSON/arr. SMITH: Lift Every Voice and Sing

Saturday 1/20/18
8:00 PM
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Golda Schultz, soprano
Maximillian Schmitt, tenor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
HAYDN: The Seasons

Sunday 1/21/18
4:00 PM
Brett Mitchell, conductor
William Preucil, violin
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront   
THOMAS: Violin Concerto No. 3 (“Juggler in Paradise”) 
COPLAND: Symphony No.

Saturday 1/27/18
8:00 PM
Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Nikolai Znaider, violin
NIELSEN: Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

Sunday 1/28/18
4:00 PM
Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo
Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble
BACH: Cantata No. 191 – “Gloria in excelsos Deo”
BACH: Cantata No. 34 – “O ewiges Feurer”
BACH: Cantata No. 29 –“ Wir Danken dir Gott”
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7




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