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h a v i n G c e l e b r a t e d its Centennial Season in 2017-18 and across 2018, The Cleveland orchestra has officially launched its second century . Today, it is hailed as one of the very best orchestras on the planet, noted for its musical excellence and for its devotion and service to the community it calls home . The upcoming 2019-20 season will mark the ensemble’s eighteenth year under the direction of Franz Welser-möst, one of today’s most acclaimed musical leaders . Working together, the orchestra and its board of trustees, staff, and volunteers have affirmed a set of community-inspired goals for the 21st century — to continue the orchestra’s legendary command of musical excellence while focusing new efforts and resources toward fully serving its hometown community throughout northeast ohio . The promise of continuing extraordinary concert experiences, engaging music education programs, and innovative technologies offers future generations dynamic access to the best symphonic entertainment possible anywhere . The Cleveland orchestra divides its time across concert seasons at home — in Cleveland’s Severance hall and each summer at blossom music Center . additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and intensive performance residencies . These include a recurring residency at Vienna’s musikverein, and regular appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, in new york, at Indiana university, and in miami, Florida . Musical Excellence . The Cleveland orchestra has long been committed to the pursuit of excellence in everything that it does . The orchestra’s ongoing collaboration with Welser-möst is widely-acknowledged among the best orchestraconductor partnerships of today . Performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home and on tour across the globe, and through recordings and broadcasts . The orchestra’s longstanding championing of new composers and the commissioning of new works helps audiences experience music as a living language that grows with each new generation . Fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of traditional musical works, recording projects and tours of varying repertoire and in different locations, and acclaimed collaborations in 20th- and 21st-century masterworks together enable The Cleveland orchestra the ability to give musical performances second to none in the world . Serving the Community . Programs for students and engaging musical explorations for the community are core to the orchestra’s mission, fueled by a commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities . all are being created to connect people to music in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in everyday lives .
Blossom Festival 2019
The Cleveland Orchestra
August 17 – Symphonic Dances August 24 – South Pacific in Concert Labor Day Weekend – The Empire Strikes back