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Perspectivesfrom the Executive Director March 2015 Sustaining a world-class orchestra in Cleveland requires that we continually push to adapt and transform ourselves without compromising artistic standards. In recent seasons, we have added new programming adventures including Fridays@7, ballet performances, film presentations, and innovative operatic experiences like last season’s Cunning Little Vixen. We have boldly sought out — and successfully brought in — tens of thousands of young people each year, proving that a great orchestra appeals to all ages. We have taken concerts out into the community by performing in schools, neighborhoods, homes, shops, and public spaces. With these, and many other innovations, we are now playing more music for more people than ever before in The Cleveland Orchestra’s history. As we approach the start of our second century in 2018, it is clear that our audience base is not only growing but shifting both demographically and culturally. As our patron base continues to diversify, so do expectations for enhanced experiences above and beyond the magnificence of what we do onstage. It is with this context that it became time for us to ask you directly, “What is your experience of concert attending and what can we do better?” Last season, we embarked on a significant new journey of discovery. We created a taskforce to study the “total orchestra experience” under the leadership of Cleveland Orchestra trustee Doug Kern. By email and in focus groups, we asked more than 60,000 of you for your opinions, and you responded with useful insights, clear suggestions, thoughtful commentary, and a high level of satisfaction. Whether you were longterm subscribers or first-time buyers, classical or celebrity attendees, students or seniors, you made it clear that you take great pride in The Cleveland Orchestra. We were gratified for your endorsement, and very proud that we have so many friends here in Northeast Ohio. But we also learned, in this modern world of change and transformation, that there are some aspects of the patron experience that you feel deserve attention and are open to improvement. When the taskforce’s report was presented to the board this past autumn, it gave us all much to reflect on and, more importantly, significant and focused work to do. The recommendations range in both size and scope, with some requiring longer-term planning and budgeting, while others are now in place. Already, I have seen many of you taking advantage of our new pre-ordering intermission drink service, for instance, or relaxing in Severance Restaurant for dessert after a concert. Going forward you can expect to see additional welcome enhancements to food service, more personalized online access, and physical changes to public spaces. Enhancing the concert-going experience will be an ongoing and iterative process over the coming seasons. But we will continue to work hard each and every day to ensure that your expectations of the world’s favorite orchestra are exceeded.

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Since its first recording session in 1924, The Cleveland Orchestra has been among the most acclaimed and recorded orchestras in the world. The Orchestra’s performances have been heard by millions through radio and television broadcasts, on LPs, CDs, DVDs, and via internet downloads. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ARCHIVES

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of its founding in 2018, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a new transformation and renaissance. Universallyacknowledged among the best ensembles on the planet, its musicians, staff, board of directors, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the 21st century — to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra, to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through engagement and education, to continue its legendary command of musical excellence, and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with a strong commitment to adventuresome programming and new music. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year 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 to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include an annual set of concerts and education programs and partnerships in Florida, a recurring residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and regular appearances at Switzerland’s LuAS IT NEARS THE CENTENNIAL


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cerne Festival, at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and at Indiana University. Musical Excellence. Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, now in his thirteenth season as the ensemble’s music director, The Cleveland Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s handful of best orchestras. Its performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home in Ohio, in residencies around the globe, on tour across North America and Europe, and through recordings, telecasts, and radio and internet broadcasts. Its longstanding championship of new composers and commissioning of new works helps audiences understand music as a living language that grows and evolves with each new generation. Recent performances with Baroque specialists, recording projects with internationally-renowned soloists, fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of the standard repertoire, 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 community engagement activities have long been part of the Orchestra’s commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities, and have more recently been extended to its touring and residencies. All are designed to connect people to music in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in everyday lives. Recent seasons have seen the launch of a unique “At Home” neighborhood residency program, designed to bring the Orchestra and citizens together in new ways. Additionally, a new Make Music! initiative is taking shape, championed by Franz Welser-Möst in advocacy for the benefits of direct participation in making music for people of all ages. Future Audiences. Standing on the shoulders of ninety years of presenting quality music education programs, the Orchestra made national and international headlines through the creation of its Center for Future Audiences in 2010. Established with a significant endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, the Center is designed to provide ongoing funding for the Orchestra’s continuing work to develop interest in classical music among young people. The flagship “Under 18s Free” program has seen unparalleled success in increasing attendance and interest, and was recently extended to the Orchestra’s concerts in Miami. Innovative Programming. The Cleveland Orchestra was among the first American orchestras heard on a regular series of radio broadcasts, and its Severance Hall home was one of the first concert halls in the world built with recording and broadcasting capabilities. Today, Cleveland Orchestra concerts are presented in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences — including a popular Fridays@7 series (mixing onstage symphonic works with post-concert world music performances), film scores performed live by the Orchestra, collaborations with pop and jazz singers, ballet and opera presentations, and standard repertoire juxtaposed in meaningful contexts with new and older works. Franz Welser-Möst’s creative vision has Severance Hall 2014-15

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given the Orchestra an unequaled opportunity to explore music as a universal language of communication and understanding. Origins and Evolution. The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918 by a group of local citizens intent on creating an ensemble worthy of joining America’s ranks of major symphony orchestras. Over the ensuing decades, the Orchestra quickly grew from a fine regional organization to being one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. Seven music directors have guided and shaped the ensemble’s growth and sound: Nikolai Sokoloff, 1918-33; Artur Rodzinski, 193343; Erich Leinsdorf, 1943-46; George Szell, 1946-70; Lorin Maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 1984-2002; and Franz Welser-Möst, since 2002. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra’s permanent home, with later acoustic refinements and remodeling of the hall under Szell’s guidance, brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown, as well as providing an enviable and intimate acoustic environment in which to develop and refine the Orchestra’s artistry. Touring performances throughout the United States and, beginning in 1957, to Europe and across the globe have confirmed Cleveland’s place among the world’s top orchestras. Year-round performances became a reality in 1968 with the opening of Blossom Music Center, one of the most beautiful and acoustically admired outdoor concert facilities in the United States. Today, concert performances, community presentations, touring residencies, broadcasts, and recordings provide access to the Orchestra’s acclaimed artistry to an enthusiastic, generous, and broad constituency around the world.

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Seven music directors have led the Orchestra, including George Szell, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Franz Welser-Möst.


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The 2014-15 season marks Franz Welser-Möst’s 13th year as music director.

SEVERANCE HALL, “America’s most beautiful concert hall,” opened in 1931 as the Orchestra’s permanent home.


120,000 young people have attended Cleveland Orchestra symphonic concerts via programs funded by the Center for Future Audiences since 2011, through student programs and Under 18s Free ticketing.


Over half of The Cleveland Orchestra’s funding each year comes from thousands of generous donors and sponsors, who together make possible our concert presentations, community programs, and education initiatives.


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Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in performances of Richard Strauss’s captivating opera about Daphne, a young woman who must choose between the love of men and her love for nature. Composed during the politically perilous period after the Nazis came to power and first performed in 1938, the opera had deep personal significance to the composer. Strauss knew that the myth of Daphne was the subject of the very first opera ever composed — and his own version can be viewed as a guarded demand for creative freedom in the face of political and worldly hindrances. Sung in German with projected English supertitles. Sponsored by Litigation Management, Inc.

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marks Franz Welser-Möst’s thirteenth year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with the future of this acclaimed partnership now extending into the next decade. Under his direction, the Orchestra is hailed for its continuing artistic excellence, is broadening and enhancing its community programming at home in Northeast Ohio, is presented in a series of ongoing residencies in the United States and Europe, and has re-established itself as an important operatic ensemble. With a commitment to music education and the Northeast Ohio community, Franz Welser-Möst has taken The Cleveland Orchestra back into public schools with performances in collaboration with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He has championed new programs, such as a community-focused Make Music! initiative and a series of “At Home” neighborhood residencies designed to bring the Orchestra and citizens together in new ways. Under Mr. Welser-Möst’s leadership, The Cleveland Orchestra has established a recurring biennial residency in Vienna at the famed Musikverein concert hall and appears regularly at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival. Together, they have also appeared in residence at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Salzburg Festival, where a 2008 residency included five sold-out performances of a staged production of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka. In the United States, an annual multi-week Cleveland Orchestra residency in Florida was inaugurated in 2007 and an ongoing relationship with New York’s Lincoln Center Festival began in 2011. To the start of this season, The Cleveland Orchestra has performed fourteen world and fifteen United States premieres under Franz Welser-Möst’s direction. In partnership with the Lucerne Festival, he and the Orchestra have premiered works by Harrison Birtwistle, Chen Yi, Hanspeter Kyburz, George Benjamin, Toshio Hosokawa, and Matthias Pintscher. In addition, the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow program has brought new voices to the repertoire, including Pintscher, Marc-André Dalbavie, Susan Botti, Julian Anderson, Johannes Maria Staud, Jörg Widmann, Sean Shepherd, and Ryan Wigglesworth. Franz Welser-Möst has led annual opera performances during his tenure in Cleveland, re-establishing the Orchestra as an important operatic ensemble. Following six seasons of opera-in-concert presentations, he brought fully staged opera back to Severance Hall with a three-season cycle of Zurich Opera productions of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas. He led concert performances of Strauss’s Salome at Severance Hall and at Carnegie Hall in May 2012 and in May 2014 led an innovative madeP H OTO BY S ATO S H I AOYAG I

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for-Cleveland production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Severance Hall. They present performances of Richard Strauss’s Daphne in May 2015. As a guest conductor, Mr. Welser-Möst enjoys a close and productive relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic. Recent performances with the Philharmonic include a critically-acclaimed production of Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as well as appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, at the Lucerne Festival, and in concert at La Scala Milan. During the 2014-15 season, he returns to Europe for a tour of Scandinavia with the Philharmonic, and will also lead them in a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio at Salzburg in 2015. He led the Philharmonic’s celebrated annual New Year’s Day concert in 2011 and 2013, viewed by tens of millions as telecast in seventy countries worldwide. From 2010 to 2014, Franz Welser-Möst served as general music director of the Vienna State Opera. His partnership with the company included an acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle with stage director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, and critically-praised new productions of Hindemith’s Cardillac, Janáček’s Katya Kabanova and From the House of the Dead, Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West, and Verdi’s Don Carlo, as well as performances of a wide range of other operas, particularly of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss, including Tristan and Isolde and Parsifal, and Der Rosenkavalier and Ariadne auf Naxos. Prior to his years with the Vienna State Opera, Mr. Welser-Möst led the Zurich Opera across a decade-long tenure, leading more than forty new productions and culminating in three seasons as general music director (2005-08). Franz Welser-Möst’s recordings and videos have won major awards, including a Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or, Japanese Record Academy Award, and two Grammy nominations. With The Cleveland Orchestra, he has created DVD recordings of live performances of five of Bruckner’s symphonies, and is in the midst of a new project recording major works by Brahms. With Cleveland, he has also released a recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and an all-Wagner album. DVD releases on the EMI label have included Mr. Welser-Möst leading Zurich Opera productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Der Rosenkavalier, Fierrabras, and Peter Grimes. For his talents and dedication, Mr. Welser-Möst has received honors that include the Vienna Philharmonic’s “Ring of Honor” for his longstanding personal and artistic relationship with the ensemble, as well as recognition from the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, honorary membership in the Vienna Singverein, appointment as an Academician of the European Academy of Yuste, a Gold Medal from the Upper Austrian government for his work as a cultural ambassador, a Decoration of Honor from the Republic of Austria for his artistic achievements, and the Kilenyi Medal from the Bruckner Society of America. He is the co-author of Cadences: Observations and Conversations, published in a German edition in 2007.


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POST-CONCERT DINING New for the 2014-15 season, we are offering post-concert dining at Severance Restaurant. Enjoy a convenient dining experience including full-service bar, desserts and coffee, or our special Ă la carte dining choices.

Severance Restaurant is a great place to extend your night out following the concert. Come in and sit down for dinner, or stop by for drinks or dessert. No reservations required for post-concert dining. Reservations are suggested but not required for pre-concert dining. Book online by visiting the link to OpenTable at Post-concert dining is available following evening performances by The Cleveland Orchestra.

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The Cleveland Orchestra’s third neighborhood residency will take place on Cleveland’s southeast side. The Cleveland Orchestra At Home in Broadway Slavic Village will include community activities, musical performances, and education presentations throughout the neighborhood in spring 2015, with a free community concert on April 10. Complete details will be announced in the coming weeks. Broadway Slavic Village was chosen as a Cleveland neighborhood that symbolizes both the history and the future of the city. The Broadway Historic District at the intersection of East 55th street has ethnic roots in the Czech and Polish communities with rich musical heritages. Broadway Slavic Village was not long ago a center of the foreclosure crisis, but today it is a national leader in reimagining urban land use and is home to people of all ages, races, and income levels, active families, young professionals, and empty nesters. “The diverse neighborhoods of Broadway Slavic Village are ideal settings for music and celebration,” at home says Chris Alvarado, executive director of Slavic Village Development. “We are thrilled to have been chosen to host the third annual Cleveland Orchestra neighborhood residency. We look forward to welcoming The Cleveland Orchestra and all who believe that music spans cultures and brings joy. Let’s have fun together!” The centerpiece of the Orchestra’s neighborhood residency in Broadway Slavic Village will be a free, public Cleveland Orchestra concert on Friday evening, April 10, 2015, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Residency activities will also include solo and chamber performances, along with education presentations and a variety of artistic collaborations. More about the neighborhood can be found at

Details of the 2015 Lincoln Center Festival this coming summer, including a week of concerts featuring The Cleveland Orchestra in residence, have been announced. Led by music director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center Festival with four concerts (July 15-18) focused on the exploration of the relationship of humanity with nature. The Orchestra offers two performances of Richard Strauss’s rarely-performed ”bucolic tragedy” Daphne, highlighting Franz Welser-Möst’s passion and expertise in the operatic repertory, along with two additional programs featuring works that probe humanity’s understanding of the natural world, by Messiaen, Dvořák, Beethoven, and Strauss. All of these works are being presented in concerts at Severance Hall in May. Richard Strauss’s seldom performed, one-act opera, Daphne, is among the great works of the composer’s later period. With a libretto by Joseph Gregor, the work was premiered in 1938, and retells the story of the beautiful nymph Daphne, with a plot derived from the familiar myth from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In it, Daphne is an outsider who cherishes the beauty of nature, where she feels most at home. When the god Apollo betrays her trust and kills his rival, Daphne is inconsolable. Apollo is moved by Daphne’s profound grief and grants her immortality by transforming her into a laurel tree. This operatic gem has been called one of Strauss’s supreme love letters to the soprano voice. It is being presented at Severance Hall on May 27 and 30.

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Cleveland Orchestra principal trumpet Michael Sachs joined together early in March with other principal trumpet players from many U.S. orchestras alongside trumpet legends from classical and pop genres — including Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinsen, and Lee Loughnane (trumpeter from the band Chicago) — for a series of events and a special benefit concert to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Titled “Cancer Blows,” the March 4 concert in Dallas was presented by the Ryan Anthony Foundation, created by Cleveland Institute of Music alum and Dallas Symphony principal trumpet Ryan Anthony. The evening featured live and video performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Anthony was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer and went through a bone marrow transplant two years ago. His cancer is in remission and this special large-scale benefit concert was designed to raise awareness for this type of cancer and raise funds for research. For additional information, please visit

Women’s Committee benefit celebrates conductor Jahja Ling in performance and talk on March 20 A special benefit event presented by the Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra is featuring an evening with longtime Cleveland conductor Jahja Ling on Friday, March 20. The event at Canterbury Golf Club includes a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. along with a silent auction. In between, there will be a solo piano performance by Ling, a duo-piano performance with his wife, Jessie Chang, and a conversation about their careers and life together. Jahja Ling served over two decades on the conducting staff of The Cleveland Orchestra, served as Festival Director for Blossom (2000-05), and returns each year to lead concerts with the ensemble. Proceeds from the evening benefit The Cleveland Orchestra. For additional information or to buy tickets, contact Pamela Elliot at 216-904-2051. 1.855.GO.STORM

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Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra preparing for second international tour, with concerts in China in June 2015

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Plans have been finalized for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra to make its second international tour in 2015. The tour to China June 15-24 includes concerts in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. The Youth Orchestra will be conducted by its music director, Brett Mitchell, who is also assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. The repertoire includes Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, Samuel Barber’s Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. In addition to concerts, tour activities for the Youth Orchestra members include guided historic sightseeing tours of each city as well as visits to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra tour is made possible in part through the generosity of the Vinney family. In 2011, the Jules and Ruth Vinney Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Touring Fund was established to help cover costs of Youth Orchestra touring and to provide scholarships to eligible Youth Orchestra members. An endowment gift from the Jules and Ruth Vinney Philanthropic Fund, advised by their children Les Vinney, Margo Vinney, and Karen Jacobs, established this generous Touring Fund, which will provide perpetual support toward the Youth Orchestra’s ongoing touring program.


OrchestraNews M.U.S.I.C.I.A.N S.A.L.U.T.E The Musical Arts Association gratefully acknowledges the artistry and dedication of all the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. In addition to rehearsals and concerts throughout the year, many musicians donate performance time in support of community engagement, fundraising, education, and audience development activities. We are pleased to recognize these musicians, listed below, who have volunteered for such events and presentations during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.



Mark Atherton Martha Baldwin Charles Bernard Katherine Bormann Lisa Boyko Charles Carleton John Clouser Hans Clebsch Kathleen Collins Patrick Connolly Ralph Curry Alan DeMattia Scott Dixon Elayna Duitman Bryan Dumm Tanya Ell Scott Haigh David Alan Harrell Miho Hashizume Shachar Israel Joela Jones Richard King Alicia Koelz Stanley Konopka Mark Kosower Paul Kushious Massimo La Rosa Jung-Min Amy Lee Yun-Ting Lee Takako Masame Eli Matthews Jesse McCormick


Daniel McKelway Sonja Braaten Molloy Ioana Missits Peter Otto Chul-In Park Joanna Patterson Zakany Alexandra Preucil William Preucil Lynne Ramsey Jeanne Preucil Rose Stephen Rose Frank Rosenwein Marisela Sager Jonathan Sherwin Sae Shiragami Emma Shook Joshua Smith Saeran St. Christopher Barrick Stees Richard Stout Jack Sutte Kevin Switalski Brian Thornton Isabel Trautwein Lembi Veskimets Carolyn Gadiel Warner Stephen Warner Richard Weiss Beth Woodside Robert Woolfrey Paul Yancich Derek Zadinsky Jeffreyy Zehngut

Special thanks to musicians for supporting the Orchestra’s long-term financial strength The Board of Trustees extends a special acknowledgement to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for supporting the institution’s programs by jointly volunteering their musical services for several concerts each season. These donated services have long played an important role in supporting the institution’s financial strength, and were expanded with the 2009-10 season to provide added opportunities for new and ongoing revenue-generating performances by The Cleveland Orchestra. Supported concerts this season include performances in Vienna and Paris on the 2014 European Tour, the seasonopening Gala, and the Fridays@7 concert on March 13. “We are grateful to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for this meaningful investment in the future of the institution,” notes Gary Hanson, executive director. “These donated services each year are vitally important toward the Orchestra’s overall financial strength, and in ensuring opportunities to help maximize performance revenue. They allow us to offer more musical inspiration to enthusiastic audiences around the world than would otherwise be possible, supporting the Orchestra’s vital role in enhancing the lives of everyone across Northeast Ohio.”

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OrchestraNews I.N M.E.M.O.R.I.A.M The entire Cleveland Orchestra family mourns the loss of our dear colleague and friend, Jamie Ireland. His death at age 65 on January 20 is an enormous loss for the Northeast Ohio community. Jamie loved this Orchestra and served and supported the institution with great distinction. He was a member of the Orchestra’s Board of Trustees for two decades and served as its President 2002-08. He loved The Cleveland Orchestra from a young age, attending his first concert at age seven, and later becoming a devoted subscriber and an Orchestra Trustee. He was a tireless fundraiser and Orchestra advocate. He chaired the search committee that identified and in 1999 chose Franz Welser-Möst as The Cleveland Orchestra’s seventh music director. As President, he was integral to creating a transformative vision for the Orchestra’s future — combining a continuity of musical excellence with a renewed commitment

to serving our region through quality programming and innovative thinking. Jamie was an effective and energetic community leader. In addition to his work with The Cleveland Orchestra, he advocated tirelessly for the community and held positions to advance that work on the boards of University Circle Inc., Great Lakes Science Center, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Northeast Ohio Regional Nonprofit Technology (NorTech), and the Opportunity Corridor Advisory Committee. Excellence and service defined him, and underscored all his work, for the orchestra he loved and for the community to which he was devoted. We mourn his loss and we pay tribute to his great legacy. We will miss Jamie very much.

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded The Cleveland Orchestra a grant of $2.5 million to support artistically ambitious programming such as performances of opera and ballet each season. Of the Mellon Foundation’s commitment, $1.25 million will be awarded as part of a one-to-one challenge lasting through June 2016. This means that any gift to The Cleveland Orchestra designated to support special artistic initiatives will be doubled by the Mellon Foundation. If you want to help ensure that ambitious performances of opera and ballet remain a meaningful feature of The Cleveland Orchestra’s season each year, or if you’d like more information on how to participate in the challenge grant, please contact the Orchestra’s Philanthropy & Advancement Office by calling 216-231-7558.

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Concert Previews The Cleveland Orchestra offers a variety of options for learning more about the music before each concert begins. For each concert, the program book includes program notes commenting on and providing background about the composer and his or her work being performed that week, along with biographies of the guest artists and other information. You can read these before the concert, at intermission, or afterward. (Program notes are also posted ahead of time online at, usually by the Monday directly preceding the concert.) The Orchestra’s Music Study Groups also provide a way of exploring the music in more depth. These classes, professionally led by Dr. Rose Breckenridge, meet weekly in locations around Cleveland to explore the music being played each week and the stories behind the composers’ lives. Free Concert Previews are presented one hour before most subscription concerts throughout the season at Severance Hall. The previews (see listing at right) feature a variety of speakers and guest artists speaking or conversing about that weekend’s program, and often include the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

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Cleveland Orchestra Concert Previews are presented before every regular subscription concert, and are free to all ticketholders to that day’s performance. Previews are designed to enrich the concert-going experience for audience members of all levels of musical knowledge through a variety of interviews and through talks by local and national experts. Concert Previews are made possible by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka. February 19, 20, 21, 22 “Johannes Brahms and His Piano Concertos” with David J. Rothenberg, associate professor of musicology, Case Western Reserve University with organist Paul Jacobs in conversation on Saturday and Sunday

March 12, 14 “Mighty Liszt & Powerful Beethoven” with Marshall Griffith, faculty member, music theory and improvisation, Cleveland Institute of Music

March 19, 21, 22 “A Russian Celebration” with Jerry Wong, associate professor of piano, Kent State University

March 20 “From Trouble to Triumph” with Rose Breckenridge

April 9, 10, 11 “Mozart’s Piano Concertos”

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Fabio Luisi, conductor LUCA FRANCESCONI (b. 1956)

FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886)

Cobalt, Scarlet: Two Colors of Dawn Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major (in one movement)

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Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92 1. 2. 3. 4.

Poco sostenuto — Vivace Allegretto Presto — Trio Allegro con brio

These concerts are supported through the generosity of the BakerHostetler Guest Artist Series sponsorship. The concert will end on Thursday evening at about 9:10 p.m. and on Saturday at approximately 9:40 p.m. LIVE RADIO BROADCAST

Saturday evening’s concert is being broadcast live on WCLV (104.9 FM). Current and past Cleveland Orchestra concerts are broadcast as part of regular weekly programming on WCLV (104.9 FM), Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.


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Fabio Luisi, conductor Cobalt, Scarlet: Two Colors of Dawn




Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92 1. 2. 3. 4.

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The Fridays@7 concert series is sponsored by KeyBank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. The Friday evening concert is performed without intermission and will end at about 8:05 p.m.

Additional information about the Fridays@7 evening can be found on page 39.

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Francesconi, Beethoven, and Liszt

— and driven — by many things. From vistas and stories to melodies, sounds, complex ideas, and simple rhythms. The challenge for each composer is to build a structure around or within his or her inspiration, and to present a whole that resonates, inspires, defies, and/or satisfies listeners. This week’s concerts feature three musical works, two older and one much newer. Beethoven and Liszt are both known as revolutionaries, wrestling against the norms and models of their day. Luca Francesconi, a living Italian composer, is engaged with more modern ideas of musical communication, carrying forward from the past into the now. The concerts begin with Francesconi’s Cobalt, Scarlet, a work titled in visual colors but unmistakably a rendering of sounds transforming in music. The composer, in fact, has said that the music is not “about” the colors of the title. It is, instead, something of a metaphor — of music transforming between sounds and ideas, just as colors evolve and mix in the dawning sky. The Thursday and Saturday concerts feature a fiery piano concerto by Franz Liszt, one of the 19th century’s great piano virtuosos and teachers, who continually challenged convention (in music and in society). This concerto, created over a span of twenty years, is daringly formed in one continuous movement, but built in recognizably conventional sections. The soloist is both virtuoso showstopper and part of an unmistakable orchestral soundworld that is Liszt at his exhilarating best. The evening ends with one of Beethoven’s most thrilling symphonies. Built on a series of rhythmic motifs, the Seventh Symphony has been admired as a celebration of “dance.” It is much more than this, however, for its infecting rhythms, masterful transformations, and just-right modulations show Beethoven aptly pushing but never breaking every edge of his day’s expectations. Art, at its best, both dares and satisfies, pulling us forward to harmonic resolution through irresistibly restless sounds. —Eric Sellen

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Italian conductor Fabio Luisi currently serves as principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and general music director of the Zurich Opera. He made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in November 2011 and most recent appearance here in September 2013. Born in Genoa in 1959, Fabio Luisi began studying piano at age four. He received his diploma in piano in 1978 from the Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini, and later studied conducting with Milan Horvat at the Graz Conservatory. Mr. Luisi was named principal guest conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 and became principal conductor a year later. He began his position with the Zurich Opera in 2012, where he also leads a number of orchestral performances with the Philharmonia Zurich. Fabio Luisi’s previous posts include chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony (2005-2013), music director of the Pacific Music Festival in Japan (20102012), music director of the Dresden Staatskapelle and Saxon State Opera (2007-2010), artistic director of the MDR Sinfonieorchester in Leipzig (1999-2007), music director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (1997-2002), chief conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna (1995-2000), and artistic director of the Graz Symphony (1990-1996). In 2000, Mr. Luisi made his American debuts with the New York Philharmonic and Lyric Opera of Chicago. His subsequent engagements have included appearances with the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Internationally, he has conducted the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic. He is a frequent guest at the Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper, and the Vienna State Opera, and has led performances at London’s Royal Opera House and the Salzburg Festival, and with Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. Fabio Luisi’s discography includes works by Bellini, Rossini, and Salieri, several lesser-known Verdi operas, and symphonic repertoire by Honegger, Liszt, and Respighi. He has recorded all the symphonies and the oratorio The Book of the Seven Seals by Franz Schmidt, works by Richard Strauss, and Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. He received a Grammy Award in 2013 for conducting the final two operas of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, when Deutsche Grammophon’s DVD release of the full four-opera cycle, recorded live at the Metropolitan Opera, was named Best Opera Recording of 2012.


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Cobalt, Scarlet: Two Colors of Dawn composed 1999-2000 LIKE MANY OTHERS



FRANCESCONI born March 17, 1956 Milan, Italy living in Sweden and Italy

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of his generation, Italian composer Luca Francesconi lays claim to multifarious influences upon his musical thinking. Those influences range from the legacy of the kaleidoscopic creations of jazz musician Miles Davis (Francesconi is also a jazz musician) to the sonorous metaphysical meanderings and electro-acoustical productions of German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, from the intricate polyphony of African drumming to the all-encompassing compositional agility of Igor Stravinsky. In addition, from 1981 to 1984, he had the good fortune to be an assistant to the Italian composer Luciano Berio (1924-2003), whose own brilliant technique of juxtaposing historically diverse and varied musical materials echoes in Francesconi’s works. In short, Francesconi has managed to assimilate a vast array of musical ideologies, compositional techniques, and musical traditions spanning centuries and continents to become a conscientious citizen of the musical “Global Village” of the 21st century. There are, of course, extra-musical resources that inform Francesconi’s art. The fact that his father is a painter has induced in him a keen interest in all things visual — he counts the painters Giorgione and Paul Klee among the most influential. The composer’s concern with visual stimulus led to the creation of his “video opera” Lips, eis Bang (1996). Another of his extra-musical concerns is the contemplation of memory, not only in a musical, historical, and psychological sense, but also as a source for artistic creation, as articulated in his Quattro studi sulla memoria (1989-91), and Memoria for Orchestra (1990). Which brings us to Cobalt, Scarlet. It is a score in which nearly all the above concerns come to the fore. If nothing else, this work is testimony to Francesconi’s consummate craft as an orchestrator and weaver of polyphonic webs. His palette of orchestral colors is astonishing, but there are no avant-garde effects for effect’s sake alone. There is an impeccable organicism to the unfolding melodic contour, embedded in orchestral sound wedded to a poignant lyricism that seduces the mind and ear immediately. Francesconi has denied any great significance to the title. In an interview with Los Angeles Philharmonic program anAbout the Music


notator John Mangum, the composer gave the following description of this work: “The piece is not a symphonic poem. . . . There’s no descriptive intention at all. The idea came out in a northern light, like dawn, in which I was watching slow movement of light in a very slow transformation. This gave me the idea of a dynamic time, which is never static, it sort of transforms itself all the time, and I had this image of something which is completely on the opposite side, which is something typical of Mediterranean or warmer climates, in which the sun is a male presence. . . . The first transformation is a sort of cloud melody and harmony which is slowly, slowly transforming, and this is idea number one. Then we have idea number two, which is this huge, violent rhythm that you can’t miss. The idea is more about trying to make a process transparent, and it’s a dialectic process.” —Steven Lacoste © 2015 Steven Lacoste serves as archivist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

At a Glance Francesconi wrote Cobalt, Scarlet in 1999-2000 on a joint commission from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenberg Symphony, and the Copenhagen Radio Symphony. The world premiere was given in Oslo on May 11, 2000. This work runs about 25 minutes in performance. Francesconi scored it for 2 flutes and 2 piccolos, 2 oboes and english horn, 2 clarinets, piccolo clarinet in E-flat, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 3 bassoons and contrabassoon, 6 horns, 4 trumpets (1st

and 4th playing piccolo trumpet in E-flat), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (agogo bell, bass drums, bongos, Chinese cymbals, Chinese gongs, crotales, cymbals, flexatone, 5 glockenspiels, grelots, marimbas, shaker, 4 snare drums, tamburelli basci, tam-tams, tom-toms, triangles, 2 xylophones, 2 vibraphones), celesta, piano, harp, and strings. The Cleveland Orchestra is performing music by Francesconi for the first time with this weekend’s concerts.

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LISZT born October 22, 1811 Doborján, Hungary (now Raiding, Austria) died July 31, 1886 Bayreuth, Germany

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two piano concertos evolved side by side over a period of some twenty years, originating during a time of extensive concert tours and completed after Liszt had settled down as court conductor in Weimar. (Liszt also created a number of sketches for a third concerto early in this time period, in E-flat major like the well-known No. 1; a performing version was reconstructed in the late 1980s and subsequently performed and recorded.) For Liszt, these years were marked by an ongoing struggle to find his own voice as a composer. He had to reconcile two opposite tendencies that were equally strong in his artistic makeup — the Romantic virtuoso whose spirit refused to be restrained by rules or conventions, and the master builder who strove to create large-scale structures governed by their own internal logic. Liszt could not have hoped to resolve this apparent contradiction without the major change in lifestyle he embarked on in 1848. That year, he retired from public concertizing as a pianist and accepted the post of kapellmeister at the small German court of Weimar. A decade of intense compositional work began, resulting in the completion of many old projects and even more new ones, including the cycle of symphonic poems, the grandiose B-minor sonata for piano, and the published piano concertos. Throughout their long gestation, the two concertos followed strongly divergent evolutionary paths, and each has a distinct personality. Conventional wisdom calls No. 1 more heroic and No. 2 more lyrical, but those characterizations apply to the respective openings better than they do to the two concertos on the whole. Liszt’s solution to the dilemma between Romantic freedom and Classical balance was in a method later known as motivic transformation. Expanding upon practices found in the works of Beethoven and Schubert (among others), Liszt devised ways in which a single melodic or harmonic idea could be made to change its character from lyrical to playful, dramatic, or martial, and more. The frequent alternation between characters — set off by major changes in tempo, key, and orchestration — make simple labelling, like those mentioned above, rather About the Music


At a Glance The earliest sketches for this Piano Concerto in A major date from September 1839, but Liszt did not complete it until 1849. He subsequently revised the concerto extensively in 1853, 1857, and 1861. The first performance took place on January 7, 1857, in Weimar; Liszt conducted, and one of his pupils, Hans von Bronsart, played the solo part. The concerto was published in 1863, with a dedication to Bronsart. The first performance in the United States was given on October 5, 1870, in Boston. This concerto runs about 20 minutes in performance. Liszt scored it for 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, and strings, plus solo piano. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in January 1952, under George Szell’s direction with Robert Casadesus at the piano. The most recent performances were in May 1997 with Christoph von Dohnányi conducting and Yefim Bronfman as soloist.


problematic. Both concertos are in one movement but contain numerous shorter sections, played together without pause. In both works, the outlines of a classical four-movement form are readily discernible, as some of the character variations are modelled after symphonic slow movements or scherzos. The second concerto’s main idea, to be transformed in the course of the work, is stated at the very beginning by the woodwinds and immediately repeated by the piano. It combines a lyrical, singing quality with some fairly unusual accompanying harmonies. This idea is contrasted with a more energetic and rhythmical second subject that evolves into a section (marked Allegro agitato assai) containing the first full-force passage involving the entire orchestra. This second subject, like the first, undergoes some motivic transformation and reappears thoroughly tamed as an expressive string melody, preparing the return of the main theme as a quintessentially romantic cello solo, accompanied by the piano. The subsequent Allegro deciso functions as a development section where both subjects are taken up simultaneously. The last portion of the concerto, as in many works by Liszt from this period, is a triumphal march. (It has been said that Liszt’s companion during the Weimar years, Princess Carolyne SaynWittgenstein, favored endings of this kind.) The march section in the Second Piano Concerto incorporates some contrasting episodes, such as a final lyrical piano solo and a scherzo-like section marked Allegro animato. But the final word belongs to the march, growing ever louder and faster to the brilliant ending. —Peter Laki Copyright © Musical Arts Association

Peter Laki is a musicologist and frequent lecturer on classical music. He is a visiting associate professor at Bard College.

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is acclaimed for his abilities combining technical mastery with artistic insight. He made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in 1991 at Blossom, and most recently performed with the Orchestra in July 2013. Born in Lyon, France, of French and German heritage, Jean-Yves Thibaudet began piano studies at age five and made his first public appearance at age seven. At 12, he entered the Paris Conservatory to study with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves. At 15, he won the Premier Prix de Conservatoire and three years later, the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York City. This season, Jean-Yves Thibaudet is serving as the first resident artist at the Colburn School of Los Angeles. As a guest artist, recent and upcoming performances include engagements with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Philharmonic, Los Angeles Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, among other ensembles. He is also appearing at the Aix-en-Provence Festival de Pâques and the Edinburgh International, Ljubljana, and Lucerne festivals, as well as performances in celebration of Michael Tilson Thomas’s 70th birthday. Mr. Thibaudet has recorded more than fift y albums. His work has earned two Grammy nominations, the Choc de la Musique, Diapason d’Or, Edison Prize, Gramophone Award, Schallplattenpreis, and two Echo awards. He was soloist on the award-winning soundtrack of Atonement and the soundtracks of Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011). He is also featured on two jazz albums, performing the music of Duke Ellington and Bill Evans. In 2001, the Republic of France awarded Mr. Thibaudet the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2002, he received the Premio Pegasus from the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Additional accolades include the 2007 Victoire d’Honneur (a lifetime career achievement award and the highest honor given by France’s Victoire de la Musique), induction into the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame in 2010, and promotion to the title of Officier by the French Minister of Culture in 2012.

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Symphony No. 7 in A major, Opus 92 composed 1811-12 IT SEEMS FITTING


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BEETHOVEN born December 16, 1770 Bonn died March 26, 1827 Vienna

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that the Seventh Symphony, Beethoven’s greatest demonstration of the compelling power of rhythm, received its first hearing through the efforts of Johann Nepomuk Mälzel, inventor of the metronome. Mälzel has been described by one Beethoven biographer as “part Edison and part Barnum,” and while he is best remembered today for the little ticking box that has held generations of music students to the rhythmic straight and narrow, it was more extravagant contraptions, such as the Mechanical Chess Player and the Mechanical Trumpet, with which he mesmerized the public during his lifetime. Beethoven delighted in all sorts of modern devices, and was pleased to compose his bombastic Wellington’s Victory for another Mälzel instrument, the orchestra-imitating Panharmonicon. To help promote this confluence of two very different kinds of genius — his own mechanical and Beethoven’s compositional — Mälzel proposed a triumphal tour of England, to be funded by a series of concerts in Vienna. (The tour never came off, owing to a dispute between the two men over performing and publishing rights to the music.) The first concert would benefit Austrian soldiers wounded in the Napoleonic Wars; if that concert succeeded, there would be no problem selling tickets to repeat performances, which would be for the benefit of Mälzel and Beethoven. The latter’s new orchestral arrangement of Wellington’s Victory would attract patriotic Austrians to the concert, Mälzel’s Mechanical Trumpet would be heard in marches by Dussek and Pleyel, and, for connoisseurs, there would be a chance to hear an “entirely new symphony” Beethoven had recently finished, his Seventh. To assure the event’s drawing power, Mälzel lined up an allstar orchestra, with the great Schuppanzigh and Spohr leading the violins, the composer Meyerbeer and pianists Hummel and Moscheles playing drums and cymbals, and the venerable Salieri (rival of Mozart, teacher of Beethoven and Schubert) cuing the fanfares and salvos. (The presence of the 15-year-old Schubert at this concert has not been documented, but it seems likely, in view of the importance of the event and the strong rhythmic influence of the Seventh Symphony in Schubert’s later compositions.) In rehearsal, the famous Beethoven temper was not in About the Music


At a Glance Beethoven wrote his Seventh Symphony in 1811-12. He conducted the first performance on December 8, 1813, at a special concert at the University of Vienna. The score was published in 1816 with a dedication to Count Moritz von Fries, a Viennese nobleman and longtime patron. This symphony runs about 35 minutes in performance. Beethoven scored it for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony crept into The Cleveland Orchestra’s repertoire. The second movement was played by itself in November 1919, at the “First Popular Concert” of the Orchestra’s second season. The first performance of the entire symphony at a Cleveland Orchestra subscription concert was by the La Scala Orchestra of Milan, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, on February 2, 1921. The Cleveland Orchestra played the complete Symphony for the first time in April 1922 with music director Nikolai Sokoloff conducting. It has been played frequently on Orchestra concerts since that time — most recently in February 2013, when Herbert Blomstedt led performances here at Severance Hall.


evidence. When the violinists complained about the difficulty of their part, the composer merely asked them politely to take it home and practice it; at the next rehearsal, there were smiles and compliments all around. Beethoven’s unique conducting style, however, was in full flower at the concert on December 8, 1813, with his gesturing perhaps exaggerated because of his deafness. From Louis Spohr’s description of it, one imagines that today Beethoven might cut quite a figure on public television: “Beethoven was in the habit of giving dynamic indications to the orchestra by means of all sorts of peculiar movements of his body. When he wanted a sforzando [‘suddenly strong’] he would vehemently throw out both his arms, which previously he had held crossed across his breast. For a piano [‘softly’] he would crouch down, going down deeper as he wanted the sound to be softer. Then, at the beginning of a crescendo [‘gradual increase in loudness’] he would rise gradually, and when the forte [‘loudly’] was reached he would leap up into the air. Occasionally he would shout with the music in order to make the forte stronger, without being conscious of it . . .” At one point, Beethoven’s inability to hear quiet passages led to near-disaster, when he overlooked the second of two pauses in the recapitulation of the symphony’s first movement. While the orchestra paused, Beethoven continued to beat time, getting himself about ten bars ahead of the players. Spohr’s description continued: “Beethoven, indicating the pianissimo passage in his own way, had crouched down under the music stand; at the crescendo, which followed, he became visible once more, made himself taller, and then leapt high up in the air at the moment when, according to his calculation, the forte should have begun. When this did not happen, he looked about him in terror, stared in astonishment at the orchestra, which was still playing the pianissimo, and found his place only when the solong-awaited forte began and became audible to him.” And how did this cliffhanging performance of a new “serious” work fare amid the hokum and foofooraw of Mälzel’s patriotic spectacle? Very well, thank you. The audience came prepared to be thrilled, and Beethoven’s robust new symphony didn’t disappoint them. Their applause, wrote one journalist, “rose to the point of ecstasy.” Significantly, it was not the symphony’s taut, propulsive outer movements that had to be repeated, but the melodious Allegretto, whose major-minor ambiguity so richly anticipated the bittersweet moods of postwar, About the Music

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this work, either. In particular, themes from the long Poco sostenuto introduction to the opening section throughout the first and later movements. For example, the introduction’s long, rising scales (like “gigantic stairs,” commented the English writer George Grove) can be heard cantering up and down in the development section of the movement’s main Vivace section. And this theme’s graceful turns and leaps eventually grow into the whirling-dervish theme of the finale. Later in the first movement, an immensely long crescendo builds over a bass that moans in semitones; something very similar happens before the coda of the finale (these are said to be the passages that caused Carl Maria von Weber to say that Beethoven was “ripe for the madhouse”) — and both of these moments have a close cousin in the Trio theme of the scherzo, with its wavering half-step. Such observations, however, can carry us only a little way toward understanding how a composer can be so bold and so right at the same time, throughout a long work. Even so, extramusical associations don’t add much, either. Donald Francis Tovey wrote that “the symphony is so overwhelmingly convincing and so untranslatable, that it has for many years been treated quite reasonably as a piece of music, instead of as an excuse for discussing the French Revolution.” The revolution, of course, is in the music. And familiar as this music is, it always catches us off guard, from the opening notes — a pregnant oboe theme that Beethoven promptly discards — to the sudden, final Amajor cannon shots, which explode any thought of a lengthy “Beethoven coda.” Asked once why he didn’t compose more music in the vein of his best-selling works, Beethoven replied, “Art always demands something new from us.” Two centuries after he wrote it, the Seventh Symphony sounds as new as tomorrow’s premiere.

It was not Beethoven’s great harmonic skills, but his persistent rhythms that prompted Richard Wagner to call the Seventh Symphony “the Apotheosis of the Dance.”

—David Wright © 2015 David Wright lives and writes in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He previously served as program annotator for the New York Philharmonic.

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Snarky Puppy is a truly different kind of musical animal. The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Snarky Puppy fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical (or most carefree) audience. The convergence of musicians from across America — White and Black — which occurred while the band was in its adolescence at the University of North Texas, has naturally established a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music. This is music of raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition, harmony, melody, and improvisation. They have performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America. Following their 2014 Grammy, 2015 will see the band release their first major-label album, a ground-breaking collaboration and specially written orchestral suite with the world famous Metropole Orkest on the Impulse Label. They will also be recording the second volume of their Grammy Award-winning “Family Dinner” series in New Orleans. For more information, visit KeyBank Fridays@7 Post-Concert Afterparty #1

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Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel 27th Season 2014-2015 Presented by Cleveland State University’s Center for Arts and Innovation

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H E R I TAGE S O C I ET Y The Heritage Society honors those individuals who are helping to ensure the future of The Cleveland Orchestra with a Legacy gift. Legacy gifts come in many forms, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and insurance policies. The following listing of members is current as of October 2014. For more information, please call Bridget Mundy, Legacy Giving Officer, at 216-231-8006. Lois A. Aaron Leonard Abrams Shuree Abrams* Gay Cull Addicott Stanley* and Hope Adelstein Sylvia K. Adler* Gerald O. Allen* Norman and Marjorie* Allison George N. Aronoff Herbert Ascherman, Jr. Jack and Darby Ashelman Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Ruth Balombin* Mrs. Louis W. Barany* D. Robert* and Kathleen L. Barber Jack L. Barnhart Margaret B. and Henry T.* Barratt Norma E. Battes* Rev. Thomas T. Baumgardner and Dr. Joan Baumgardner Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Bertram H. Behrens* Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Bob Bellamy Joseph P. Bennett Marie-HÊlène Bernard Ila M. Berry Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Dr.* and Mrs. Murray M. Bett Dr. Marie Bielefeld Raymond J. Billy (Biello) Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Bilsky* Robert E. and Jean Bingham* Claudia Bjerre Mr. William P. Blair III Mrs. Flora Blumenthal Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton Kathryn Bondy* Loretta and Jerome* Borstein Mr. and Mrs.* Otis H. Bowden II Ruth Turvy Bowman* Drs. Christopher P. Brandt and Beth Brandt Sersig Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. David and Denise Brewster Richard F. Brezic* Robert W. Briggs Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Ronald and Isabelle Brown* Mr. and Mrs. Clark E. Bruner* Mr. and Mrs.* Harvey Buchanan


Rita W. Buchanan* Joan and Gene* Buehler Gretchen L. Burmeister Stanley and Honnie* Busch Milan and Jeanne* Busta Mrs. Noah L. Butkin* Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Minna S. Buxbaum* Gregory and Karen Cada Roberta R. Calderwood* Jean S. Calhoun* Harry and Marjorie M. Carlson Janice L. Carlson Dr.* and Mrs. Roland D. Carlson Mr. and Mrs. George P. Carmer* Barbara A. Chambers, D. Ed. Arthur L. Charni* Ellen Wade Chinn* NancyBell Coe Kenneth S. and Deborah G. Cohen Ralph M. and Mardy R.* Cohen Victor J. and Ellen E. Cohn Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway James P. and Catherine E. Conway* Rudolph R. Cook* The Honorable Colleen Conway Cooney and Mr. John Cooney John D. and Mary D.* Corry Dr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Cross* Martha Wood Cubberley Dr. William S. Cumming* In Memory of Walter C. and Marion J. Curtis William and Anna Jean Cushwa Alexander M. and Sarah S. Cutler Howard Cutson Mr.* and Mrs. Don C. Dangler Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Danzinger Barbara Ann Davis Carol J. Davis Charles and Mary Ann Davis William E. and Gloria P. Dean, Jr. Mary Kay DeGrandis and Edward J. Donnelly Neeltje-Anne DeKoster Carolyn L. Dessin William R. Dew* Mrs. Armand J. DiLellio James A. Dingus, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad Maureen A. Doerner and Geoffrey T. White Henry and Mary Doll Barbara Sterk Domski Gerald and Ruth Dombcik Mr.* and Mrs. Roland W. Donnem

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Nancy E. and Richard M. Dotson Mrs. John Drollinger Drs. Paul M.* and Renate H. Duchesneau George* and Becky Dunn Warren and Zoann Dusenbury* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duvin Paul and Peggy Edenburn Robert and Anne Eiben* Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Elias* Roger B. Ellsworth Oliver and Mary Emerson Lois Marsh Epp Patricia Esposito Margaret S. Estill* Dr. Wilma McVey Evans* C. Gordon and Kathleen A.* Ewers Patricia J. Factor Susan L. Faulder* Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Fennell* Mrs. Mildred Fiening Gloria and Irving B. Fine Jules and Lena Flock* Joan Alice Ford Dr. and Mrs. William E. Forsythe* Mr.* and Mrs. Ralph E. Fountain Gil and Elle Frey Arthur and Deanna Friedman Mr.* and Mrs. Edward H. Frost Dawn Full Henry S. Fusner Dr. Stephen and Nancy Gage Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie* Barbara and Peter Galvin Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Garfunkel Donald* and Lois Gaynor Barbara P. Geismer* Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Carl E. Gennett* Dr. Saul Genuth John H.* and Ellen P. Gerber Frank and Louise Gerlak Dr. James E. Gibbs In Memory of Roger N. Gifford Dr. Anita P. Gilger* S. Bradley Gillaugh Mr.* and Mrs. Robert M. Ginn Fred and Holly Glock Ronald* and Carol Godes William H. Goff Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman John and Ann Gosky Mrs. Joseph B. Govan* Harry and Joyce Graham

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H E R I TAGE S O C I ET Y Elaine Harris Green Tom and Gretchen Green Richard and Ann Gridley Nancy Hancock Griffith David E.* and Jane J. Griffiths David G. Griffiths* Ms. Hetty Griffiths Margaret R. Griffiths* Bev and Bob Grimm Judd and Zetta Gross* Candy and Brent Grover Mrs. Jerome E. Grover* Thomas J.* and Judith Fay Gruber Mr. and Mrs. David H. Gunning Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gunton Joseph E. Guttman* Mrs. John A Hadden Jr. Richard* and Mary Louise Hahn James J. Hamilton Kathleen E. Hancock Douglas Peace Handyside* Holsey Gates Handyside Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Mary Jane Hartwell William L.* and Lucille L. Hassler Peter and Gloria Hastings* Mrs. Henry Hatch (Robin Hitchcock) Virginia and George Havens Gary D. Helgesen Clyde J. Henry, Jr. Ms. M. Diane Henry Wayne and Prudence Heritage Rice Hershey* T. K. and Faye A. Heston Gretchen L. Hickok Mr. and Mrs.* Daniel R. High Edwin R. and Mary C. Hill* Ruth Hirshman-von Baeyer* Mr. and Mrs. D. Craig Hitchcock* Bruce F. Hodgson Goldie Grace Hoffman* Mary V. Hoffman Feite F. Hofman MD* Mrs. Barthold M. Holdstein Leonard* and Lee Ann Holstein David and Nancy Hooker Gertrude S. Hornung* Patience Cameron Hoskins Elizabeth Hosmer Dorothy Humel Hovorka Dr. Christine A. Hudak, Mr. Marc F. Cymes Dr. Randal N. Huff Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Adria D. Humphreys* Ann E. Humphreys and Jayne E. Sisson Karen S. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. G. Richard Hunter Ruth F. Ihde Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan E. Ingersoll Pamela and Scott Isquick Mr. and Mrs.* Clifford J. Isroff Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Carol S. Jacobs Milton* and Jodith Janes

Alyce M. Jarr* Jerry and Martha Jarrett* Merritt Johnquest Allan V. Johnson E. Anne Johnson Nancy Kurfess Johnson, M.D. Paul and Lucille Jones* Mrs. R. Stanley Jones* William R. Joseph* David and Gloria Kahan Julian and Etole Kahan Drs. Julian* and Aileen Kassen Milton and Donna* Katz Patricia and Walter* Kelley Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Malcolm E. Kenney Nancy H. Kiefer* Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball* James and Gay* Kitson Mr. Clarence E. Klaus, Jr. Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein* Julian H. and Emily W. Klein* Thea Klestadt* Fred* and Judith Klotzman Paul and Cynthia Klug Martha D. Knight Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koch Dr. Vilma L. Kohn* Elizabeth Davis Kondorossy* Mr. Clayton Koppes Mr.* and Mrs. James G. Kotapish, Sr. LaVeda Kovar* Margery A. Kowalski Bruce G. Kriete* Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Kruszka Thomas and Barbara Kuby Eleanor and Stephen Kushnick Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre James I. Lader Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lambros Dr. Joan P. Lambros* Mrs. Carolyn Lampl Marjorie M. Lamport Louis Lane Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Charles K. László and Maureen O’Neill-László Anthony T. and Patricia Lauria Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy Fund Teela C. Lelyveld Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. Lerch Judy D. Levendula Gerda Levine Dr. and Mrs. Howard Levine Bracy E. Lewis Mr. and Mrs.* Thomas A. Liederbach Rollin and Leda Linderman Ruth S. Link Dr. and Mrs. William K. Littman Jeff and Maggie Love Dr. Alan and Mrs. Min Cha Lubin Ann B. and Robert R. Lucas* Linda and Saul Ludwig Kate Lunsford Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lynch*

Patricia MacDonald Alex and Carol Machaskee Jerry Maddox Mrs. H. Stephen Madsen Alice D. Malone Mr. and Mrs. Donald Malpass, Jr. Lucille Harris Mann Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel Clement P. Marion Mr. Wilbur J. Markstrom* Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz David C.* and Elizabeth F. Marsh Duane and Joan* Marsh Florence Marsh, Ph.D.* Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Martincic Kathryn A. Mates Dr. Lee Maxwell and Michael M. Prunty Alexander and Marianna* McAfee Nancy B. McCormack Mr. William C. McCoy Marguerite H. McGrath* Dorothy R. McLean Jim and Alice Mecredy* James and Virginia Meil Mr. and Mrs.* Robert F. Meyerson Brenda Clark Mikota Christine Gitlin Miles Chuck and Chris Miller Edith and Ted* Miller Leo Minter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Robert L. Moncrief Ms. Beth E. Mooney Beryl and Irv Moore Ann Jones Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Morgan* George and Carole Morris Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Mr. and Mrs.* Donald W. Morrison Joan R. Mortimer, PhD Florence B. Moss Susan B. Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Nash, Jr Deborah L. Neale Mrs. Ruth Neides David and Judith Newell Dr.* and Mrs. S. Thomas Niccolls Steve Norris and Emily Gonzales Russell H. Nyland* Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Aurel Fowler-Ostendorf* Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer R. Neil Fisher and Ronald J. Parks Nancy* and W. Stuver Parry Mrs. John G. Pegg* Dr. and Mrs. Donald Pensiero Mary Charlotte Peters Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pfouts* Janet K. Phillips* Florence KZ Pollack Julia and Larry Pollock Victor and Louise Preslan Mrs. Robert E. Price* LISTING CONTINUES

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Lois S. and Stanley M. Proctor* Mr. David C. Prugh Leonard and Heddy Rabe M. Neal Rains Mr. George B. Ramsayer Joe L. and Alice Randles* Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mrs. Theodore H. Rautenberg* James and Donna Reid Mrs. Hyatt Reitman* Mrs. Louise Nash Robbins* Dr. Larry J.B.* and Barbara S. Robinson Margaret B. Robinson Dwight W. Robinson Margaret B. Babyak* and Phillip J. Roscoe Audra and George Rose Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Jacqueline Ross Helen Weil Ross* Robert and Margo Roth Marjorie A. Rott Howard and Laurel Rowen Professor Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Florence Brewster Rutter Mr. James L. Ryhal, Jr. Renee Sabreen Marjorie Bell Sachs Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Sue Sahli Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. SanFilipo* Larry J. Santon Stanford and Jean B. Sarlson Sanford Saul Family James Dalton Saunders Patricia J. Sawvel Ray and Kit Sawyer Richard Saxton* Alice R. Sayre In Memory of Hyman and Becky Schandler Robert Scherrer Sandra J. Schlub Ms. Marian Schluembach Robert and Betty Schmiermund Mr.* and Mrs. Richard M. Schneider Lynn A. Schreiber* Jeanette L. Schroeder Frank Schultz Carol* and Albert Schupp Roslyn S. and Ralph M. Seed Nancy F. Seeley Edward Seely Oliver E. and Meredith M. Seikel Russell Seitz* Reverend Sandra Selby Eric Sellen Andrea E. Senich Thomas and Ann Sepúlveda Elsa Shackleton* B. Kathleen Shamp Jill Semko Shane


David Shank Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Shapiro Helen and Fred D. Shapiro Norine W. Sharp Norma Gudin Shaw Elizabeth Carroll Shearer Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon John F. Shelley and Patricia Burgess* Frank* and Mary Ann Sheranko Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherwin Reverend and Mrs. Malcolm K. Shields Rosalyn and George Sievila Mr. and Mrs. David L. Simon Dr.* and Mrs. John A. Sims Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Lauretta Sinkosky H. Scott Sippel and Clark T. Kurtz Ellen J. Skinner Ralph* and Phyllis Skufca Janet Hickok Slade Alden D. and Ellen D. Smith* Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith M. Isabel Smith* Sandra and Richey Smith Nathan Snader* Sterling A. and Verdabelle Spaulding* Barbara J. Stanford and Vincent T. Lombardo Sue Starrett and Jerry Smith Lois and Tom Stauffer Willard D. Steck* Merle Stern Dr. Myron Bud and Helene* Stern Mr. and Mrs. John M. Stickney Nora and Harrison Stine* Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Stone Mr.* and Mrs. James P. Storer Ralph E. and Barbara N. String The Irving Sunshine Family Vernette M. Super* Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Swanson* In Memory of Marjory Swartzbaugh Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Lewis Swingley* Lorraine S. Szabo Norman V. Tagliaferri Susan and Andrew Talton* Frank E. Taplin, Jr.* Charles H. Teare* and Clifford K. Kern* Mr. Ronald E. Teare Pauline Thesmacher* Dr. and Mrs. Friedrich Thiel Mrs. William D. Tibbetts* Mr. and Mrs. William M. Toneff Marlene and Joe Toot Alleyne C. Toppin Janice and Leonard Tower Dorothy Ann Turick Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Urban* Robert and Marti Vagi Robert A. Valente J. Paxton Van Sweringen Mary Louise and Don VanDyke

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Elliot Veinerman* Nicholas J. Velloney* Steven Vivarronda Hon. William F.B. Vodrey Pat and Walt* Wahlen Mrs. Clare R. Walker John and Deborah Warner Mr. and Mrs. Russell Warren Joseph F. and Dorothy L. Wasserbauer Charles D. Waters* Reverend Thomas L. Weber Etta Ruth Weigl Lucile Weingartner Eunice Podis Weiskopf* Max W. Wendel William Wendling and Lynne Woodman Marilyn J. White Robert and Marjorie Widmer* Yoash and Sharon Wiener Alan H. and Marilyn M. Wilde Elizabeth L. Wilkinson* Helen Sue* and Meredith Williams Carter and Genevieve* Wilmot Miriam L. and Tyrus W.* Wilson Mr. Milton Wolfson* and Mrs. Miriam Shuler-Wolfson Nancy L. Wolpe Mrs. Alfred C. Woodcock Katie and Donald Woodcock Dr.* and Mrs. Henry F. Woodruff Marilyn L. Wozniak Nancy R. Wurzel Michael and Diane Wyatt Mary Yee Emma Jane Yoho, M.D. Libby M. Yunger Dr. Norman Zaworski* William L. and Joan H. Ziegler* Carmela Catalano Zoltoski* Roy J. Zook* Anonymous (103)


The lotus blossom is the symbol of the Heritage Society. It represents eternal life and recognizes the permanent benefits of legacy gifts to The Cleveland Orchestra’s endowment. Said to be Elisabeth Severance’s favorite flower, the lotus is found as a decorative motif in nearly every public area of Severance Hall.

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Education and Music Serving the Community The Cleveland Orchestra draws together traditional and new programs in music education and community involvement to deepen connections with audiences throughout Northeast Ohio


T H E C L E V E L A N D O R C H E S T R A has a long and proud history of sharing the value and joy of music with citizens throughout Northeast Ohio. Education and community programs date to the Orchestra’s founding in 1918 and have remained a central focus of the ensemble’s activities for over ninety years. Today, with the support of many generous individual, foundation, corporate, and governmental funding partners, the Orchestra’s educational and community programs reach more than 60,000 young people and adults annually, helping to foster a love of music and a lifetime of involvement with the musical arts. On these pages, we share photographs from a sampling of these many programs. For additional information about these and other programs, visit us at or contact the Education & Community Programs Office by calling 216-231-7355.

Franz Welser-Möst leads a concert at John Adams High School. Through such In-School Performances and Education Concerts at Severance Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra introduced more than 4 million young people to symphonic music over the past nine decades. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Each season’s Family Concert series at Severance Hall offers world-class music with outstanding singers, actors, mimes, and more to families from across Northeast Ohio. A recent “Under the Sea” concert featured music from Disney’s The Little Mermaid with The Singing Angels.

Through the PNC Musical Rainbows series at Severance Hall, Cleveland Orchestra musicians introduce nearly 10,000 preschoolers each year to the instruments of the orchestra.


Cleveland Orchestra bassist Mark Atherton with classroom students at Cleveland’s Mayfair Elementary School, part of the Learning Through Music program, which fosters the use of music and the arts to support general classroom learning.

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O R C H E S T R A THANK YOU The Cleveland Orchestra’s Education & Community programs are made possible by many generous individuals and organizations, including:

PROGRAM FUNDERS The Abington Foundation The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Charter One The Cleveland Foundation Conn-Selmer, Inc. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Dominion Foundation FirstMerit Bank The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation The Giant Eagle Foundation Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation KeyBank The Laub Foundation The Lubrizol Corporation Macy’s The Music and Drama Club National Endowment for the Arts The Nord Family Foundation Ohio Arts Council Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank PNC The Reinberger Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Harold C. Schott Foundation The Sherwin-Williams Foundation Surdna Foundation Target Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward & Ruth Wilkof Foundation Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra flutist Marisela Sager working with pre-school students as part of PNC Grow Up Great, a program utilizing music to support pre-literacy and school readiness skills.

ENDOWMENT FUNDS AND FUNDERS Hope and Stanley I. Adelstein Kathleen L. Barber Mr. Roger G. Berk In memory of Anna B. Body Isabelle and Ronald Brown Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Roberta R. Calderwood Alice H. Cull Memorial Fund Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Emrick, Jr. Charles and Marguerite C. Galanie Mr. David J. Golden The George Gund Foundation The Hershey Foundation Dorothy Humel Hovorka Mr. James J. Hummer Frank and Margaret Hyncik Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Alfred Lerner In-School Performance Fund Linda and Saul Ludwig Machaskee Fund for Community Programming Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Christine Gitlin Miles Mr. and Mrs. David T. Morganthaler Morley Fund for Pre-School Education The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Pysht Fund The Ratner, Miller, and Shafran Families and Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Anonymous, in memory of Georg Solti The William N. Skirball Endowment Jules and Ruth Vinney Youth Orchestra Touring Fund

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More than 1,250 talented youth musicians have performed as members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in the quarter century since the ensemble’s founding in 1986. Many have gone on to careers in professional orchestras around the world, including four current members of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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Building Audiences for the Future . . . Today! The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to developing interest in classical music among young people. To demonstrate our success, we are working to have the youngest audience of any orchestra. With the help of generous contributors, the Orchestra has expanded its discounted ticket offerings through several new programs. In recent years, student attendance has doubled, now representing 20% of those at Cleveland Orchestra concerts. Since inaugurating these programs in 2011, over 120,000 young people have participated. U N D E R 1 8 s F R E E F O R FA M I L I E S

Introduced for Blossom Music Festival concerts in 2011, our Under 18s Free program for families now includes select Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall each season. This program offers free tickets (one per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people ages 7-17 on the Lawn at Blossom and to the Orchestra’s Fridays@7, Friday Morning at 11, and Sunday Afternoon at 3 concerts at Severance. STUDENT TICKET PROGRAMS

In the past two seasons, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Student Advantage Members, Frequent Fan Card holders, Student Ambassadors, and special offers for student groups attending together have been responsible for bringing more high school and college age students to Severance Hall and Blossom than ever before. The Orchestra’s ongoing Student Advantage Program provides opportunities for students to attend concerts at Severance Hall and Blossom through discounted ticket offers. Membership is free to join and rewards members with discounted ticket purchases. A record 6,000 students joined in the past year. A new Student Frequent Fan Card is available in conjunction with Student Advantage membership, offering unlimited single tickets (one per Fan Card holder) all season long. All of these programs are supported by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences and the Alexander and Sarah Cutler Fund for Student Audiences. The Center for Future Audiences was created with a $20 million lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. Severance Hall 2014-15

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Corporate Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these corporations for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

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The Partners in Excellence program salutes companies with annual contributions of $100,000 and more, exemplifying leadership and commitment to musical excellence at the highest level.



BakerHostetler Bank of America Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. Jones Day The Lubrizol Corporation / The Lubrizol Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Merrill Lynch Parker Hannifin Corporation The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company UBS The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative giving. Listing as of December 2014.

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of December 20, 2014


Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank The Lubrizol Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $200,000 TO $299,999

BakerHostetler Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Jones Day PNC Bank Thompson Hine LLP PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

The Cliffs Foundation Google, Inc. The Lincoln Electric Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Nordson Corporation and Foundation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP $50,000 TO $99,999

Dollar Bank Parker Hannifin Corporation Quality Electrodynamics (QED) voestalpine AG (Europe) Anonymous $25,000 TO $49,999 Charter One Greenberg Traurig (Miami) Huntington National Bank Litigation Management, Inc. Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (Miami) Northern Trust Bank of Florida (Miami) Olympic Steel, Inc. Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. The Plain Dealer RPM International Inc.

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Foundation & Government Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these Foundations and Government agencies for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

Cumulative Giving

Annual Support




The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Kulas Foundation Maltz Family Foundation State of Ohio Ohio Arts Council The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

The George Gund Foundation Knight Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

The William Bingham Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund The Payne Fund The Reinberger Foundation The Sage Cleveland Foundation The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative giving. Listing as of December 2014.

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gifts of $2,000 or more during the past year, as of December 20, 2014

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation $500,000 TO $999,999

The George Gund Foundation $250,000 TO $499,999

Knight Foundation (Miami, Cleveland) Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund Ohio Arts Council $100,000 TO $249,999

The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation $50,000 TO $99,999

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The William Randolph Hearst Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Marlboro 2465 Foundation Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Miami) The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund The Sage Cleveland Foundation Surdna Foundation $20,000 TO $49,999 Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation Peacock Foundation, Inc. (Miami) Polsky Fund of Akron Community Foundation The Reinberger Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation The Veale Foundation

$2,000 TO $19,999 The Abington Foundation Ayco Charitable Foundation The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation Dr. NE & JZ Berman Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of the Cleveland Foundation Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation The Conway Family Foundation The Fogelson Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Funding Arts Network (Miami) The Hankins Foundation The Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation The Mandel Foundation The McGregor Foundation Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The M. G. O’Neil Foundation Paintstone Foundation The Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation SCH Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Jean C. Schroeder Foundation Kenneth W. Scott Foundation The Sherwick Fund Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite Foundation The George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust The S. K. Wellman Foundation The Welty Family Foundation Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous (2)

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Individual Annual Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully recognizes the individuals listed here, who have provided generous gifts of cash or pledges of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special annual donations.

Lifetime Giving

Giving Societies


gifts during the past year, as of December 20, 2014


In celebration of the critical role individuals play in supporting The Cleveland Orchestra each year, donors of $2,500 and more are recognized as members of special Leadership Giving Societies. These societies are named to honor important and inspirational leaders in the Orchestra’s history. The Adella Prentiss Hughes Society honors the Orchestra’s founder and first manager, who from 1918 envisioned an ensemble dedicated to community service, music education, and performing excellence. The George Szell Society is named after the Orchestra’s fourth music director, who served for twenty-four seasons (1946-70) while refining the ensemble’s international reputation for clarity of sound and unsurpassed musical excellence. The Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society honors not only the woman in whose memory Severance Hall was built, but her selfless sharing, including her insistence on nurturing an orchestra not just for the wealthy but for everyone. The Dudley S. Blossom Society honors one of the Orchestra’s early and most generous benefactors, whose dedication and charm rallied thousands to support and nurture a hometown orchestra toward greatness. The Frank H. Ginn Society honors the man whose judicious management of Severance Hall’s finances and construction created a beautiful and welcoming home for Cleveland’s Orchestra. The 1929 Society honors the vibrant community spirit that propelled 3,000 volunteers and donors to raise over $2 million in a nine-day campaign in April 1929 to meet and match John and Elisabeth Severance’s challenge gift toward the building of the Orchestra’s new concert hall.

Jan and Daniel Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Mr. Francis J. Callahan* Mrs. M. Roger Clapp Mr. George Gund III* Francie and David Horvitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Mr. James D. Ireland III The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) Sue Miller (Miami) Sally S.* and John C. Morley The Family of D. Z. Norton The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith Anonymous (2)

The John L. Severance Society is named to honor the philanthropist and business leader who dedicated his life and fortune to creating The Cleveland Orchestra’s home concert hall, which stands today as an emblem of unrivalled quality and community pride. Lifetime giving listing as of December 2014.


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gifts of $100,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500,000 AND MORE

Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $200,000 TO $499,999

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Jan and Daniel Lewis (Miami) Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) Sue Miller (Miami) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $199,999

David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation (Miami) James D. Ireland III Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Elizabeth F. McBride Ms. Ginger Warner (Cleveland, Miami) Janet* and Richard Yulman (Miami)

George Szell Society gifts of $50,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $75,000 TO $99,999

Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Dr. Wolfgang Eder Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Elizabeth B. Juliano (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Milton and Tamar Maltz Ms. Beth E. Mooney The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. Patrick Park (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Mary M. Spencer (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-MĂśst INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $50,000 TO $74,999

Sheldon and Florence Anderson (Miami) Blossom Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Hector D. Fortun (Miami) Mrs. John A. Hadden, Jr.

The Leadership Council salutes those extraordinary donors who have pledged to sustain their annual giving at the highest level for three years or more. Leadership Council donors are recognized in these Annual Support listings with the Leadership Council symbol next to their name:

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz R. Kirk Landon and Pamela Garrison (Miami) Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Toby Devan Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Lozick Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes Ms. Nancy W. McCann Margaret Fulton-Mueller Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson Sally and Larry Sears Hewitt and Paula Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Barbara and David Wolfort Anonymous

Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society gifts of $25,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $30,000 TO $49,999

Daniel and Trish Bell (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton The Brown and Kunze Foundation Judith and George W. Diehl Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund T. K. and Faye A. Heston Milton A. and Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Sally S.* and John C. Morley The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation (Miami) Luci and Ralph* Schey Rachel R. Schneider Richard and Nancy Sneed (Cleveland, Miami) R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton listings continue

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Jonathan and Tina Kislak (Miami) Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stelling (Europe) Gary L. Wasserman and Charles A. Kashner (Miami) The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation Anonymous gift from Switzerland (Europe)

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $25,000 TO $29,999

In dedication to Donald Carlin (Miami) Martha and Bruce Clinton (Miami) Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Do Unto Others Trust (Miami)

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $15,000 TO $19,999

George* and Becky Dunn JoAnn and Robert Glick Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Healy Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Dr. David and Janice Leshner Mrs. Jane B. Nord William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Paul and Suzanne Westlake Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra

Dudley S. Blossom Society gifts of $15,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $20,000 TO $24,999

Gay Cull Addicott Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Randall and Virginia Barbato Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Jeffrey and Susan Feldman (Miami) Dr. Edward S. Godleski Trevor and Jennie Jones Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly



Barbara Robinson, chair Robert Gudbranson, vice chair Gay Cull Addicott William W. Baker Ronald H. Bell Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki Gudbranson Jack Harley

Iris Harvie Faye A. Heston Brinton L. Hyde Randall N. Huff David C. Lamb Raymond T. Saw yer

Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Marsha and Brian Bilzin (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bowen Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Mrs. Barbara Cook Scott Chaikin and Mary Beth Cooper Jill and Paul Clark Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Mr. Peter and Mrs. Julie Cummings (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) Mike S. and Margaret Eidson (Miami) Colleen and Richard Fain (Miami) Mr. Allen H. Ford Richard and Ann Gridley Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Ms. Dawn M. Full Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) David and Nancy Hooker Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Allan V. Johnson Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Tati and Ezra Katz (Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller Mr.* and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Mr. Thomas F. McKee Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Lucia S. Nash Mr. Gary A. Oatey (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mrs. David Seidenfeld David* and Harriet Simon Rick, Margarita and Steven Tonkinson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Tom and Shirley Waltermire Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Weiss Anonymous

Frank H. Ginn Society gifts of $10,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $12,500 TO $14,999

The Leadership Patron Program recognizes generous donors of $2,500 or more to the Orchestra’s Annual Campaign. For more information on the benefits of playing a supporting role each year, please contact Elizabeth Arnett, Manager, Leadership Giving, by calling 216-231-7522.

Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim Sondra and Steve Hardis Mr.* and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel Mr. Larry J. Santon Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Seikel Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Sandy and Ted Wiese listings continue


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Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Jayusia and Alan Bernstein (Miami) Laurel Blossom Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Paul and Marilyn* Brentlinger Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler Augustine* and Grace Caliguire Richard J. and Joanne Clark Nancy and Richard Dotson Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry Nelly and Mike Farra (Miami) Kira and Neil Flanzraich (Miami) Sheree and Monte Friedkin (Miami) Francisco A. Garcia and Elizabeth Pearson (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Garrett Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie

Mr. David J. Golden Andrew and Judy Green Kathleen E. Hancock Michael L. Hardy Mary Jane Hartwell Iris and Tom Harvie Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Joan and Leonard Horvitz Mark and Ruth Houck (Miami) Pamela and Scott Isquick Ruth and Pedro Jimenez (Miami) Cherie and Michael Joblove (Miami) Janet and Gerald Kelfer (Miami) Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Tim and Linda Koelz Mr. and Mrs. Stewart A. Kohl Thomas E. Lauria (Miami) Mr. and Mrs.* Robert P. Madison Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Edith and Ted* Miller Mr. Donald W. Morrison Joy P. and Thomas G. Murdough, Jr. (Miami)

Brian and Cindy Murphy Mr. Raymond M. Murphy Mr. and Mrs. William M. Osborne, Jr. Audra and George Rose Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Dr. Isobel Rutherford Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer Carol* and Albert Schupp Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Seltzer and the Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Estelle Seltzer Foundation Jim and Myrna Spira Howard Stark M.D. and Rene Rodriguez (Miami) Lois and Tom Stauffer Charles B. and Rosalyn Stuzin (Miami) Mrs. Jean H. Taber Bruce and Virginia Taylor Joseph F. Tetlak Joe and Marlene Toot Dr. Russell A. Trusso Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins Anonymous (4)*

The 1929 Society gifts of $2,500 to $9,999 INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $7,500 TO $9,999

Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs Dr.* and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey Ellen E. & Victor J. Cohn Supporting Foundation Henry and Mary Doll Harry and Joyce Graham Mr. Paul Greig Mrs. Sandra L. Haslinger Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Amy and Stephen Hoffman Ms. Elizabeth James

Joela Jones and Richard Weiss Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Judith and Morton Q. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Claudia Metz and Thomas Woodworth Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Pannonius Foundation Nan and Bob Pfeifer Douglas and Noreen Powers Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Steven and Ellen Ross

Rosskamm Family Trust Patricia J. Sawvel Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Bill* and Marjorie B. Shorrock Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Jr. Dr. Gregory Videtic Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugstrup Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Davis Pete and Margaret Dobbins Mr. and Mrs. Paul Doman Dr. and Mrs. Robert Elston Mary and Oliver Emerson Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Brenda and David Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman Patti Gordon (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson David and Robin Gunning Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi Barbara Hawley and David Goodman Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller Dr. Fred A. Heupler Thomas and Mary Holmes John and Hollis Hudak (Miami) Bob and Edith Hudson (Miami)

Ms. Carole Hughes Mr. David and Mrs. Dianne Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hyland Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Rudolf D. and Joan T. Kamper Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. Richard and Roberta Katzman Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser Cynthia Knight (Miami) Mrs. Justin Krent Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. Mr. Brian J. Lamb David C. Lamb Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey Dylan Hale Lewis (Miami) Marley Blue Lewis (Miami) Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin


Mr.* and Mrs. Albert A. Augustus Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Baker Stephen Barrow and Janis Manley (Miami) Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Drs. Nathan A. and Sosamma J. Berger Mr. William Berger Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Mr. and Mrs. David Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Broadbent Frank and Leslie Buck Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Ms. Maria Cashy Drs. Wuu-Shung and Amy Chuang Dr. William and Dottie Clark Kathleen A. Coleman Diane Lynn Collier and Robert J Gura Mr. Owen Colligan Marjorie Dickard Comella Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences


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Mr. Jon E. Limbacher and Patricia J. Limbacher Mr. Rudolf and Mrs. Eva Linnebach Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love Elsie and Byron Lutman Ms. Jennifer R. Malkin Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Mandel Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Mr. and Mrs. E. Timothy McDonel Ms. Maureen M. McLaughlin (Miami) James and Virginia Meil David and Leslee Miraldi Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Curt and Sara Moll Ann Jones Morgan Richard and Kathleen Nord Mr. Thury Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Ms. MacGregor W. Peck Mr. and Mrs. John S. Piety Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue In memory of Henry Pollak Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch

William and Gwen Preucil Lois S. and Stanley M. Proctor* Ms. Rosella Puskas Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Quintrell Drs. Raymond R. Rackley and Carmen M. Fonseca Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Brian and Patricia Ratner Ms. Deborah Read Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Reid Amy and Ken Rogat Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl Mrs. Florence Brewster Rutter Drs. Michael and Judith Samuels (Miami) Bob and Ellie Scheuer David M. and Betty Schneider Linda B. Schneider Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sechler Lee and Jane Seidman Charles Seitz (Miami) Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman Seven Five Fund Ms. Marlene Sharak

Mrs. Frances G. Shoolroy Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund David Kane Smith Dr. Marvin and Mimi Sobel Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz George and Mary Stark Stroud Family Trust Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Teel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thornton Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Robert and Marti Vagi Don and Mary Louise Van Dyke Bill Appert and Chris Wallace (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Weinberg Robert C. Weppler Tom and Betsy Wheeler Nancy V. and Robert L. Wilcox Sandy Wile and Susan Namen Dr. and Mr. Ann Williams Anonymous (6)

Mr. Robert T. Hexter Dr.* and Mrs. George H. Hoke Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Dr. and Mrs. Scott R. Inkley Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus Robert and Linda Jenkins Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman James and Gay* Kitson Mrs. Natalie D. Kittredge Dr. Gilles and Mrs. Malvina Klopman Mr. and Ms. James Koenig Mr. James Krohngold Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Irvin and Elin Leonard Robert and LaVerne* Lugibihl Joel and Mary Ann Makee Herbert L. and Rhonda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler Bert and Marjorie Moyar Susan B. Murphy Richard B. and Jane E. Nash Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Dr. Lewis and Janice B. Patterson

Mr. Robert S. Perry Dr. Robert W. Reynolds Michael Forde Ripich Mrs. Charles Ritchie Carol Rolf and Steven Adler Dr. Lori Rusterholtz Fred Rzepka and Anne Rzepka Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Martin I. Saltzman Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Ginger and Larry Shane Harry and Ilene Shapiro Mr. Richard Shirey Howard and Beth Simon Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Mr. Taras G. Szmagala, Jr. Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil Drs. Anna* and Gilbert True Miss Kathleen Turner Margaret and Eric* Wayne Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand Richard Wiedemer, Jr. Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris Marcia and Fred* Zakrajsek

Kerrin and Peter Bermont (Miami) Barbara and Sheldon Berns Margo and Tom Bertin Carmen Bishopric (Miami) Bill* and Zeda Blau Doug and Barbara Bletcher Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bole John and Anne Bourassa Laurie Burman Mr. Adam Carlin (Miami) Irad and Rebecca Carmi Leigh Carter Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chaney Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Chapnick

Dr. Christopher and Mrs. Maryanne Chengelis Ms. Mary E. Chilcote Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm Daniel D. Clark and Janet A. Long Kenneth S. and Deborah G. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Delos M. Cosgrove III Dr. Dale and Susan Cowan Mr. and Mrs. Manohar Daga Mrs. Frederick F. Dannemiller Charles* and Fanny Dascal (Miami) Dr. Eleanor Davidson listings continue


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The Cleveland Orchestra is sustained through the support of thousands of generous patrons, including members of the Leadership Patron Program listed on these pages. Listings of all annual donors of $300 and more each year are published in the Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Report, which can be viewed online at CLEVELANDORCHESTRA . COM For information about how you can play a supporting role with The Cleveland Orchestra, please contact our Philanthropy & Advancement Office by calling 216-231-7558.

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Critics from around the world have acclaimed the partnership of Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, and their recorded legacy continues to grow. Their newest DVD features Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony recorded live in the Abbey of St. Sy FFlorian in Linz, Austria in 2012. “A great orchestra, a Bruckner expert. . . . Five out of five e stars,” declared Austria’s Kurier newspaper. Dvořák’s opera Rusalka on CD, recorded live at the Salzburg Festival, elicited the reviewer for London’s Sunday Times to praise the performance as “the most spellbinding accountt off D Dvořák’s miraculous score I have ever heard, either in the theatre or on record. . . . I doubt this music can be better played than by the Clevelanders, the most ‘European’ of the American orchestras, with wind and brass soloists to die for and a string sound of superlative warmth and sensitivity.” Other recordings released in recent years include four acclaimed albums of Mozart piano concertos with Mitsuko Uchida and two under the baton of renowned conductor Pierre Boulez. Visit the Cleveland Orchestra Store for the latest and best Cleveland Orchestra recordings and DVDs.



New to Severance Hall this season, you can now pre-order your beverages before the concert to enjoy during intermission. Our new pre-order option offers you the beneďŹ t of an intermission without waiting in line. Simply visit one of our conveniently located bars to place and pay for your order before the concert starts.



POST-CONCERT DINING New for the 2014-15 season, we are offering post-concert dining at Severance Restaurant. Enjoy a convenient dining experience including full-service bar, desserts and coffee, or our special Ă la carte dining choices.

Severance Restaurant is a great place to extend your night out following the concert. Come in and sit down for dinner, or stop by for drinks or dessert. No reservations required for post-concert dining. Reservations are suggested but not required for pre-concert dining. Book online by visiting the link to OpenTable at Post-concert dining is available following evening performances by The Cleveland Orchestra.

Severance Hall and The Cleveland Orchestra are proudly partnered with Marigold Catering to enhance your experience.


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the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall has been home to The Cleveland Orchestra since its opening on February 5, 1931. After that first concert, a Cleveland newspaper editorial stated: “We believe that Mr. Severance intended to build a temple to music, and not a temple to wealth; and we believe it is his intention that all music lovers should be welcome there.” John Long Severance (president of the Musical Arts Association, 1921-1936) and his wife, Elisabeth, donated most of the funds necessary to erect this magnificent building. Designed by Walker & Weeks, its elegant HAILED AS ONE OF


Georgian exterior was constructed to harmonize with the classical architecture of other prominent buildings in the University Circle area. The interior of the building reflects a combination of design styles, including Art Deco, Egyptian Revival, Classicism, and Modernism. An extensive renovation, restoration, and expansion of the facility was completed in January 2000. In addition to serving as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra for concerts and rehearsals, the building is rented by a wide variety of local organizations and private citizens for performances, meetings, and special events each year.

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February 19 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. February 20 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s February 21 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. February 22 — Sunday at 3:00 p.m. <18s

March 15 — Sunday at 3:00 p.m. <18s THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Brett Mitchell, conductor with Magic Circle Mime Co.

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BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn BRAHMS Tragic Overture BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2


BRAHMS Prelude and Fugue in G minor BRAHMS Two Chorale Preludes BACH Prelude and Fugue in A minor BRAHMS Tragic Overture BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

March 19 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. March 20 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s * March 21 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. March 22 — Sunday at 3:00 p.m. <18s

Beethoven’s Seventh

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Jahja Ling, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano * Michael Sachs, trumpet *

March 12 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. March 13 — Friday at 7:00 p.m. <18s * March 14 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1* RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 * not part of Friday Morning Concert

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Fabio Luisi, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano *

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FRANCESCONI Cobalt, Scarlet: Two Colors of Dawn LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 * not part of Fridays@7 concert

Mitsuko Uchida’s Mozart Aprll 9 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. April 10 — Friday at 8:00 p.m. <18s April 11 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sponsors: BakerHostetler and KeyBank (Fridays@7)

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor William Preucil, concertmaster and leader


The Velvet Violin


with Beth Woodside, violin

For ages 3 to 6. Host Maryann Nagel gets attendees singing, clapping, and moving to the music in this series introducing instruments of the orchestra. With solo selections, kid-friendly tunes, and sing-along participation. Sponsor: PNC Bank

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SPRING SEASON Rachmaninoff’s Romantic Symphony

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March 13 — Friday at 10:00 a.m. <18s March 14 — Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

The conductor is set to lead the Orchestra for a very serious concert . . . but who suddenly appears? A bugle- playing mime who wants to sing opera? A tap dancing ballerina? What will happen to the concert?! Learn about music, the orchestra, and the oh-so-important art of listening in this fun-Àlled family concert. Sponsor: The Giant Eagle Foundation

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 6 MOZART Symphony No. 34 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 26 Sponsor: Quality Electrodynamics (QED)

Under 18s Free FOR FAMILIES


Concerts with this symbol are eligible for "Under 18s Free" ticketing. The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to developing the youngest audience of any orchestra. Our "Under 18s Free" program offers free tickets for young people attending with families (one per full-price paid adult for concerts marked with the symbol above).

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Ravel’s Boléro



Aprll 16 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. April 17 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s April 18 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Lionel Bringuier, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 SCHMITT Suite: La Tragédie de Salomé* RAVEL Bolero * not part of Friday Morning Concert

Stravinsky’s Pétrouchka Aprll 23 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. April 25 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Susanna Mälkki, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano


SIBELIUS The Oceanides BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3 STRAVINSKY Pétrouchka

Thursday May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Friday May 15 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday May 16 at 8:00 p.m.


Playful Percussion

April 24 — Friday at 10:00 a.m. <18s April 25 — Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.


with Richard Weiner, percussion

For ages 3 to 6. Host Maryann Nagel gets attendees singing, clapping, and moving to the music in this series introducing instruments of the orchestra. With solo selections, kid-friendly tunes, and sing-along participation. Sponsor: PNC Bank

All-Haydn April 30 — Thursday at 7:30 p.m. May 1 — Friday at 11:00 a.m. <18s * May 2 — Saturday at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Matthew Halls, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano Richard King, horn* Jesse McCormick, horn*

HAYDN Overture to L’isola disabitata HAYDN Concerto for Two Horns in E-Áat major* HAYDN Piano Concerto in D major HAYDN Symphony No. 101 (“The Clock”) * not part of Friday Morning Concert

Sponsors: KeyBank and Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, violin

When describing his New World Symphony, Dvořák said “I tried to write only in the spirit of those national American melodies,” but this symphony is clearly an expression of both the Old World and the New — a musical postcard home to Europe about new ways and ideas in America. The concerts also feature Jörg Widmann’s tantalizingly new Violin Concerto. Sponsors: Thompson Hine LLP KeyBank Fridays@7


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AT SE V E R A N C E H A LL RESTAURANT AND CONCESSION SERVICE Pre-Concert Dining: Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is open for pre-concert dining for evening and Sunday afternoon performances, and for lunch following Friday Morning Concerts. For reservations, call 216-231-7373, or make your plans on-line by visiting CLEVELANDORCHESTRA . COM . Intermission & Pre-Concert: Concession service of beverages and light refreshments is available before most concerts and at intermissions in the Smith Lobby on the street level, in the BogomolnyKozerefski Grand Foyer, and in the Dress Circle Lobby. Post-Concert Dining: New this season, the Severance Restaurant will be open after evening concerts with à la carte dining, desserts, full bar service, and coffee. Friday Morning Concert postconcert luncheon service continues.

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA STORE A wide variety of items relating to The Cleveland Orchestra — including logo apparel, compact disc recordings, and gifts — are available for purchase at the Cleveland Orchestra Store before and after concerts and during intermission. The Store is also open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cleveland Orchestra subscribers receive a 10% discount on most items purchased. Call 216-231-7478 for more information, or visit the Store online at

ATM — Automated Teller Machine For our patrons’ convenience, an ATM is located in the Lerner Lobby of Severance Hall, across from the Cleveland Orchestra Store on the ground floor.

QUESTIONS If you have any questions, please ask an usher or a staff member, or call 216-231-7300 during regular weekday business hours, or email to


RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES Severance Hall, a Cleveland landmark and home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, is the perfect location for business meetings and conferences, pre- or post-concert dinners and receptions, weddings, and social events. Catering provided by Marigold Catering. Premium dates are available. Call the Facility Sales Office at 216-231-7420 or email to

BE FO R E T H E CO NC E R T GARAGE PARKING AND PATRON ACCESS Pre-paid parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased in advance through the Ticket Office for $15 per concert. This pre-paid parking ensures you a parking space, but availability of pre-paid parking passes is limited. To order prepaid parking, call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111. Parking can be purchased for the at-door price of $11 per vehicle when space in the Campus Center Garage permits. However, the garage often fills up well before concert time; only ticket holders who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space. Overflow parking is available in CWRU Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue, across from Severance Hall; University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road; and the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

FRIDAY MATINEE PARKING Due to limited parking availability for Friday Matinee performances, patrons are strongly encouraged to take advantage of convenient off-site parking and round-trip shuttle services available from Cedar Hill Baptist Church (12601 Cedar Road). The fee for this service is $10 per car.

CONCERT PREVIEWS Concert Previews at Severance Hall are presented in Reinberger Chamber Hall on the ground floor (street level), except when noted, beginning one hour before most Cleveland Orchestra concerts.

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AT T H E CO NC E R T COAT CHECK Complimentary coat check is available for concertgoers. The main coat check is located on the street level midway along each gallery on the ground floor.

PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, AND AUDIO RECORDING Audio recording, photography, and videography are strictly prohibited during performances at Severance Hall. As courtesy to others, please turn off any phone or device that makes noise or emits light.

REMINDERS Please disarm electronic watch alarms and turn off all pagers, cell phones, and mechanical devices before entering the concert hall. Patrons with hearing aids are asked to be attentive to the sound level of their hearing devices and adjust them accordingly. To ensure the listening pleasure of all patrons, please note that anyone creating a disturbance of any kind may be asked to leave the concert hall.

LATE SEATING Performances at Severance Hall start at the time designated on the ticket. In deference to the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience, late-arriving patrons will not be seated while music is being performed. Latecomers are asked to wait quietly until the first break in the program, when ushers will assist them to their seats. Please note that performances without intermission may not have a seating break. These arrangements are at the discretion of the House Manager in consultation with the conductor and performing artists.

SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Severance Hall provides special seating options for mobility-impaired persons and their companions and families. There are wheelchair- and scooter-accessible locations where patrons can remain in their wheelchairs or transfer to a concert seat. Aisle seats with removable armrests are also available for persons who wish to transfer. Tickets for wheelchair accessible and companion seating can be purchased by phone, in person, or online. As a courtesy, Severance Hall provides wheelchairs to assist patrons in going to and from their seats. Patrons can arrange a loan by calling the House Manager at 216-231-7425 TTY line access is available at the public pay phone located in the Security Office. Infrared Assistive Listening Devices are available from a Head Usher or the House Manager for most performanc-

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es. If you need assistance, please contact the House Manager at 216-231-7425 in advance if possible. Service animals are welcome at Severance Hall. Please notify the Ticket Office when purchasing tickets.

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY Emergency exits are clearly marked throughout the building. Ushers and house staff will provide instructions in the event of an emergency. Contact an usher or a member of the house staff if you require medical assistance.

SECURITY For security reasons, backpacks, musical instrument cases, and large bags are prohibited in the concert halls. These items must be checked at coat check and may be subject to search. Severance Hall is a firearms-free facility. No person may possess a firearm on the premises.

CHILDREN Regardless of age, each person must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly in a seat throughout the performance. Season subscription concerts are not recommended for children under the age of seven. However, Family Concerts and Musical Rainbow programs are designed for families with young children. Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra performances are recommended for older children.

T IC K E T SE RV IC ES TICKET EXCHANGES Subscribers unable to attend on a particular concert date can exchange their tickets for a different performance of the same week’s program. Subscribers may exchange their subscription tickets for another subscription program up to five days prior to a performance. There will be no service charge for the five-day advance ticket exchanges. If a ticket exchange is requested within 5 days of the performance, there is a $10 service charge per concert. Visit for details and blackout dates.

UNABLE TO USE YOUR TICKETS? Ticket holders unable to use or exchange their tickets are encouraged to notify the Ticket Office so that those tickets can be resold. Because of the demand for tickets to Cleveland Orchestra performances, “turnbacks” make seats available to other music lovers and can provide additional income to the Orchestra. If you return your tickets at least 2 hours before the concert, the value of each ticket will be treated as a tax-deductible contribution. Patrons who turn back tickets receive a cumulative donation acknowledgement at the end of each calendar year.






RACHMANINOFF’S MITSUKO UCHIDA SECOND SYMPHONY PLAYS MOZART Thursday March 19 at 7:30 p.m. Friday March 20 at 11:00 a.m. * <18s Saturday March 21 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday March 22 at 3:00 p.m. <18s

Thursday April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Friday April 10 at 8:00 p.m. <18s Saturday April 11 at 8:00 p.m. THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Mitsuko Uchida, piano and conductor William Preucil, concertmaster

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Jahja Ling, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano * Michael Sachs, trumpet*

Following the disastrous reviews of his First Symphony, Rachmaninoff considered giving up composing entirely. But new inspiration and encouragement from friends allowed him to create one of the most Romantic and admired of all his works. Experience the Second Symphony in all its glory, filled with haunting beauty, soaring musical melodies, and the reality of redemption. The program also features Shostakovich’s quirky and fun-filled First Piano Concerto.*

Mitsuko Uchida’s interpretations of Mozart are renowned for their intelligence, elegance, and sensitivity. She continues her acclaimed collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra — recognized with a 2010 Grammy Award — with performances of two more of Mozart’s piano concertos (Nos. 6 and 26). “Mitsuko Uchida’s Mozart playing is stunningly sensitive, crystalline, and true.” —Boston Globe Sponsor: Quality Electrodynamics (QED)New!

* not part of Friday morning concert Sponsor: Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

See also the concert calendar listing on pages 90-91, or visit The Cleveland Orchestra online for a complete schedule of future events and performances, or to purchase tickets online 24 / 7 for Cleveland Orchestra concerts.




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