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The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst extend acclaimed partnership to 2027

September 22nd, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a new five-year extension of Franz Welser-Möst’s contract as Music Director, continuing a partnership that began in 2002 to 2027.  The announcement was made at Severance Hall in Cleveland at the Gala Concert opening the Orchestra’s 2019-20 season. “I am delighted to announce this extended contract, ensuring The Cleveland Orchestra’s acclaimed partnership with Franz Welser-Möst for an additional five years to 2027,” said Richard K. Smucker, Chair of the Orchestra’s Board of Trustees.  “From Franz’s work here over the past quarter century,... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

September 14th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods aren’t slowing down. The duo, who grew up making indie films since their teen years in Bettendorf, Iowa, and currently reside in Los Angeles, shot to prominence with “A Quiet Place” last year, after over a decade of under-the-radar ups-and-downs in Hollywood. Currently, Beck and Woods are in Canada in pre-production on a new project they’re “not allowed to talk about yet,” that they’re writing and directing. “It should be a fun one,” Wood said. “I wish we could other than we’re still following our heart down the horror genre that path and we think... Read More

The Cleveland Orchestra announces Music Study Groups for 2019-20 concert season

August 19th, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups for the 2019-20 season will begin on September 24, 25, and 26, 2019 at convenient community locations across the Greater Cleveland area. The classes explore music from The Cleveland Orchestra’s upcoming season of subscription concerts at Severance Hall. This series is divided into three parts — fall, winter, spring — and participants may register for a selection of classes that best fits their schedule. Presented in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, The Cleveland Orchestra... Read More

The Cleveland Orchestra Presents Star-Spangled Spectacular!

July 23rd, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra announces additional program details for its 30th annual free community concert in downtown Cleveland, which takes place rain or shine on Wednesday, August 7 at 9:00 p.m. This year’s Star-Spangled Spectacular, brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank, will be held on Cleveland’s spacious Mall B, located at 300 St. Clair Avenue, between the Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Public Auditorium. Led by guest conductor Loras John Schissel, this annual presentation celebrates our nation and our extraordinary Northeast Ohio... Read More

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Nathaniel Silberschlag as Principal Horn beginning with upcoming 2019-20 Season

April 18th, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst have announced that Nathaniel Silberschlag will join the Orchestra as Principal Horn beginning the week of August 5. Mr. Silberschlag will sit in The Cleveland Orchestra’s George Szell Memorial Endowed Chair. “I’m thrilled and grateful to be joining The Cleveland Orchestra as the new principal horn,” said Nathaniel Silberschlag. “Growing up in Southern Maryland, I was surrounded by everything music. I come from a very musical family and remember listening to recordings of The Cleveland Orchestra at a young age. It has... Read More

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Choruses Announce Audition Dates

April 18th, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra’s Choruses today announced that auditions for the 2019-20 season will take place this spring. The Cleveland Orchestra holds a long-standing commitment to choral music in which community members of all ages have the opportunity to participate. All auditions are scheduled by appointment and can be arranged by visiting the Orchestra’s website at www.clevelandorchestra.com/chorus-auditions/. For more information, contact the Chorus Office at 216-231-7374 or chorus@clevelandorchestra.com. Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus Auditions for the 2019-20... Read More

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

March 30th, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, and 89.7 WKSU have announced that a live taping of Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! will be presented at Blossom Music Center this summer on July 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is National Public Radio (NPR)’s Peabody Award-winning comedy news quiz show. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, writers, listener contestants, and celebrity guests through a rollicking review of the week’s news. Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by any of its cast... Read More

Individual Tickets for 2019 Blossom Music Festival and Summers@Severance on sale Monday, April 15

March 25th, 2019

Individual concert tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2019 Blossom Music Festival season presented by The J.M. Smucker Company and Summers@Severance season sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP go on sale Monday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m., online at clevelandorchestra.com, by telephone (216-231-1111), and in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office. Individual concert tickets for the feature film Batman (1989) at Severance Hall are on sale now. The film will be played on the big screen with The Cleveland Orchestra performing the soundtrack live on August 23 and 25.   BLOSSOM MUSIC FESTIVAL Twenty... Read More

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces its 2019-20 Season

March 10th, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announced details of their 2019-2020 season which encompasses 76 concerts over 26 weeks. One significant highlight includes a festival designed to explore music and art that was banned, marginalized, and destroyed during the Nazi’s Degenerate Art movement, and the continuing impact of censorship on creative expression in society today. The festival will center on Alban Berg’s Lulu, one of the 20thcentury’s most influential operas, and includes partner programming with the area’s notable arts institutions.  The upcoming season... Read More

The Cleveland Orchestra appoints Jane Hargraft as Chief Development Officer beginning April 2019

March 8th, 2019

Cleveland Orchestra President & CEO André Gremillet announced yesterday that Jane Hargraft will join the Orchestra’s senior leadership team as Chief Development Officer in April 2019. “We are all very excited to welcome such a talent to The Cleveland Orchestra family as we embark on a Second Century of artistic excellence, increased community engagement, and dynamic education programs that make Northeast Ohio a better place each and every day,” said André Gremillet, Cleveland Orchestra President & CEO. “Jane has over two decades of fundraising experience in leading performing... Read More

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