Cleveland Orchestra Biography (Wikipedia)
The Cleveland Orchestra, based in Cleveland, is one of the five American orchestras informally referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1918 by the pianist and impresario Adella Prentiss Hughes, the orchestra plays most of its concerts at Severance Hall. As of 2017, the incumbent music director is Franz Welser-Möst.
In 2012 Gramophone Magazine ranked the Cleveland Orchestra number 7 on its list of the world's greatest orchestras, and The New York Times referred to the orchestra in 2018 as "America's most understatedly amazing orchestra."
Cleveland Orchestra Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2014: Prom 69: Cleveland Orchestra
Proms 2014: Prom 68: Cleveland Orchestra
Proms 2005: Prom 62
Proms 2005: Prom 60
Proms 1994: Prom 53
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Perfect three part harmony?
Neptune, the Mystic
Paul Lewis: how can life shape the way we hear music?
Claire Booth: is the scherzo from Bruckner's 8th Symphony in 3/4 or 6/8?
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major – excerpt (Prom 74)
Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a – excerpt (Prom 74)
Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wines