Cleveland Orchestra unveils three new series for 2009-10

Posted on: September 8, 2009

In Sunday’s (9/6) Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Zachary Lewis reports, “The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, Sept. 4 unveiled the finished portrait of its 2009-10 season at Severance Hall, in advance of single-ticket sales beginning Tuesday, and it’s a picture of an institution in an experimental mood, willing to take chances in an effort to attract fresh pairs of ears. … Atop the list of new offerings are three smaller series appealing to music lovers on tight schedules and those looking for presentations outside the traditional classical format. … The first new series, ‘Fridays@7,’ consists of five Friday concerts beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting 60 to 75 minutes, with no intermission. … Those looking for richer, more in-depth experiences of music will have the option of attending a second new series called ‘Musically Speaking,’ three Sunday afternoons consisting of a detailed examination of a single work followed by a performance of the piece in its entirety. … Finally, the orchestra also will present a new three-concert ‘Celebrity’ series featuring artists outside the realm of classical music in performances, not at Blossom Music Center but at Severance Hall. On tap for the debut year are film-music conductor Richard Kaufman, world-music ensemble Pink Martini and jazz trumpeter Chris Botti.”

Posted September 8, 2009