Cleveland Orchestra’s 2010-11 season and Asian tour

Posted on: March 19, 2010

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced details of its 2010-11 season, which will include a tour to Japan and South Korea in November, with pianist Mitsuko Uchida performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and four Mozart piano concertos. During the tour Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead the orchestra in six concerts in the Japanese cities of Sapporo, Nishinomiya, and Tokyo; and two concerts in Goyang and Seoul, South Korea. In the winter the orchestra again will conduct a Miami residency at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; it will also travel to Indiana University in January for a residency that includes masterclasses, coachings, seminars, and other community activities. In February the orchestra will perform at Carnegie Hall and at the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Other 2010-11 activities for the orchestra include a two-week baroque festival in Severance Hall, led by Ton Koopman; a staged version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, featuring Simon Keenlyside in the title role; the world premiere of a flute concerto by Jörg Widmann, the orchestra’s Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow; and the orchestra’s first performance of Jennifer Higdon’s On a Wire, a concerto for the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird that is a co-commission by six orchestras. Cleveland will continue its new Fridays@7 series of 7 p.m. concerts, which include food, drink, and post-concert live performances of world music.

Posted March 19, 2010