This July and August, the Cleveland Orchestra has brought back its Summers@Severance Friday-evening concerts of popular classical works at Severance Hall for a second year. The series opened on July 10 with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leading Strauss’s tone poem Symphonia domestica, Messiaen’s Hymne, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with soloist Igor Levit. On August 7, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski will lead Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and on August 21 Nicholas McGegan will conduct Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2, and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major, with Principal Cello Mark Kosower as soloist. On August 28, a special presentation will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing works of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and others. Summers@Severance was launched in 2014 with the goal of expanding the orchestra’s year-round presence in its home neighborhood.
Posted August 7, 2015