Cleveland Orchestra’s 2018-19 season

Posted on: March 12, 2018

“Think this centennial season is special? Wait until you see what the Cleveland Orchestra has in store for next year,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (3/11) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “The 2018-19 season announced Sunday also stands apart as a year full of debuts, premieres, unusual repertoire, and significant undertakings…. Even a casual glance over the calendar is revealing: a new production of Strauss’s ‘Ariadne auf Naxos,’ Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony No. 2, Bartók’s complete ‘The Wooden Prince,’ little-known works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Strauss, and Debussy, a Schubert Mass, a recital by Simon Keenlyside, Martinů’s Concerto for Two Pianos…. Then there are the premieres of works new and old. In addition to giving numerous first Cleveland performances of works by canonic composers, the orchestra also will introduce several newer musical authors, including a new Composer in Residence, Bernd Richard Deutsch. It also will perform a work by one of its own, oboist Jeffrey Rathbun…. Besides music director Franz Welser-Möst, patrons also can look forward to hearing again from conductors Herbert Blomstedt, Jakub Hrusa, Stephane Deneve, Jane Glover, Semyon Bychkov, composer John Adams, and former Clevelander Brett Mitchell…. In addition to Severance Hall, the orchestra also plans residencies in Miami and Bloomington and a tour of China.”

Posted March 12, 2018