New Brahms from Franz and TCO

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One of my favorite concerts of 17/18 (indeed, of at least the last few years) was a Brahms German Requiem at St. Florian Abbey in Austria. The setting and the acoustics at the abbey are spectacular, and all artists are in top form. I’m so happy that we recorded live that night for ClasArt. Available: TCO store Amazon

The Cleveland Orchestra, summer tour 2016

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We’re on vacation now: resting, Netflix bingeing, making up time with dogs and yards, catching up on house projects, and starting a new semester at CIM. Our most recent international tour finished less than a month ago with an exciting “Eroica” in Lucerne. We played a lot of Strauss, too, at Salzburg and Grafenegg (“Domestica,” “Four Last Songs,” and “Death …

Mozart!

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Returning to Mozart next week… Joshua Smith is looking forward to joining Yolanda Kondonassis (harp) and Jane Glover (conductor) and The Cleveland Orchestra for Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in April, 2016 at Severance Hall.    (photo by Roger Mastroianni)  

DVD/Blu-ray release: Brahms Cycle

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The newest Cleveland Orchestra DVD release is a three-disc set of Brahms’ Orchestral Works recorded live at world-class venues. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, the box set features the four Symphonies, both Piano Concertos, the Violin Concerto, and three other orchestral works. These works were recorded live in three of the world’s most acclaimed concert venues between January 2014 and …

The Cleveland Orchestra in Europe, 2015

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 8:00pm Palais des Beaux-Arts The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Joela Jones, piano MESSIAEN  L’Ascension: 4 méditations symphoniques MESSIAEN  Couleurs de la cité céleste STRAUSS  Also sprach Zarathustra   LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG Friday, October 16, 2015, at 8:00pm Philharmonie The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor MESSIAEN  Chronochromie STRAUSS  An Alpine Symphony   MILAN, ITALY Teatro alla Scala …

TCO tour: in the media

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The Cleveland Orchestra (TCO) on Tour: Late Summer Festivals, 2014   WATCH Widmann’s Flûte en suite at the BBC Proms, September 7, 2014   REVIEWS “Above it all the flute line danced, trilled and sang virtually without pause, but soloist Joshua Smith (the orchestra’s principal flautist) handled all this with aplomb.” – The Telegraph, Ivan Hewitt, 8 September 2014 “Joshua …

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The Cleveland Orchestra European tour

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The Cleveland Orchestra embarks on its 14th international concert tour under the direction of music director Franz Welser-Möst in September 2014, performing thirteen concerts in seven cities between September 7 and 22.
The tour includes six performances of Jörg Widmann’s flute concerto “Flûte en suite,” with Cleveland’s principal flute Joshua Smith, who premiered the concerto in 2011.

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CD release: Mozart Piano Concertos

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Decca Classics presents a new release of Mitsuko Uchida’s Mozart Piano Concert series with the Cleveland Orchestra. This new live recording features the Piano Concerto No.19 In F, K.459 and Piano Concerto No.18 In B Flat, K.456.   PRESS “Principal flautist Joshua Smith, whose Mozartean credentials were confirmed in a wonderfully-phrased DECCA recording of the timeworn K. 299/297c Concerto for …