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 …
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
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
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 …
Playing With Love in The Land of Enchantment
Joshua Smith is thrilled to return to The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival August 2-23. Concerts feature Bach sonatas with Kathleen McIntosh August 4-6 and a unique presentation of the very rarely heard “From the Canyons to the Stars” by Oliver Messiaen on August 23, conducted by Alan Gilbert.
Cabaret: Between two World Wars
Ensemble HD will return in full force next year with an exciting cabaret program of music by Janacek, Reger, Holst, Debussy, Berg, Britten, Varese, and Kodaly. See “On Stage” for more details. Of course, we’ll be doing the program at the Happy Dog, too! More soon.
Mr. Smith goes to Philadelphia
Joshua Smith is headed to Philadelphia to play Boulez, Schubert, Kurtag, CPE Bach, Bartok with Christina Dahl (who will also play Bolcom and Adés). The concert is February 8, 3pm at the American Philosophical Society, sponsored by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Here’s a concert preview. (program repeated February 4, 2015 @ CIM and February 5, 2015 @ SUNY Stony Brook)
TCO tour: in the media
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 …
The Cleveland Orchestra European tour
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.
CD release: Mozart Piano Concertos
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 …