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 …

Playing With Love in The Land of Enchantment

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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.

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Cabaret: Between two World Wars

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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

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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

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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 …

Summer Concerts at Marlboro Music

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This summer Joshua returns to the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Marlboro Music is known world-wide as an institution devoted to artistic excellence and to developing new leaders who illuminate all areas of music. It is where the concept of having master artists play together with exceptional young professionals was born—initiating a dynamic, collaborative approach to learning. Under the Artistic …

Ensemble HD buzz

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Ensemble HD released “Live at the Happy Dog” on May 15, 2013 which was recorded at the celebrated hipster Happy Dog bar in Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts district. Putting all rules aside, Ensemble HD is taking straight-up chamber music and serving it with gourmet hot dogs and brew. Hear the audiences erupt in cheers to Beethoven, or murmur admiration of Shostakovich …