The Cleveland Orchestra

Jan 21

8:00 PM

Beethoven, Sibelius

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Franz Welser-Möst brings the Cleveland Orchestra’s trademark power and richness to Orchestra Hall. Beethoven’s light and humorous Eighth Symphony and Sibelius’ romantic Second Symphony will showcase the orchestra’s lush sound. “The Clevelanders absolutely nailed it…ensemble playing was perfectly judged. The sheer musicality of the players’ work was a wonder” (Musical America).

PROGRAM

Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride [ENCORE]

Now in his 15th season, Franz Welser-Möst has become the longest-tenured music director of any of the so-called Big Five U.S. orchestras. “We have a common goal, the orchestra and myself, and I’ve signed onto the spirit of that orchestra, which is really very special," he said. "I’ve worked with all the major orchestras in this world, and Cleveland strikes me as unique.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

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