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Encyclopedia > Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra

Background information
Origin Cleveland, Ohio
Genre(s) Classical
Occupation(s) Symphony orchestra
Years active 1918-present
Associated
acts
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO)
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus(COYC)
Website www.clevelandorch.com
Members
Music Director
Franz Welser-Möst
Music Director Laureate
Christoph von Dohnányi
Assistant Conductors
Jayce Ogren
Tito Muñoz
Director of Choruses
Robert Porco
Assistant Director of Choruses
Betsy Burleigh
Former members
Founder
Nikolai Sokoloff

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the major symphony orchestras in the United States. It is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Of the "Big Five" orchestras of America, it is considered to be the most European.[1] It is often considered one of the finest orchestras in the world. Accolades include: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1620 × 1080 pixel, file size: 332 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a two-dimensional representation of a copyrighted sculpture, statue or any other three-dimensional work of art. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... Franz Welser-Möst, Photo by: Roger Mastroianni courtesy of IMG Artists Franz Welser-Möst (16 August 1960), born Franz Möst, is the seventh and current Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra. ... Christoph von Dohnányi (born September 18, 1929) is a German conductor. ... Tito Arturo Muñoz (born July 14, 1983) is an American conductor. ... Nikolai Sokoloff (1886–1965), was a Russian-American conductor and violinist. ... For the song titled Orchestra, see The Servant (band). ... Cleveland redirects here. ... In the context of classical music in the United States, the Big Five refers to five symphony orchestras that were considered to be the most prominent and accomplished ensembles when the term gained widespread use by music critics in the late 1950s. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

  • January 1994: Time magazine rated The Cleveland Orchestra "the Best Band in the Land".[2]
  • December 1994: It was ranked in the top ten of the world's finest orchestras in the Japanese book, Sekai no Okesutora 123 (Orchestras of the World).[3]
  • February 2005: The New Yorker proclaimed the orchestra "the finest in America", though it questioned The Cleveland Orchestra's ability to survive the next century.[4]

Contents

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History

The orchestra was founded in 1918 by Adella Prentiss Hughes, with Nikolai Sokoloff as its principal conductor. From early in its existence, it toured throughout the eastern United States, made radio broadcasts, and recorded many albums. Subsequent principal conductors, with the title of Music Director, were Artur Rodziński (1933-1943), Erich Leinsdorf (1943-1944), George Szell (1946-1970), Pierre Boulez (Musical Advisor 1970-1972), Lorin Maazel (1972-1982), and Christoph von Dohnányi (1984-2002). Franz Welser-Möst has been Music Director since 2002, with a contract through the 2011-2012 season. Adella Prentiss Hughes was a pianist and impresario best known as the main organiser of Cleveland Orchestra. ... Nikolai Sokoloff (1886–1965), was a Russian-American conductor and violinist. ... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Artur RodziÅ„ski (January 1, 1892 - November 27, 1958) was a Polish conductor. ... Erich Leinsdorf (February 4, 1912 - September 11, 1993) was a conductor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlÉ›z/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ... Lorin Varencove Maazel (born March 6, 1930) is a conductor, violinist and composer. ... Christoph von Dohnányi (born September 18, 1929) is a German conductor. ... Franz Welser-Möst, Photo by: Roger Mastroianni courtesy of IMG Artists Franz Welser-Möst (16 August 1960), born Franz Möst, is the seventh and current Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra. ...


Cleveland is the smallest city amongst the traditional "Big Five" orchestras; the others are based in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. However, musicians in Cleveland are often treated as local celebrities, and, much like sports heroes elsewhere, fans seek autographs after performances and greet musicians on the street. Clevelanders are proud that their city boasts an orchestra rated on par with or above those in much larger cities.[2][5] They have even been known to "have airport rallies when the orchestra comes home from tour [and] chant, 'We're the best! We're the best!' and carry placards reading Bravo!'"[5]


George Szell's long reign as Music Director is largely responsible for the orchestra's rise to eminence. He reformed the orchestra in the 1950s, firing a dozen musicians in the process with a dozen more leaving of their own volition.[5] Szell is also credited with giving the orchestra its distinct, European sound.[5] He pushed an ambitious recording schedule with the orchestra, bringing its music to millions worldwide. Szell's influence lives on, even decades after his death.


In addition to a vast catalog of recordings created with the ensemble's music directors, the orchestra has made many recordings with guest conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Oliver Knussen, Kurt Sanderling, Yoel Levi, Riccardo Chailly, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Louis Lane (the orchestra's longtime Associate Conductor). Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази, Vladimir Davidovič Aškenasi) (b. ... Oliver Knussen (born June 12, 1952) is a British composer and conductor. ... Kurt Sanderling (born September 19, 1912) was a conductor (he announced his retirement in 2002). ... Yoel Levi (1950—) is a musician and conductor. ... Riccardo Chailly (born February 20, 1953) is an Italian conductor. ... Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944), nicknamed MTT, is an American conductor, pianist and composer. ...


Locations

During the summer months, the orchestra plays at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio while during the winter months they play at Severance Hall in Cleveland. Until 2005, the Blossom Festival had its own music director. The last person to serve in that capacity was Jahja Ling. After he stepped down from that position, the orchestra eliminated the post, and now has current music director Franz Welser-Möst in charge of the classical music concerts at the Blossom Festival.[6] Blossom Music Center, located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, is the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and also hosts a full summer schedule of popular music acts and symphonic performances. ... Nickname: The Falls, C-Town, C-Falls, Caucasian Falls, CFO Location within the state of Ohio County Summit  - Mayor Don L. Robart Area    - City 66. ... Interior detail of Severance Hall Severance Hall is a major concert hall located in the University Circle district of Cleveland, Ohio and home to the Cleveland Orchestra. ... Jahja Ling is currently the principal conductor and musical director for the San Diego Symphony. ...


The orchestra also has long-term performing relationships in Lucerne, Vienna, New York City, and Miami, and has conducted multi-concert tours on the West Coast off and on since the 1960s..[7] For other uses, see Lucerne (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Miami-Dade Incorporated July 28, 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-Commissioner Plan  - Mayor Manny Diaz (I)  - City Manager Pedro G. Hernandez  - City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez  - City Clerk Priscilla Thompson Area  - City  55. ...


Conductors

Nikolai Sokoloff (1886–1965), was a Russian-American conductor and violinist. ... Artur Rodziński (January 1, 1892 - November 27, 1958) was a Polish conductor. ... Erich Leinsdorf (February 4, 1912 - September 11, 1993) was a conductor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlɛz/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ... Lorin Varencove Maazel (born March 6, 1930) is a conductor, violinist and composer. ... Christoph von Dohnányi (born September 18, 1929) is a German conductor. ... Franz Welser-Möst, Photo by: Roger Mastroianni courtesy of IMG Artists Franz Welser-Möst (16 August 1960), born Franz Möst, is the seventh and current Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra. ...

See also

  • Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Cleveland Women's Orchestra
  • Cleveland Chamber Symphony
  • CityMusic Cleveland
  • Red (an orchestra)

The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra (also called Cleveland Philharmonic) is an American orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Cleveland Womens Orchestra is an American orchestra made up entirely of female musicians, based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Cleveland Chamber Symphony is an American chamber orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... CityMusic Cleveland is an American chamber orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Red {an orchestra} is an American chamber orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...

References

  1. ^ Melinda Bargreen. "Is Cleveland Orchestra the best in the country?", The Seattle Times, 29 May 2005. Retrieved on 2007-07-15. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Walsh. "The Finest Orchestra? (Surprise!) Cleveland", Time, 1 Jan 1994. Retrieved on 2007-07-15. 
  3. ^ The Listing of World's Greatest Orchestras. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  4. ^ Charles Michener. "The Clevelanders", The New Yorker, 7 Feb 2005, p. p. 47. Retrieved on 2007-07-15. 
  5. ^ a b c d "The Glorious Instrument", Time, 22 Feb 1963. Retrieved on 2007-07-15. 
  6. ^ Valerie Scher. "Ling bids farewell to fest: 'It is time for me to move on'", The San Diego Union-Tribune, 04 Sep 2005. Retrieved on 2007-07-15. 
  7. ^ (09 May 2005). The Cleveland Orchestra and Miami Performing Arts Center announce 10-year agreement for annual residency appearances. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.

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Further reading

  • Rosenberg, Donald (2000). The Cleveland Orchestra Story. Cleveland: Gray & Company. ISBN 1886228248. 

External links

  • The Cleveland Orchestra Official website
  • Cleveland Orchestra history at Telarc

  Results from FactBites:
 
Encyclopedia4U - Cleveland Orchestra - Encyclopedia Article (175 words)
The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the major orchestras in the United States.
The orchestra was founded in 1918 with Nikolai Sokoloff its principal conductor.
As well as these figures, the orchestra has made recordings under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Oliver Knussen and Pierre Boulez, who was also the group's Musical Advisor from 1970 until 1972.
Telarc International: Cleveland Orchestra (1088 words)
By 1930, the orchestra's recordings, radio broadcasts and tours were carrying the name of the city of Cleveland throughout the United States and Canada.
This 170-voice volunteer choir was brought to early brilliance by Robert Shaw, the orchestra's associate conductor from 1956-67, and has continued to join the orchestra in critically acclaimed concerts at home in Cleveland, on recordings and on tour.
The expansion of The Cleveland Orchestra's performing schedule to a 52-week, year-round season was made possible in 1968 with the opening of Blossom Music Center.
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