Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestraclosed the 2014/15 season in “simply unforgettable” (The Plain Dealer) fashion with James Darrah’s new production of Richard Strauss’ Daphne.read more
On 26 April 2015, Semyon Bychkov was awarded the Opera Awards Best Conductor prize at a ceremony at London's Savoy Theatre, hosted by Richard E. Grant. Recently, Bychkov has conducted Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten - which also won the prize for Best Strauss...read more
On Wednesday 15 April 2015, Alan Gilbert delivered the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Annual Lecture at Milton Court Concert Hall in London to an audience of music industry leaders. His lecture, entitled "Orchestras in the 21st Century; a new paradigm"...read more
Leif Ove Andsnes and his partners, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, have recorded the five Beethoven piano concerti and the Choral Fantasy during the course of their 4-year "Beethoven Journey". The second album of the 3-disc project - Beethoven Concertos 2 & 4- was...read more
iTunes have released a deluxe edition of the Beethoven Journey box set, featuring two bonus tracks exclusively available through the iTunes store. The bonus tracks were recorded in Trondheim, Norway, specifically for inclusion in the album, which has been mastered...read more
Following his triumphant successes in Vienna at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra both in symphonic programmes and opera performances, "Semyon Bychkov achieved moments of absolute opera glory", "...with his beautiful softly drawn movements, [Bychkov]...read more
2014/15 is the crowning season of the 4-year Beethoven Journey as Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra play complete cycles of Beethoven concertos in cities around the globe Together they have recorded all of the Beethoven Piano Concertos, as well as the...read more
Semyon Bychkov led the Wiener Staatsoper in a “legendary” (Der Kurier) performance of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina on 15th November 2014. This new production, the opera’s return to the Viennese stage after a twenty-year absence, features an extraordinary cast including Ferruccio Fulanetto (Iwan Chowanski), Christopher Ventris (Andrei Chowanski), Herbert Lippert (Golizyn), Andrzej Dobber (Schaklowity), Ain Anger (Dossifei) and Norbert Ernst (Schreiber).read more
The Première of the Vienna State Opera's new production of Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, will be broadcast live on ORF radio. The performance commences at 18:30 CET on Saturday 15 November 2014. For more information, click here.read more
With the acclaim for his BBC Proms performance of Strauss’s ‘Elektra’ still echoing in the wide spaces of London’s Royal Albert Hall, Semyon Bychkov opened his 14/15 season with return visits to two orchestras with whom he has built deep and enduring relationships –...read more
A letter from Kathryn Enticottread more
“The best Beethoven playing you will ever hear!” CD Review, BBC Radio 3 “A landmark of artistic integrity, intelligence and musical insight.” The Daily Telegraph Four years in the making, the celebrated Beethoven Journey has now reached its crowning season. An intense...read more
Extension confirms the continuing artistic success of the Welser-Möst/Cleveland partnership.
Franz Welser-Möst’s ongoing commitment to Cleveland provides continuity and artistic stability into the Orchestra’s second century.
Welser-Möst will lead the Orchestra even further in music education and community engagement.