The Cleveland Orchestra
Visiting Orchestras Series
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, music director
Mozart — Symphony No. 36, “Linz”
Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 4
The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst return to Hayes Hall in a program featuring two beloved symphonies. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 was written in four days to celebrate a visit by the great composer to the city of Linz, while Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and its famous “fate” motif is considered one of his most dramatic works.
All Visiting Orchestras tickets include same-day admission to the The Baker Museum. Museum hours on day of performance: Noon-4pm. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall will open 60 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the exhibitions and light fare at Heidi's Place.
To ensure the health and safety of our patrons, Artis—Naples has established procedures for your visit to the Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. Please review our COVID-19 Protocols for detailed guidance about our enhanced safety protocols.
The Visiting Orchestras series is generously sponsored by Judy and Verne Istock.
Franz Welser-Möst began his tenure as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra in 2002 and has extended his contract through the orchestra’s centennial in 2018. Under his direction, the Cleveland Orchestra is enhancing its community programming, presenting a series of ongoing residencies in the United States and Europe, continuing its historic championship of new composers through commissions and premieres and re-establishing itself as an important operatic ensemble. Concurrently with his post in Cleveland, Welser-Möst became General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera in September 2010.
Under Welser-Möst’s leadership, the Cleveland Orchestra has established an ongoing biennial residency in Vienna at the famed Musikverein concert hall, and at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Artistic highlights of Welser-Möst’s first nine seasons as Music Director in Cleveland including thirteen world and fifteen United States premieres under his direction. Through the Roche Commissions project, he and the orchestra have premiered works by Harrison Birtwistle, Chen Yi, Hanspeter Kyburz, George Benjamin and Toshio Hosokawa in partnership with the Lucerne Festival and Carnegie Hall.