by Daniel Hathaway
The Cleveland Orchestra will welcome three guest conductors to lead its early Friday evening Summers@Severance Concerts in July and August.
Herbert Blomstedt, who will turn 91 shortly before his July 27 appearance with the Orchestra, will lead the ensemble in Brahms’ Fourth Symphony.
Vasily Petrenko, who leads the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Oslo Philharmonic, will conduct Elgar’s In the South and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra on August 10.
And two artists will make their Severance Hall debuts on August 24 when conductor Jonathan Cohen joins pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout in Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11 in D. Also on the program are Handel’s Occasional Oratorio Overture and Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in g.
The 7:00 pm Summers@Severence concerts provide patrons with an engaging outdoor-indoor experience in between the Orchestra’s more rustic performances at the Blossom Music Center. The Front Terrace of Severance Hall will be open both before and after each concert with food and beverage service and seating areas overlooking the Wade Lagoon. Special drink prices will be in effect the hour before each performance.
Concert tickets can be purchased online.
Published on ClevelandClassical.com April 10, 2018.
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