Celebrating the anniversary of The Cleveland Orchestra's first concert

Nikolai Sokoloff
Nikolai Sokoloff

The Cleveland Orchestra gave its first concert on December 11th, 1918 (as The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra) under Nikolai Sokoloff’s direction.  We’ll celebrate that anniversary on WCLV this Friday on Classical Music with Rob Grier, as we present recordings led by all of the Orchestra’s Music Directors, beginning with the 1928 recording directed by Nikolai Sokoloff of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, which then was still new music.  All of the Orchestra’s Music Directors are represented – Sokoloff, Artur Rodzinski, Erich Leinsdorf, George Szell, Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnányi and Franz Welser-Möst, along with Pierre Boulez (who served as Artistic Advisor after George Szell’s death, and maintained a strong relationship with the Orchestra) Vladimir Ashkenazy, who was Principal Guest Conductor for a number of years, and other guests including Oliver Knussen and Riccardo Chailly.

Classical Music with Rob Grier is on every weekday from midnight to 6:00 a.m. Tune in this Friday, December 11 for our special programming marking the anniversary of The Cleveland Orchestra's first concert. 

Support Provided By

Arkiv Music

When you purchase CDs and DVDs from ArkivMusic through the WCLV 104.9 ideastream website you directly support WCLV 104.9's classical music.

More Wcpn Schedule
More Wclv Schedule
Schedule
Donate
90.3 WCPN
WCLV Classical 104.9
NPR Hourly Newscast
The Latest News and Headlines from NPR
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.