The Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio
The Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio & Saturdays from Severance
Since 1965, WCLV has broadcast The Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio, a full-length concert featuring what the New York Times has referred to as "The Best Band in the Land!" In 2005, the station added Saturdays from Severance to the line-up. Many of the concerts in the Saturdays from Severance series are broadcast live from Severance Hall or from the Adrienne Arsht Center, home of the Orchestra’s Miami residency.
Hosted by Robert Conrad, The Cleveland Orchestra on the Radio airs Sundays at 4:00 PM.Saturdays from Severance airs Saturdays at 8:00 PM.
More information about The Cleveland Orchestra, including an upcoming concert schedule, how to purchase tickets, and directions to Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center, are available at the Orchestra's website.
Robert Conrad also hosts a syndicated series which is distributed to radio stations around the country and throughout Europe. Radio stations may find a season description, broadcast terms, and detailed program listings here.
In general, each concert is available for a two-week period. Our thanks to the members of The Cleveland Orchestra for making this service to music lovers possible.
Broadcasts by Pierre Boulez and Pierre-Laurent Aimard are available through the courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon. Lang Lang's broadcasts courtesy of Sony.
On-Demand Program #1
Archival Concert from March 27, 1980 celebrating the Centenary of the Orchestra
HAYDN: Symphony No. 99 in Eb
SMETANA: "From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests" (excerpt, Mercury LP 434 370)
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 6 in A
Rafael Kubelik, conductor.
On-Demand Program #2
Archival Concert from January 16, 1969
PROKOFIEV: Lieutenant Kije Suite
HAYDN: Symphony No. 95, in C minor
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459
George Szell, conductor;
Christoph Eschenbach, piano.