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 Knight 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. Photos by Roger Mastroianni.
WCLV presents an hour-long program that draws on the extensive discography of the Cleveland Orchestra. John Simna hosts. Airs Fridays at 9:00 PM.
Sharing music from and insights on this week’s concert by the Cleveland Orchestra; on weeks when Severance is dark, Showcase mines the rich legacy of the Orchestra’s recordings. Airs Wednesdays at 3:00 PM.
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.
CORN 1421 (7/20/14)
Blossom Festival Concert
WAGNER: Tristan and Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod
WAGNER: Die Walkurie - Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music
WAGNER: Die Gotterdammerung - excerpts
Franz Welser-Most, conductor; Christine Brewer, soprano; Alan Held, bass.
CORN 1417 (7-27-14)
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Concert [June 24, 1965]
WAGNER: Die Meistersinger Overture
BARBER: Piano Concerto
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C,"Great"
George Szell, conductor; John Browning, piano.
Access a schedule of Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts (Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm) on WCLV now.
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