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 1408 (3/2/14)
MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
Leon Fleisher, conductor; Jonathan Biss, piano.
COBS 1410 (2-23-14)
BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4
Franz Welser-Most, conductor; Julia Fischer, violin.
Access a schedule of Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts (Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm) on WCLV now.
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