Carnegie Hall Launches its 2019-2020 Season with an Opening Night Gala Concert Featuring Franz Welser-Möst & The Cleveland Orchestra on Thursday, October 3
The Cleveland Orchestra makes its 225th and 226th appearances at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in October 2019. This will be the third time The Cleveland Orchestra has launched Carnegie Hall’s season with the opening night gala; previously the Orchestra opened the season in 2000 and 2006. The Orchestra first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1922, and last performed in Stern Auditorium in January 2018 as part of the Orchestra’s Centennial Season. On October 3, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra will kick off Carnegie Hall’s season-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and cellist Lynn Harrell in a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C Major. Ms. Mutter will also be featured in Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G Major. In addition, the program includes the overture to Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Suite. Welser-Möst and the Orchestra return the following evening, on October 4, with Mr. Bronfman as soloist in Trauermarsch, a piece written expressly for the pianist by Jörg Widmann, holder of Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.