In Focus Concert Series (premium content)

  • InFocus: Bonus Episode, Alisa Weilerstein Plays Bach

    8 videos

    BACH – Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Nos. 1-6

    The Cleveland Orchestra presents a special solo recital performance of Alisa Weilerstein playing Bach’s complete cycle of Solo Cellos Suites recorded live at Severance Hall in January 2021. These six pieces, written from 1717-23 for Bach’s own use, wer...

  • In Focus: Bonus Episode, Sonata & Serenade

    Movie + 6 extras

    Pianist Mitsuko Uchida is showcased in a solo performance filmed especially for Cleveland Orchestra audiences on January 4, 2021 at London’s Wigmore Hall, playing one of Schubert’s most mesmerizing sonatas.

    Uchida’s brilliant solo playing is paired with one of Mozart’s most popular and well-know...

  • In Focus: Episode 5, Musical Patterns

    Movie + 5 extras

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
    Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin
    Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    GLASS – Glassworks: Opening (reworked by Christian Badzura)
    PÄRT – Fratres (for solo violin, strings, and percussion)
    BACH – Keyboard Concerto No. 5
    ADAMS – Shaker Loops (for string orchestr...

  • In Focus: Episode 4, Inventions: Bach to Mendelssohn

    Movie + 6 extras

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Nicholas McGegan, conductor and harpsichord

    HANDEL - Overture and Pifa Pastorale from Messiah
    CORELLI - Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No. 8 (“Christmas Concerto”)
    BACH - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
    MENDELSSOHN - String Symphony No. 7

    Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to ...

  • In Focus: Episode 3, Ax Plays Haydn

    Movie + 1 extra

    Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
    Emanuel Ax, piano

    HAYDN - Piano Concerto in D major
    BARTÓK - Divertimento for Strings

    One of the most beloved concert pianists on the stage today, Emanuel Ax returns to perform a charming concerto by Haydn. This delightful work is paired with a mesmerizingly soulful...

  • In Focus: Episode 2, Bronfman and Beethoven

    Movie + 1 extra

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
    Yefim Bronfman, piano

    SCHNITTKE – Concerto for Piano and Strings
    BEETHOVEN – String Quartet No. 10 (“Harp”) (for string orchestra)

    For this broadcast, a pair of pieces reflects the sensibilities of two very different centuries. Schnittke’s v...

  • In Focus: Episode 1, Inspirations

    Movie + 1 extra

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

    RESPIGHI - Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3
    WALKER - Antifonys (for string orchestra)
    TCHAIKOVSKY – Souvenir de Florence

    This opening performance for our In Focus series brings together new inspirations in the form of souvenirs from the past, w...