The new streaming platform will feature the Cleveland Orchestra’s performance of Mahler’s 2nd along with a special manuscript
The Cleveland Orchestra is the first American orchestra to join Symphony’s streaming concert series, “Symphony Night Live”. Symphony brings together the music of the best orchestras in the world and offers a rich and contextual look at symphonic music, through “Symphony Night Live”.
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, streaming video platform Symphony and the renowned Cleveland Orchestra will present their first “Symphony Night Live” program featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” conducted by the Orchestra’s Music Director of Cleveland, Franz Welser-Möst and with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus alongside soprano Lauren Snouffer and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. More than a digital feed of a concert captured live, “Symphony Night Live” provides historical context and animated narration around the music for a richer listening and viewing experience.
“Discovery flourishes on Symphony with presentations by the best of the best orchestras and conductors from around the world. The Cleveland Orchestra has an excellent reputation as one of the best orchestras in the world, and we are delighted to work with them to co-produce this ‘Symphony Night Live’ performance,” says Rob Overman, Founder of Symphony Media. “By joining Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra is now part of a global network of orchestras sharing their music with the world and democratizing access and discovery of new music.”
In their first “Symphony Night Live” event, the Cleveland Orchestra presents Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection,” their first performance of this monumental work since receiving the autograph manuscript of Mahler’s Second Symphony earlier in 2022. Symphony host Dominic Seldis opens the ‘Symphony Night Live’ program with a brief introduction, giving new and experienced listeners a simple entry point to guide them through the presentation. André Gremillet, president and CEO of the Cleveland Orchestra, greets viewers at the Mandel Concert Hall at the Severance Music Center. In addition to the concert by Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra, the event includes behind-the-scenes glimpses of Welser-Möst as well as musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra (violinists Katherine Bormann and Isabel Trautwein, solo percussion Marc Damoulakis) about the Symphony No. 2 by Cleveland and Mahler. After the show is over, listeners are taken back to Symphony’s studio in Amsterdam for a commentary session hosted by Seldis, known as “Symphony Insiders”.
Cleveland’s exploration of Gustav Mahler and his music joins a vast collection of other stellar performances and intriguing interviews. Symphony carefully brings together some of the world’s most powerful ensembles to showcase the power and magic of symphonic music, adding new layers and perspectives to the concert hall. By bringing together the greatest orchestras in the world on a single platform, Symphony wants to break down the barriers between potential audiences and high-calibre orchestras. Other orchestras working with Symphony include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Orchester symphonique de Montréal.
“Today’s digital world requires a digital vision: to fully utilize the power of technology to deepen the audience experience and create an online community of Cleveland Symphony and Orchestra music lovers,” says André Gremillet, president and CEO of the Cleveland Orchestra. “We are proud to partner with Symphony to participate in this unique concept where the world’s greatest orchestras are available on one digital platform for the enjoyment of music lovers worldwide. Supporting Symphony also supports the Cleveland Orchestra and the great symphonic music from around the world.”
Live or digital, in person or at home – patrons can expect the same level of care and exceptional quality in every Cleveland Orchestra performance. The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the few American orchestras to travel the world, touring the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond. He has also established his own streaming platform via Adella.live, where a third season of his flagship concert series, In Focus, was recently released and “Symphony Night Live” programs will also be available.
The November 12 Mahler Symphony No. 2 episode is the first of four in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra and Symphony Media. The next three will be premiered on December 23, April 22 and May 30, with John Adams conducting his oratorio for solo voices and orchestra El Niño, and Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Möst at leading the world premiere of the Concerto for Percussion, Mozart’s Requiem, Martinu’s Symphony No. 2, the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Trumpet Concerto (co-commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra) and Symphony No. 9 of Dvořák (“From the New World”).
All are welcome to enjoy this performance through Symphony, and new subscribers get a 14-day free trial. symphony.live/en/