Lang Lang

Lang Lang performs at the Cleveland Orchestra's 100th opening gala


This year’s Cleveland Orchestra Gala raised a record-breaking $1,750,000, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the sponsors, patrons, and long-time supporters. The Gala has nearly doubled the annual revenue in the last six years. The Cleveland Orchestra Gala supports the Orchestra’s educationa dn community programs which share the value and joy of music with people throughout Northeast Ohio, enriching the quality of life for all members of our community.

More than 1,800 guests attended the concert and more than 550 attended the full Gala evening this year. Gala attendees included more than 125 members of the Orchestra’s young professionals group, The Cirle. The evening began with pre-performance cocktails on Severance Hall’s Front Terrace and in the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer.

The evening’s concert featured Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, pianist Lang Lang, and The Cleveland Orchestra in a program that included Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, works by Richard and Johann Strauss Jr. and Ravel’s La Valse. Lang Lang first performed with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Festival in 2000 and at Severance Hall in 2002. 

America’s preeminent performing arts television series Great Performances in association with ideastream recorded The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th Anniversary Gala Concert for an exclusive U.S. television broadcast on PBS slated for January 11, 2019. The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration broadcast is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, ideastream, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Clasart Classics in association with NHK, BR/3Sat and YLE.

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