Thu 4/20 @ 7:30PM
Fri 4/21 @ 11AM
Sat 4/22 @ 8PM
Veteran British conductor Andrew Davis, who is the chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the music director and principal conductor for Lyric Opera of Chicago, will be on the podium at Severance Hall this week, leading the Cleveland Orchestra in a program capped by Richard Strauss’ 1898 tone poem Don Quixote.
The solo roles of Don Quixote (cello) and his sidekick Sancho Panza (viola) will be performed by orchestra members, principal cellist Mark Kosower and principal violist Wesley Collins. Principal oboe player Frank Rosenwein will also get a turn in the spotlight on Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra. The program opens with Frederick Delius’ Brigg Fair, an English Rhapsody.
The orchestra will play the full program on Thursday and Saturday evenings; on Friday morning, the concert will include only the Delius and Strauss pieces. Tickets are $29-$162.