The concerts include performances of Verdi's Don Carlo, with Samuel Ramey and Simon Keelyside; Peter Lieberson's Neruda Songs, with Lorraine Hunt Lieverson; and John Adams' Violin Concerto, with Leila Josefowicz. Conductors include music director Franz Welser-M‹st, Pierre Boulez, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Osmo V‹nsk‹.
The broadcasts will begin on June 9 with the broadcast on SymphonyCast of a concert featuring Messiaen's TurangalêÎla-symphonie and Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles and conducted by Welser-M‹st.
The Cleveland Orchestra has been heard nationally through a series of different networks since 1922, but it has not previously been heard on NPR's syndicated classical programs.
NPR signed a similar deal with the Philadelphia Orchestra last month.