Cleveland Orchestra Signs Broadcast Deal with NPR

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The Cleveland Orchestra and National Public Radio have agreed that NPR will broadcast 13 Cleveland Orchestra concerts from the last three years through its Performance Today, SymphonyCast, and World of Opera programs.

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.

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