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Cleveland Orchestra

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Oct 16, 2023

The Cleveland Orchestra announced that it raised $1.2 million at its annual gala. Read more here.

Oct 4, 2023

The Cleveland Orchestra and its musicians have agreed on a new, three-year labor contract that includes a one-time, $5,000 agreement ratification bonus for each of its members. Read more here.

May 2, 2023

The Cleveland Orchestra has landed a $10 million gift for improvements at Blossom Music Center, the orchestra's summer home. Read more here.

Mar 15, 2023

The Cleveland Orchestra’s education concerts to be free in the wake of a new $7 million gift. Read more here.

Feb 25, 2023

Members of The Cleveland Orchestra have scheduled a concert on March 14 to benefit victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Read more here.

Feb 12, 2023

The Cleveland Orchestra has revealed its 2023 Blossom Music Festival calendar. Read more here.


Nov 12, 2022

The Cleveland Orchestra reported a balanced budget for the fourth year in a row and announced their new Mandel Opera & Humanities Festival, beginning in May 2023. Read more here.

Oct 13, 2022

The Cleveland Orchestra raised a record $2 million for its education programs and community engagement initiatives during their annual Gala. Read more here.

Apr 10, 2022

The Cleveland Orchestra embraces diversity on their wide-ranging 2022-23 Severance season. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2022

The Cleveland Orchestra invests in new technologies and fresh perspectives for their second season of In Focus. Read more here.

Jan 17, 2022

The Cleveland Orchestra announces their 2022 summer Blossom schedule, performing 19 concerts between July 2 and Sept. 4. Read more here.


Nov 20, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra expands COVID-19 safety policy for 2021 Holiday Concerts to include antigen tests. Read more here.

Nov 10, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra announced that it has balanced its books for the third year in a row. Read more here.

Oct 17, 2021

The Musical Arts Association, which operates The Cleveland Orchestra, will receive an additional $2 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, bringing its total to $8 million. Read more here.

Sep 30, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a $50 million grant from the Mandel Foundation, the largest gift in the orchestra’s history and one of the largest ever received by an American orchestra. Read more here.

Jul 14, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra will receive a $6 million grant for venues shuttered in part or completely due to the pandemic. Read more here.

Jun 27, 2021

A return to live music! Click here for the 2021 calendar for The Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival.

May 23, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra trumpets fully open 2021-22 Severance Hall season. Read more here.

Apr 12, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Blossom Music Center this summer. Read more here.

Feb 4, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra postpones live audience at Severance Hall, reveals vision for spring and summer. Read more here.

Jan 8, 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra unveils complete picture of virtual MLK Day festivities. Read more here.


Dec 19, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra reveals its humanity in ongoing On a Personal Note podcast series. Read more here.

Dec 16, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra adds Christmas music to list of free options on Adella streaming service. Read more here.

Dec 11, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra plans online MLK Concert broadcast, reschedules January In Focus program. Read more here.

Dec 3, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra sees reasons for hope in positive 2020 annual report. Read more here.

Nov 27, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra plays on despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Oct 10, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches new app, Adella, for fall series of streamed concerts. Read more here.

Sep 5, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra announces their digital concert series to be performed at Severance Hall. Read more here.

Aug 12, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra offers revised vision for 2020-21 Severance Hall season, with live concerts resuming in October. Read more here.

Jul 7, 2020

Salute to healthcare heroes: musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra perform free concerts for hospital workers. Read more here.

May 9, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra cancels summer series over coronavirus fears. Read more here.

Apr 21, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches $6-million fundraising campaign amid coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Apr 19, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches a new podcast series. Read more here.

Apr 11, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra makes temporary job cuts, plans for future. Read more here.

Apr 5, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches new radio series, online content for homebound fans. Read more here.

Mar 26, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra cancels season in response to coronavirus. Read more here.

Mar 20, 2020

The Cleveland Orchestra launches in-house recording label with A New Century album. Read more here.


Nov 18, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra plans first concerts in United Arab Emirates on spring 2020 tour. Read more here.

Nov 11, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra reports balanced budget and record endowment in fiscal 2019. Read more here.

Sep 30, 2019

The economic impact of The Cleveland Orchestra? $135 million dollars annually! Read more here.

Sep 23, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra extends Music Director Franz Welser-Most’s contract to 2027 and reveals plans for the next five years. Read more here.

Aug 28, 2019

Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have made a major donation to the city’s music programs, including $1 million to The Cleveland Orchestra. Read more here.

Jan 22, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra CEO reflects upon the organization’s 100th birthday and its recent high-profile terminations. Read more here.


Dec 31, 2018

The Cleveland Orchestra's management and musicians have successfully concluded negotiations for a new three-year trade agreement. Read more here.

Dec 17, 2018

Cleveland Orchestra reports robust attendance, gift-giving along with reduced deficit in fiscal 2018. Read more here.