On February 29, March 1 and 2, The Cleveland Orchestra will be led by Susanna Mälkki, guiding audiences through works by Clara Schumann, Paul Hindemith, and Anton Webern.

The concert will feature Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, performed by pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, who is making her debut with the orchestra. The concerto, written when Schumann was a teenager, is the only surviving orchestral work by the composer. Isata Kanneh-Mason is known for her advocacy of Schumann’s music, and her debut album, Romance: The Piano Music of Clara Schumann, received widespread critical acclaim and reached No. 1 on the UK classical charts.

The program will also include Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony, based on the composer’s opera inspired by the German Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald, and Webern’s modernist orchestration of the Ricercare (Fugue) from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering, BWV 1079.


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