Evening Concert

Severance Hall 50th Anniversary Concert with the Cleveland Orchestra on tonight’s “Evening Concert”


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL-FM 90.9 you’ll hear a concert by the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel recorded February 5, 1981 that recreates the first concert at Severance Hall 50 years earlier, February 5th 1931. On the program: Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor” and Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor. 

Wednesday December 30: Cleveland Orchestra (COR 15-24)

This program from 02/05/81, observes the 50th anniversary of the opening of Severance Hall, which occurred on 02/05/1931. The program recreates that historic first concert in Severance Hall.

Lorin Maazel, conductor;

BACH (orch) GOEDICKE: Passacaglia and Fugue in c
Charles Martin LOEFFLER (1861 – 1935): Evocation for Women’s Voices, Orchestra and Speaking Voice; Women of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Jonathan Farwell, narrator;
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in c, Op. 68