CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CONCERTS BEING HEARD NATIONALLY
Wednesday, 08 March, 2006 12:00 PM
Following up last season's return to national broadcasting, The Cleveland Orchestra begins it's 2007 series the first week in April, 2007. A twenty-six week series of broadcasts chosen from Severance Hall concerts of the past three years will be distributed to stations around the country. Supporters of the broadcast series are the WCLV Foundation, UBS and the Cleveland Clinic.
Hosts of the broadcasts are Robert Conrad, who has been the voice and producer of the current Orchestra radio series since their origin in 1965, and Bill O'Connell, WCLV's Vice President for Programming. Prior to joining WCLV, O'Connell was the commentator for the San Francisco Symphony. Conrad is considered the "dean" of orchestra commentators having been active longer than any other commentator in American radio. The Cleveland Orchestra national broadcasts are also the longest running such series in the nation.
The national broadcast schedule is different from The Cleveland Orchestra's schedule on WCLV. However, all of the concerts heard nationally have been or will be broadcast several times over 104.9. Many of the concerts will be conducted by the Orchestra's Music Director, Franz Welser-Moest.
For The Cleveland Orchestra national broadcast schedule, which may vary from station to station, click on the "more info" link above.