Performance Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 8 PM

The Cleveland Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
A chorus sings of the pleasures of wine, a winter storm blows, the sun rises gloriously, and a farmer and his beloved declare their love. Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons is a masterpiece of text wed to music with expressive arias for soloists and robust choruses. In a series of brilliantly vivid tableaux, Haydn depicts pastoral pleasures, including a rousing spinning song and an autumn hunt—with horns quoting actual hunting calls—and more.


  • The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
  • Golda Schultz, Soprano
  • Maximilian Schmitt, Tenor
  • Thomas Hampson, Baritone
  • The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
    Lisa Wong, Interim Director


  • HAYDN The Seasons
This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.
This performance is part of Orchestral Masterworks.