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Jean Sibelius Biography, Symphony No. 2 & Violin Concerto

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Written by Jeanne A. Hansen The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 & Violin Concerto on April 22nd and 23rd. Tickets available at Clevephil.org. Jean Sibelius Born: December 8, 1865, Tavastehus, Finland Died: September 20, 1957, Järvenpää, Finland Jean Sibelius was born into a middle-class Swedish-speaking family. He aspired to a career as a concert violinist. That… Read More »Jean Sibelius Biography, Symphony No. 2 & Violin Concerto

Meet Marina Ziegler- Winner of the 2023 Schumacher Competition

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Marina will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Philharmonic on Saturday, April 22nd at Cleveland State University and Sunday, April 23 in Westlake. Tickets available at Eventbrite. Marina Ziegler’s journey with music began at the age of four when she started studying piano with her mother, Mayumi Kikuchi. A year later, she started her violin education at the… Read More »Meet Marina Ziegler- Winner of the 2023 Schumacher Competition

Ramon Alvarez Sr. – Five Decades in CPO

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Dear Friend of the CPO, I am Ramon Alvarez Sr., first violinist with the Cleveland Philharmonic and the orchestra’s longest member. I joined the orchestra in 1968, when I was 26 years old. Previously, I studied violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music and served as concertmaster of the Arequipa Symphony, in Arequipa, Peru, and first violinist with the National… Read More »Ramon Alvarez Sr. – Five Decades in CPO

Special Events and Members

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Welcome to the Blog of The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra! On this page you will see more in depth information on our concert repertoire, soloists, members, and special events. The Cleveland Philharmonic is entering it’s 85th season this year. Each concert season brings the opportunity for us to share our music and we are happy you are here. After all, ‘philharmonic’… Read More »Special Events and Members