Cleveland offers 10 premieres in Franz’s 20th seasonmain
The Cleveland Orchestra has just rolled out its 2021-22 season, its 20th with Franz Welser-Möst as music director. The amount of new music is unprecedented.#
It includes commissions from Joan Tower, Hans Abrahamsen, Bernd Richard Deutsch, and Thomas Adès; and premieres by Joan Tower, George Walker, Gabriella Smith, Carlos Simon, Lili Boulanger, Unsuk Chin, and Sofia Gubaidulina.
Some 30 works will in the orchestra’s programming for the first time.
Mark Williams, Chief Artistic Officer, says: ‘It’s been empowering to embrace meaningful conversations about incorporating voices especially from people of color and women. Going forward, I’m encouraged that the strides we’ve made in realizing this season will become a template for the future.’