The long-term plans of the Cleveland Orchestra include a longer relationship with Music Director Franz Welser Most.
The orchestra announced today that the Austrian conductor will be on the podium at Severance Hall through its centennial season.
Welser Most became the Cleveland Orchestra’s seventh music director in 2002 . The following year his initial five-year contract was extended to 2012. The contract announced today extends through the 2017-2018 season.
Cleveland Orchestra Public Relations Director Ana Papakhian says the announcement came in a private meeting today at Severance Hall: