Cleveland Orchestra Announces Extension to Welser-Möst’s Music Directorship

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The Cleveland Orchestra has today announced the extension of Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst’s contract, as Music Director until 2022

“I am delighted that Franz will remain our artistic leader,” Cleveland Orchestra President of the Board of Trustees, Dennis W. LaBarre has said, “...there is no more successful artistic partnership in the world today thanks to Franz’s extraordinary vision and leadership.”

“I love the spirit of The Cleveland Orchestra and there is no greater joy for me than collaborating with these musicians,” Maestro Welser-Möst has said, “...their collective dedication to excellence at every performance is inspiring and humbling ... we challenge each other to greater heights with each passing season.”

Maestro Welser-Möst, 54 has served as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra since in 2002 – and on September 5th this year announced his resignation, effective immediately, as Music Director of the Vienna State Opera.


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