Call it Cleveland on the Hudson: The Cleveland Orchestra is setting up a multiyear residency at the Lincoln Center Festival starting in 2011.
Officials say the residency begins in July 2011 with Cleveland music director Franz (FRAHNZ) Welser-Moest (VEL'-sehr mehrst) spotlighting works by Bruckner and John Adams.
In 2013 and 2015, the orchestra will perform in the pit for fully staged productions from the Vienna State Opera. Welser-Moest becomes general director of the Vienna opera company next year. His contract in Cleveland runs through 2018, the orchestra's centennial year.
The summertime Lincoln Center Festival started in 1996 and has presented more than 1,000 performances.
Source: AP News