The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th anniversary gala on Saturday, September 29, 2018 features Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and superstar pianist Lang Lang. As the Orchestra enters its Second Century, the gala provides essential funding for The Cleveland Orchestra’s engaging education and community programs, which share the value and joy of music with people throughout Northeast Ohio.
The complete evening benefit experience includes pre-performance cocktails, the celebratory concert, followed by an elegant dinner catered by Executive Chef Douglas Katz of Fire Food and Drink.
This year’s program features Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, works by Richard and Johann Strauss Jr. and Ravel’s La Valse. Lang Lang first performed with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Festival in 2000 and at Severance Hall in 2002.