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The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918 under the direction of Russian-American conductor Nikolai Sokoloff, who initiated an extensive domestic touring schedule, educational concerts, commercial recordings, and radio broadcasts. Concerts were given at Grays Armory during the Orchestra’s first season, after which they moved to Cleveland’s Masonic Auditorium. In 1931, the Orchestra moved to its new permanent home, Severance Hall, in Cleveland’s University Circle area. This magnificent facility was primarily the gift of John L. Severance (Musical… read more

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  • Discovered from Air's Late Night tales compilation. Beautiful sound.
  • I heard them perform Bruckner's 8th this week - thoroughly beautiful!
  • I love this orchestra. I'm a bit surprised there are no other shouts here.

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