Franz Welser-Möst has a reputation for getting to the emotional core of a piece with a terse, focused and rational interpretation. Entering into his 15th season, the Cleveland Orchestra conductor and music director leads the rarely paired works of Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome and Roman Festivals by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi and Symphony No. 8 by German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. “There is remedy, joy and colorful qualities to the Beethoven and rigorous, profound qualities to Respighi,” says principal oboe Frank Rosenwein.
Oct. 6-9, Severance Hall, clevelandorchestra.com