February 13 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
February 14 – Friday at 7:00 p.m.*
February 15 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
February 16 – Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe is widely-known for his work across Europe leading music from Bach’s time, but is equally at home with Romantic repertoire and contemporary music. To perform Baroque music, he has been involved in creating several groups, including Collegium Vocale Gent and La Chapelle Royale. He also established the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées to focus on period music from 1750 to the early 20th century and Ensemble Vocal Européen de la Chapelle Royale to sing Renaissance polyphony. Other leadership positions have included work with the Festival de Saintes and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders. For the 2019-20 season, he is serving as artist-in-residence with Frankfurt Opera. His discography comprises more than 100 albums. Among Mr. Herreweghe’s honors are being named European Musician of the Year. Concurrent with his piano studies with Marcel Gazelle at the Conservatory in Ghent, Philippe Herreweghe studied medicine and psychiatry there. He later focused on harpsichord with Johan Huys and organ with Gabriël Verschraegen. He is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with this weekend’s concerts.