Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm

Filmed last September, "The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration" marks the 100th anniversary of this world-class orchestra’s 1918 founding, with a gala concert under the baton of current music director Franz Weiser-Most, featuring celebrated pianist Lang Lang as guest artist. The program includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, "Die Frau Ohne Schatten Fantasy" by Richard Strauss and Ravel’s intoxicating "La Valse." Historical vignettes also shed light on the ensemble’s years under such acclaimed conductors as Erich Leinsdorf, George Szell and Loren Maazel, among others.