March 8, 2016
Jahja Ling to conduct Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra this spring
Noted conductor and music director of the San Diego Symphony, Jahja Ling has conducted every major symphony orchestra in the Unites States, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. This year he will add one more orchestra to that list: the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra.
This spring, Ling joins CIM as a Distinguished Principal Guest Artist, conducting two concerts—one at Severance Hall for the biennial Celebration of Community Concert on March 23 and the other on CIM’s own Kulas Hall stage for its CIM@Home concert on April 6. Ling will work closely with the CIM Orchestra for both performances as well as CIM vocalists performing in the Celebration of Community Concert.
Ling is no stranger to Cleveland, as he has maintained a long-standing relationship with The Cleveland Orchestra for more than 30 years. He served as resident conductor with The Orchestra for 17 years, conducting more than 450 concerts, and worked as Blossom Festival director for six seasons.
Photo: Roger Mastroianni