A unique resource at our library is our Cleveland Orchestra Program Notes Index. This database is an index to the programs notes (and subsequently, the performances) of the Cleveland Orchestra. The database is produced from the actual programs, held by the CIM Library. Besides the regular season concerts, the index also includes Blossom performances (sponsored by the orchestra), chamber and recital series, Cleveland Youth Orchestra and other special performances (as programs exist in the collection). The index currently extends from the 1944-45 to 2004-05 seasons. It is continually updated.
Besides locating program notes within the collection, the index describes the repertoire and performance history of the orchestra. How many of Mozart’s piano concertos have been performed? What works did Robert Shaw conduct during his tenure?. When did Vladimir Horowitz perform with the orchestra?
We are very willing to Interlibrary loan individual programs for those who are outside the Cleveland area. The Cleveland Orchestra maintains an archives for more indepth information about the orchestra’s history.