Cleveland Orchestra Miami begins 10th anniversary season in November 2015

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September 18, 2015

Cleveland Orchestra Miami begins 10th anniversary season in November 2015

Four weeks of concerts to be performed in Miami by “America’s best orchestra”

Principal Guest Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero opens season with cellist Johannes Moser as soloist

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts two weeks of concerts, including the 10th Anniversary Season Gala with soprano Renée Fleming

 

Celebration of 10-year partnership also marked with the world premiere of a new work by Avner Dorman, commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center

 

Soloists include Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil and Principal Cellist Mark Kosower, as well as pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Jean-Yves Thibaudet

 

Tenth anniversary season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami sponsored by White & Case

 

MIAMI – Cleveland Orchestra Miami begins its tenth anniversary season in November 2015 with the first of four weeks of performances by the ensemble that The New York Times has called “. . . the best orchestra in America.”  The Cleveland Orchestra’s concerts take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, the Orchestra’s home away from home for its unprecedented, ongoing Miami residency.  The 2015-16 season, sponsored by White & Case, includes concerts in November, January, and March.

 

Cleveland Orchestra Miami was launched in January 2007 during the Arsht Center’s inaugural 2006-07 season.  Under the auspices of a Miami-based board of directors, the annual residency serves Miami-Dade with an array of musical presentations by The Cleveland Orchestra, including a series of subscription concerts, education programs, and community engagement activities – touching the lives of more than 20,000 children, students, and adults each year.  Cleveland Orchestra Miami is supported through the generosity of music-lovers from across South Florida who believe in the power of great orchestral music for adults and young people alike.  Each season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami concerts is presented in partnership with the Arsht Center.

November 2015

The season starts with Cleveland Orchestra Miami Principal Guest Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero conducting concerts on November 13 and 14 with cellist Johannes Moser performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, which is considered one of the most difficult of all cello concertos and is one of the 20th century’s most popular.   Also on the program are Chávez’s Symphony No. 2 (“Sinfonia India”) and Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No 3 (“Organ Symphony”).

 

January 2016

Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts two weeks of concerts in Miami, beginning with January 21 and 22 performances featuring pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as soloist in the Schumann Piano Concerto, alongside Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy and Symphony No. 1 (“Winter Daydreams”). For performances on January 29 and 30, Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil and Principal Cello Mark Kosower take solo turns in Brahms’s Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra on a program that includes Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3 and his Divertissement.

 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami, on January 23 Franz Welser-Möst leads a gala concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming.  This performance will raise funds to continue Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s ongoing commitment to delivering world-class orchestral performances, community programming, and education partnerships, in addition to honoring the Founders of Cleveland Orchestra Miami and celebrating Miami and the Miami community for its extraordinary support.

 

March 2016

Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 2015-16 season concludes with performances on March 17, 18, and 19 that feature the world premiere of a new work by Avner Dorman commissioned for The Cleveland Orchestra by the Adrienne Arsht Center to celebrate the organizations’ ten-year partnership.  Dorman’s work will celebrate the diverse influences that comprise Miami’s musical landscape.  A native of Israel living in the United States, Dorman has written music described by The Washington Post as “… sophisticated enough to appeal to an audience of classical aficionados, and approachable enough to appeal to people who have never been to an orchestra concert.”  Also on the program is Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”), and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

 

Community Engagement and Education Activities
The Cleveland Orchestra’s associate conductor, Brett Mitchell, returns to Miami to lead two daytime Education Concert performances for elementary students of a program titled Beethoven Lives Upstairs on November 12 , at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.  This presentation, which launched the Orchestra’s music education collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Public School District during the first season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami, will feature Classical Kids Live! and The Cleveland Orchestra in a concert that seamlessly weaves the story of Beethoven’s life with performances of more than 20 of the composer’s most beloved works.  In addition to Education Concerts, Cleveland Orchestra musicians will participate in Music Explorer programs for children in Pre-K to Grade 1; Learning Through Music curriculum-linked programs for Grades 2-5; and coachings for advanced instrumental youth ensembles.   All education activities are presented by Cleveland Orchestra Miami and the Arsht Center.

 

Under 18s Free

Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s Under 18s Free program offers one free ticket with each regular-priced adult paid admission to young people ages 8-17.  Under 18s Free tickets are available for all Cleveland Orchestra Miami subscription series concerts.  Tickets must be purchased by phone through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office at 305-949-6722.

Frost School of Music

The Cleveland Orchestra and Frost School of Music have worked in partnership throughout the years with an annual educational residency at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.  Cleveland Orchestra Miami provides concert tickets to Frost students for subscription concerts, masterclasses with Cleveland Orchestra musicians, and performance opportunities such as the side-by-side performance in which Frost students perform at a concert alongside Cleveland Orchestra musicians.  The goal of this educational partnership continues to focus on providing access to Frost students to The Cleveland Orchestra during the residency.

 

SUBSCRIPTION AND TICKET INFORMATION

Subscriptions are available starting at $135 for a four-concert package, a savings of 25% off individual ticket prices.  Tickets for individual performances are on sale now.  For more information about purchasing tickets or the variety of subscription packages offered, call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org or clevelandorchestramiami.com.

 

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA MIAMI

Entering its 10th season in 2015, Cleveland Orchestra Miami was launched in January 2007 during the inaugural 2006-07 season of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.  Cleveland Orchestra Miami serves Miami-Dade with an array of musical presentations by The Cleveland Orchestra, including a series of subscription concerts, education programs, and community engagement activities – touching the lives of more than 20,000 children, students, and adults each year.  Under the leadership of the not-for-profit Miami Music Association, Cleveland Orchestra Miami is supported through the generosity of music-lovers from across South Florida who believe in the power of great orchestral music for adults and young people alike.  Each season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami concerts is presented in partnership with the Arsht Center.

Since 2007, community partners have included the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; University of Miami Frost School of Music; New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy; Arts for Learning, Coconut Grove Cares/The Barnyard; Coral Gables Congregational Church concert series; Florida International University; Greater Miami Jewish Federation; “I Have a Dream” Foundation; Miami City Ballet; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Golden Ticket and Cultureshock programs; Miami Music Project; MOCA North Miami; Overtown Youth Center; Ransom Everglades School; Sunday Afternoons of Music; Temple Beth Am; Archdiocese of Miami; and Wolfsonian-FIU.

 

ABOUT THE CONDUCTORS

 

FRANZ WELSER-MÖST

Franz Welser-Möst enters into his 14th year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra with the 2015-16 season, with the future of this acclaimed partnership now extending into the next decade. The Cleveland Orchestra, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018, has reached new heights under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst and has been hailed “… the best in America” (The New York Times). Under his direction, the Orchestra is acclaimed for its continuing musical excellence, is presented in a series of ongoing residencies in the United States and Europe, continues its championship of new composers through commissions and premieres, and has re-established itself as an important operatic ensemble.  Mr. Welser-Möst maintains an ongoing relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic.  He led that orchestra in the famous New Year’s Concert in 2011 and 2013, broadcast to audiences in more than 80 countries.

 

GIANCARLO GUERRERO

A native of Nicaragua and raised in Costa Rica, Giancarlo Guerrero began his tenure as music director of the Nashville Symphony in 2009, and has led that orchestra in several world premieres and earned four Grammy® Awards for recordings of works by contemporary composers.  He now conducts on five continents and annually visits Caracas, Venezuela, to conduct the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and to work with the young musicians in the country’s much-lauded El Sistema music education program.  Mr. Guerrero served as music director of Oregon’s Eugene Symphony from 2003 to 2009.  The 2015-16 season marks his fifth year as Principal Guest Conductor of Cleveland Orchestra Miami.

 

BRETT MITCHELL

Brett Mitchell is in his third season as a member of the conducting staff of The Cleveland Orchestra and as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra.  His contract was recently extended through the 2016-17 season and his title promoted from assistant conductor to associate conductor beginning in September 2015.  As staff conductor, Mr. Mitchell serves as cover conductor for Severance Hall and Blossom Music Festival subscription concerts, and provides assistance to music director Franz Welser-Möst – in his first season, he stepped in on several occasions to lead concerts of The Cleveland Orchestra for ailing colleagues, at Severance Hall and Blossom.  At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Brett Mitchell completed his fifth and final season as music director of Michigan’s Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra.

 

ABOUT THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations, and local, state, and national foundations.

 

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues.  Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces.  The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year.  As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses Brava!, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower; and a weekly Farmers Market.

Visit arshtcenter.org for more information.

 

 

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA MIAMI

2015-16 Season

 

NOVEMBER 2015

 

 

 

SAINT-SAËNS ORGAN SYMPHONY

 

Friday, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Johannes Moser, cello

 

CHÁVEZ  Symphony No. 2 (“Sinfonia India”)

SHOSTAKOVICH  Cello Concerto No. 1

SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3 (“Organ Symphony”)

 

 

ALSO THIS WEEK:  DAYTIME CONCERTS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

This week also features two performances of the nationally acclaimed program titled Beethoven Lives Upstairs for students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, led by associate conductor Brett Mitchell with guest artists Classical Kids Live!.

 

 

 

JANUARY 2016

 

ANDSNES PLAYS SCHUMANN

 

Thursday, JANUARY 21, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Friday, JANUARY 22, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

 

TCHAIKOVSKY  Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

SCHUMANN  Piano Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 1 (“Winter Daydreams”)

 

 

 

10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON GALA EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING

 

Saturday, JANUARY 23, 2016 at 7 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Renée Fleming, soprano

 

Program includes:

MOZART  Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”)

Vocal selections with Ms. Fleming

RAVEL  La Valse [The Waltz]

 

 

 

MOZART AND PROKOFIEV

 

Friday, JANUARY 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, JANUARY 30, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

William Preucil, violin

Mark Kosower, cello

 

PROKOFIEV  Divertissement

BRAHMS  Double Concerto (for violin and cello)

PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 3

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2016

 

THIBAUDET PLAYS LISZT

 

Thursday, MARCH 17, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Friday, MARCH 18, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, MARCH 19, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

 

DORMAN  New Work [WORLD PREMIERE, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Commission]

LISZT  Piano Concerto No. 2

MAHLER  Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”)

 

 

 

All concerts will take place at:

 

Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL 33132

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