Cleveland Orchestra Miami Gala Concert on February 3 features Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Gala Chairs are Susan and Jeffrey Feldman, with Honorary Chairs Jan R. Lewis, Patrick Park, and Rick and Margarita Tonkinson
Post-concert dinner at the Adrienne Arsht Center Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts with menu by Brava by Brad Kilgore
Gala Concert Tickets are on sale to the Public
MIAMI – Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s second annual Gala evening takes place on Friday, February 3, 2017. For one spectacular evening, Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra are joined by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall. Yo-Yo Ma will perform as soloist in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. The program also includes Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride.
Chairing the Gala again this year are Cleveland Orchestra Miami Board President Jeffrey Feldman and Susan Feldman. Honorary Chairs for the 2017 Gala are Cleveland Orchestra Miami Directors Jan R. Lewis, Patrick Park, and Rick and Margarita Tonkinson.
“Cleveland Orchestra Miami will host its second annual gala with virtuoso cellist Yo-Yo Ma,” said Gala Chairperson Susan Feldman. “The evening will feature Mr. Ma in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra, followed by a grand celebration of food and wine on the Arsht Center Plaza. Last year’s gala was a great success, and Jeff and I are looking forward to chairing another magical evening to celebrate Miami, Franz Welser-Möst, and the musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. The evening is going to be spectacular!”
The Gala concert begins at 7:00 p.m. at Knight Concert Hall. After the concert, guests will be treated to an elegant dinner at the Adrienne Arsht Center Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts. The dinner menu will be created by BRAVA BY BRAD KILGORE under the leadership of the Center’s new culinary director. Kilgore is co-owner of Wynwood’s famed restaurant Alter. A two-time James Beard semifinalist, he was recognized by Food magazine as one of 2016’s Best New Chefs in America.
Gala concert tickets and packages are now on sale. Contact the Arsht Center Box Office at 305-949-6722 to purchase concert-only tickets. Gala concert tickets range in price from $55 to $199. Gala packages, which include VIP concert tickets and dinner seating, are available for purchase starting at $1,000. To inquire about purchasing a Gala package, contact Cleveland Orchestra Miami at 305-372-7747. Additional information about the Gala concert and the complete 2016-17 Cleveland Orchestra Miami season can be found at clevelandorchestramiami.com.
PROGRAM INFORMATION AND CALENDAR LISTING:
A GALA EVENING WITH YO-YO MA
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Knight Concert Hall
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien
Photo of Yo-Yo Ma by Jason Bell
Photo of Franz Welser-Möst by Roger Mastroianni