Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 10th Anniversary Season ends with special free Community Celebration

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Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 10th Anniversary Season ends with special free Community Celebration

Free performances by members of The Cleveland Orchestra at Miami-Dade Public Library System locations across the entire county on Saturday, March 19

Miami, FL – As part of the closing events for its Tenth Anniversary Season, Cleveland Orchestra Miami, in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Public Library System and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, announces a series of free performances on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra will perform a variety of styles and types of musical works, playing in duos, trios, quartets, and other ensembles. These free performances are offered at libraries across the county as part of Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s mission to share the joy of music with Miami-Dade, and as a musical thank you for the public’s support and interest in Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s ongoing work to serve the community.

A list of branch libraries hosting performances is included below and is available online at and No tickets are required; these library performances are free and open to the public at each location. Families are encouraged to attend.

“In the decade since I first became part of this incredible venture, I have had the pleasure of watching Cleveland Orchestra Miami grow and flourish with the support of my fellow Miamians, bringing extraordinary musical performances and exceptional educational experiences to our hometown each season,” says Montserrat Balseiro, Cleveland Orchestra Miami Managing Director. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to share more music across all of Miami-Dade on this special day.”

“I am delighted that the Miami-Dade Public Library System is partnering with Cleveland Orchestra Miami to help celebrate 10 years of bringing exceptional musical performances to the community,” says Gia Arbogast, Miami-Dade Public Library System Director. “Libraries are the perfect venues for hosting art, music and cultural events that appeal to the diverse audience that makes up Miami-Dade County, and we are excited to once again connect the public with this enriching cultural experience.”

This special free Community Celebration and sharing of music coincides with the fourth and final week of concerts and musical programs presented by Cleveland Orchestra Miami during its Tenth Anniversary Season in 2015-16. The week also features concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on the evenings of March 17, 18, and 19. Included in those concerts is the world premiere of a newly-created orchestral work, commissioned by the Arsht Center and created especially for Miami as part of the Arsht Center’s own 10th anniversary season. (Tickets for Cleveland Orchestra concerts can be purchased through the Arsht Center Box Office.)  Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 10th Anniversary season has also included concert weeks in November and January, a special gala concert with Renée Fleming, and Education Concerts at the Arsht Center for school children in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), as well as performances and coachings in MDCPS schools.

Miami-Dade Public Library System Locations Hosting
Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 10th Anniversary Free Community Celebration
Ensemble Performances on Saturday, March 19

Most performance times begin at 11:00 am. Details of specific performance times and locations are available online at and

Arcola Lakes Branch Library
8240 NW 7 Avenue
Miami, FL 33150

Coral Gables Branch Library
3443 Segovia Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Kendale Lakes Branch Library
15205 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33196

Main Library
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

Miami Lakes Branch Library
6699 Windmill Gate Road
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Naranja Branch Library
14850 SW 280 Street
Homestead, FL 33032

North Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183 Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Northeast Dade – Aventura Branch Library
2930 Aventura Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33180

Palmetto Bay Branch Library
17641 Old Cutler Road
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165

About Cleveland Orchestra Miami
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, Cleveland Orchestra Miami serves Miami-Dade County with a wide range of musical presentations by The Cleveland Orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. These include 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 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Over the past decade, Cleveland Orchestra Miami has:

  • Touched the lives of more than a quarter-million music lovers from across Miami
  • Presented music programs for over 65,000 young people across the county
  • Engaged nearly 40,000 students from more than 200 Miami-Dade County public schools in Cleveland Orchestra Miami Education Concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts at no cost to participating schools

Cleveland Orchestra Miami Community Partners
In addition to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, other key community partners during Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s first decade have included Miami-Dade County Public Schools; University of Miami Frost School of Music; New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy; Archdiocese of Miami; Arts for Learning; Books & Books; Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart; Coconut Grove Cares/The Barnyard; Coral Gables Congregational Church concert series; Florida International University; Greater Miami Jewish Federation; “I Have a Dream” Foundation; Master Chorale of South Florida; Miami Children’s Chorus; Miami City Ballet; Miami Lighthouse for the Blind; Miami Music Project; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Overtown Youth Center; Ransom Everglades School; South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; Sunday Afternoons of Music; Temple Beth Am; Tiempo Libre; Tiffany Circle / American Red Cross; University of Miami Frost Symphonic Women’s Chorus; and Wolfsonian-FIU, among others. For more information, visit

The Cleveland Orchestra
As it nears the centennial of its founding in 2018, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a renaissance. Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the Orchestra is acknowledged as among the world’s best. Its musicians, staff, board of directors, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the 21st century – to develop the youngest audiences of any orchestra; to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through concerts, engagement, and music education; to continue its legendary musical excellence; to build on its tradition of community support and financial strength; and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with a commitment to diversified programming. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year across concert seasons at home in Cleveland’s Severance Hall and each summer at Blossom Music Center. Additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include an annual four-week residency in Miami, a biennial residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and Indiana University. For more information, visit

Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for our community’s thousands of artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. The Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council provide grants and technical assistance to cultural organizations and individual artists; develop and improve cultural facilities; create and advance arts education, public information and outreach programs; advocate for effective cultural policies and for more public and private resources to invest in cultural development; and promote and market our cultural assets broadly and innovatively. See more at:

Miami‑Dade Public Library System
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 49 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community. For more information, visit

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