For release October 26, 2015
Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and Soprano Renée Fleming perform at Cleveland Orchestra Miami 10th anniversary Gala evening Saturday, January 23
Gala Chairs are Susan and Jeffrey Feldman, with Honorary Chairs Florence and Sheldon Anderson, Hector Fortun, Jan Lewis, and Sue Miller
Gala and concert tickets are on sale now
CLEVELAND – Cleveland Orchestra Miami announces the tenth anniversary Gala event on Saturday, January 23, 2016. As Cleveland Orchestra Miami celebrates ten seasons as a vital part of the Miami culture, this spectacular first Annual Gala celebration is a tribute to the ongoing partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami community in sharing world-class music through concert performances, education presentations, and community events. This special evening features Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming joining and The Cleveland Orchestra in performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s Knight Concert Hall.
Gala Chairs are Susan and Jeffrey Feldman, with Honorary Chairs Florence and Sheldon Anderson, Hector Fortun, Jan Lewis, and Sue Miller. The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Gala will be an evening of incredible music to celebrate ten seasons of The Cleveland Orchestra’s relationship with the Miami-Dade community.
“Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s Gala will be the social event of the season,” said Susan Feldman, 2016 Cleveland Orchestra Miami Gala Chair. “We are delighted to feature superstar soprano Renée Fleming alongside Franz Welser-Möst and the magnificent Cleveland Orchestra for our first-ever gala. As we embark on the next ten years of this extraordinary partnership, we are proud to celebrate what we as a community have built with The Cleveland Orchestra. This is a must-attend event!”
The spectacular tenth anniversary season Gala evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with valet parking at the Hotel Intercontinental with transportation provided to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the 7:00 p.m. concert performance by The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst featuring soprano Renée Fleming. After the concert, transportation will be provided to return guests to the Hotel Intercontinental for a cocktail reception and elegant dinner in the Ballroom.
A recent performance by The Cleveland Orchestra and Renée Fleming drew rave reviews from the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “…the orchestra, under Welser-Möst’s sure hand, provided a rich nocturnal backdrop for this autumnal masterpiece.” – “The thunderous ovations attested to the evening’s musical success….” – “Fleming’s voice is a fine marvel, maintaining its creamy tone throughout her entire range….”
Gala tickets are $2,000 (including premium concert and dinner seating), $1,500 (including preferred concert and dinner seating), and $1,000 (including concert and dinner seating). Table sponsorships are available starting at $10,000, offering exclusive benefit packages. Concert-only tickets range from $75-$220. Gala and concert tickets are on sale now. Additional details at clevelandorchestramiami.com.
The 2015-16 season marks Franz Welser-Möst’s fourteenth year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with the future of this acclaimed partnership now extending into the next decade. Under his direction, the Orchestra is hailed for its continuing artistic excellence, is broadening and enhancing its community programming at home in Northeast Ohio, is presented in a series of ongoing residencies in the United States and Europe, and has re-established itself as an important operatic ensemble.
Under Mr. Welser-Möst’s leadership, The Cleveland Orchestra has established a recurring biennial residency in Vienna at the famed Musikverein concert hall and appears regularly at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival. Together, they have also appeared in residence at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan, and at the Salzburg Festival, where a 2008 residency included five sold-out performances of a staged production of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka. In the United States, an annual multi-week Cleveland Orchestra residency in Florida was inaugurated in 2007 and an ongoing relationship with New York’s Lincoln Center Festival began in 2011.
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Over the past few seasons, Renée Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. For additional information, see: www.reneefleming.com.
ABOUT CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA MIAMI
Celebrating its tenth season in 2015-16, 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 Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
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; Miami Music Project; MOCA North Miami; South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; Overtown Youth Center; Ransom Everglades School; Sunday Afternoons of Music; Temple Beth Am; Archdiocese of Miami; and Wolfsonian-FIU.
The Cleveland Orchestra launched its landmark Miami residency in January 2007 in the new Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Central to this achievement was the creation of the Miami Music Association to support Cleveland Orchestra Miami, with a goal of fostering a culture of passionate and dedicated concert-going among the broadest constituency.
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 www.arshtcenter.org for more information.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON GALA EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING
Saturday, JANUARY 23, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Knight Concert Hall
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
Program includes works by Mozart and Ravel and Verdi.
Gala tickets: $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000. Please contact 305-372-7747 to purchase tickets.
Concert-only tickets range from $75-$220 and can be purchased at 305-949-6722. Additional information on the Gala can be found at clevelandorchestramiami.com.