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Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 10th season announced for 2015-16

Season of four weeks of programming presented in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts two weeks of concerts in January 2016, featuring two subscription programs and a special Anniversary Gala – these weeks feature guest pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and soloists from the Orchestra: violinist William Preucil and cellist Mark Kosower, plus soprano Renée Fleming as gala featured artist

Cleveland Orchestra Miami Principal Guest Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero opens season in November 2015 with cellist Johannes Moser in a program of music by Chávez, Shostakovich, and Saint-Saëns

Season concludes in March 2016 with World Premiere of a new work by Avner Dorman commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center in celebration of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 10-year partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; closing concerts also feature pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Subscriptions on sale in March; individual tickets available in September

Release Date:  March 8, 2015

MIAMI – Cleveland Orchestra Miami has announced its tenth season of concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in 2015-16, featuring four weeks of programming, in November, January, and March. Ticket subscriptions are on sale in March and start at $135 for a four-concert package, a savings of 25% off individual ticket prices. Individual tickets will be available in September.

Beginning during the Adrienne Arsht Center’s inaugural season in 2006-07, Cleveland Orchestra Miami serves South Florida 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 Miami-Dade, 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.

“Every year I look forward to The Cleveland Orchestra’s performances in Miami,” says Jeffrey D. Feldman, president of Cleveland Orchestra Miami.  “I can’t wait to hear the exciting programs by this world-class orchestra during our special 10th season at the Arsht Center. Over the past nine years, this Orchestra has developed a special relationship with our community by performing vibrant programming and engaging education presentations, establishing themselves as an integral part of the cultural fabric of Miami-Dade. I am thankful for the continued generous support from the South Florida community that makes all of this possible, and for everyone’s belief in and commitment to this great musical endeavor.”

FRANZ WELSER-MÖST
Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts two weeks of concerts beginning with January 21 and 22 performances featuring pianist Leif Ove Andsnes playing the Schumann Piano Concerto alongside Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture 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 Rudolf Barshai’s arrangement of selections from Prokofiev’s Visions fugitives.

GIANCARLO GUERRERO
Cleveland Orchestra Miami Principal Guest Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero opens the season with performances on November 13 and 14 with cellist Johannes Moser performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Chávez’s Symphony No. 2 (“Sinfonia India”) and Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No 3 (“Organ Symphony”).

WORLD PREMIERE OF AVNER DORMAN WORK
The Cleveland Orchestra Miami season concludes with performances on March 17, 18 and 19 that feature the world premiere of a new work by Avner Dorman that was commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center for The Cleveland Orchestra, 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 been described by The Boston Globe as having “… an acute ear for orchestral sonorities….” The Washington Post said that his music is “… 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.

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY GALA
Celebrating Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s tenth year of orchestral performances and education presentations, on January 23 Franz Welser-Möst leads a special gala concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming. This performance will raise funds to continue Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s ongoing work of 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.

“Over the past decade, it has been incredibly rewarding for The Cleveland Orchestra to be part of Miami’s cultural scene in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County,” commented Gary Hanson, executive director of The Cleveland Orchestra. “The Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall is a wonderful venue and we are honored to have been one of its annual residents since its first season. During our 10th Miami season, we are committed to building on the Orchestra’s first decade as part of the South Florida arts community.”

COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Education and community programs continue to be an integral part of Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s annual schedule. During its tenth season in 2015-16, Cleveland Orchestra Miami is presenting community education and engagement programs that reach students of all ages, from pre-school to graduate school, enriching Miami-Dade County through world-class orchestral performances, engaging education concerts for school children, and collaborations with the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and other community organizations. Cleveland Orchestra Miami continues its commitment to bringing the community the highest level of classical music available today throughout the world.

The Cleveland Orchestra’s assistant conductor, Brett Mitchell, returns to Miami to lead two daytime Education Concert performances on November 12 of Beethoven Lives Upstairs, forelementary students, at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.  This presentation, which the Orchestra debuted in Miami 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.

Pre-school and early elementary school children will enjoy “Musical Rainbow” concerts, which take our youngest audiences on a musical journey, exploring the instruments of the orchestra, one at a time; and college-level musicians have the opportunity to advance their orchestral performance craft by working side-by-side with Cleveland Orchestra musicians, conductors, and guest artists.


SUBSCRIPTION AND TICKET INFORMATION
Subscriptions are available in March, starting at $135 for a four-concert package, a savings of 25% off individual ticket prices.  Tickets for individual performances will be available in September.  For more information about the variety of subscription packages offered or for other questions, call 305-949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org or www.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; University of Miami Frost School of Music; New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; 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.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1918, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the Orchestra participates in unprecedented residencies in the United States and Europe, including residencies in Miami and at the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, as well as its newest residency at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival. The Orchestra performs at home in Ohio in two of the world’s finest concert venues:  Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center.

ABOUT THE CONDUCTORS
FRANZ WELSER-MÖST
The 2015-16 season marks Franz Welser-Möst’s fourteenth year as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with a long-term commitment extended through 2022. 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 will mark his fifth year as Principal Guest Conductor of Cleveland Orchestra Miami.

BRETT MITCHELL
The 2015-16 season marks Brett Mitchell’s third year as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. As assistant 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. Mr. Mitchell has stepped in several times for ailing conductors to lead programs at Severance Hall and the Blossom Music Festival. At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Brett Mitchell will complete 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 www.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:
This week also features two performances of the nationally acclaimed program, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, for students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, led by assistant 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 Fantasy-Overture
SCHUMANN - Piano Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 1 (“Winter Daydreams”)

 

10TH 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:
Vocal selections with Ms. Fleming
MOZART - Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”)
RAVEL - La Valse [The Waltz]

 

BRAHMS 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 - Selections from Visions fugitives (arranged by Barshai)
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
For more information, please email Miami@clevelandorchestra.com.