2023-24 Miami Residency Brahms and Bruch

Event Information

  • Dates: January 26-27, 2024 Subscriptions and Single Tickets Available
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
  • Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center Miami, FL

Event Dates and Tickets

Friday, January 26, 2024 8:00PM

Saturday, January 27, 2024 8:00PM

Generous support for The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami is provided by Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Inc.

About the Music

KNUSSEN  Cleveland Pictures

BRUCH  Violin Concerto No. 1

BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1


“I shall never write a symphony,” said the young Brahms. He was fearful of inevitable comparisons to Beethoven, and it took the otherwise prolific composer 14 years to produce his first symphony. When it was unveiled, audiences joyfully dubbed it “Beethoven’s Tenth,” in part because the great melody of the finale resembles the “Ode to Joy” (“any ass can see that, Brahms quipped). But Brahms emerged from under Beethoven’s shadow, and his First Symphony, with its rich melodies and colorful orchestrations, is recognized as a magnificent work in its own right. Renowned violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider joins the Orchestra for Bruch’s popular violin concerto, and the concert opens with Oliver Knussen’s Cleveland Pictures, inspired by artworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, violin


Presented in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Adrienne Arsht Center

Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. All stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

For more information, please visit Adrienne Arsht Center's official website.

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