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Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Orchestra in selections by Verdi, Mendelssohn, and Respighi

Under 18s Free ticket program continues for subscription concerts at Arsht Center


MIAMI – March 2, 2017 – The 2016-17 Cleveland Orchestra Miami season concludes as The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Miami for a weekend of performances March 24 & 25 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

 Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a program featuring Verdi’s ballet music from the operas Macbeth and Don Carlo, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”), and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. called the Orchestra and Welser-Möst’s performance of Pines of Rome “a riot of color and rich orchestral textures.”

 Concert Preludes on March 24 and 25 begin at 7:00 p.m. in Knight Concert Hall and feature Cleveland Orchestra musicians under the direction of Cleveland Orchestra Associate Conductor Brett Mitchell performing the world premieres of new works by University of Miami Frost School of Music composition students. The compositions were selected during the new music reading forum, part of the education component of the Orchestra’s annual residency and ongoing partnership with the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Ravel’s Sonatine for Oboe and Piano is also part of the Concert Prelude program. A complete listing of musicians performing is included below. Information about the world premiere works is available upon request.


As in previous seasons, the Under 18s Free program offers one free ticket with each regular-priced adult paid admission to young people ages 8-17. The Under 18s Free program is designed to encourage families to attend Cleveland Orchestra concerts together.  Under 18s Free tickets are available for all Cleveland Orchestra Miami subscription series concerts. Tickets must be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office in person or by phone at 305-949-6722.


For additional information on Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s full 2016-17 performance schedule, and to buy tickets, visit




Season Sponsor: White & Case

 MARCH 2017


PINES OF ROME         

Friday, MARCH 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. – Sponsored by Cozen O’Connor

Saturday, MARCH 25 2017 at 8:00 p.m.


The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor


MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”)

VERDI - Ballet music from Macbeth

VERDI - Ballet music from Don Carlo

RESPIGHI - The Pines of Rome


Concert Prelude at 7:00 p.m.


Kathleen Collins, violin

Dane Johansen, cello

Saeran St. Christopher, flute

Daniel McKelway, clarinet

Alicja Basinska, piano

Conductor: Brett Mitchell


Dylan FINDLEY (b.1991) - strengthen the body/enliven the soul (2016) -- world premiere

Julián BRIJALDO (b.1983) - Anatomy of Sur (2016) -- world premiere

    I. "Hollow Hand" (based on the Dominican Merengue)

    II. "Dreamy Dance" (based on the Colombian Guabina)
    III. "Five Feet" (based on Merengue from Caracas)


These world premiere works are presented in partnership with the University of Miami Frost School of Music, as part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami residency.

Frank Rosenwein, oboe
Carolyn Warner, piano

RAVEL - Sonatine for Oboe and Piano (arr. David Walter)

             2. Mouvement de Menuet

3. Animé


Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL 33132


For more information, please email


All programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


Generous foundation support provided by The Miami Foundation, from a fund established by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.