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Cleveland Orchestra Miami Gala Concert February 3 features Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and cellist Yo-Yo Ma

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For a decade, Cleveland Orchestra has proudly called Miami home

A decade ago, a handful of dedicated Miami business leaders, philanthropists and arts advocates discovered that we all shared a love for music. Together we crystallized an idea to share that love with all of Miami. By capitalizing on the city’s rising acclaim as a cultural hub by utilizing the brand-new performing arts center being built downtown and by claiming one of the world’s best orchestras as Miami’s own, South Florida could become even greater. Onstage and throughout the community, classical music could shine brighter than ever here, with exceptional and vibrant musical performances by The Cleveland Orchestra. No one … Continue reading

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Cleveland Orchestra Miami announces 2016-17 season

Eleventh Cleveland Orchestra Miami Season features 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 concerts in January, February, and March First performances by Miami’s Seraphic Fire vocal ensemble with The Cleveland Orchestra Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero leads performances in November 2016 with violinist Gil Shaham in a program of music by Berlioz, Barber, and Shostakovich Subscriptions on sale March 13; individual tickets available in September Community initiatives continue during the 2016-17 season MIAMI – Cleveland Orchestra Miami has announced its 2016-17 season with concerts by … Continue reading

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Cleveland Orchestra Miami presents final concerts of 10th Anniversary Season

Celebration of 10-year partnership marked with world premiere of Avner Dorman’s Siklòn, commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero leads The Cleveland Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”) and Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs as soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 10th Anniversary Season concludes with Free Community Celebration on March 19 Cleveland Orchestra Miami continues tradition of Education and Community events in Miami MIAMI – Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 10th Anniversary Season concludes with performances on March 17, 18, and 19, 2016 led by Cleveland Orchestra Miami principal guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. The concerts feature the world premiere … Continue reading

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Cleveland Orchestra raises the roof with rare Prokofiev

The dual musical personalities of Sergei Prokofiev were on display at the Cleveland Orchestra’s concert Friday night at the Arsht Center, as Franz Welser-Möst led two of the Russian composer’s rarely heard works. Prokofiev began his creative life as a fierce modernist, creating scores replete with clanging dissonance and harmonic ambiguity. During his sojourn in Paris during the 1920′s he began to display a more conservative, populist side which became more pronounced after his return to the Soviet Union. Prokofiev’s Divertissment is largely based on a 1924 score for an unproduced ballet Trapeze. The work’s dance origins are quite obvious, … Continue reading

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Renée Fleming’s voice shows why she remains a world-class soprano

Movies often portray classical concert audiences as stuffily attired in black tie and formal gowns, an image that rarely reflects attendance at an actual performance. Yet for blocks of seats Saturday night at the Arsht Center, the glamorous image was reality. The event was the Cleveland Orchestra’s 10th Year Anniversary Gala, conducted by music director Franz Welser-Möst, to celebrate a decade of visits to Miami to give South Florida audiences the chance to hear one of the greatest orchestras in the world. The star for the evening was the renowned soprano Renée Fleming, who sang a series of arias, with … Continue reading

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Program is announced for Cleveland Orchestra Miami 10th Anniversary Season Gala

Soprano Renée Fleming is soloist in music by Cilea, Puccini, Tosti, and Verdi; program also includes additional works by Mozart, Ravel, and Verdi Gala and concert tickets are on sale now CLEVELAND – Cleveland Orchestra Miami announces the complete program for its tenth anniversary season Gala event on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Soprano Renée Fleming will appear as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst in selections from Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, Puccini’s La Bohème, and Verdi’s Otello, as well as Tosti’s song Aprile. In addition, The Cleveland Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Ravel, and Verdi. … Continue reading

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Cellist Moser excels in Shostakovich concerto with Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra opened the 10th anniversary of its Miami residency Friday night at the Arsht Center with a program featuring two glittering orchestral showpieces. But it was soloist Johannes Moser who took the evening’s musical honors with a probing reading of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. Moser has offered impressive performances of scores by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky in previous South Florida appearances. His bracing version of Shostakovich’s 1959 work, however, was music making of an even higher order. Originally conceived as a vehicle for Mstislav Rostropovich, this enigmatic score veers between Russian fireworks and darker rumblings. Many cellists play … Continue reading

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Cleveland Orchestra Miami warming up for special 10th anniversary season (preview)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — South Florida can be a fickle place, a region partial to the new. When it comes to the Cleveland Orchestra, however, the Magic City has proven remarkably faithful. On the eve of its 10th anniversary season in Miami, the orchestra is preparing to celebrate a successful project that just as easily could have failed or lost steam long ago, a still-vibrant venture in which an area known for its flash might have been predicted to lose interest. “The excitement didn’t go away,” said Montserrat Balseiro, managing director of the orchestra’s Florida operation, now known as Cleveland Orchestra … Continue reading

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Cleveland Orchestra Opens Season Spectacularly

Few times does a season open with a program as attractive as the Cleveland Orchestra’s at the Arsht Center with principal guest conductor and Nicaraguan native Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero. Although distant in space and time, Carlos Chavez’s “Sinfonia India,” Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, and Saint-Saen’s Symphony No. 3 (“Organ Symphony”) share a common brilliance and display a wide range of special sounds. Chavez’s opus successfully explores indigenous instruments of Mexico and native rhythms, overlapping them with 20th century harmonic interplay. A lucid “appetizer” that certainly whets spectators’ appetites for the “main course.” Shostakovich’s concerto is one of his most … Continue reading

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