The Cleveland Orchestra performs Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo 4/4/09

The Cleveland Orchestra performs Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo

Latin Grammy Award winner, flutist, and Miami resident Nestor Torres will join The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami for April concerts as the narrator of a bilingual performance of Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo, a favorite of the classical music repertoire that introduces young people to the orchestra.
A Family Concert open to the public will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor Tito Muñoz will lead the program, and Nestor Torres will provide both Spanish and English narration for this concert, which includes works by Mozart, Cimarosa, Dvořák, and Delecluse, in addition to Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo.
Mr. Torres and Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Principal Flute Marisela Sager will perform the third movement from the Concerto in G major for Two Flutes by Domenico Cimarosa.
This concert is preceded by the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Family Fest, a free, event-filled day at the Arsht Center beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The same program will be performed at Education Concerts for public elementary school students in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools on Thursday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m. and noon, at the Arsht Center.
In Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo, each character in Prokofiev’s musical story about an adventurous little boy is represented by the distinctive sound of a different musical instrument or group of instruments.
Teachers at participating schools will receive related curriculum materials including CDs, teacher guides, and student newspapers to help them prepare students for the concert.
The Education and Family Concerts are presented during the third week of the Orchestra’s 2009 Miami Residency, which also includes Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at the Arsht Center.
Family Fest at the Adrienne Arsht Center,
Saturday, April 4, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (FREE!)

Just prior to the April 4 Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert, families will have the opportunity to See! Touch! Learn! Discover! the Performing Arts with Family Fest at the Adrienne Arsht Center when the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza becomes Miami’s most exciting interactive arts playground. Hands-on, free, fun learning activities for children include crafts, face-painting, storytelling, and movement and theater classes, as well as outdoor performances.

Biographical Information
Tito Muñoz is in his second season as an assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra/League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellow. An alumnus of the National Conducting Institute, Mr. Muñoz has also conducted the National Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He is a native of New York City.
Marisela Sager joined The Cleveland Orchestra as assistant principal flute in 2005. Born in Vista, California, she holds a bachelor of music degree from San Diego State University and a master of music degree from Rice University. For the 2004-05 season, Ms. Sager served as assistant principal flute of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with Miami’s New World Symphony.
Born in Puerto Rico, flutist Nestor Torres studied at the Mannes School of Music and the New England Conservatory. He has won the Latin Grammy award in the Pop instrumental category and his most recent album, Nouveau Latino, was nominated for a 2009 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album, instrumental or vocal. Mr. Torres has been honored for his commitment to youth, education (including music education), and cultural exchanges.
Images of Mr. Muñoz, Ms. Sager, and Mr. Torres are available upon request. More information about The Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency is available at www.clevelandorchestramiami.com.
The Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami series is presented by the Musical Arts Association of Miami and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

Concert Tickets
A very limited number of reserved Family Concert tickets are available for $27.25 and $17.25 (Orchestra Main/First Tier.) As part of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Family Fest FREE general admission tickets may be reserved beginning March 7, online at arshtcenter.org, or by calling the box office at 305-949-6722. Cleveland Orchestra patrons will have the first chance to reserve general admission tickets and beginning March 6 the public will be able to reserve.
For tickets to the Family Concert or for subscriptions to Cleveland Orchestra concerts, call the Arsht Center Box Office at (305) 949-6722 or order online at www.arshtcenter.org.
A limited number of tickets for the weekday Education Concerts (April 2) are available for purchase to independent, parochial, and private schools, as well as home- schooled students. Visit www.clevelandorchestramiami.com after February 23 and click on “Education & Community” for the Education Concert Reservation Form for non-public schools.
Music lovers interested in Cleveland Orchestra performances in Miami can be added to the priority mailing list by emailing miami@clevelandorchestra.com, calling (305) 372-7747, or subscribing to the email list at www.clevelandorchestramiami.com.

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