Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency activities for April 2009

Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency activities for April 2009

Pinchas Steinberg leads April concerts featuring the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist Nikolaj Znaider

Orchestra presents bilingual performances of “Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo” for schools and families

Collaborations continue and expand with New World Symphony and University of Miami Frost School of Music; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA); and Overtown Youth Center

The Cleveland Orchestra will be in Miami for the third and final week of its 2009 Miami Residency, culminating in a weekend of subscription concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County on April 3-4 and other activities in Miami-Dade County.
Subscription Concerts
On April 3 and 4, Pinchas Steinberg conducts the Orchestra in performances of Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, and Brahms’s Violin Concerto with Nikolaj Znaider as soloist. The Orchestra will also perform two daytime Education Concerts for Miami-Dade County Public School students on Thursday, April 2, and a Family Concert on Saturday, April 4.
These performances will take place in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The Cleveland Orchestra’s subscription series is presented by the Musical Arts Association of Miami and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo Concerts for Schools and Families
Latin Grammy Award-winner, flutist, and Miami resident Nestor Torres joins The Cleveland Orchestra for a series of education and family concerts in April, when he will narrate bilingual performances of Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo, a favorite of the classical music repertoire that introduces young people to the orchestra. Each character in Prokofiev’s musical story about an adventurous little boy is represented by the distinctive sound of a different instrument or family of instruments. Assistant Conductor Tito Muñoz will lead the Family Concert program, which also includes works by Dvořák, Cimarosa, Delecluse, and Mozart.
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.
For the Education Concerts, which are offered free of charge to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, teachers at participating schools have received related curriculum materials including CDs, teacher guides, and student newspapers to help them prepare students for their concert.

Family Fest at the Adrienne Arsht Center,
Saturday, April 4, 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. (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.
Limited remaining general admission tickets for the Orchestra’s 2:00 p.m. Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo concert are available online at arshtcenter.org, or by calling the box office at (305) 949-6722.

Community Concerts
The Orchestra continues its collaborations with a number of community partners, including a special evening of contemporary chamber music with the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday, April 2. An ensemble of 20 members of The Cleveland Orchestra and New World Symphony will perform works by Piazzolla, Del Aguila, Andriessen, and Poulenc. This is the first chamber music collaboration by the two orchestras.
Also on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m., the Amici String Quartet, comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra, will perform an evening of chamber music at Coral Gables Congregational Church, a new Miami Residency partner. Featured works include Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade and Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat major, Opus 130.
On Saturday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m., the Cleveland Duo and James Umble, including Cleveland Orchestra members Carolyn and Stephen Warner, will perform a children’s concert at the University of Miami as part of the Sunday Afternoon of Music for Children series.

Education Partnerships
The Orchestra continues its partnership with the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music with master classes on Tuesday, March 31, and a new composition reading session on Friday, April 3. Also on April 3, Cleveland Orchestra musicians will lead a seminar in orchestral techniques for high-school students who are participating in the New World Symphony Side-By-Side program.
The Cleveland Orchestra’s subscription concert rehearsal on April 3 will be open to students at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, New World Symphony Fellows, and music students from Florida International University and New World School of the Arts.

Pre-Concert Conversations
Pre-Concert Conversations are presented one hour before Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center, unless otherwise noted. Free to concert ticketholders, these Conversations are designed to enrich the concert-going experience by providing insight into the music performed at the concerts, or through interviews with performing artists.
On April 3 and 4 from 7:00–7:30 p.m., Frank Dans, artistic administrator, will provide a sneak peek into the Orchestra’s upcoming 2010 Miami Residency.

Concert Tickets
Individual tickets for Cleveland Orchestra subscription concerts are available through the Arsht Center Box Office at (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.

History of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency
The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency project commenced in January 2007, during the 2006-07 inaugural season of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (then called Carnival Center for the Performing Arts). The Orchestra’s residency project in Miami includes an annual series of subscription concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center as well as service to the Miami community through educational activities. The Orchestra’s residency activities in Miami were conceived and made possible with the leadership of the Musical Arts Association of Miami, the Miami-based board governing the Orchestra’s Miami Residency.
Over the course of the 2009 Residency, which began with events in January, The Cleveland Orchestra will reach nearly 7,000 people with educational and community engagement activities. This includes nearly 4,000 students from Miami-area public and private schools who will attend April Education Concerts.
In addition to its residency at the Adrienne Arsht Center, The Cleveland Orchestra currently has three other intensive and regular performing relationships, including residencies, outside of Cleveland:
* Carnegie Hall in New York
* The Lucerne Festival in Switzerland
* The Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
Continuing a long relationship with Carnegie Hall, the Orchestra committed to a multi-year association of performances there under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst. With Carnegie Hall and the Lucerne Festival, the Orchestra is involved in a biennial commissioning project, the Roche Commissions, which include world premiere performances by the Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival. The Orchestra has performed at the Lucerne Festival four times since 2004, most recently in August 2008.
The Musikverein Residency was conceived as a long-term relationship, which includes series of concerts at the Musikverein under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst. The Orchestra’s five concerts at the Musikverein in 2003 marked the first such residency by an American orchestra in the history of that venue. In its third Musikverein Residency, the Orchestra performed four concerts at the Musikverein in October/November 2007.
During a Salzburg Festival Residency in August 2008, the Orchestra and Mr. Welser-Möst performed in five sold-out presentations of a new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka, and performed three additional concert programs.
At a New York Residency in February 2009, members of the Orchestra gave master classes at the Juilliard School and performed chamber music at an event at the 92nd Street Y celebrating the 80th birthday of novelist Milan Kundera. Students at the Juilliard School also had the opportunity for close-up interaction with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, who led them in a reading rehearsal of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony.
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A calendar for The Cleveland Orchestra’s April 2009 Miami Residency activities follows. For more information about The Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency, please visit clevelandorchestramiami.com.

Contact: Jennifer Schlosser, (216) 231-7518 / jschlosser@clevelandorchestra.com

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA MIAMI RESIDENCY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES MARCH/APRIL 2009

Activities with educational partners are open to students at those institutions, unless otherwise noted.
The Cleveland Orchestra in Residence at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music:

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
MASTER CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI’S FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC
A series of master classes and a seminar for advanced students at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Free and open to the public.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – OBOE MASTER CLASS, Nancy Greene 234
Jeffrey Rathbun, Cleveland Orchestra assistant principal oboe, will work with oboe students at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – HORN MASTER CLASS, Nancy Greene, Room TBD
Richard Solis, Cleveland Orchestra horn player, will work with horn students at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – CELLO MASTER CLASS, Volpe 103
Richard Weiss, Cleveland Orchestra first assistant principal cello, will work with cello students at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – VIOLIN MASTER CLASS, Volpe 203
Amy Lee, Cleveland Orchestra associate concertmaster, will work with violin students at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.

Venue Information: University of Miami Frost School of Music 1314 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL 33124 (305) 284-2211

Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA EDUCATION CONCERT
Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Tito Muñoz, conductor
Nestor Torres, narrator and flute
Marisela Sager, flute
Tom Freer, timpani
DVOŘÁK Serenade in E major for Strings, Opus 22 (Movement 1)
CIMAROSA Concerto in G major for Two Flutes (Movement 3)
DELECLUSE Etude for Timpani
MOZART Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major for Winds, K375 (Movement 5 – Finale: Allegro)
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo with bilingual narration
Venue Information: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132
Miami-Dade County Public Schools reserve tickets through District Music Supervisor Robert T. Davis. A limited number of tickets are available to independent, parochial, and private schools, as well as to homeschooled students, via www.clevelandorchestramiami.com; click on “Education & Community.”

Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Coral Gables Congregational Church
The Amici String Quartet
Takako Masame, violin
Miho Hashizume, violin
Lynne Ramsey, viola
Ralph Curry, cello
HUGO WOLF Italian Serenade
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130
The Amici String Quartet, comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra, will perform a concert at Coral Gables Congregational Church. A candlelight, courtyard reception follows the concert.
Tickets: $25 adults / $10 students
(305) 448-7421, ext. 33
Venue Information: Coral Gables Congregational Church 3010 De Soto Boulevard Coral Gables, FL 33134

Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. (Galleries open 7:00-9 p.m.)
MUSIC AT MOCA
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami
CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
AND NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, AMERICA’S ORCHESTRAL ACADEMY
PIAZZOLLA Five Tango Sensations
DEL AGUILA Herbsttag for Flute, Bassoon and Harp
ANDRIESSEN Workers Union
POULENC Sonata for Two Clarinets
An ensemble of members of The Cleveland Orchestra and the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, will perform a special evening of contemporary chamber music at the Museum of Contemporary Art. This is the first chamber music collaboration by the two orchestras.
Reservations Required: Call (305) 893-6211 or email rsvp@mocanomi.org.
Tickets are $10 for MOCA members, City of North Miami residents and city employees, and Cleveland Orchestra donors and subscribers, and $15 for non-members.
Venue Information: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 770 N.E. 125th Street North Miami, FL 33161 Phone: (305) 893-6211
www.mocanomi.org

Friday, April 3, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
OPEN REHEARSAL BY THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA FOR FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENTS, NEW WORLD SYMPHONY FELLOWS, AND MUSIC STUDENTS FROM FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY AND NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Pinchas Steinberg, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin
BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
Venue Information: Knight Concert Hall Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33133 Box Office phone: (305) 949-6722

Friday, April 3, 2009, at 2:00-4:00 p.m.
NEW COMPOSITION READING SESSION
The Cleveland Orchestra in Residence at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music:
Cleveland Orchestra members Emma Shook (violin), Kathy Collins (violin), Mark Jackobs (viola), and David Alan Harrell (cello) play through new string quartets by composition students at the Frost School of Music.
Venue Information: Clarke Recital Hall University of Miami Frost School of Music 1314 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL 33124 (305) 284-2211

Friday, April 3, 2009, at 3:00-4:30 p.m.
ORCHESTRAL TECHNIQUES SEMINAR SIDE-BY-SIDE PROGRAM FOR NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, AMERICA’S ORCHESTRAL ACADEMY
Members of The Cleveland Orchestra who are alumni of the New World Symphony lead a seminar for high-school students who are participating in the New World Symphony Side-By-Side program.
Venue Information: Lincoln Theatre 541 Lincoln Rd. Miami, FL 33139

Friday, April 3, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT
Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Pinchas Steinberg, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin
BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
Pre-Concert Conversation at 7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director Gary Hanson and Artistic Administrator Frank Dans preview the 2010 Miami Residency
This concert program will be broadcast live on WKCP 89.7 in Miami. Host for the broadcast will be Julie Amacher. National radio broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra are sponsored by UBS.
Tickets: $150, $95, Limited availability $80, $65, $45, $20
This performance is presented by the Musical Arts Association of Miami and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
Media partners: Classical South Florida 89.7 FM, The Miami Herald, and El Nuevo Herald

Venue Information: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132 Box Office phone: (305) 949-6722 www.arshtcenter.org

Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA FAMILY AND EDUCATION CONCERT
Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Tito Muñoz, conductor
Nestor Torres, narrator and flute
Marisela Sager, flute
Tom Freer, timpani
DVOŘÁK Serenade in E major for Strings, Opus 22 (Movement 1)
CIMAROSA Concerto in G major for Two Flutes (Movement 3)
DELECLUSE Etude for Timpani
MOZART Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major for Winds, K375 (Movement 5 – Finale: Allegro)
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf/Pedro y el Lobo with bilingual narration
Latin Grammy Award-winner, flutist, and Miami resident Nestor Torres joins The Cleveland Orchestra as the narrator of a bilingual performance of Peter and the Wolf, a favorite of the classical music repertoire that introduces young people to the orchestra. Each character in Prokofiev’s musical story about an adventurous little boy is represented by the distinctive sound of a different instrument or family of instruments.
The free Family Concert is part of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Family Fest on Saturday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to See! Touch! Learn! Discover! the Performing Arts 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.
Overtown Orchestra Overtures is a two-part introduction to the world of orchestral music specifically designed for the students and families of the Overtown Youth Center. Part II of the Overtown Orchestra Overtures experience is a field trip to hear The Cleveland Orchestra at this Family Concert performance.
Tickets: FREE
Please reserve your free tickets online at www.arshtcenter.org, or call the box office at (305) 949-6722.
Venue Information: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132

Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON OF MUSIC FOR CHILDREN – Strings and Things
University of Miami Frost School of Music
The Cleveland Duo and James Umble
Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano, The Cleveland Orchestra
Stephen Warner, violin, The Cleveland Orchestra
James Umble, soprano and alto saxophones
Strings and Things: Around the World with Music (Special Saturday Edition!)
Carolyn and Stephen Warner, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, and James Umble perform and demonstrate music from around the world. Their love for performing is evident when they play and help children understand the beauty of music. Children will delight as they travel musically through Europe and beyond in an exciting and fascinating way. Special young guest violinist!
Come early to visit and play at the musical string instrument petting zoo. Instructors from Allegro Music Center of Coral Gables will help the children. Peter-the-Mime/Clown entertains until the performance begins and will host the Apple juice, Balloons, and Cookie party following the one-hour concert. Great music for kids!
Tickets: $10 children / $12 adults
Purchase tickets online at www.sundaymusicals.org
Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster by phone:
Dade: (305) 358-5885
Broward: (954) 523-3309
Venue Information: Gusman Concert Hall University of Miami Frost School of Music 1314 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL

Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT
Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Pinchas Steinberg, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin
BARBER Overture to The School for Scandal
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
Pre-Concert Conversation at 7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director Gary Hanson and Artistic Administrator Frank Dans preview the 2010 Miami Residency
This concert program will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM in Cleveland. Host for the broadcast will be Robert Conrad. National radio broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra are sponsored by UBS.
Tickets: $160, $105, Limited availability $85, $70, $50 $20
This performance is presented by the Musical Arts Association of Miami and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
Media partners: Classical South Florida 89.7 FM, The Miami Herald, and El Nuevo Herald
Venue Information: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132 Box Office phone: (305) 949-6722
www.arshtcenter.org

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