The Cleveland Orchestra announces added Beethoven performances at the Arsht Center 1/28/10

The Cleveland Orchestra announces added Beethoven performances at the Arsht Center, January 28, 2010, including a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Residency activities to take place at seven Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including a full orchestral performance at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School on January 26

Single tickets are now on sale

CLEVELAND, December 16, 2009 – The Cleveland Orchestra announces details of the first two weeks of its 2010 Miami Residency activities. Single tickets are now on sale for programs in the Orchestra’s fourth Miami Residency season, which includes a series of subscription concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County as well as music education and outreach activities in the Miami-Dade community.

Cleveland Orchestra Concerts at the Arsht Center
Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Orchestra in five concerts at the Arsht Center. Repertoire for the first week of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2010 Miami Residency includes Richard Strauss’s Don Juan, Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 2, and Thomas Adès’s Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz as soloist for concerts on January 22 and 23. The second weekend of the residency (January 28-30) celebrates Beethoven. It begins with a newly added performance of Beethoven’s “Leonore” Overture No. 3, Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra with Concertmaster William Preucil as soloist, and Symphony No. 5 on Thursday, January 28, and continues with a program on Friday, January 29 (repeated on Saturday, January 30), of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), Leonard Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra) with pianist Joela Jones, and Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del destino. The Orchestra will offer engaging pre-concert lectures to enhance the Friday and Saturday concerts. Immediately after the Thursday program, a new post-concert chamber music performance, “Beethoven with a Twist,” will be held in an intimate, club-like setting featuring musicians from the Orchestra performing in Carnival Studio Theater.
These Cleveland Orchestra performances are presented by the Musical Arts Association of Miami and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The January 28, 29, and 30 concerts are sponsored by Northern Trust.
Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency expands educational and community collaboration programs in the Miami-Dade community
The Orchestra’s Miami Residency continues to develop through expanded education and community programs that serve thousands in the Miami-Dade area. 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 support organization dedicated to fundraising for the Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency.
A new component of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency in 2010 is an in-school performance by the entire ensemble, titled “Meet the Orchestra,” at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, a Miami-Dade County Public School. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and the full Orchestra will participate in this historic event.
Other educational activities in January include curriculum-based programs with “I Have a Dream” students at Hibiscus Elementary School in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools district and with students from various schools at Coconut Grove Cares/The Barnyard, and an orchestral and teacher workshop at Coral Reef Senior High School. Numerous in-school activities are planned, including coaching sessions with orchestral students at New World School of the Arts as well as “Musical Rainbows,” lively programs that introduce children to instruments of the orchestra, one at a time, at four Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Activities with Miami-Dade County Public Schools are supported by an Access to Artistic Excellence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2010, community partnerships will expand beyond inaugural partners (the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, University of Miami Frost School of Music, New World Symphony, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools) to include Coconut Grove Cares/The Barnyard, the Miami-Dade County Department of Public Affairs, Miami Music Project, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Overtown Youth Center, Sunday Afternoons of Music, Arts for Learning, Miami Music Mentors, and the Archdiocese of Miami.
Since the beginning of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency in 2007, The University of Miami Frost School of Music has been an important institutional partner. In 2010, Frost School of Music residency activities will include choral conducting coaching sessions with Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco, a chamber composition reading session, and a series of masterclasses and forums, including a Music Education Forum led by Cleveland Orchestra Director of Education and Community Programs Joan Katz Napoli.
Support for the Miami Residency is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The 2010 Miami Residency sponsors are Feldman Gale, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Northern Trust. The residency media partners are Classical South Florida 89.7 FM, WLRN, The Miami Herald, and El Nuevo Herald.
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About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Made possible by Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, the Center plays host to three resident companies (Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy) in addition to numerous South Florida arts organizations that perform in its theaters regularly. Since opening in 2006, the Center has emerged as a leader in offering and presenting world-class programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, as a catalyst for development in Miami, and as a host of impactful community and educational programs.
Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the venue is comprised of the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, the black box Carnival Studio Theater, a restored Carnival Art Deco Tower, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Studio, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Education Center, and the outdoor Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts. Events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss brought his signature style to the Center in 2009 with PRELUDE BY BARTON G, a full-service upscale restaurant open six days a week.
Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.

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