Benefit dinner celebrates collaboration between Miami City Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra 1/29/09

See The Music, Hear The Dancing Performance and Benefit Dinner January 29, 2009 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Knight Foundation Arts Partnership Grant Provides Funding for the Program

On January 29, 2009 Miami City Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra will join forces to launch an unprecedented multi-year collaboration. It begins with a one-night-only performance, See The Music, Hear The Dancing, at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Ziff Ballet Opera House in Miami. The program features two ballets by George Balanchine: Symphony in Three Movements set to music by Igor Stravinsky and Symphony in C with music by Georges Bizet.

To celebrate this collaboration, an elegant benefit dinner will be held immediately after the performance, on-stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall, which is the venue directly across from the Ziff Ballet Opera House. The event proceeds will go to benefit both organizations. Tickets for the performance and dinner are $1,000 and can be purchased by contacting Rebecca Interian at (305) 929- 7000, ext. 1445. Tables are also available for purchase. Cocktail attire is suggested.

Approximately 300 distinguished artists and guests of both organizations are expected to attend including the Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet Edward Villella and the Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst.

The event is chaired by Jan R. Lewis and Dr. Margaret Eidson. The host committee includes: Adrienne Arsht, Ana Codina Barlick & Robert Barlick, Jr., Audre & Don Carlin, Lora & Fred Drasner, Dr. Margaret & Mike Eidson, Hector Fortun, Marvin Ross Friedman & Adrienne bon Haes, Pamela Garrison & R. Kirk Landon, Jan R. & Dan Lewis, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Penny & Roe Stamps, and Janet & Richard Yulman.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is the presenting sponsor and has awarded the project a grant from the Knight Foundation Arts Partnership, a five-year $40 million initiative to transform the South Florida arts. The effort includes endowment grants to leading arts institutions, plus a community-wide contest to fund the best arts ideas.

Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of communities in the United States where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers. Knight Foundation invests in ideas and projects that can lead to transformational change.

Thursday, January 29, 2009, at 7:30p.m.
See The Music, Hear The Dancing Miami City Ballet/The Cleveland Orchestra Performance and Benefit Ziff Ballet Opera House, The Adrienne Arsht Center
Juan Francisco La Manna, conductor
TCHAIKOVSKY “Polacca” from The Sleeping Beauty
STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”), Opus 26
BIZET Symphony No. 1 in C Major
Choreography by George Balanchine
The Presenting Sponsor for See the Music, Hear the Dancing is The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Performance Tickets: $19-$175 – Call (305) 949-6722, or (305) 929-7010.
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For Benefit Tickets, please call Rebecca Interian at (305) 929-7000, ext. 1445.
All proceeds from See The Music, Hear the Dancing will benefit Miami City Ballet and The Cleveland Orchestra
Venue Information:
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
Miami City Ballet Box Office phone: (305) 929-7010
Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office phone: (305) 949-6722