The Cleveland Orchestra announces subscription programs for its 2010 Miami Residency

The Cleveland Orchestra announces subscription programs for its 2010 Miami Residency

The Cleveland Orchestra today announced programming for its fourth Miami Residency season. The Orchestra’s Miami Residency, a 10-year project which began in 2007, includes an annual series of subscription concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, as well as a broad spectrum of music education and outreach activities in the Miami-Dade community.
Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead the Orchestra in the first two residency weeks, in January. Vladimir Ashkenazy will guest conduct the Orchestra for the third residency week, in March. Repertoire for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2010 Residency includes Johannes Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 and Thomas Adès’s Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz as soloist during the first week (January 22-23); Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and Leonard Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2 with pianist Joela Jones (Miami native and Cleveland Orchestra principal keyboard instruments player) during the second week (January 29-30); and Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Ingrid Fliter as soloist during the third week (March 26-27).
The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency is presented by the Musical Arts Association of Miami and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
Subscribers to the 2009 Miami Residency will have priority purchase opportunity, followed by single-ticket purchasers and donors.

Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency brings expansive range of educational and community collaboration programs to Miami-Dade
The Orchestra’s 10-year residency project is developing and expanding its community programs and will continue to include service to thousands in the Miami-Dade community through educational partnerships. 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.
A new component of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency in 2010 will be a partnership with the Miami Music Project. Under the artistic leadership of James Judd, the Miami Music Project is a new ensemble whose primary focus is education and outreach culminating in a collaborative arts festival. Together, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami Music Project will develop and perform in-school and education concert programs for Miami-Dade County Public Schools students.
In 2009, Cleveland Orchestra educational collaborations featured professional-level training for New World Symphony fellows and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music students, including master classes led by members of The Cleveland Orchestra, reading sessions of new music, and access to Cleveland Orchestra working rehearsals. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Orchestra provided Education Concerts for nearly 4,000 students in grades 4 and 5, high-school coachings for older students, and a tri-county master class in collaboration with Ransom Everglades School, plus Cleveland Orchestra Family Concerts. In the Miami-Dade community, The Cleveland Orchestra partnered in a large scale performance with Miami City Ballet in January 2009 and with Books & Books, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Overtown Youth Center, and the Wolfsonian-FIU. In all, 9,000 people participated in educational and community collaboration activities, including nearly 4,000 students in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and others in the higher-education community.
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.

Miami Residency adds to Orchestra’s existing long-term
performance relationships in New York, Lucerne, and Vienna
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. The Orchestra’s residency in Miami includes an annual series of subscription concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center as well as service to the Miami community through education concerts and activities, and community partnership programs.
The Cleveland Orchestra’s commitment to education and community service began when the Orchestra was founded in 1918, and today more than 70,000 Cleveland-area schoolchildren, teachers, families, young musicians, and adult learners participate in the Orchestra’s educational programs in Cleveland designed to nurture a lifelong love of music. With its Florida-based educational activities, the Orchestra continues to broaden its role with universities and conservatories.
In addition to its residency in Miami, The Cleveland Orchestra currently has three other intensive and regular performing relationships, including residencies, outside of Cleveland: with Carnegie Hall in New York, the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, and the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. In 2010, it will launch the first year of a multi-year residency at Indiana University. 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 includes world premiere performances by the Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival. Having performed at the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008 Lucerne Festivals, the Orchestra will return for concerts during the 2010 Festival. 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 their Salzburg Festival Residency in August 2008, the Orchestra and Mr. Welser-Möst made five appearances in a new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka, and performed three additional concert programs.
Music lovers interested in Cleveland Orchestra performances in Miami can be added to the priority mailing list by emailing or calling (305) 372-7747.

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 Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, comprised of an $150 million private capital campaign conducted by the Performing Arts Center Foundation and public funding drawn primarily from the County’s Convention Development Tax revenues, as well as the City of Miami Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency. Greatly enhancing the artistic and educational opportunities in South Florida, the Adrienne Arsht Center will have significant and long-term economic benefits for the city and the region.

The Adrienne Arsht Center, designed by the world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, includes the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat Knight Concert Hall, a 200-seat black box Carnival Studio Theater, the Peacock Education Center, a restored Art Deco Tower, and the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts, which unites the Center buildings across Biscayne Boulevard, providing a magnificent setting for outdoor entertainment and informal gatherings. The key members of the design team include theater planning and design consultant Joshua Dachs of Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. and acoustician Russell Johnson of ARTEC, Inc., both of whom worked on the project since its inception.

The Adrienne Arsht Center is a Miami venue not only for its three resident companies (Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and New World Symphony), but also for many smaller South Florida arts organizations that will perform in its theaters on a regular basis, as well as for the finest popular and classical performances from around the world. With state-of-the-art performance facilities in Miami for the first time, the Adrienne Arsht Center offers South Florida audiences the best and most diverse theater, music, and dance – with a dedication to entertain, challenge and educate all segments of the community. For more information, visit


Friday, January 22, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Knight Concert Hall, Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
ADÈS Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Friday, January 29, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Knight Concert Hall, Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joela Jones, piano
VERDI Overture to La forza del destino
BERNSTEIN “The Age of Anxiety,” Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)

Friday, March 26, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Knight Concert Hall, Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano
GLAZOUNOV Chopiniana
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Venue information:
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132
Box Office phone: (305) 949-6722
All concerts start at 8:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
All programs, artists, and concert details subject to change.

Franz Welser-Möst Music Director Kelvin Smith Family Endowed Chair The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst is in his seventh season as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra. His long-term commitment to the Orchestra extends to 2018, the Orchestra’s centennial.
Mr. Welser-Möst’s Cleveland Orchestra concerts during the 2008-09 season include major works central to the orchestral repertoire, among them symphonies by Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler, Mozart, Shostakovich, and Richard Strauss, as well as fully staged performances of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (“The Marriage of Figaro”). His wide range of programming also will feature three world premieres and one United States premiere.
Highlights of Mr. Welser-Möst’s concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra during his first six seasons include many works new to the Orchestra’s repertoire that span four centuries, including ten world premieres and twelve United States premieres. In addition to numerous major works central to the orchestral repertoire, his expansive programming also has included works infrequently performed by the Orchestra. His programming has featured annual concert performances of opera, including Verdi’s Don Carlo and Falstaff, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Richard Strauss’s Elektra and Der Rosenkavalier, and Dvořák’s Rusalka.
In Cleveland, Mr. Welser-Möst actively participates in community concerts and educational programs including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and partnerships with area universities.
Under Franz Welser-Möst’s direction, the Orchestra has toured extensively, to critical acclaim, and has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. This partnership has earned the Orchestra unprecedented residencies in the United States and Europe while it continues to perform regularly in the other music capitals of the world. In addition to biennial residencies at the Musikverein in Vienna, the first of their kind by an American orchestra, the Orchestra continues its previously annual residencies at the Lucerne Festival with biennial residencies featuring Roche Commission projects. In August 2008, the Orchestra performed a residency at the Salzburg Festival that included five performances of Dvořák’s Rusalka. Domestically, the Orchestra and Mr. Welser-Möst have toured from coast to coast, including frequent performances at Carnegie Hall. In January 2007, the Orchestra began its 10-year residency project in Miami, Florida, where it performs at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
The recipient of major recording awards, including the Gramophone Award, the Diapason d’Or, the Japanese Record Academy Award, and two Grammy nominations, Mr. Welser-Möst has led The Cleveland Orchestra in recordings of live performances of Bruckner symphonies made in three celebrated concert venues: Symphony No. 5 in the Abbey of St. Florian in Austria; Symphony No. 9 in Vienna’s Musikverein; and Symphony No. 7, recorded during concerts at Severance Hall in September 2008. Mr. Welser-Most and the Orchestra’s recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, made live at Severance Hall in 2007, was released on the Deutsche Grammophon label.
In June 2007, Mr. Welser-Möst was named General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera beginning in 2010. His long partnership with the company has included acclaimed performances of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, and features a new production of Wagner’s four-opera Ring cycle across the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.
As General Music Director of the Zurich Opera beginning in 2005, and previously as its Principal Conductor (2002 to 2005), and Music Director (1995 to 2002), Mr. Welser-Möst conducted many new productions and numerous revivals, including performances of Wagner’s Ring cycle. In 2006, Mr. Welser-Möst conducted the Zurich Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a Pontifical Mass at the Vatican celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, marking the 500-year anniversary of the Swiss Guard. Mr. Welser-Möst stepped down from his post as General Music Director at the Zurich Opera in July 2008.
Franz Welser-Möst regularly conducts leading European orchestras and opera companies, including those of Berlin and Vienna, and served as music director of the London Philharmonic from 1990 to 1996. After making his American debut in 1989, he returned frequently to the United States for appearances with major orchestras across the country.
Mr. Welser-Möst’s recordings, on both CD and DVD, have won a number of major awards. Recent releases for EMI include a DVD filmed at the Zurich Opera of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (the release won the Diapason d’Or Award in May 2005), and DVDs of Puccini’s La Bohème, Schubert’s Fierrabras, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Britten’s Peter Grimes.
Among Mr. Welser-Möst’s honors are recognition from the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, honorary membership in the Vienna Singverein, the 2003 Conductor of the Year Award from Musical America, the Silver Medal of the Region of Upper Austria, and the appointment as an Academician of the Yutse European Academy Foundation. Mr. Welser-Möst is the co-author of Cadences: Observations and Conversations, which was published in a German edition in 2007.

Vladimir Ashkenazy
Vladimir Ashkenazy has led a richly active musical life as a pianist, chamber musician, and conductor. He made his Cleveland Orchestra debut as piano soloist in August 1968 and has since appeared with the Orchestra more than 175 concerts. From 1987 to 1994, he served as the Orchestra’s principal guest conductor, having conducted the ensemble on a regular basis since his Severance Hall podium debut in 1983. For Mr. Ashkenazy’s most recent conducting engagement with The Cleveland Orchestra, at Severance Hall in September 2007, he conducted complete performances of Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
In the years since Vladimir Ashkenazy first came to prominence on the world stage in the 1955 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, he has built an extraordinary career, not only as one of the most renowned and revered pianists of our times, but as an artist whose creative life encompasses a vast range of activities and continues to offer inspiration to music-lovers across the world.
Conducting has formed the largest part of Mr. Ashkenazy’s activities for the past 20 years. Formerly chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic (1998 to 2003), he was music director of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo from 2004 to 2007. In January 2009, he became principal conductor and artistic advisor to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Alongside these positions, Mr. Ashkenazy continues his longstanding relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra, of which he was appointed conductor laureate in 2000. In addition to his performances with the orchestra in London and around the UK each season, he tours with them worldwide.
Mr. Ashkenazy is also music director of the European Union Youth Orchestra, with whom he tours each year, and conductor laureate of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He maintains strong links with The Cleveland Orchestra and a number of other major orchestras with whom he has built special relationships over the years, including the San Francisco Symphony and Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, in addition to guest appearances with many other major orchestras around the world. He returned to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in October 2007.
Mr. Ashkenazy continues to devote himself to the piano, these days mostly in the recording studio, where he continues to build his extraordinarily comprehensive recording catalogue with releases such as the 1999 Grammy Award-winning Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Rautavaara’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (a work that he commissioned), and Rachmaninoff Transcriptions. Most recently released are his recordings of Bach’s Wohltemperierte Klavier and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations.
With The Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Ashkenazy’s recordings include the four Brahms symphonies; Beethoven’s piano concertos (as both soloist and conductor); works by Debussy, Prokofiev, and Richard Strauss; and all of Rachmaninoff’s piano-orchestral works, with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Mr. Ashkenazy has long been involved in television projects. He has developed educational programs with NHK TV, including the 1999 Superteachers, working with inner-city London schoolchildren, and the 2003-04 documentary based around his “Prokofiev and Shostakovich Under Stalin” project with the Philharmonia Orchestra.