Cleveland Orchestra Concerts at the Arsht Center 1/21-30/10

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.