Cleveland Orchestra halves its Miami residencymain
It appears the Miami donors are not coughing up.
This is the official Cleveland release:
Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Orchestra has announced details of the Orchestra’s 12th year in Miami. Concerts will take place in January and February led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst featuring symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. The Adrienne Arsht Center has been the presenting partner of the Orchestra’s Miamiconcerts since the annual residency began in 2007. Praise of The Cleveland Orchestra under the artistic leadership of Welser-Möst includes The New York Times calling the ensemble “… American’s most brilliant orchestra,” and The Wall Street Journal stating that the Orchestra is “… magnificent.”
“I’m looking forward to great performances in Miami with the enthusiastic and devoted audience who join us each year on a musical journey,” said Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra. “In our increasingly complex modern world, music continues to act as an incredible tool for good — to inspire creativity, engage the imagination, and foster learning and understanding.”
On January 26 and 27 Franz Welser-Möst conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, the composer’s breathtaking, last completed symphony, which is considered to be a meditation on the beauty of life.
On February 2 and 3 the Orchestra’s all-Beethoven program explores the composer’s iconic Symphony No. 5, his joyful Symphony No. 8, and the tragic and dramatic Overture to Coriolan.
“The coming year is an exciting time for The Cleveland Orchestra, as the ensemble marks its 100th season,” said André Gremillet, Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director. “We are excited to bring extraordinary and emotionally-charged musical experiences to our wonderful Miami audience in 2018. As The Cleveland Orchestra begins its Second Century, we look forward to continuing our annual residency in Miami in the years ahead.”