Cleveland Orchestra Announces Miami Schedule for 2016-2017 Season

By Thomas Swan on Mar 19, 2016 01:28 PM EDT

The Cleveland Orchestra has just released its schedule of concerts in Miami for what has become an annual tradition. Now in it's 11th season, the trek to Miami every winter has grown in popularity. As with every year, the orchestra has put together quite a program to look forward to. Under the capable hands of conducter Giancarlo Guerrero and musical director Fran Welser-Most, the season will see the works of Bach, Barber, Berlioz, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Nielsen, Respighi, Shostakovich, Sibelius, and Verdi.

The Eleventh Cleveland Orchestra Miami Season will feature four weeks of programming presented in conjunction with Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Subscriptions go on sale March 13, while individual tickets won't be available for sale until September. The four week engagement will be be spread out throuigh November, January, February and March. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts performances in January, February and March. Giancarlo Guerrero opens the season for the orchestra, leading them in November when violinist Gil Shahom joins them to perform Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto.

From the official press release, musical director Franz Welser-Most had this to say, "Building on the success of the first decade of The Cleveland Orchestra's residency in Miami, I am excited about next year's 2016-17 season, especially our collaboration with another world-class ensemble, Miami's own Seraphic Fire. The diversity of culture and arts offerings in Miami inspires me. I've met so many interesting people who bring their talents to South Florida from South America, Europe, and Asia. There is a mixture of cultures and excitement in Miami with a creative potential which I find extraordinary and unique."

From the very beginning, it has been the Cleveland Orchestra Miami's mission to grow and promote classical music in the Miami-Dade south Florida area. According to the press release, "The Cleveland Orchestra, including evening classical concerts, daytime education programs, and community engagement activities - touching the lives of more than 20,000 children, students, and adults each year. Cleveland Orchestra Miami is supported through the generosity of music-lovers from across Miami-Dade, who believe in the power of great orchestral music for adults and young people alike."

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