Classical music review

Cleveland Orchestra unleashed in Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’


South Florida Classical Review

While the music of Richard Strauss has long been a specialty of the Cleveland Orchestra, rarely heard Debussy and a stunning performance of a landmark Stravinsky score took top honors at the second program of the Clevelanders' annual Miami residency. Acclaimed British baritone Simon Keenlyside added vocal Strauss to a program that spanned the final decade of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th.

Strauss' Don Juan, which opened the Friday night concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center, has been a Cleveland showpiece since the legendary music directorship of George Szell.

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