Performing Arts

Cleveland Orchestra Miami sets its 2015-2016 Arsht season

Soprano Renée Fleming will perform at the Miami gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra-Arsht Center partnership.
Soprano Renée Fleming will perform at the Miami gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Cleveland Orchestra-Arsht Center partnership. Decca-Andrew

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 10th season of concerts at Miami’s Arsht Center will feature four weeks of programming, beginning with concerts Nov. 13-14 featuring principal guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. Cellist Johannes Moser will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 on a program that will also feature Carlos Chávez’s Symphony No. 2 (Sinfonia India) and Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony).

Cleveland Orchestra Miami programming returns Jan. 21-22 with concerts conducted by the orchestra’s music director, Franz Welser-Möst and featuring pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. The orchestra will perform two works by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy and Symphony No. 1, and Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto.

The orchestra’s 10th season gala will feature soprano Renée Fleming, with Welser-Möst conducting. Symphony No. 35 (Haffner) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and La Valse by Maurice Ravel are on the gala program along with vocal selections by Fleming. Gala ticket prices haven’t been determined yet.

Welser-Möst will conduct the orchestra Jan. 29-30 in concerts featuring violinist William Preucil and cellist Mark Kosower on Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto. Symphony No. 3 and Rudolf Barshai’s arrangement of selections from Visions fugitives by Sergei Prokofiev are also on the program.

The final concerts of the next season March 17-19, 2016, feature Guerrero conducting the world premiere of an Arsht-commissioned work by Avner Dorman, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing Piano Concerto No. 2 by Franz Lizst, and Symphony No. 1 (Titan) by Gustav Mahler.

All performances will be in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., and all are at 8 p.m. except for the gala and the March 17 concert at 7 p.m. Subscriptions are $135 to $552 for a four-concert package, and they’ll go on sale in mid-March. Individual tickets will be on sale Sept. 8. For information, call 305-949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org.

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