The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Miami in 2022 for the 15th year of its residency and series of concerts in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center
Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads works by Dvořák, Mozart, Shchedrin, Tchaikovsky, and Walker over two weekends in January 2022
Soprano Latonia Moore makes Cleveland Orchestra debut in George Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Lilacs
Individual concert tickets go on sale Thursday, September 30
Residency includes education activities and performances for Miami-Dade County School students
Under 18s Free continues in 2022
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra, in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, has announced details of the 15th year of its Miami residency, which includes concerts as well as education and community programming. Concerts will take place across two weeks in January 2022, featuring Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leading Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Shchedrin’s Carmen-Suite, Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”), Walker’s Lilacs (for voice and orchestra), and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. Details of these programs are included below. All concerts take place 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 Miami concerts since the annual residency began in 2007.
Individual tickets for the Miami series, starting at $43 go on sale Thursday, September 30. Additional ticket information is listed below.
The Miami residency occurs during a season in which the Orchestra is expanding the scope of programming with new works and voices, while deepening its relationships with more repertoire and artistic collaborators. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will lead four performances featuring symphonic masterworks by Dvořák, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, as well as rarely heard orchestral music of Rodion Shchedrin and George Walker.
“Following a most challenging year, we are eager to return to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and share once again live music with our Miami community in 2022,” says André Gremillet, President and CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra. “In addition to our evening concerts, The Cleveland Orchestra remains devoted to introducing music to young people in Miami through a range of education programs. Since the beginning of our residency in 2007, we’ve presented free daytime concerts and education programs to nearly 56,000 Miami-Dade County Public School District students — engaging with them through performances, coaching, mentorship opportunities, and special music programs. The Cleveland Orchestra is deeply committed to inspiring audiences of all ages through the power of music.”
In 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Cleveland Orchestra did not travel to Miami for its annual residency. Seats for 2020 subscribers were held for the 2022 concerts and renewal information will be sent in Fall 2021.
Praise for The Cleveland Orchestra under the artistic leadership of Welser-Möst has come from The New York Times, which called the ensemble “America’s most brilliant orchestra” and “one of the finest ensembles in the country (if not the world).” The Wall Street Journal stated that the Orchestra is “magnificent,” and The Los Angeles Times deemed the Orchestra “spectacular.”
Two-concert subscriber renewal packages starting at $72 will be mailed in Fall 2021 at a savings of 15%. Individual tickets, starting at $43, go on sale Thursday, September 30. Additional ticket information is listed below.
Concerts at the Arsht Center
On January 21 and 22, Franz Welser-Möst leads performances of dramatic music by two Russian composers, in which each poured out his heart and exposed his soul. Shchedrin’s Carmen-Suite (complete ballet music for percussion and string orchestra), a brilliant adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera, is a love letter to his dancer wife, prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, who performed the title role. This will be paired with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, into which the composer cathartically distilled his passions.
Franz Welser-Möst also leads performances on January 28 and 29, featuring soprano Latonia Moore making her Cleveland Orchestra debut in George Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Lilacs (for voice and orchestra). Walker was the first African-American composer to win the prestigious award, setting Walt Whitman’s poetic elegy for Abraham Lincoln to music. Lilacs is bookended by Mozart’s elegant and dazzling Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”), and Dvořák’s joyous and bucolic Symphony No. 8.
Education Concerts and Activities
For the 15th year, in partnership with the Arsht Center, the Orchestra will present education performances led by associate conductor Vinay Parameswaran at the Arsht Center for students in the Miami-Dade County Public School District (MDCPSD) at Knight Concert Hall on January 20 and 27. These dynamic and engaging concerts introduce students to live orchestra music — a first-time experience for most. Orchestra musicians will also present “Music Explorers” programs to very young students from Miami area schools, introducing them to instruments of the Orchestra, one at a time, and participated in coaching sessions with high school students at MDCPSD’s Coral Reef High School. During the pandemic, the Orchestra’s virtual education programs reach nearly 6,000 Miami area students.
The program for the Orchestra’s education concerts, led by associate conductor Vinay Parameswaran, includes two selections from Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout (for string orchestra) and Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and the Wolf.
Additional South Florida Performance in West Palm Beach
As part of its time in Southern Florida in 2022, The Cleveland Orchestra will perform in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, January 23 and at Artis-Naples on Monday, January 24. The program for January 23 and 24 is Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”) and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. For Information about tickets, please visit the Kravis Center website at Kravis.org and the Artis-Naples website at artisnaples.org/subscriptions/visiting-orchestras.
Under 18s Free
Under 18s Free continues for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Miami at the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall on January 21 and 22, and January 28 and 29. The Orchestra’s signature and innovative program developed in Northeast Ohio and extended to Miami in 2013, Under 18s Free continues to develop young audiences by making attending Orchestra concerts affordable for families — offering free tickets to young people aged 17 and under.
Two-concert subscriber renewal packages starting at $72 will be mailed in Fall 2021 at a savings of 15%. Individual tickets, starting at $43, go on sale Thursday, September 30. In 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Cleveland Orchestra did not travel to Miami for its annual residency. Seats for 2020 subscribers were held for the 2022 concerts. To purchase concert packages, contact the Arsht Center Box Office at 305-949-6722, 877-949-6722, or visit clevelandorchestramiami.com.
Programs, artists, ticket prices, dates and times are subject to change. For up-to-date information, please visit our Seasons & Series page.
The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami is extends sincere gratitude to The Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Inc. for their leadership support of In Focus and digital concerts presented on Adella.live in 2020-21.
The 2022 Cleveland Orchestra in Miami season is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of Commissioners.