Cleveland Orchestra Miami 2016-17 Season Continues With Franz Welser-Möst, Yo-Yo Ma, Seraphic Fire And More!

Left: Yo Yo Ma. Below: Seraphic Fire. Submitted photos.

Eleven years ago, during the 2006 - 2007 inaugural season of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, The Cleveland Orchestra began a residency program in Miami in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Every year since, The Cleveland Orchestra has performed a series of subscription concerts from November through March at the Knight Concert Hall, and has been involved with numerous education programs and community engagement activities. Through these endeavors, more than 20,000 children, students, and adults each year are given the opportunity to hear one of the world’s great orchestras, in the world–class 2,200 seat Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center (The New York Times hailed The Cleveland Orchestra as “… the best orchestra in America”). Over the next two weekends, Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 2016-17 season continues at the Arsht Center with a series of concerts that aren’t to be missed!

On January 27th and 28th, the Orchestra performs Bach & Bruckner and will be joined by South Florida’s professional vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire. The two-time Grammy nominee vocal ensemble is in their 15th season and is regarded as one of the preeminent professional vocal ensembles in the United States. This is their first appearance with The Cleveland Orchestra and they will join the Orchestra in music from three of Bach’s Cantatas with mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as soloist. The program also includes Bruckner’s emotional, heart-wrenching 7th Symphony.

The following weekend, the Orchestra performs the music of Nielsen, Sibelius, Smetana, Dvořák, and Tchaikovsky in two very exciting concerts. On February 2nd and 4th, the program features Nielsen’s lush Violin Concerto performed by violinist Nikolaj Znaider, whose performance of the Concerto was called “haunting, sublime and effortless…” by Classical CD reviews. The program also includes Sibelius’ 2nd Symphony, a glorious work that tells the story of struggle, crisis and triumph. In between those two performances, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins The Cleveland Orchestra on February 3 for a one-night only performance. This evening of unforgettable music includes Dvořák’s masterful Cello Concerto, the Overture to The Bartered Bride by Smetana and the Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky.

Tickets start at just $39 and Under 18s are free! Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s Under 18s Free program offers one free ticket with each regular-priced adult paid admission to young people ages 8 – 17. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit

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