A Class Of Its Own
LAWRENCE BUDMEN listens to
the Cleveland Orchestra
The annual South Florida residency of the Cleveland Orchestra has become an artistic highpoint of the cultural season. This year, however, tense contract negotiations threatened to derail this great ensemble's Miami visit. Following a one day musicians' strike, late night negotiating sessions finally produced a settlement. The orchestra's visit to the Indiana University School of Music (in Bloomington, Indiana) had to be cancelled but the Florida concerts and educational and community events were saved.
At the orchestra's first Miami concert (22 January 2010), Leila Josefowicz took top honors with a stunning performance of Thomas Ades' remarkable Violin Concerto, but music director Franz Welser-Möst was far from marginalized...
Copyright © 2 February 2010
Miami Beach, USA
The Cleveland Orchestra returns to the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, USA on 26 and 27 March 2010 with Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting the Nocturne from Chopiniana (arranged by Glazunov), Prokofiev's Suite from Romeo and Juliet and Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 (with soloist Ingrid Fliter). Further information: www.arshtcenter.org