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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 Lawrence Budmen,
Miami Beach, USA

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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

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

FRANZ WELSER-MOEST

LEILA JOSEFOWICZ

RICHARD STRAUSS

JOHANNES BRAHMS

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

GIUSEPPE VERDI

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

SOUTH FLORIDA

FLORIDA

MIAMI

KNIGHT CONCERT HALL

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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