Friday, March 15, 2013, 8pm
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8pm
The Cleveland Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, Principal Guest Conductor
Master Chorale of South Florida
Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
Raymond Aceto, bass
LIEBERSON: Neruda Songs
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home in Severance Hall and at each summer's Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, the Orchestra sets the highest standards for artistic excellence and creative programming. A 10-year partnership with Franz Welser-Möst has earned the Orchestra frequent international tours, as well as U.S. tours that include regular appearances at Carnegie Hall.
Through an unprecedented long-term residency project, the Orchestra has performed in Miami annually since 2007, providing a wide array of community and educational activities in addition to its concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The landmark residency was recently renamed The Cleveland Orchestra Miami, and the Orchestra and the Arsht Center are collaborating to present this concert on the Knight Masterworks season.
In March 2012, Giancarlo Guerrero made his debut at the Arsht Center as the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor. A native of Nicaragua and raised in Costa Rica, the maestro began his tenure as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony in 2009, and has led the orchestra in several world premieres and earned four Grammy Awards. In addition, he conducts on five continents and annual visits Caracas, Venezuela and works with the country's much-lauded El Sistema music education program. Mr. Guerrero served as music director of Oregon's Eugene Symphony from 2003 to 2009.
KNIGHT MASTERWORKS PRE-CONCERT TALKS
Presented by Steinway and Sons Miami
7pm, Peacock Education Center, Knight Concert Hall
Become a classical music "insider!" Join us for an exciting behind-the-scenes look into the music, artists and composers featured on this incredible performance. Guest presenter: Octavio Roca