Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. From Jan 25th through Jan 26th, 2008. 8:00 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst leads a program featuring one of the most popular symphonies of all-time, Dvorák’s stirring Ninth, nicknamed “From the New World.” Written in 1893 during Dvorák’s years as a visiting teacher in New York City, this symphony was really a musical postcard to his Old World friends in central Europe, proclaiming America as a land of promise, excitement, and heartrending beauty. The concert begins with a spirited symphony by the young Mozart juxtaposed with Debussy’s portrayal of Spanish Iberia, an evocative triptych of a bustling day, tranquil evening, and festive village morning.
Long considered one of America’s great orchestras, The Cleveland Orchestra stands today among the world’s most-revered symphonic ensembles. In concerts at home in Severance Hall, at Blossom Music Center, and on tour, The Cleveland Orchestra continues to set standards of performing excellence and imaginative programming that serve as models for audiences and performers alike.
In his first four seasons as Music Director, Franz Welser-Möst has conducted the Orchestra in concerts featuring a wide-ranging repertoire. Under Mr. Welser-Möst’s direction, The Cleveland Orchestra has toured extensively, to critical acclaim. In Europe, the Orchestra now has biennial residencies at the Musikverein in Vienna, the first of their kind by an American orchestra, and regularly appears at European festivals. In the United States, the Orchestra and Mr. Welser-Möst have toured from coast to coast, including frequent performances at Carnegie Hall, where they perform three concerts in October 2006, including the Opening Night Gala Concert of Carnegie Hall’s 2006-07 season. In January 2007, the Orchestra will begin its 10-year residency project in Miami at the new Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, consisting of three weeks of concerts and educational collaborations each winter.
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