Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and Cleveland Orchestra Musicians Coach at Frost School of Music

March 08, 2012 — Miami, FL — The Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 2012 season, co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, concludes with Principal Guest Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero conducting The Cleveland Orchestra in concerts including Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral"), Ottorino Respighi's Pines of Rome, and Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor with Gabriela Montero as soloist on March 23 and 24. These performances mark the debut of Giancarlo Guerrero as principal guest conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami.

On Wednesday March 21, Guerrero coached conducting students, as well as the Frost Wind Ensemble, at the University of Miami Frost School of Music during the week-long education and outreach activities of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami.

In addition, Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Principal Timpani Tom Freer held a masterclass for percussion students of the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and Cleveland Orchestra Principal Cello Mark Kosower coached the Stamps String Quartet of the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

On Friday, March 23 Cleveland Orchestra Principal Horn Richard King, Principal Trumpet Michael Sachs, Principal Trombone Massimo La Rosa, and Principal Tuba Yasuhito Sugiyama held a brass ensemble class for brass students of the Frost School of Music. Additionally, Cleveland Orchestra Principal Flute Joshua Smith coached the Stamps Wind Quintet and Cleveland Orchestra Principal Bass Maximilian Dimoff held a masterclass for bass students at the Frost School.

University of Miami Frost School of Music DMA composition student Peter Learn, whose chamber work “Of Flurries and Clarion” will be performed by members of the Cleveland Orchestra at the 7pm “Prelude concerts” preceding the CSO concerts tonight (Friday), March 23, and tomorrow (Saturday), March 24 at the Arsht Center. Learn's composition was selected by James Feddeck (Asst. Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra) and Sean Shepherd (Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow) following the highly successful reading session of Frost composition student works in January. A chamber ensemble comprised of members of the orchestra will perform Peter’s work as well as a work by Respighi at 7 p.m. This is a fantastic opportunity for Peter, and showcases the extraordinary talent at the Frost School of Music, as well. The regular concert starts at 8 p.m. Prelude Concerts are free and open to all concert ticket holders.

Finally, on Saturday, March 24 at 1:00-1:30 p.m., prior to the Cleveland Orchestra Miami's family concert, University of Miami “Music Time” Advanced Keyboard Students will present a Pre-Concert Activity in the Lobby of Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

MusicTime 4 introduces children ages 6 to 8 to the keyboard. Capitalizing on the child’s love of group music making, this program incorporates singing, dancing, drumming, composing, and improvising with keyboard playing. Eight young graduates of MusicTime 4 will perform, led by Dr. Joy A. Galliford. This event is free to all ticket holders.

All artists and programs are subject to change.

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University of Miami Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. With over 700 students and 100 faculty, it is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive in all of higher education. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was one of the historic highlights in the life of the School.

The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.
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The Cleveland Orchestra Miami
The Cleveland Orchestra launched its landmark Miami Residency project in January 2007 in the new Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (then called Carnival Center for the Performing Arts). Central to this achievement was the creation of the Musical Arts Association of Miami to support the residency, with a goal of fostering a culture of passionate and dedicated concert-going among the broadest constituency. The residency was recently renamed The Cleveland Orchestra Miami. The Managing Director of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami is Bruce Coppock.

Each season, The Cleveland Orchestra serves more than 20,000 adults and young people in the Miami-Dade community through a variety of concerts and community engagement activities created as part of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami. Equally important to The Cleveland Orchestra Miami is the community-wide acceptance of its educational and community programs. Since 2007, community partners have included the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, University of Miami Frost School of Music, New World Symphony, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Arts for Learning, Coconut Grove Cares/The Barnyard, Coral Gables Congregational Church concert series, Florida International University, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, “I Have a Dream” Foundation, Miami City Ballet, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs’ Golden Ticket and Cultureshock programs, MOCA North Miami, Overtown Youth Center, Ransom Everglades School, Sunday Afternoons of Music, Temple Beth Am, Archdiocese of Miami, and Wolfsonian-FIU.

Founded in 1918, The Cleveland Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, has become Ohio’s most visible ambassador and one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. The Orchestra participates in unprecedented residencies in the United States and Europe, including residencies in Miami and at the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, as well as its newest residency at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival. The Orchestra performs at home in two of the world’s finest concert venues: Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. Broadening its artistic scope, the Orchestra incorporates opera, ballet, jazz, world music, film, and popular music into its innovative programs.

The Adrienne Arsht Center
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from local, state and national foundations, as well as private contributions to the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation through corporate and individual giving, Visionary Society membership and the Encore Circle major gifts programs.

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Giancarlo Guerrero (photograph by Harry Butler)