Orchestra Miami will present two late-season concerts

By Lawrence A. Johnson

For a time, it looked like Orchestra Miami was going to fall victim to the recession, and join the growing list of  small classical ensembles that are either not mounting events this season or quietly folding their tent and disappearing altogether.

 Fortunately, that is not the case. Orchestra Miami has announced that they will present two concerts in May and June.

On May 15 at 8 p.m. the chamber orchestra will present a program in alliance with the Chopin Foundation at Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Artistic director Elaine Rinaldi will lead the orchestra in Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. Ning An, 2000 winner of the Chopin Competition, will be the solo protagonist in the evening’s centerpiece, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

 Another pianist, Miami native Geoffrey Loff, will perform with Orchestra Miami June 13 at the Lincoln Theatre in Miami Beach.  Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 will be the vehicle and the program is filled out with Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4, Mozartiana.

 A two-concert subscription costs $40-$100. Call 305-274-2103 or go to www.orchestramiami.org.

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