Upshaw and Bronfman on tap as Cleveland Orchestra adds offbeat rep to 2012 Miami season

By David Fleshler

Soprano Dawn Upshaw will perform with the Cleveland Orchestra next season at the Arsht Center.

The Cleveland Orchestra will take a more adventurous path in next season’s Miami residency, with a series of programs announced Monday that include contemporary works as well as warhorses.

Entering its sixth season in residency, the orchestra will perform Wanderlust by the young American composer Sean Shepherd, a work heard this season at a New World Symphony concert.  The ensemble will also perform the Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, with Dawn Upshaw as soloist.

Cleveland’s music director, Franz Welser-Möst will lead the first concert program, which will include the Shepherd work, the Shostakovich Symphony No. 6 and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Yefim Bronfman.

Nicola Luisotti, music director of the San Francisco Opera, will lead the next program, which will include the Golijov work, as well as the Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 and the Triumphal March and Ballet Music from Verdi’s Aïda.

Giancarlo Guerrero, principal guest conductor for the Miami residency, will lead the last pair of concerts, which will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Respighi’s Pines of Rome and the Grieg Piano Concerto with the pianist Gabriela Montero. Guerrero will also lead a family concert with the Miami-based Latin jazz group Tiempo Libre.

The season, which will run Jan. 27 through March 24, will also include a series of master classes, chamber performances and programs in the public schools. For ticket information, call 305-372-7747 or go to

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