Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cleveland Orchestra increasing time in Miami?

The Cleveland Orchestra plans to increase its efforts in Miami, and that could eventually result in more time spent in South Florida.

The Musical Arts Association of Miami, the organization that handles the Orchestra's Miami residency, indicated they hope to "materially increase" the amount of time spent in Miami.

Musical Arts Association spokeswoman Ana Papakhian says the short-term goal is to increase the activities of the orchestra members during the three weeks a year already spent in Miami. That can already be evidenced by the Miami City Ballet collaboration and increased outreach programs to schools. (Read our January story about the collaboration with the Miami City Ballet).

The orchestra will consider adding more time in Miami as well, but that would happen, at earliest, two years from now, Papakhian says.


In the March 2009 issue of Cleveland Magazine, you can also read about a a recent interview that Musical Arts Association of Miami chairman Daniel Lewis did with the national radio show Marketplace. (In it, Lewis recalls asking "if they moved orchestras like they move baseball franchises.") Read our original story about the Cleveland Orchestra's Miami residency here.

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