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2018-19 Season Performances

Visiting Orchestras 1
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The Cleveland Orchestra

2018-19 Visiting Orchestras #1
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2pm
Franz Welser-Möst, music director
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Joelle Harvey, sorprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Mahler — Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Led by Franz Welser-Möst, the Cleveland Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s handful of best orchestras, with The New York Times declaring it the “best in America” in 2015. Additionally, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionally trained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra. This is the chorus’s Artis—Naples debut.

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Visiting Orchestras 2

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

2018-19 Visiting Orchestras #2 and #3
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7pm
Daniel Harding, conductor

Saturday Performance
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
, piano
Guillaume Connesson —  Eiréné: Poème Nocturne pour Orchestre
Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
R. Strauss —  Ein Heldenleben

Sunday Performance
Mozart — Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Brahms — Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

The 2018-19 season includes the Artis—Naples debut of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Based in Amsterdam, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of Europe’s finest. The RCO’s string section has been called "velvety," the sound of the brass "golden," the timbre of the woodwinds "distinctly personal" and the percussionists have an international reputation. This is only the second time the orchestra has performed in Florida.

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Visiting Orchestras 3
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director

2018-19 Visiting Orchestras #4 and #5
Thursday and Saturday
February 28 and March 2, 2019 at 8pm
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director

Thursday Performance
Beethoven — Leonore Overture No. 3
Beethoven — Symphony No. 5
Beethoven — Symphony No. 7

Saturday Performance
Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 5
Rimsky-Korsakov —  Sheherezade

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Since 2010, the preeminent conductor Riccardo Muti has served as music director. Yo-Yo Ma is the CSO’s Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, and Samuel Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek are its Mead Composers-in-Residence. The 2018-19 season begins a three-year residency partnership at Artis—Naples. Each season of the residency will include two orchestra concerts with distinct programs along with lectures, master classes and education performances. 

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