The Cleveland Orchestra's fourth Miami Residency began on Thursday, January 21, at the New World School of the Arts in downtown Miami and at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
At the New World School of the Arts, students are selected by audition to the school for professional programs in dance, music, theater, and visual arts. There are 480 high school students and a college program.
Assistant Conductor Tito Muñoz led a rehearsal of the high school Symphony Orchestra. Here's what Tito had to say:
"My first stop in Miami after I landed at the airport was the New World School of the Arts, where I worked with their symphony orchestra on Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations. What a fantastic group of young musicians! They were well prepared, very attentive and incredibly eager to make great music.
At the Frost School, violinist Leila Josefowicz gave a masterclass for students. She worked with them individually on technique and style prior to her performances with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23 in Thomas Adès's Concentric Paths. Read the review here. In Miami, Ms. Josefowicz also appeared on NBC TV's South Florida Today.