Giancarlo Guerrero to serve as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra’s Miami Residency

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 ·

Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst has appointed Giancarlo Guerrero as Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency. Mr. Guerrero’s appointment is for three years, beginning in 2011-12, the Residency’s sixth season, through the 2013-14 season.

Musical Arts Association of Miami Chairman Daniel R. Lewis welcomed Mr. Guerrero at an announcement this morning in Miami. “We are thrilled that Giancarlo is joining the Residency family. His appointment as our Principal Guest Conductor creates a framework to expand our reach and impact in the community.”

Mr. Guerrero conducts Cleveland Orchestra concerts on March 3, 4, and 5 at the Arsht Center, and an in-school Cleveland Orchestra concert on March 4 at Miami Edison Senior High School.

The new position of Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency will provide artistic leadership to expand the Orchestra’s relationships in the Miami-Dade community. Giancarlo Guerrero will guide the work of the Residency’s education and engagement programs, working closely with the board of Musical Arts of Miami, the volunteer organization that guides the Miami Residency and raises the funds to support it.

Upcoming Residency plans include a collaborative project tracing the roots of music from Europe and Africa, through the Caribbean to the new world. Also being planned is a new youth and family orchestral program with Miami-based Tiempo Libre.

Giancarlo Guerrero made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in May 2006. He has led the Orchestra in concerts in Miami, at Severance Hall, at the summertime Blossom Festival, and in its annual downtown community concert in Cleveland.

Giancarlo Guerrero is Music Director of the Nashville Symphony, a position he has held since 2009.

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