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Miami-Dade County Auditorium Offers Free Cleveland Orchestra Miami Community Concert on January 29, 2017

Free Tickets now available at the MDCA Box Office & Website

MIAMI (January 03, 2017)

The Miami-Dade County Auditorium kicks off its 2017 Classical Music Series with a free Cleveland Orchestra Miami community concert on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The program, led by conductor Roderick Cox, features The Cleveland Orchestra performing works by Dvořák, Mendelssohn, and Sibelius, plus Saint-Saëns’s Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra with violinist Elena Urioste as soloist.

Tickets are free and can be obtained in person at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium box office at 2901 West Flagler St., Miami, FL 33135 or online at, on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. While admission to the concert is free, tickets are required. There is a limit of six tickets per person.

Co-presented by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, this free community concert is a part of Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s ongoing partnership with the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs to deliver world-class music to Miami’s diverse communities at the County’s various venues.

“A cornerstone of Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s activities is our commitment to present engaging community programs for diverse populations throughout the Miami-Dade region,” said Montserrat Balseiro, Managing Director of Cleveland Orchestra Miami. “With this community concert on January 29, we are thrilled to provide access to the world-class Cleveland Orchestra for free as we work to reach as many music lovers as possible.”

The Miami-Dade County Auditorium provides access to some of the community’s most outstanding producing and presenting performing arts groups, showcasing the finest work of some of Greater Miami’s and the world’s great theatre, music, and dance companies.

“We are excited to partner with Cleveland Orchestra Miami for this exclusive, one-day community performance for the very first time by The Cleveland Orchestra, expanding our Classical Music Series to continuously provide our local communities with new and exceptional programming here at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium,” said Patricia Arbelaez, Theatre Director. “We are committed to continue offering diverse, accessible and affordable arts experiences for residents and visitors of Miami-Dade County.”



Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Miami-Dade County Auditorium

The Cleveland Orchestra
Roderick Cox, conductor
Elena Urioste, violin

MENDELSSOHN Overture: The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”)
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dace in C major
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance in E minor
SAINT-SAËNS Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance in G minor
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance in D flat major
SIBELIUS Finlandia

Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting Miami-Dade County Auditorium at
2901 West Flagler Street. Miami, FL 33135, or online at, on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

For more information, call the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Box Office at (305) 547-5414.

Additional information about Cleveland Orchestra Miami’s 2016-17 season can be found at


Miami-Dade County Auditorium opened its doors in 1951 and has achieved a splendid history as one of South Florida’s premier performing arts centers. This popular multipurpose theater features Art Deco Revival décor. It offers three dynamic presentation styles: a 2,372-seat theatre that can host major dance, theatre and music performances; a “mid-stage” theatre that can accommodate up to 450 patrons and is well-suited for small concerts, dance and theatre presentations, giving mid-sized organizations an ideal setting to showcase their work; and a 250-seat black box theatre in which both audience and performers share the stage of the auditorium, adapted into an innovative studio theatre for more intimate – and often cutting-edge – shows. In January 2012, the operation of Miami-Dade County Auditorium was transferred to the Department of Cultural Affairs, which has a track record of innovation and artistic excellence. For more information about Miami-Dade County Auditorium and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, visit and

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences.  The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection.  The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay,  as well as Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning.  The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.

Celebrating its eleventh season in 2016-17, Cleveland Orchestra Miami was launched in January 2007 during the inaugural 2006-07 season of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Cleveland Orchestra Miami serves Miami-Dade with an array of musical presentations by The Cleveland Orchestra, including a series of subscription concerts, education programs, and community engagement activities – touching the lives of more than 20,000 children, students, and adults each year.  Under the leadership of the not-for-profit Miami Music Association, Cleveland Orchestra Miami is supported through the generosity of music-lovers from across South Florida who believe in the power of great orchestral music for adults and young people alike. Each season of Cleveland Orchestra Miami concerts is presented in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit

Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. Acclaimed internationally as one of the most dynamic orchestral collaborations today, the partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst has resulted in an unprecedented series of residencies in the United States and Europe, including ongoing residencies in Miami and at the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna as well as regular appearances in New York City and at music festivals across Europe. Founded in 1918, the Orchestra performs at home in Ohio in two of the world’s finest concert venues: Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center. For more information, visit

This concert marks Roderick Cox’s Cleveland Orchestra debut. Cox was named the Minnesota Orchestra’s Associate Conductor in September 2016, following a year in which he served as the ensemble’s Assistant Conductor. Before arriving in Minnesota, Cox served for two years as Assistant Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra. He was awarded the Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize from the Aspen Music Festival in 2013, which led to national recognition and a return to the festival as a fellow. He has also held fellowships with the Chicago Sinfonietta as part of the Project Inclusion program and the Chautauqua Music Festival, where he was a David Effron Conducting Fellow.

During the 2015-16 season, Cox was selected by the League of American Orchestras as one of five conductors presented at the 2016 Bruno Walter National Conducting Preview, a prestigious showcase for young conductors from around the country. In 2013, Cox was one of four conductors selected by the League to conduct the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of its Music Director, David Robertson. For two consecutive summers he was named by Marin Alsop to attend the Conductors Guild Conductor/Composer Training Workshop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Elena Urioste, amusingly hailed by The Washington Post as “a drop-dead beauty who plays with equal parts passion, sensuality, brains and humor,” was recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and has been featured on the cover of Symphony magazine. She has given acclaimed performances with major orchestras throughout the United States, including the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras; New York and Buffalo Philharmonics; Boston Pops; and the Chicago, National, Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Richmond, and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras. Abroad, Ms. Urioste has appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Edmonton Symphony, Würzburg Philharmonic, and Hungary’s Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok and MAV Orchestra.

Urioste is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, and Ida Kavafian. She completed graduate studies with Joel Smirnoff at The Julliard School. As first-place laureate in both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players, Elena debuted at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium in 2004 and has returned frequently as a soloist. An avid chamber musician as well as soloist, Elena has been featured artist at the Marlboro, Ravinia, La Jolla, Bridgehampton, Moab, and Sarasota Music Festivals as well as Switzerland’s Sion-Valais International Music Festival and the Verbier Festival’s winter residency at Schloss Elmau. Ms. Urioste’s first CD was released on the White Pine label, and her second recording – with pianist Michael Brown – was released on BIS Records in 2016.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations, and local, state, and national foundations.  

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues.  Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces.  The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year.  As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses Brava! a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower; and a weekly Farmers Market. Visit for more information.