Brett Mitchell to lead two world premieres with members of The Cleveland Orchestra

Brett Mitchell will lead two world premieres with members of The Cleveland Orchestra in March at Knight Concert Hall in Miami.

Brett Mitchell will lead two world premieres with members of The Cleveland Orchestra in March at Knight Concert Hall in Miami.

The Cleveland Orchestra and the University of Miami's Frost School of Music Department of Music Composition & Theory have announced the winners of the 2016-17 TCO/Frost Composition Collaboration:

  • Dylan Findley (b. 1991): strengthen the body/enliven the soul (2016)
  • Julián Brijaldo (b. 1983): Anatomy of Sur (2016)

On January 31, a chamber quintet comprised of members of The Cleveland Orchestra led by Associate Conductor Brett Mitchell gave a reading session of six works composed for the ensemble by Frost student composers. Following the session, Maestro Mitchell and the members of The Cleveland Orchestra selected two winning works, which will be premiered at the Arsht Center in March.

Mr. Brijaldo’s and Mr. Findley’s works will be premiered at 7 p.m. “Prelude Concerts” preceding Cleveland Orchestra concerts on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. Both works will be performed both nights.

This project is the tenth such collaboration between The Cleveland Orchestra Miami and the Frost School of Music Department of Composition & Theory. It is truly a unique program unlike any other in the country, and a significant opportunity for young composers at the Frost School of Music.

To read the complete press release about this event from the Frost School of Music, please click here. To read The Cleveland Orchestra's press release, please click here.