Article: "Cleveland Orchestra performs at Arsht Center for 4,000 Miami-Dade fourth-graders"

Brett Mitchell leads The Cleveland Orchestra at Knight Concert Hall in Miami. (Photo by Catalina Briola)

Brett Mitchell leads The Cleveland Orchestra at Knight Concert Hall in Miami. (Photo by Catalina Briola)

The Miami Herald has published a story about Brett Mitchell's recent education concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra at Knight Concert Hall in Miami:

School bus after school bus and student after student lined up outside the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts after hearing the news: The Cleveland Orchestra was in town.

Led by associate conductor Brett Mitchell, the Cleveland Orchestra opened season 11 by performing “The Sounds of the Orchestra,” an educational concert for 4,000 Miami-Dade fourth-graders....

Cleveland Orchestra Miami launched in 2007 with the goal of inspiring music exploration in local students through its community and education programs — including the free education concerts that teach students about the sounds of brass, string, woodwind and percussion sections, and how composers put all those groups together to create diverse music.

“This experience is part of Miami-Dade’s Cultural Passport program,” said Montserrat Balseiro, managing director of Cleveland Orchestra Miami. “It’s great to be part of this initiative to provide various opportunities for students who probably wouldn’t experience this otherwise.” ...

“Students always enjoy the concerts and sometimes get to talk to musicians after,” Balseiro said. “We are looking forward to next year.”

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