ARSHT CENTER VISIONARY SERIES a PROPOSAL BY: MIKE EIDSON

A HYBRID MODEL BASED ON CARNEGIE HALL'S PERSPECTIVES SERIES & LINCOLN CENTER'S MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL

This document proposes the creation of a new platform within the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts that will conceive original world-class thematic programming by curating annual residencies for the classical music most sought-after musicians in multi-genre performances with leading symphony and chamber orchestras, prestigious dance companies and other first class arts organizations. The two following models present evidence of prior success and the broad scope of further possibilities.

MODEL 1

CARNEGIE HALL "PERSPECTIVES" SERIES

Each season since 1999, Carnegie Hall has invited leading performers from a host of musical worlds to showcase their broad range of talents—as well as their musical interests and philosophies—by curating a Perspectives series.

THESE RESIDENCIES FOR LEADING PERFORMERS ACT AS A MAGNET TO CREATE YEAR-ROUND DIVERSE PROGRAMMING WITHIN WHICH ARTISTS WILL PRESENT AND COLLABORATE WITH:

  • MAJOR ORCHESTRAS (100+ member ensembles)
  • ARTIST-LED CHAMBER ORCHESTRAS (Flexible 30 member ensembles)
  • SOLO PERFORMANCES
  • CLOSE MUSICAL FRIENDS IN A CHAMBER MUSIC SETTING
  • MAJOR LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS TO CREATE INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING
  • INTRODUCE NEW ARTISTS AND COMMISSION NEW WORKS
  • ENGAGE IN EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

PAST PERSPECTIVE ARTISTS:

CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF (violin), EVGENY KISSIN (piano), SIR SIMON RATTLE (conductor), JOYCE DIDONATO (mezzo-soprano), ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER (violin)

PERSPECTIVE ARTIST EXAMPLE (2014-2015):

Anne-Sophie Mutter

2014-2015 Performances with:

Berlin Philharmonic, Mutter Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Solo, Chamber Music, New Commissions, Education

MODEL 2

LINCOLN CENTER'S MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL (NYC)

Providing opportunities for creative programing between major local art organizations and internationally renowned artists

NYC Mostly Mozart Orchestra with Gil Shaham, Mark Morris Dance Group, Choral Music, Little Night Music at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Proposed objectives for:

ARSHT VISIONARY SERIES

1- Presenting major international artist residencies as a catalyst to create year-round programming with major symphony and chamber ensembles as well as opportunities for education and community engagement.

2- Creating unique immersive experiences by designing original multi-genre programming that is essential to create synergistic collaborations between internationally leading performers as well as forces from major local art organizations (e.g. Miami City Ballet, Florida Grand Opera, Seraphic Fire).

STEP ONE

THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE NEED TO IDENTIFY AN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR THIS INITIATIVE WITH IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF SOUTH FLORIDA ARTS SCENE AS WELL AS INTERNAL WORKING STRUCTURE OF CARNEGIE HALL AND LINCOLN CENTER IN ORDER TO EXPLORE PROGRAMING POSSIBILITIES FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS AND CREATE A PLAN OF ACTION.

MARINA RADIUSHINA - CONCERT PIANIST, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS

  • INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED PIANIST
  • WINNER OF MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITIONS
  • EDUCATION: ODESSA STATE ACADEMY OF MUSIC (UKRAINE), UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, THE JULLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC
  • FELLOW OF CARNEGIE HALL AND WEILL MUSIC INSTITUTE
  • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF MIAMI CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY AND MIAMI MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL

Marina Radiushina Performing Tchaikovsky Trio in Carnegie Hall; with Maestro Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra; Stravinsky Festival in Beijing; Miami City Ballet Dancers Emily Bromberg and Renan Cerdero (Mainly Mozart Festival Finale 2013, Cafe Music); with the MET musicians (Mainly Mozart Festival 2015, Arsht Center); Soprano Chen Reiss, Miami City Ballet Dancers (Mainly Mozart Festival 2016, Timeless Rose), with Yujia Susan Hou (violin), Amit Peled (cello), Adriana Pierce (choreographer), Miami City Ballet dancers (Mainly Mozart Festival 2014, Homeland)

2016 MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL FINALE-EXCERPT

FINAL THOUGHTS:

  • Annual Residencies for Leading International Performers could be a catalyst for attracting major Symphony and Chamber Ensembles while maintaining a sustainable financial model
  • Creating unique immersive "experiences" is a fundamental need of the 21st century audiences and producing original multi-genre performances seems to be the proven way forward

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