The residency is the first of the orchestra's annual visits to the new arts center, which opens this fall. It will include family concerts and educational activities as well as six concerts in January and March.
The $450 million center, designed by Cesar Pelli, will host performances by the Concert Association of Florida, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and New World Symphony. The Florida Philharmonic, which was to be a major tenant, declared bankruptcy in 2003.
The first weekend of concerts, on January 19 and 20, will feature Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 ("Jeremiah") and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; soloists for the latter work include soprano Measha Brueggergosman, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor, tenor Frank Lopardo, and bass Ren_ Pape; music director Franz Welser-M‹st will conduct.
On January 26 and 27, Welser-M‹st will lead Osvaldo Golijov's Last Round, Ginastera's Variaciones concertantes, and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 ("Titan").
The orchestra returns on March 16 and 17 to perform Falla's Suite From The Three-Cornered Hat and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Piano Concerto No. 1, with Horacio Guti_rrez as soloist. Miguel Harth-Bedoya will conduct.