Cleveland Orchestra scrubs 2022 Miami residency due to COVID-19 concerns


The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Most will return to Miami's Arsht Center for two programs in January 2021.

The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Most have cancelled their 2022 Miami residency, which had included plans to perform in Miami’s Arsht Center and other nearby venues. Roger Mastroianni

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert isn’t the only musical casualty of the omicron variant. The virus also has quashed the Cleveland Orchestra’s plans in South Florida.

On Monday, citing the pandemic and the risks associated with travel and gathering, the orchestra announced the cancellation of its entire 2022 Miami residency, which had included two weeks of programs at the Arsht Center in Miami as well as concerts in West Palm Beach and Naples. This is the second year in a row the orchestra has canceled in South Florida due to COVID-19.



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