The Cleveland Orchestra is announced to perform at the Closing Gala Concert of the Menuhin Competition Austin 2014. It is one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world and will be performing at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on 2 March 2014. The concert with acclaimed German soloist and jury member Arabella Steinbacher and both 1st Prize winners of the competition will be the first performance of the orchestra in Austin since 1976.
It is thanks to a generous donation from Robert F. Smith, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, that the Butler School of Music and the Menuhin Competition were able to bring the orchestra to Austin. Gordon Back, Artistic Director of The Menuhin Competition says: “We are thrilled to have the Cleveland, a world-class orchestra, as part of the festivities for the 2014 competition. Performing with the Cleveland Orchestra will be an amazing opportunity for our prize winners and an inspiration for all our young musicians.” Read full press release
Tickets will go on sale in June this year.