Cleveland Orchestra & Seraphic Fire Raise The Bar Uniting With Bach And Bruckner In Miami

By Kumar Rahul (KR) on Feb 02, 2017 03:24 AM EST

The audience at the Arsht Centre in Miami, South Florida had an evening of unforgettable music when the Cleveland Orchestra along with Seraphic Fire collaborated to perform with Bach and Bruckner. The show saw all of them performing at their best.

According to the Cleveland, the Miami-based group of vocalists Seraphic Fire, who are globally renowned for their excellence in music, combined with the Cleveland Orchestra on works by Johann Sebastian Bach. The orchestra led by the stalwart Franz Welser-Most presented the beautiful symphony no.7 by Anton Bruckner. It was a work of ultimate prudence as Bach and Bruckner stand far away from each other, independent in their styles.

Welser-Most balanced three brilliant trumpets with the singers of Seraphic Fire in perfect harmony to offer a "profoundly cohesive program" to the audience. The Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano with her indulgence of divine voice in Canata No.34 was a piece to be cherished. Her presence was hugely welcomed by the audience. The effect of Symphony no.7 from Bruckner was not very different from that of Bach. Its logic or design was unquestionable. Welser-Most did not rush through the piece and made the audience indulge in every note and tune. Starting from the opening Allegro and transitioning smoothly through the Adagio and Scherzo, finally ending with a brilliant Finale, the quality of Bruckner played was exquisite, to say the least.

According to South Florida Classical Review, the collaboration proved to be one of the finest concerts performed in a decade by the Clevelanders. Walser- Most, a master in Bruckner's musical structures had ultimate command on the whole rendition and presented arguably their best music piece of the year. In the recitatives, Steven Soph and James K. Bass' voices spoke volumes.

It has been a decade-long wait for Miami to lend its ears to the masterpiece of Welser-Most. The performance proved that the long wait was worth it. It is believed to be one of the best pieces that the music loving people of Miami has experienced in a very long time. They will be hoping that this is the first of many performances that the maestro and his company will be bringing out in the future.

The performance took place on January 27, Friday and was repeated on January 28, Saturday at the Arsht Centre. It goes without saying that the audience was left craving for more after attending them.

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