Arsht Center’s: Knight Masterworks Classical Music Series

Featuring the orchestras and musicians considered the greatest of our time

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has announced it’s 2020-2021 Knight Masterworks Season Classical Music Series, a lineup of orchestras and musicians considered to be the greatest of our time. In the Arsht Center’s during its 15th season, the series opens in January with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, which spotlights violinist Blake Pouliout. Then, it’s the Marinsky Orchestra let by artistic director Valery Gergiev, followed by The Philadelphia Orchestra playing symphonies by Mozart and Brahms, and finally, culminating in early March with An Evening with Itzhak Perlman.

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra spotlights violinist Blake Pouliot

“We are thrilled to be able to open our doors again and welcome our community to share the joy of live classical music in the Knight Concert Hall,” said Liz Wallace, vice president of programming at the Arsht Center. “To bring to our audiences these four spectacular programs featuring some of the most thrilling artists anywhere in the world will be a much-needed life-affirming celebration.”

To complete the experience, Miami-based classical music experts will offer free pre-concert lectures in the Arsht Center’s Peacock Foundation Education Center (inside the Knight Concert Hall) prior to every concert in the series.

The 2020-2021 Knight Masterworks Season Classical Music Series is funded with leadership support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with additional support from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System; Funding Arts Network; Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami; Caring Friends Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee; and Encore Circle members.

The Philadelphia Orchestra is led by the prolific Sir Andrew Davis

“Great art connects people to place and one another,” said Victoria Rogers, Knight Foundation vice president of arts. “These performances, presented by the Arsht Center, are part of what makes Miami a world-class city with a powerful sense of community.”

Shows run from January 16th to March 7th, tickets available now with four-show subscriptions start at $182 and payment plans available. Subscriptions can be purchased or renewed at or by phone at (305) 949-6722. Priority group seating for 15 or more guests may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at (786) 468-2326.


Pavel Kogan, music director and chief conductor
Blake Pouliot, violin

January 16, 2021, at 8 p.m.

PROKOFIEV Overture on Hebrew Themes
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6

“The level of talent in the orchestra was utterly astonishing.” –


The Marinsky Orchestra is led by artistic and general director Valery Gergiev.

Valery Gergiev,
artistic and general director

February 6, 2021, at 8 p.m.


SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8

“The performance was as precise and urgent at the end as at the beginning, leaving only the audience wrung out by a superabundance of passion.” –Chicago Tribune



Sir Andrew Davis, conductor
February 18, 2021, at 8 p.m.

WEBER: Overture to Oberon
MOZART: Symphony No. 39
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

“No American orchestra sounds more alive!” – The New York Times


Itzhak Perlman, violin
Rohan De Silva, 
March 7, 2021, at 8 p.m.

Program to be announced.

“There is probably no more talented violinist in the world” – The New York Times


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