Music

Milonga, Sonata y Plata by Marco Flores at Miami Dade County Auditorium

May 6, 2022 8:00 p.m.

This production unites two influential contemporary Spanish artists: Marco Flores, a multi-awarded bailaor and choreographer, and José Almarcha, a lead guitarist. Both develop a dance, scenic and musical dialogue that spontaneously juggles embracing and departing from classical forms, which creates their contemporary expression. The work will reference the Silver Age of Spanish culture: Antonio José Martínez Palacios, Sabicas, and García Lorca. Also … +

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GroundUP Music Festival 2022

The GroundUP Music Festival, set to take place once again at the historic oceanside North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, Florida, May 6-8, 2022, is pleased to announce the impressive lineup of renowned musicians and bands taking the stage for GroundUP’s highly anticipated fifth annual event. Tickets are available now. Joining festival founders and four-time Grammy award-winning collective Snarky Puppy, who will … +

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Miguel Gutierrez and Rodrigo Cuevas: Double Bill event at The North Beach Bandshell

Apr 15, 2022 8:00 p.m.

This double-billed event will feature an evening of two musical performances starting with Sadonna by Miguel Gutierrez; and followed by Trópico de Covadonga, an appropriation of folklore, myths, and legends of northern Spain through the music of the Asturian queer musician Rodrigo Cuevas. Sadonna by Miguel Gutierrez at North Beach BandshellApr 15, 2022 8:00 p.m. S This musical project is precisely what … +

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Cuba virtuoso Orlando Alonso plays Bach at New World Symphony

Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 7:30pm

On the 300th Anniversary of the publication of this monumental work, Pianist Orlando Alonso will perform the Well-Tempered Clavier Part I composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Introductions and conversation with Musicologist Frank Cooper. Cuban born pianist and conductor Orlando Alonso has already established a flourishing international reputation through his orchestral and recital performances in North America, South America, and Europe. Noted for … +

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The Gianni Bianchini Trio at the Arts Garage

Mar 26, 2022, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gianni Bianchini Trio encompasses the jazz tradition of this great American music and simultaneously pushes the boundaries for the next generation of jazz musicians. The trio will be performing for the first time at the Arts Garage since 2019 and will feature new arrangements of the American classics that span the generations. International recording artist Dr. Gianni Bianchini is among the leading … +

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Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions at New World Symphony

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:30pm

Tracing Visions sets out to challenge and evolve our “classical “canon by illuminating a new pathway for listening, sharing, and artistic expression. As we trace visions of the past, we summon Ginastera’s epic work for strings. We revel in the sounds of gospel and Cuban dance music. We seek to tell a more complete story of America through the voice of Xavier … +

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Then and Now: Rebekah Heller live at New World Symphony

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00pm

Artistic Director Emeritus, NWS alumna Rebekah Heller returns to New World Symphony to share works by today’s visionaries and yesterday’s trailblazers. From Hannah Kendall’s scenes of World War I to Ruth Crawford Seeger’s playful Suite, the pieces explore myriad emotions and techniques. Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet is often called the crown of his chamber music. Rebekah Heller is an artist whose work … +

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Sheléa: Natural Woman; A Night of Soul at SMDCAC

Friday, March 18, 2022, 8:00pm

A powerhouse singer and protégé of Quincy Jones, Sheléa has brought her gorgeous vocal talent to working with Stevie Wonder, performing for the Obamas at the White House, and recording with Take 6 and Dave Koz. She’ll perform timeless hits from pop-soul divas Aretha Franklin, Adele, Whitney Houston, and more. Run time: 90 min with intermission Tickets: $35.50-$45.50; $66 VIP* Recommended for … +

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New Works for Percussion and Piano featuring Pathos Trio

Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00pm

Enjoy a program of new works by young composers that combines aesthetics of both the classical and contemporary genres with dark, dense sounds. Hear raw, edgy, and powerful soundscapes in the music of Alyssa Weinberg, Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Alan Hankers, Finola Merivale, Gene Koshinski, and Evan Chapman, performed by members of the Pathos Trio, including NWS Percussion Fellow Marcelina Suchocka and From the Top alumna Dasha … +

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Webcast: Noir Reverberations – Music and Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET

Poet Kevin Young (Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Poetry Editor for The New Yorker) and Dr. Tammy Kernodle (Distinguished Professor of Musicology at Miami University of Ohio) explore topics and themes of the Harlem Renaissance through music and poetry, including Young’s own. The Ambassador Chorale of Florida Memorial University, a South … +

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Songs We Love at SMDCAC presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center

Sat, Mar 12, 2022 | 8:00pm

Under the musical direction of Riley Mulherkar, Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song. Three guest vocalists will join an all-star band made up of New York’s rising stars. Combining their distinct talents, the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and … +

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Florida Grand Opera Presents an Evening of Jazz

March 18 at 7:30 pm - March 19 at 7:30 pm

For One Evening, Put Aside the Show Tunes, Forget the Pop Music, and Ignore Classical Melodies. It’s Time For Jazz! Join Florida Grand Opera for this special program of blues, syncopation, and swing featuring composers like Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Van Heusen and more, that make up the great American songbook. Enjoy some of your favorites, like “I Get a Kick Out … +

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Jonas Kaufmann in recital at the Arsht

Thursday, October 14 - 8:00 p.m.

Jonas Kaufmann is among the world’s most acclaimed tenors. Born in Munich, Kaufmann has been an international star since a breakout appearance in 2006 at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Singing in German, Italian, French, and English, Kaufmann has performed lead roles in Otello, Tosca, Andrea Chénier, Carmen, Werther, Die Walküre, Lohengrin, and many other classic operas at venues such as … +

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Chucho Valdés: The Creation with the Yoruban Orchestra at the Arsht

Friday, November 5, 8:00 p.m.

Great Cuban pianist and composer Jesús “Chucho” Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation), his new work for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion, and vocals. A suite in four movements, La Creación explores the story of creation according to the Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion known as Santería. It is an extraordinary testament to an extraordinary career. “This new work represents the accumulation … +

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MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL returns this Saturday with Violinist Kevin Zhu’s debut in Miami

Sat, Sep 11, 4:00pm - Sun, Sep 12, 2:00pm

Twenty-year-old violinist Kevin Zhu is a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin regularly performs on the world’s largest … +

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Chopin for All presents an exclusive performance “watch party” with Christopher Richardson

Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:00 pm

Christopher Richardson is no stranger to the Chopin Foundation. He first came to draw attention when he was awarded a Scholarship through our annual Young Pianists program. Christopher then earned the Best Chopin Prize at the MTNA Senior Piano Competition which we presented at the 2016 MTNA Conference in San Antonio. And most recently, we were very pleased that he was one … +

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Sol and The Tribu. Live on the Plaza

May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Sol and The Tribu is a group of Cuban musicians who blend traditional Caribbean music and modern technology with a Miami twist. As ambassadors of the New Miami Sound, they pride themselves on what makes Miami “The Magic City,” with its blend of Caribbean influences and American swamp funk. Sol and The Tribu — “tribu” means tribe — has seven members, but … +

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Nicole Henry in Concert – It Never Entered My Mind

May 12, 2021 at 07:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Gold Coast Jazz presents the acclaimed jazz vocalist Nicole Henry in concert.  It Never Entered My Mind is Nicole’s heartfelt and soulful spin on jazz standards that originated as show tunes from 1930-1950s Broadway musicals. – including such writers as Rodgers & Hart; Irving Berlin, Jimmy Van Heusen, and more.  An international award-winning jazz vocalist, MS Henry is one of the most … +

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Cuba Symphonic featuring The Alonso Brothers with the Symphony Orchestra

Mar 26, 2021 at 08:00 pm

Miami-Dade County Auditorium and Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation are pleased to present Cuba Symphonic featuring The Alonso Brothers with the Symphony Orchestra. Miami-Dade County Auditorium and Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation are pleased to present Cuba Symphonic featuring virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers, Orlay and Orlando Alonso, in an immersive experience that places the audience at the center of the “Golden … +

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Dee Dee Bridgewater in Concert at Bailey Hall

Jun 13, 2020

Over the course of a multifaceted career, Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater reached the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-structuring jazz classics. A fearless explorer of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie … +

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Nu Deco at The Citadel ft. Pascal Le Boeuf

May 15 - 16, 2020. 8:00 PM

The last concert of the season for Nu Deco takes place at The Citadel with a program of music by John Adams, Marc Mellits, and the orchestra’s second symphonic suite from the vast catalog of Radiohead. The concert will feature a collaboration with Grammy-nominated composer, pianist and electronic artist Pascal Le Beouf. A second featured collaborator to be announced later this season. … +

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Nu Deco at Adrienne Arsht Center with special guests

Sat May 2, 2020. 8:00pm

Nu Deco returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center with selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope, a piece that incorporates elements of art song, indie rock, and chamber folk, and features mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider (Artistic Director of Miami’s IlluminArts). The concert also features selections of Holst’s The Planets, and a suite based on the music of Earth Wind and Fire; a special collaboration … +

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Florida Grand Opera presents Il matrimonio segreto

Apr 18 - Apr 26, 2020

A father attempts to marry off his daughter with dramatic results and surprising complications in one of the most successful comic operas from the late eighteenth century. Cimarosa’s Il matrimono segreto (The Secret Marriage) is the perfect opera for anyone who loves the music of Rossini (The Barber of Seville) and the comedy of Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro). Discover this charming … +

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Symphony of the Americas: Four Pianos/Four Concertos at Amaturo Theater

Tue Apr 7, 2020

Featuring Salani Piano Duo of Italy, and pianists Irena Kofman and Renée LaBonte! Highlights include the Salani Piano Duo of Italy, joined by Russian pianist Irena Kofman in the Mozart Triple Piano Concerto and Renée LaBonte in the J. S. Bach Concerto for 4 Pianos, plus additional works. Experience first-hand the growth of sound through orchestral integration and performance impact with two … +