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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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The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Miami w its 2021-22 Season

January 2021

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Miami and the Adrienne Arsht Center this January for the 15th year of its residency. Music director Franz Welser-Möst will lead four performances featuring symphonic masterworks by Dvořák, Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as rarely heard orchestral music of Rodion Shchedrin and George Walker. Praise for The Cleveland Orchestra under the artistic leadership of Welser-Möst has come … +

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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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Spanish HARLEM Orchestra comes to Parker Playhouse

Sun Mar 29, 2020

Sizzling salsa and Latin jazz, straight from El Barrio! Fresh off a 2018 Grammy® win, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra comes to the Parker Playhouse in celebration of their 15th anniversary. This powerhouse, 13-member group will perform music from their 2018 album, Anniversary, as well as past favorites, promising a lively evening of fiery salsa rhythms. The all-star salsa big band demonstrates why … +

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Itzhak Perlman with Rohan de Silva at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Sun Mar 22, 2020

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm, humanity and remarkable artistry, he is treasured by audiences globally for his irrepressible joy for making music. A cultural icon in classical music, he has performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the world. His exceptional contributions … +

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Celebrating Charlie Parker 100th years anniversary at Bailey Hall

Apr 25, 2020, 8 PM

The most important innovator in jazz was saxophonist Charlie Parker, born in 1920. His centennial will be celebrated by an all-star band of exponents of his music. There is only one individual who unquestionably revolutionized jazz, taking it from the bouncy, danceable Swing Era to searing Bebop. That was Kansas City-born alto saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker. His impact on the emerging art … +

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Bailey Hall Mainstage Presents: Ranky Tanky

Mar 20, 2020

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the … +

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Nu Deco at New World Center ft. Robert Glasper

Mar 13 - 14, 2020. 8:00pm

Nu Deco returns to New World Center for our annual commission project. The concert will feature the world-premiere orchestral work by Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Robert Glasper. The performance will also include the second movement of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, Terry Riley’s In C, and a new suite of music of James Brown. Program SERGEI PROKOFIEV – SYMPHONY NO. 5, MVMT. … +

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From Appalachia to Tango: Music for Guitar and Flute at Gusman Concert Hall

Sat Feb 22, 2020

The pairing of guitar and flute has long inspired delightful music, at once earthy and delicately translucid. An evening featuring Robert Beaser’s Mountain Songs, based on Appalachian music; Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire Du Tango, a tango lesson in four movements; Carlos Rafael Rivera’s Raven Dance, which draws on Balkan music, and more. Rafael Padron, guitar Jennifer Grim, flute

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BLACK VIOLIN: Impossible Tour at Au Rene Theater

Fri Feb 21, 2020

Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound often described as “a classical boom.” Feb 21, 2020, 8 PM

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Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Big Band Beatles Tribute featuring John Daversa' Big band & vocalist Kate Reid at Pinecrest Gardens

Feb 22, 2020

Multi-Grammy winner, John Daversa, is one of the leading forces of large ensemble jazz today. Composed of the world’s finest musicians, Daversa’s Large Jazz Orchestra explores the vast catalog of The Beatles through Daversa’s imaginative, genre-fusing Grammy-nominated arrangements. Longtime colleague and world renown vocalist, Kate Reid, will be featured for this unique edition of Kaleidoscope Eyes through Daversa’s creative lens.

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Lieder Spirituals Jazz: In Honor of Black History Month at Gusman Concert Hall

Mon Feb 24, 2020

Frost voice faculty artists Jeanette Thompson and Robynne Redmon join Frost pianists Shelly Berg and Alan Johnson in a voice recital, which will include honoring the history and evolution of the Spiritual. A product of the introduction of Christianity into slaves’s lives, Spirituals also became a coded means of communicating resistance and escape. In time, Spirituals became a formative piece in the … +

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Olympia Lobby Live! at Olympia Theater

Feb 19, 2020, 6 PM

The third Wednesday of every month Olympia Lobby goes Live! Transforming the lobby into our very own cabaret, featuring sketch comedy, improv, music, burlesque and much more! After party with DJ Mikey Forte & special happy hour prices at a cash bar The Doors open at 6 pm and Action starts at 7 pm. Seating is on a first come, first served … +

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Happy Birthday Beethoven! by The Symphonia

Feb 9, 2020, 3 PM

James Judd joins the orchestra to conduct works by Zwilich and Beethoven, featuring soloists Elissa Lee Koljonen (violin) and Yumi Kendall (cello). Selected by the Sun Sentinel as one of 5 Must-See Classical Music Performances This Season Program ELLEN TAAFEE ZWILICHTBALUDWIG VAN BEETHOVENKing Stephen OvertureELLEN TAAFEE ZWILICHDouble Concerto for Violin and CelloLUDWIG VAN BEETHOVENSymphony No. 5

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“Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert at the Deering Estate featuring Keba

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert at the Deering Estate offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars, on the edge of Biscayne Bay. The concert will feature Trinidad-born artist Keba and her sensual fusion of Pop, R&B and Soul. Limited refreshments and food will be available for an additional fee. The concert … +

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Bitches Brew Revisited: A Celebration of 50 Years of Jazz Fusion at Gusman Hall

Wed Jan 15, 2020

The Frost Sextet and the Frost Concert Jazz Band revisit music from Miles Davis’s audacious Bitches Brew, released in 1970, reimagined in new arrangements by saxophonist Charles Pillow. As part of his residency at Frost, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman, a Miles Davis sideman, performs with both Frost groups. Chuck Bergeron and John Daversa, directors Charles Pillow and Dave Liebman, saxophones … +

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Nu Deco at The Citadel ft. Hurray for the Riff Raff

Jan 24 - 25, 2020. 8:00pm

Nu Deco is back at The Citadel with for a night of music by Steven Freund, Caroline Shaw, and Jonathan Bailey Holland, a special collaboration with the eclectic indie-ensemble Hurray for the Riff Raff featuring Alynda Seggara, and the music of Fleetwood Mac. Program STEVEN FREUND – UNREMIXED CAROLINE SHAW – ENTR’ACTE JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND – MOTOR CITY DANCE MIX SPECIAL COLLABORATION FEATURING HURRAY FOR … +

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South Florida JAZZ at Bailey Hall Presents MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO

Saturday, January 18 – 8:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the jazz master from New York by way of Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Monty Alexander, returns with his empathetic, hand-in-glove trio. Monty’s playing has always retained a strong Caribbean influence, but with a significant bebop flavor and a bright swinging feeling. Influenced predominantly by Nat Cole, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, and Wynton Kelly, His roots are evident in all … +

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Jazz Roots: "CUBA" with Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at ARSHT

Jan 10, 2020

“Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is one of the best jazz orchestras in existence, a powerhouse outfit whose precise section work is enhanced by thrilling soloists“ The New Yorker O’Farrill’s debut album with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a first GRAMMY® Award nomination in 2005. His next album, Song for Chico, earned a GRAMMY® Award for Best Latin Jazz … +