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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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Carol Oja on Lecture about Marian Anderson at Clarke Recital Hall

Fri Feb 21, 2020

Marian Anderson’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1955 broke through the company’s longstanding Jim Crow practices. Carol Oja, Professor of Music at Harvard University, revisits the campaign waged by the NAACP and Anderson’s manager, Sol Hurok, to gain equal access to concert halls and major performance institutions. Seventh Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Series Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, … +

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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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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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Faculty Composers featuring Switch Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

Mon Feb 17, 2020

The Switch Ensemble, which describes itself as “a new music ensemble for the 21st century with a commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians,” premieres new works by Frost Composition faculty and works from their current repertoire in this concert. The concert will have Charles Norman Mason as director.

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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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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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Pianist MISHA DACIĆ plays at Key Biscayne Piano Festival

Fri Feb 14, 2020

Pianist Misha Dacic performs at Key Biscayne Piano Festival, acclaimed for its passion and virtuosity, this one-time-only concert will include a wide program. There will also be an introductory talk by Frank Cooper. RACHMANINOFF Elegie in E flat minor, Op.3 No.1 Melodie in E major, Op.3 No.3 In the Silent Night Op.4 No.3 (Arr.Earl Wild) To Her Op.38 No.2 (Arr.Misha Dacic) Prelude … +

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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 … +

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Pines of Rome: Frost Wind Ensemble at Gusman Concert Hall

As a part of the Frost Honor Band Weekend, the Frost Wind Ensemble plays a concert featuring guest conductor Steven D. Davis, from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. The program features works by David Maslanka, Percy Grainger as well as Ottorino Respighi’s epic symphonic poem Pines of Rome. Robert M. Carnochan and Steven D. Davis, conductors Tina DiMeglio, graduate conductor Jennifer Grim, … +

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All Beethoven: Ehnes Quartet at Wertheim Performing Art Center

Tue Jan 28, 2020

Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music arena,” the Ehnes Quartet is comprised of four internationally renowned artists: James Ehnes, violin; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin;  Richard O’Neill, viola and Edward Arron in cello. Co-presented by Friends of Chamber Music of Miami and the FIU School of Music.

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Bee Gees NOW at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Jan 4, 2020

Bee Gees NOW presents a dynamic, interactive & thoroughly entertaining live tribute to the multi-platinum kings of disco. Put on your dancing shoes & get ready to experience Saturday Night Fever with this nationally touring premiere Bee Gees Tribute Band. Close your eyes & you will swear the real Gibb Brothers were performing! Open your eyes & experience the illusion that they’re … +

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Ottmar Liebert’ LUNA NEGRA at Amaturo Theater

Fri Jan 17, 2020

Twice named “New Ave Artist of the Year” by Billboard magazine, five-time Grammy Award Nominee and nouveau flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert, brings his richly textured and sensuous musical style described as “poetic sunshine at midnight” to the Amaturo Theater. Considered one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past two decades, Liebert has released 25 albums and earned 38 Gold and … +

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New Year's Soul Xplosion Concert at Au Rene Theater

Dec 28, 2019

Celebrate with a night of classic R&B and soul featuring three legendary groups. Don’t miss Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics (“Betcha By Golly Wow”, “You Make Me Feel Brand New”, “I’m Stone in Love With You”), The Chi-Lites (“Oh Girl”, “Have You Seen Her”) and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes (“If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, “Don’t Leave Me This … +

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Christmas with Oscar de León at Au Rene Theater

Dec 14, 2019

Celebrate the holidays with Latin music icon Oscar D’León! A Venezuelan musician who achieved international acclaim for his salsa music, his most famous song is perhaps “Llorarás,” which he recorded in 1975 with his group La Dimensión Latina. In Spanish, he is known as El Diablo de la Salsa (“The Devil of Salsa”), El Sonero del Mundo (“the Son Singer of the … +

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Daniel Lebhardt plays at Discovery Series

Sun Feb 23, 2020

Highly praised for it impeccable technique, Hungarian musician Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists International auditions in Paris and New York in 2014. A year later he was invited to record music by Bartók for Decca and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition. Now he comes to play as a part … +

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Willy Colón in Concert -one night only- at The Fillmore

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

William Anthony Colón Román, better known as Willie Colón, is a Nuyorican salsa musician and social activist. Bronx-born of Puerto Rican grandparents, as musician, composer, arranger, singer, and trombonist, as well as producer and director, Colón still holds the all time record for sales, he has created 40 productions that have sold more than thirty million records worldwide. His Asalto Navideño and … +

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A Passion for Italy by The Symphonia

Jan 5, 2020, 3 PM

Orchestral works that turn our attention to the beauty and romance of Italy. The program opens with the whimsical Suite for Lower Strings, by Brazilian American composer Clarice Assad. It adds new twists to familiar music by Bach, in which the main melodies are played by the lower strings for a change. Then the attention shifts to the Italian peninsula. The Haydn concerto … +

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: CMS Miami at Colony Theatre

Jan 9-10, 2020

Jan 9, 2020, 8 PM Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, David Finckel and Wu Han are among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The energy, imagination, and integrity they bring to their concert performances and artistic projects go unmatched. “Mr. Finckel and … +

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The Symphonia: Movies and Idylls

Dec 8, 2019

What inspires a composer to compose? Come experience how film, nostalgic prose, a birthday gift, and Renaissance frescoes inspired Copland, Barber, Wagner and Respighi. The curtain rises with music from three films scored by Aaron Copland: The City, Our Town and Of Mice and Men. Then The Symphonia performs Samuel Barber’s richly textured lyric rhapsody, “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” It is a setting for soprano … +