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 … +


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 … +


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 … +


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 … +


Tilson Thomas resigns from New World Symphony
Thursday March 3, 2022

Michael Tilson Thomas Is stepping down as artistic director of the New World Symphony, the Miami Beach based musical academy that he co-founded with cruise magnate and philanthropist Ted Arison. In an open letter, Tilson Thomas revealed, for the first time, details of his previously reported health crisis. Past August, he underwent brain surgery, followed by a regimen of radiation and chemotherapy … +


Percussion Consort: MIAMI BEATS at New World Symphony
Sat Sep 28, 2019

Percussionists of the Magic City unite! NWS Percussion Fellows are joined by students from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music for a one-night-only adventure. Together they will perform the world premiere of the Percussion Symphony No. 2 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen, who will be in attendance. Hailed by The New Yorker as “the most original musical thinker of our time,” … +


Dranoff 2 Piano presents “The Ocean’s Soul – Songs of the Sea & Civilization”
Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 PM

Maarten van Veen & Ralph van Raat will play Classical & Contemporary composers including Stravinsky & John Luther Adams in a program of music inspired by & forecasting humanity’s relationship to our oceans. The concert will use New World Centers top technology to present videos of the ocean past & present by top film makers and scientists. Maarten van Veen, piano Ralph … +


Alexander Fiterstein: Such Different Paths at New World Symphony
Sun Dec 16, 2018

Explore a myriad of chamber music alongside NWS Fellows as they tackle styles spanning over 200 years! The clarinet has a rich history and concert artist Alexander Fiterstein will make sure we experience all of it, joining Fellows for a performance of one of Mozart’s best-known chamber works, the Clarinet Quintet. In Paul Schoenfeld’s wildly virtuosic and fun Trio, the clarinet celebrates … +


New World Symphony presents Chloe Tula: Harp Virtuosity and Versatility
Mon Dec 10, 2018

The modern harp, patented in Paris in the 19th century, was favored by the French Impressionist masters in the orchestral repertoire, with its signature angelic sound. However, this evening’s repertoire goes far beyond that. This sampling, presented by Harp Fellow Chloe Tula, is an array of show-stopping solo works, drawing from Spanish, jazz, and symphonic influences. The harp also has a chance … +


Carnegie Halls’s NY02 and Gil Shaham in concert at New World Center
Sat Jul 21, 2018

Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 makes its New World Center debut alongside Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham and NWS Fellows and alumni for an exclusive one-night-only event—the orchestra’s only public performance before its finale at Carnegie Hall. NYO2 is joined by conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto for Mexican and Russian masterpieces, including the vibrant suite from Revueltas’s Redes, Prokofiev’s rich First Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s … +


Nu Deco Ensemble featuring violinist Kishi Bashi plays at New World Center
Fri Apr 20, 2018 - Sat Apr 21, 2018

Nu Deco kicks off their multi-year commissioning series at the New World Center with multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and violin looper Kishi Bashi. This catalyst of this performance will be the world-premiere of Bashi’s multimedia piece, Improvisations on EO 9066, based on Executive Order 9066, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The concert will also include music of Mason Bates, Shostakovich, … +


New World Symphony: Maurice Ravel’ Musical Journey with conductor Stéphane Denève
Sat Apr 14, 2018

French music authority and Music Director-Designate of the St. Louis Symphony, Stéphane Denève makes his anticipated return to lead an in-depth exploration of the music of Maurice Ravel, one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. Discover Ravel’s rich body of work in a three-part event that highlights his style and influences, from childlike charm to American jazz to glittering exoticism. Writer … +


New World Symphony: Orchestra Concert PINES OF ROME
Sat Apr 7, 2018 - Sun Apr 8, 2018

Global conducting phenom Stéphane Denève conjures a vibrant, sun-dappled Italy seen through the lens of French and homegrown musical giants. No composer captured the spirit of Italy quite like its own Ottorino Respighi, whose Pines of Rome is a breathtaking ode to nature and the iconic landscapes of the Eternal City. From climbing pine trees and mysterious catacombs to vivid bird calls, this … +


A Return to Bach’s Coffeehouse at New World Center
Sat 10 Mar, 2018 - Sun 11 Mar, 2018

Long before Starbucks appeared on every corner there was Leipzig’s Café Zimmermann, where the original jam sessions were taking place regularly by musical mastermind J.S. Bach and his student orchestra. With libations flowing, Bach would take the stage to perform his own works, as well as those by his admired friends Vivaldi and Telemann. Recreate the magic with two of Bach’s renowned … +


Adam​ ​Gyorgy​ ​makes his debut​ ​in​ ​Miami​ ​with​ ​a Hurricane​ ​Irma​ ​Relief​ ​Benefit Concert
Sat 7 Oct, 2017

​​Adam​ ​Gyorgy​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​performing​ a ​one​ ​hour​ ​concert​ ​​benefit​ting ​​The​​ ​​Miami​ ​Foundation​ ​Hurricane​ ​Relief​ ​Fund. Adam​ ​Gyorgy (born 28 January 1982, Hungary) ​​ ​is​ ​recognized​ ​world-wide​ ​as​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​finest​ ​classical​ ​pianists​ ​of​ ​today.​ At​ ​his​ ​Miami​ ​concert,​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​will​ ​begin​ ​a​ ​musical​ ​journey​ ​with​ ​Adam​ ​Gyorgy’s improvisations,​ ​which​ ​always​ ​tell​ ​a​ ​genuine​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​story​ ​of​ ​Adam’s​ ​emotional … +


New World Symphony: Dimensions
Fri 31 Mar, 2017

Dimensions is a special event designed by Zach Manzi (Clarinet Fellow at the New World Symphony) who will be a host and Dean Whiteside as Conductor. The idea is to invite the audience to take part in the inner world of musicians to bring down barriers. Zach Manzi has enjoyed many recent performances with The Juilliard Orchestra and Wind Orchestra as well … +


New World Symphony: Nordic Masters at ARSHT
Sat 11 Mar, 2017

Internationally renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä and the New World Symphony dedicate an evening to Nordic musical masters, featuring Nielsen’s grand sunrise that ascends in what the composer calls a “joyous song of praise.” From Nielsen Helios Overture. Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto comes to life in the hands of pianist Garrick Ohlsson before Sibelius’ magnificent First Symphony. Knight Concert Hall The Adrienne Arsht … +