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We’re well past the spring holidays, but the season hasn’t quite ended yet. Indeed, there are several concerts taking place just this weekend, plus earlier this month, the Mainly Mozart music festival announced programming that will go through June. Seraphic Fire This week’s concerts feature three vocal soloists and a small chamber orchestra in two […]

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The Cleveland Orchestra brings its Miami residency to a close beginning tonight and ending Saturday night with three performances of a 1937 blockbuster, German composer Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. In its own proto-minimalist way, this setting of medieval Goliard lyrics drawn from a collection in a monastery has been as influential as milestones such as […]

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Franz Joseph Haydn spent a lot of time on opera, not just writing it for his royal employers at Esterhaza, but also arranging and conducting the works of other composers for the company. But while his surviving Italian operas and German singspiels have been unearthed, recorded and mounted in imaginative productions (particularly Il Mondo della […]

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Every five years, the Chopin Foundation of the United States hosts its national piano competition, and this year marks the 9th annual mounting of that event, which is set for February 21 through March 1 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Over those eight days, 24 young pianists – all U.S.-based, all born between 1985 and […]

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Last week, Florida Grand Opera announced it would be performing a Holocaust-themed opera next season. But next week, another local opera company is stepping into the subject of the Holocaust with a world premiere work for the stage. On Feb. 20, Palm Beach Opera will give the first performance of Enemies, a Love Story, an […]

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Next year, Florida Grand Opera will join a small company of American opera troupes to mount a work that, since its belated premiere just five years ago, has electrified the operatic world. This week, FGO announced that one of the four operas it would present in its 2015-16 season is Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Passenger. Written […]

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Published on January 28, 2015 by in Miami

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Here’s something unusual for this weekend at the New World Symphony: Three world premieres. In an ambitious move, the orchestral academy’s director, Michael Tilson Thomas, is leading his charges in pieces by Miami Beach’s own Michael Gordon, New Voices commission recipient Ted Hearne, and orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin of three songs written by University of […]

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Two things will come together over the next couple months in the debut of a new concert series in Miami: art song and contemporary American music. Make that three things: also, cats. The companion animals whose video antics occupy a sizable chunk of the Internet also will be celebrated in the series, which wraps with […]

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This week, we go back to the Baroque for two events: Runmarocco and Messiah. Rumbarocco What do you think of when you hear a musical ensemble described as “Latin-Baroque fusion”? If it takes a while to get a sound picture in your head, then you can fill that out Saturday night at St. Martha’s in […]

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It’s Art Basel week, and amid all the interest from the outside world, as well as the tremendous amount of art by creators from outside the country, there are a number of local shows in which Miami and South Florida artists are drawing attention to their work, hoping to be seen in the middle of […]

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