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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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The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day hopes to top last year’s $3.2 million total of giving in this year’s 24-hour donate-a-thon that begins Thursday. A lot of worth nonprofits are competing for dollars in this event, and that includes arts groups: Seraphic Fire, the Miami Symphony, the SoBe Arts Institute, the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, […]

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The Cleveland Orchestra makes it first reappearance of the season this week with two evening concerts at the Knight Concert Hall, escaping the polar vortex as it settles in on northeast Ohio. But the orchestra actually will begin shaking off the cold tomorrow morning with a children’s program for fourth-graders in the Miami-Dade County school […]

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It’s no secret that arts organizations have been doing a lot of adjusting and rethinking under the pressures of massive technological change and economic dislocation. Opera companies have been especially hard-hit, and for devotees of this art form, there is a long list of used-to-be organizations to lament, chief among them the pioneering New York […]

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And suddenly, the season is full flower. This weekend is one of the many overbooked ones between now and April, and here’s a look at the reasons why: Miami Music Festival From Around the World: Newly renamed in its third season, Adolfo Vidal’s four-concert series opens Friday night at Florida International University’s Wertheim Concert Hall […]

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The 2014 edition of Festival Miami opens Friday night with a concert by the University of Miami’s Frost Symphony Orchestra in an all-American program of 20th and 21-century music. Thomas Sleeper leads the Frost in two concerti, the Alto Saxophone Concerto of the now-overlooked composer Paul Creston, with Dale Underwood as soloist, and Samuel Barber’s […]

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This Sunday, the Miami Symphony Orchestra opens another season at the Knight Concert Hall, in an evening of canonical works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Rachmaninov. Conductor Eduardo Marturet will lead the orchestra in the Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage overture of Mendelssohn, Brahms’ First Symphony and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov, […]

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When the new Liam Neeson thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, makes its debut Friday, at least one Miami man will be watching with more than the usual interest. That’s because Carlos Rafael Rivera wrote the score for the film, and the University of Miami lecturer found his first experience writing music for a movie […]

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Anyone who’s talked to Patrick Dupré Quigley over the years at some point becomes aware that he is a committed advocate for American choral music and choral ensembles. Quigley’s latest recording with his Miami-based Seraphic Fire concert choir, released Tuesday, is a collection of American music spanning about 120 years, from the anonymous hymns of […]

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