By Anne Tschida, Miami arts blogger When events collide, the stars align, we call that happy coincidence, “serendipity.” That’s what happened with a newly-formed Miami-Havana exchange program called Dialogues in Cuban Art, says the organizer and curator Elizabeth Cerejido. The project won a $60,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant in 2014. The funds were quickly matched […]
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Last week, Centaur Records released the second of two recordings containing the complete works for violin and piano of Franz Schubert, as played by violinist Tomas Cotik and pianist Tao Lin. Both are veteran performers on the South Florida scene, and Cotik, an Argentinian who holds a doctorate from the University of Miami, is a […]
Before Wynwood become the gritty urban oasis and hotspot for world travelers, gawkers and graffiti aficionados that it is today, The Miami Light Project (a Knight Arts grantee), under the stewardship of Artistic & Executive Director Elizabeth Boone, set up shop. Built The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. Provided more than just a space, but […]
By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer “To this we’ve come…,” laments Magda Sorel in her great aria from The Consul, the opera that closes Florida Grand Opera’s season and marks the climax of Gian Carlo Menotti’s grim and most famous melodrama. If the aria bears some similarity to Vissi d’arte in Tosca; in fact, […]
Even before entering the Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD) in Downtown, you know you are in for something special. The 1912 building sits in the heart of what remains of the historic center of Miami, still populated by buildings with deco facades, awe-inspiring lobbies and soaring ceilings. Climbing up the outdoor stairs, the […]
By Thalissa Woodcock, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus On April 15, 2015, Hialeah Performance Arts Club presented the 2015 Spring Concert to Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus students, faculty and staff. The Hialeah Performing Arts and Music Club promotes cultural enrichment amongst the student body, thus allowing students to gain an artistic view through events […]
The third annual Haitian Caribbean Book Fair, a Knight Arts grantee, will be held this weekend, beginning with an opening reception on Saturday evening and running through Sunday, May 24th at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. The Haitian Caribbean Book Fair is part of a boom in literary culture in South Florida. Not too long ago, […]
By Leah Craig, University of Florida School of Music This week marks the first time in which the University of Florida School of Music’s Brazilian Music Institute (BMI) will be presented in South Florida. Founded and organized by Welson Tremura in 2001, BMI is a training ground for emerging Brazilian musicians and students. Previously held in Gainesville, […]
Visual poetry is one of the newest genres in the art world. Combining text or voice with the moving image is on the frontier, just where Rhonda Mitrani wants her space, The Screening Room, to be. That’s why the first project after receiving a Knight Arts Challenge grant to expand the new media landscape in […]
Last year, pianist Mia Vassilev and the members of her Miami Piano Circle premiered a Miami-themed work by the popular American classical composer Michael Torke, a suite for 10 pianos called Miami Grands. On Saturday, Vassilev and nine of her closest 88-key friends converge on Miami Beach’s New World Center for an all-American concert of […]