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The Vienna Boys Choir (Wiener Sangerknaben in German) has been around since 1498. That’s a long time, but what a gifted musical tradition. Since 1918 the members (who range in age from 10-14) have made appearances aside from the royal court (where it all began), and in churches or for state occasions. Now here’s something […]

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Mahler’s sublime, monumental Third

Published on November 15, 2012 by in Miami, Music

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The Cleveland Orchestra opens its annual Miami residency this Friday and Saturday with the Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, which at 100 minutes long and six movements is his longest, most sprawling orchestral work. In doing so, the Cleveland makes Miami more of a Mahler city, joining Miami Beach’s annual presentations of Mahler symphonies in […]

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I saw a remarkable play in the basement of St. Paul’s First Baptist Church late last week: blank slate theatre’s all-youth production of the multiple-Tony-winning musical, “Spring Awakening.” There are just four performances left, and let me say, right off the bat: I really think you ought to go see it, too. The show blends […]

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During most of the openings of new art exhibits at Summit Artspace, a Knight Arts grantee, there have been various musical soloists or groups performing. They generally have been on the third floor where there is more room since the primary gallery on the first floor can get crowded. For the upcoming exhibit “Kaleidoscope 2012″ – […]

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One of Macon’s musical and educational treasures, the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, will soon have a new home. Mercer University announced in a press release Friday, November 9, that the Atlanta-based Robert W. Woodruff Foundation had approved a $1.5 million grant to fund the renovation of the historic Bell House on College Street to […]

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It’s a good weekend for early music, with return visits by two groups that do their best to make music of ages long past live for modern audiences. This year’s concert series at St. Martha’s in Miami Shores begins with a concert Sunday afternoon by Red Priest, the British quartet that takes its name from […]

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One day not too long from now, youth choral groups might be as ubiquitous and popular nationwide as Pop Warner football teams. That’s the goal, in any case, of the Miami Choral Academy, whose director, Shawn Crouch, is working to develop a curriculum based on the academy’s work here that could be used by communities […]

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The coolest band in Paris

Published on October 31, 2012 by in Miami, Music

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Nouvelle Vague | Photo by Melanie Liset

It seems like every band these days is the coolest band around. An endless supply of cool, hip groups sprout like dandelions and promise to radically reshape the sound of the music industry. Cool is cool, but interesting is beyond cool. This Friday,

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Moona Luna

Despite Tropical Storm Sandy’s feigned threats to ruin our weekend, a storm of cultural events will unfold across South Florida  — rain or shine — from Miami Nice Jazz Festival at the Gusman Center (October 26-28) to Art Live Fair

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Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat was written originally as a work that could be done with minimal numbers of players and actors, and in any old kind of performance space. Stravinsky and writer C.F. Ramuz wrote the piece in 1918, at the very end of the war that had killed the Belle Epoque, and in […]

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