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Saturday night’s performance by the Macon Symphony Orchestra, a Knight Arts grantee, was tempered with a bit of sadness. Less than two weeks prior, The Telegraph reported that MSO’s new conductor, Ward Stare, will be leaving at the end of the season. He was hired less than one year ago, so this season will be […]

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Some new music is coming to the Sunday Afternoons of Music series this weekend with a recital by the fine Canadian violinist Lara St. John, who will play a fresh-off-the-stocks work by the New Zealand composer John Psathas. The son of Greek immigrants, Psathas wrote music for the Athens Olympics of 2004 and has evoked […]

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The Creole Choir of Cuba | Sven Creutzmann

FUNDarte and Miami Light Project open the 6th Global Cuba Fest, a month-long festival of performances that celebrates the contemporary music and artists of Cuba and the Caribbean Diaspora, with a historic first-ever U.S. performance

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The Macon Concert Association (MCA) will present “Late Night with Leonard Bernstein,” in Porter Auditorium at Wesleyan College on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. Founded in 1933, Macon Concert Association is one of Macon’s oldest arts organizations. The association’s purpose is simply to bring world-renowned […]

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From mambo to Mozart

Published on February 28, 2013 by in Miami, Music

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New World Symphony | Photo by WorldRedEye

I remember attending performances at the old New World space on Lincoln Road, which is now H&M, before I knew the difference between Mozart and mambo. Now, I know a little bit more about music, but every time I go to the New World Center, I learn something new from Michael Tilson Thomas and the […]

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If it’s March, it must be time to celebrate the music of the Baroque, and this Friday, the 14th iteration of the Miami Bach Society’s Tropical Baroque Festival gets under way. The Society, founded more than two decades ago by the University of Miami’s Donald Oglesby, routinely gathers a number of excellent ancient-music ensembles to […]

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A Prooper Marriage | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Co-dependence is like a binary star-system where two stars orbit one another around their center of gravity. They can’t escape, and they’re stuck in an almost eternal dance until they exhaust their nuclear reactors. However, if the two

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Salon Saloon is a monthly “live action arts magazine” put on by the interdisciplinary collaborative team at Works Progress and hosted by Springboard for the Arts staffer, artist and raconteur Andy Sturdevant. The show is “filmed before a live studio audience” on the fourth Tuesday of every month (they’re raising funds to edit and distribute […]

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There are concerts and there are concerts, and then there are explosions of art, bursts of concentrated, disciplined energy that sweep in like a wind and leave everything leveled and changed. Such was the performance I saw Feb. 9 at the New World Center of John Cage’s Song Books, an astonishing experience of precisely 46 […]

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I’ve seen hundreds of author readings in bookstores and libraries over the years, but the usual routine – writers who stand at a podium and hold forth – hardly makes for a compelling performance. I love the way the monthly Riot Act Reading Series has, since 2006, shaken up that formula: the line-up varies, featuring a […]

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