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Photo by Philip Groshong for Cincinnati Opera.

“Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places,” recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge grant, is a new three-year program developed by the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) to expose lesser-known operas to the South Florida community by staging them in unorthodox spaces. Thursday night, FGO opens its first performance at The Stage,

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No. 9′s black angels

Published on March 18, 2013 by in Miami, Music

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Cleveland Orchestra

“Love, love, the clouds went/up the tower of the sky/like triumphant washerwomen, and it all/glowed in blue, all like a single star….” —Pablo Neruda The Cleveland Orchestra is astonishing, but after seeing Joshua Bell play Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in January and Berlioz’s masterful performance

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Tonight, the Cleveland Orchestra opens a series of three concerts that celebrate love between two humans as well as the love of humanity in general. The love story of composer Peter Lieberson and his wife, mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, is told in the Neruda Songs, which Lieberson based on five of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s […]

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In case you missed “The Intimate Bach, Part I” from Apollo’s Fire, a Knight Arts grantee, here’s your chance to redeem yourself, for the celebrated Baroque orchestra will be coming again to appear at Fairlawn Lutheran Church on Thursday evening. This performance has the subtitle “with his friend Telemann,” referring to Georg Philipp Telemann, who […]

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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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