Stories with 'classical music' tag

Conductor conductor, what’s your function?

Dean Whiteside, Conductor Fellow at New World Symphony Alexa Caravia We’ve all seen an orchestral conductor doing their thing on stage. They seem kinda important, right? After all, they are right in front, leading the music, and even bow to the audience after a performance. So what, exactly, do they do? To find out, we […]

/ January 24, 2019


A showcase of talented musicians

pc: Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau To call the accomplishments of the New World Symphony Fellows “amazing” would be selling them short. This is a group of 84 recent college grads from all over the world chosen to perform and learn at NWS. One of the highlights of being a Fellow is being selected […]

/ January 17, 2019


Bernstein at 100: Trouble in Tahiti/ Arias & Barcarolles

Orchestra Miami and Magic City Opera join forces to perform two exciting masterpieces in a Centennial Celebration for legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. Trouble in Tahiti, an opera in one act, is a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. Arias & Barcarolles, Bernstein’s last major piece, is a very personal song […]

/ December 8, 2018


Bernstein at 100: Trouble in Tahiti/ Arias & Barcarolles

Orchestra Miami and Magic City Opera join forces to perform two exciting masterpieces in a Centennial Celebration for legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. Trouble in Tahiti, an opera in one act, is a candid portrait of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple. Arias & Barcarolles, Bernstein’s last major piece, is a very personal song […]

/ December 8, 2018


IlluminArts Five Year Anniversary Party

We are thrilled to announce that the Five Year Anniversary Celebration of IlluminArts will take place on November 10, 2018 at the Mindy Solomon Gallery from 7:00-10:00PM. IlluminArts debuted on the Miami cultural scene on November 10, 2013. In our short history we have collaborated with prominent institutions in the community to tell stories through art and […]

/ November 1, 2018


Miami Music Festival: The Ghosts of Versailles

For the first time in Florida, Miami Music Festival proudly presents John Corigliano’s grand opera buffa, The Ghosts of Versailles. The spirits have come back to court; the court of Louis XVI that is! Marie Antoinette is upset about being beheaded, so her favorite playwright attempts to entertain her by continuing the adventures of his characters […]

/ June 25, 2018


La Rondine

La Rondine is an Italian comic opera set in mid-19th century Paris and the French Riviera. Created by Giacomo Puccini in 1916, it tells the love story between a woman from high society and a naïve younger man of lesser means. The story twists and turns through the tumultuous times of true love. Miami Music […]

/ June 25, 2018


Stravinksy’s Petrushka – MMF Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert with the MMF Orchestra

Featuring the MMF Concerto Competition Winners Joel Smirnoff, Conductor Each season, the Miami Music Festival hosts a symphony concert devoted entirely to winners of the MMF Concerto Competition. Multiple winners are featured as soloists alongside the MMF Orchestra for one movement of a standard concerto. This season, the winners will perform a concerto with the […]

/ June 25, 2018


Miami Music Festival Wagner Institute Die Walküre Act II with Concept, Set Design and Direction by Antoine Wagner Lohengrin Act II

The Miami Music Festival’s Wagner Institute advances Richard Wagner’s legacy of using an opera’s theatrics as part of the “total art” through innovations focused on technology,. This season, Wagner’s great-great-grandson, Antoine Wagner, makes his directorial debut, creating the concept, set design and direction for Act II of Die Walküre – the continuance of Wagner’s 4-opera […]

/ June 25, 2018


Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 – Miami Music Festival Orchestra

Shostakovich began his Symphony No. 10 only a few months after Joseph Stalin’s death. It has been rumored to be a musical portrait of the Communist dictator and to include many covert anti-Stalin protests, thus creating an intense score with brooding moments that eventually crash into a slower, calmer finale. The MMF Orchestra, conducted by […]

/ June 25, 2018