MUSIC

PULSE
Friday, April 4, 9:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Joshua Gersen, conductor; Laura (of Miami), DJ; Amos Fayette, violin; Julia Noone, violin. The New World Center transforms into a late-night lounge - complete with club-style lighting and video projections - during this innovative event. A DJ spins electronic grooves alongside performances by the New World Symphony of contemporary and classical works for orchestra and ensembles.
 
It's a Family Affair!
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
One of the premier South Florida events geared toward families and children, It's A Family Affair! consists of a half-day musical celebration featuring live performances by the Fellows of the New World Symphony, hands-on themed activities for children and families throughout the New World Center and a silent auction. This year, the New World Symphony will partner with Zoo Miami to present Carnival of the Animals! Zoo Miami's Communications Director/Zoo Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill, an award-winning photographer and documentary producer, will narrate Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals during the concert, and immediately afterwards, will host an interactive animal exhibit showcasing select animals from Zoo Miami.

Music around the World FREE
Sunday, April 6, 10:00 a.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
www.gmys.org
Enjoy this special presentation by three Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS) ensembles-the Miami Beach Preparatory Class, Beach Mozart's Ensemble, and a Woodwind. The GMYS is a five-level orchestral training program serving over 800 youth in the school year and over 350 in the summer months. Founded in 1958 as a complimentary program to music education in the schools, the organization has grown to include multiple ensembles, outreach programs, and a comprehensive summer camp.

NWSA Composition Concert
Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.nwsa.mdc.edu
The Student Composers of New World School of the Arts present New Music from New World: An evening of contemporary original compositions.

Special Presentation: From the Top
Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Be a part of a live recording of NPR's From the Top, one of the most popular weekly music series on public radio, at the New World Center! Hosted by Christopher O'Riley, this program will celebrate South Florida's talented young classical musicians, and will spotlight the New World Symphony's role in mentoring these musicians through our Community Engagement program. VIP packages are available for $149 and include two tickets in a premier seating section and a post-event reception with host Christopher O'Riley and artists from the evening!

Music Works presents: "Trampled Under Foot"
Wednesday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.tufkc.com
2008 International Blues Challenge Band Winners

All Together Now FREE
Saturday, April 12, 11:30 a.m.
North Shore Park and Youth Center, 500 72nd Street
www.miamichildrenschorus.org
The entire community is invited for an afternoon of singing where everyone is sure to make new friends while exercising their vocal cords. All Together Now is electrifyingly uplifting, and provides an opportunity for friends and families to gather round, enjoy each other's company, and sing songs that tell the stories of our community. In addition, the event will feature performances by MCC's Beginning Chorus AND children from MCC'S Miami Beach and Little Havana We Will Sing outreach choirs!

Mozart on the Move FREE
Saturday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.
1100 Block Outdoor Stage, Lincoln Road
www.sobechamberensemble.org
Children of all ages will be delighted by our FREE user-friendly 50 minute show, a mix of Mozart, the Beatles, Argentine tangos, Brazilian sambas, Italian opera arias and Irish folk tunes. We are happy to be able to give passersby of all ages and nationalities the opportunity to experience the beauty and intimacy of chamber music! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.

Concerto Showcase
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 p.m. (WALLCASTTM concert)
 FREE
Sunday, April 13, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Edwin Outwater, conductor; Madeline Sharp, viola; Henrik Heide, flute; Joseph Peters, oboe; Jin Suk Yu, violin. This all-concerto program features four members of the orchestra selected as winners of this season's concerto competition. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these talented string and woodwind Fellows, as Edwin Outwater returns to conduct.

Jorge Gonzalez de Los Prisioneros
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Jorge González Ríos is the former lead singer, main songwriter and sole composer of the Chilean band Los Prisioneros, and is currently the frontman of Los Updates. Los Prisioneros enjoyed a huge level of popularity and success initially in Chile and eventually all of Latin America beginning in 1984. The band called it quits in 1992, and González went on a successful solo career.

FLA-FRA: Cécile McLorin Salvant
Saturday, April 12, 8:30 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.tigertail.org
Cécile McLorin Salvant has skyrocketed to stardom since we first saw her at the Spoleto Festival USA in 2012. Possessing a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues, she combines conservatory-honed technique with a beguiling gift for lyrical interpretation. Cécile stole the show at the Arsht Center in December when she appeared with Winton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Friends Fun Wine Presents: Rose Max Samba Party
Saturday, April 12, 10:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rose realized she had the gift of singing at a very early age. Everyone from her mother's side was a musician. She is the great-grand daughter of the conductor and composer Cupertino De Menezes and grand-daughter of the guitar player and composer Manuel De Menezes. Rose moved to Miami in October of 1993, where she has been continuing to grow and develop musically, and by keeping a constant performance schedule, she has become highly recognized in the Brazilian, Hispanic and American communities. She won the Brazilian Press Award for the "Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA" in 1997, 1998 and 2001.

Haydn: Seven Last Words
Sunday, April 13, 4:00 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Drive
www.seraphicfrire.org
Featuring a collaboration between Seraphic Fire and the Spektral Quartet. Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn for the grand Holy Week celebrations of the Cathedral in Cadiz, Spain, Haydn's Seven Last Words is a sumptuous feast of Classical choral and string writing. With aching adagios and passionate, plaintive singing, the Seven Last Words is at the pinnacle of Haydn's considerable output. For this once-in-a-decade performance, the singers of Seraphic Fire are joined by the Spektral Quartet, an ensemble that Time Out Chicago calls a "chamber supergroup." Be in the audience to listen to the musical alchemy that occurs when two of the nation's most cutting-edge chamber groups combine to perform a consummate musical masterpiece.

Listening Club: Improvements
Wednesday, April 16, 8:00 p.m.
Audiotheque @ ArtCenter, 924 Lincoln Road, #201
www.artcentersf.org
Curated by: Brook Dorsch. A new spin on the sound implementation of older technological ideas.

Percussion Consort
Saturday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
The spotlight shifts to the Percussion Fellows in the season's final performance by the New World Percussion Consort. Steve Reich's Minimalist masterpiece moves in phases, hypnotically pulsing as phrases, based on the human breath, rise and fall throughout a mesmerizing, hour-long journey.

NWSA Concerto Winners Concert
Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.nwsa.mdc.edu
Hear the Laureates of the New World School of the Arts Concerto Competition perform as soloists with the NWSA Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Alfred Gershfeld.

New Work
Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Experience cutting-edge contemporary art in this exciting and multifaceted evening of new artistic creations. Featuring: the world premiere of Cynthia Lee Wong's Carnival Fever, a work for orchestra, conducted by MTT; the world premiere of a video installation by Adam Larsen and MTT created for and presented with a performance of Lukas Foss's Phorion; the world premiere of Sean Friar's Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp; the world premiere of a micro-play by Joe Tracz, performed with music by John Cage; the world premiere of an expanded version of Re:**** Sitruuna ja meduusa, an installation artwork by audio artist James Andean and visual artist Merja Nieminen; new and recent poetry by Joshua Mehigan, presented in collaboration with O, Miami.

Musicians' Forum
Sunday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
The New World Symphony, in conjunction with Internet2 and the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA), presents the upcoming Network Performing Arts Production Workshop April 26-27, 2014. The annual three-day conference allows academics, artists, technology professionals and arts administrators to learn about and use cutting-edge distance-education technology; discuss artistic endeavors that utilize advanced networking applications; and explore new ways of incorporating visual technology in performances. And this year attendees are invited to experience this free Musicians' Forum featuring new music leveraging technology.

Lana Del Rey
Sunday, April 27, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray in January 2010.

HAIM
Tuesday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Haim is an American rock band hailing from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters Este Arielle, Danielle Sari and Alana Mychal Haim along with drummer Dash Hutton. Most frequently compared to Fleetwood Mac, Haim's sound has been described as "nu-folk-meets-nineties-R&B".

International Jazz Day FREE
Wednesday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue
www.mbculture.com
Celebrate International Jazz Day on Wednesday, April 30 with a free concert in Collins Park on Miami Beach.   Featuring multiple Grammy-winning drummer Will Calhoun, with Marc Cary on piano and Charnett Moffett on bass.  The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. with Miami's own Araya-Orta Quartet; hosted by Michael Valentine of WDNA and presented by the City of Miami Beach Arts in the Parks.

Listening Club: concrete to abstract
Wednesday, April 30, 8:00 p.m.
Audiotheque @ ArtCenter, 924 Lincoln Road, #201
www.artcentersf.org
Curated by: Alba Triana. Examines how identifiable themes gradually transformed into non-discernible sonority in western music.