MUSIC

(mostly jazz) Live Music at the Betsy
Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 8:00 p.m.
The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.531.6100 www.thebetsyhotel.com
(mostly jazz) Live Music Series at The Betsy-South Beach gathers some of the top musicians in the country for live performances every Wednesday and Thursday. No cover, no drink minimum - just a warm, welcoming atmosphere where everyone can be themselves. Settle in for an evening of great live music (mostly jazz) in a relaxed setting, with sofas and oversized chairs in our Lobby Salon.

Ryan Adams
Thursday, May 7, 8:00 p.m.

Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
www.ticketmaster.com
Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is best known for his prolific solo career, and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums.

American Grands
Saturday, May 9, 8:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
305.673.3331 www.nws.edu
Miami Piano Circle presents an exciting concert at the New World Center featuring 10 pianos playing at once!  Performers include Jon Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin, MacDowell, Gottschalk and more. Tickets: $30.

Kile Smith: Vespers
Sunday, May 10, 4:00 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Drive
www.seraphicfire.org
Seraphic Fire joins forces with the Renaissance band Piffaro, heralded as "one of the world's top international ensembles" (The Detroit News), to perform Kile Smith's sublime Vespers.  Indebted to the music of the Renaissance, through the reworking of ancient chants and chorale tunes, Kile Smith's lush and uplifting music creates a fresh, 21st century take on the timeless evening service of Vespers.

Ciara
Friday, May 15, 8:30 p.m.

Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Ciara Princess Harris, known as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, Ciara met music producer Jazze Pha. With his help, she signed a record deal with LaFace Records.

Sweet Sounds in South Beach
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Convention Center Drive
www.aarp.org
International superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan joins forces with Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Oscar-winning entertainment legend Rita Moreno and two-time Grammy Award winner Jon Secada on Saturday for a night of music that will have you dancing into the streets of South Beach.

Brahms and Fauré Piano Quartets
Sunday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.sobechamberensemble.org
Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60 (1875). Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was a German composer, but spent most of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms is often considered both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Baroque and Classical masters. South Beach Chamber Ensemble will contrast the Brahms with Fauré's Piano Quintet #2 in G minor, Op.45 (1886). Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers.  Tickets online or at the door: $25 adults, $15 students and seniors.

Rosario
Friday, May 22, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Rosario Flores is a two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer and actress. She was born in Madrid, Spain, as the daughter of Antonio González and Lola Flores. She is the sister of singer Lolita Flores and singer-songwriter Antonio Flores.

Andres Cepeda
Saturday, May 23, 8:00 p.m.

Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
www.ticketmaster.com
Andrés Cepeda is a popular Colombian singer and songwriter. He was born in Bogotá, the youngest of five children. He displayed an inclination towards music from an early age, studying piano since the age of 5. He composed his first piece at the age of 12.

Cantare! A Voice With A Future
Saturday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17th Street
www.miamichildrenschorus.org
You heard them perform with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus in Orff's Carmina Burana. Their angelic voices can be heard on recordings of Gloria Estefan and Raul Di Blasio. Now witness the full artistry and passion of the children of the MCC as they present Cantare! A Voice With A Future. Be there as Avanzato sings the world premier performance of The Sounds of A New Generation by composer Jim Papoulis. Classical Movements, Inc. commissioned this work for children's chorus and orchestra for the MCC through their Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program in honor of the MCC 50th Anniversary Season. General Admission: $25. Students and Seniors: $10