Greater Miami Youth Symphony Presentations
Sunday, November 1, 11:00 a.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
All ages

Sunday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano duo. Get a close look at a multitude of fascinating instruments alongside our wildly entertaining Percussion Fellows. First up, composer and visual artist Tristan Perich celebrates crotales-a collection of tiny cymbal-like disks-with the cheerful ringing of Observations. Iannis Xenakis' Skins isolates the drum family and its unique timbres to cast a rhythmic, hypnotic and primal spell. In a grand finale, modern percussion meets traditional keyboards in a broad exploration of sound, one which required Paul Lansky to "splash notes on paper, trying to fuse the two traditions together." Linger after the concert for a special meet-and-greet with the performers. 

Monday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Curated and produced by the NWS Fellows, Musicians' Forums come alive through musical spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Join the Fellows for this inspired performance. 

Monday, November 2, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Metric are a Canadian rock band founded in 1998 in Toronto. The band consists of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key. 

Live Music Series at The Betsy FREE
Thursday, November 5:
Kurt Burkhart
Wednesday, November 11: Liz Bieler Duo
Thursday, November 12: Alfredo Chacon
Wednesday, November 18: Diogo Brown Duo
Thursday, November 19: Rodolfo Troncoso
Wednesday, November 25: Mike Gerber
Thursday, November 26: Dorian Avila
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive
The Betsy-South Beach offers great live jazz every Wednesday and Thursday from 8pm to 11pm.  Enjoy great classic cocktails; 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.  

Students Composers Concert
Thursday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
This fall’s Student Composers Concert features the chamber, solo, and electroa­coustic music of 5 FIU graduate composers performed by student performers from the FIU School of Music. The works vary in style and aesthetic direction as each student works on developing his or her unique compositional voice. The 5 students are at different stages of their Masters studies some just beginning some finishing their thesis work. The composers being featured on this fall’s concert are Gilbert Kong, Juan Mansilla, Alberto Monnar, Marcus Norris, and Maureen Reyes.

Brazilian Girls
Friday, November 6, 5:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
The House of Creatives Miami featuring Brazilian Girls in concert! Opening sets by Million Young, Bluejay, Grey 8s and The Hongs: a meeting of Miami's most creative and forward-thinking minds in independent music and arts at North Beach Bandshell. Over the course of two previous studio albums and countless all-nighters at their East Village clubhouse, Nublu, Brazilian Girls have established a reputation as New York's premier international party band. To attend a Brazilian Girls show-with its blur of beats, colors and textures-is to experience something like time travel: No one else is quite as capable of making a few hours fly by like a few minutes. "Multicultural, cosmopolitan, intellectual dance music: Ibiza meets punk, dub goes tango, trance gets smart."-Singer Sabina Sciubba, keyboardist Didi Gutman, drummer Aaron Johnston and bassist Jesse Murphy.

Miami Children's Chorus: Artistry of Youth
Friday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
All Souls' Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Drive
Hear the future in every voice as the choristers of the MCC present Artistry of Youth. This engaging concert will have you expanding your beliefs on the artistic excellence of youth when they explore versions of Ave Maria and mesmerize you with Prayer of the Children. General Admission $20 • Students and Seniors $7

Hye Doun – "Armenian Home"
Saturday, November 7, 7:00 p.m.
Arts at St. Johns, 4760 Pine Tree Drive
The impact of the Armenian genocide extends far beyond the original events.Concentrating on Armenian folk and folk-inspired melodies and dance, the performers will guide the audience through the musical and dance pieces, with cultural commentary provided by a narrator. Audience members will have a chance to be involved in a Q-and-A period. Performers will include Myriam Eli, Alique Mazmanian, Reza Filsoofi, and Joe Zeytoonian, with narration by Douglas Kalajian author of  "Stories My Father Never Finished Telling Me". VIP Admission is $30, General Admission is $20, $15 for seniors and students

Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, November 8, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Paul Goodwin, conductor. Plunge into the crisp melodies of these famous odes dedicated to the rivers Thames and Elbe. With deft brilliance, Telemann paints a nautical theme into all of his movements, each dedicated to mythological sea idols, from water nymphs to Triton and Neptune. Handel, in his most famous instrumental work, moved King George I to extravagant praise with his large-scale, regal score while sailing down the Thames, its joyful notes-rooted in European dances-ringing for miles. Renowned for his authentic period-style performances, conductor Paul Goodwin leads a dazzling performance of these aquatic gems. This is a concert fit for royalty!

Chance The Rapper: Family Matters Tour
Saturday, November 7, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major recognition following the release of his second mixtape Acid Rap. Chance is also a member of the Chicago collective SAVEMONEY with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa, and lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment.

Peruvian Brass Music: Metal-e-Cajon Album FREE
Sunday, November 8, 3:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
Come enjoy nature and music. Album Release Concert of Metal-e-Cajo, Peruvian Brass Music, as you never seen it before. Guest performance by Peru Danza Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy this delightful concert. RSVP Recommended

Concert: FIU Jazz Guitar Ensemble FREE
Sunday, November 8, 3:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
Jam out to an afternoon of jazz, featuring FIU's School of Music Jazz Guitar Ensemble! Directed by Professor Tom Lippincott, the ensemble will perform standard and contemporary jazz repertoire as well as original compositions that take advantage of the unique and varied sounds of the electric guitar. Co-sponsored by the FIU College of Music.

Jewish Music Series: In Commemoration of Kristallnacht
Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
The series begins on Thursday, November 12, 2015 with a powerful evening, "In Commemoration of Kristallnacht," the Night of Broken Glass, the massive Nazi-sponsored attack on Jews November 9-10, 1938, that resulted in deaths and whole scale destruction, leaving shattered glass in the streets.The program will feature members of the Amernet String Quartet as they explore works for string trio by Jewish composers including Hans Gal, Hans Krasa, Gideon Klein, and Egon Wellesz. Given its Jewish background, the Amernet has pursued a long and important commitment to disseminating the voices of these silenced or repressed musicians. This program is in conjunction with the current JMOF-FIU exhibition, Mark Podwal: All This Has Come Upon Us... featuring Podwal's depictions of historical threats of antisemitism, combined with verses from the Book of Psalms.

Servando Y Florentino
Friday, November 13, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Brothers Servando and Florentino Primera, a popular Venezuelan pop duo billed as Servando y Florentino, experienced remarkable success at a young age, first as adolescent singers in La Orquesta Salserín and subsequently as a teenage salsa-pop act overseen for a while by Ricardo Montaner. After fading away suddenly as the 1990s came to a close and Montaner withdrew his support, the brothers staged a well-received comeback in 2006 with a self-titled album that signaled their maturity as well as a refreshing approach to music-making.

Friday, November 13, 9:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
The New World Center transforms into a late-night lounge-complete with club-style lighting and art videos-during this innovative event, where the only rule is to connect with the music and its performers. Miami's own DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars join the Fellows for a night dedicated to jazz-influenced works and contemporary hits, including the world premiere of Sam Hyken’s new piece for the Allstars together with the orchestra. Soprano Dru Rutledge returns to perform show-stoppers by Leonard Bernstein and Cole Porter. Led by Conducting Fellow Christian Reif, and closing with a dance-inducing showcase set by DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars, this is one late night you won’t want to miss. 

Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40
Saturday November 14, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz.  Winner of five GRAMMY and three Latin GRAMMY Awards, the giant of Cuban piano makes a rare Miami appearance with a very special project, Irakere 40.  With his band of top young Cuban musicians, Valdes is revisiting and reinterpreting the music of his legendary group Irakere following its 40th anniversary.

Sunday, November 15, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
A beloved romantic, Brahms was able to condense the large-scale emotionalism of his symphonies into heartwarming and heartbreaking chamber pieces. His somber Horn Trio, spurred by his mother's death earlier that year, exploits the melancholic side of all three instruments before they join together in a lively, uplifting finale. Brahms came out of retirement to compose his rich Clarinet Quintet-said to be his most profound chamber work-which is a true masterpiece in the skilled hands of Alexander Fiterstein. Schoenberg trades in his signature serialism for Viennese romanticism in his take on Johann Strauss' delicate Roses from the South.

Pablo Alboran
Sunday, November 15, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Pablo Moreno de Alborán Ferrándiz popularly known as Pablo Alborán, is a Spanish musician, singer, and songwriter. In 2011, he was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards. Alborán has released two studio albums, one live album, four singles, four music videos and various musical collaborations.

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Why do certain pieces make us feel happy, while others make us feel sad? Tuba Fellow Jarrett McCourt examines music's inherent capability of evoking certain emotions and experiences from our past, and attempts to uncover the musical and extra-musical causes behind the transformative power of song. Join the Fellows for an intimate glimpse into their craft with these behind-the-scenes presentations on topics ranging from music appreciation to the historic contexts of composers and more. Audience members are encouraged to participate by asking questions and taking part in post-performance discussions.

Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
From picture-perfect New England to the wild, wild West, America has come alive time and time again through the music of Charles Ives and Aaron Copland. Woven into their musical tapestries is an array of folk and dance tunes, hymns and songs that creates a patchwork of history and culture within each work. A young Ives sounds more like Brahms in his Second Symphony, whose reverent finale quotes what many once called our "unofficial national anthem," "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean." New York-based Copland gave authenticity to his famed Western-inspired ballets thru cowboy folk songs and square dances, quintessentially capturing the vast landscape of our nation's heartland. 

Sunday, November 22, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Get to know the Fellows as they collaborate to present and perform a myriad of musical works and styles along with lively and informal discussions from the stage. The jovial Scherzo by Alexander Borodin and Bela Bartók's instructional-turned-entertaining duos pitch our String Fellows into the spotlight. Brass Fellows quickly stake their claim with J.S. Bach's masterfully-crafted fugue, a vast and sentimental quintet by Michael Kamen and an epic Shakespearean-like feature for solo tuba and low brass. Wind Fellows have the last laugh with wildly-fun miniature portraits of famous composers by Eurico Carrapatoso.

Oscar D'Leon y El Gran Combo
Wednesday, November 25, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Oscar Emilio León Simoza, better known as Oscar D'León (b. July 11, 1943) is a Venezuelan musician who became internationally famous for his salsa music. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, commonly known as El Gran Combo, is a Puerto Rican Salsa music orchestra. It is Puerto Rico's most successful musical group, and one of Salsa's most famous groups across Latin America.

FIU Music Student Showcase: New Music Ensemble
Monday, November 30, 10:30 a.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
The FIU New Music Ensemble, under the direction of cellist Jason Calloway, traverses recent trends in the contemporary musical landscape.

Monday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design.