MUSIC

MAHLER'S TITAN
Friday, January 9, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
James Conlon, Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera, returns to lead the NWS Fellows through the tumultuous journey of Mahler's introduction to the symphonic world. Boldly emblazoned with both his youthful energy and a musical maturity beyond his years, the First Symphony is an expansive exposé on life itself with pastoral cries of nature, everyday melodies and a hauntingly distorted version of "Frère Jacques." But like life, the Symphony remains in search of victory, one found in a gloriously jubilant, unforgettable finale. Tickets from $38

MUSICIANS' FORUM FREE
Monday, January 12, 7:00 p.m. 
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Programmed and curated by the Fellows, Musicians' Forums come alive through spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Come hear works selected, prepared and performed by the Fellows themselves. Free, ticket required

$2.50 MINI-CONCERTS
Thursday, January 15, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 16, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. 
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Christian Reif, conductor. Friday: Yoga Night – This exciting presentation features an invigorating 30-minute performance immediately followed by a one-hour outdoor yoga class, presented in Miami Beach SoundScape.

CONCERT FOR KIDS: PETER AND THE WOLF AND OTHER ANIMAL STORIES
Sunday, January 18, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Join first-year Conducting Fellow Christian Reif as he leads the New World Symphony in an array of musical delights-designed with young ones (ages four to nine) in mind, but fun for everyone! Arrive early and meet the musicians at our Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can meet the Fellows and play the instruments. All tickets $15 

Gregorian Chant: Miserere
Sunday, January 18, 4:00 pm
All Souls Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Drive
www.seraphicfire.org
Join Seraphic Fire on a journey to the birthplace of Western Music. You will be transported to another world by the mesmerizing cadence of ancient Latin, paired with the undulating melodies which once rang through 11th Century monasteries. Performed by candlelight and featuring unique staging, this immersive concert experience is not to be missed.

Ben Howard
Monday, January 19, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Benjamin Howard is an English singer-songwriter. He self-released his debut EP Games in the Dark (2008) followed by two more EPs, These Waters (2009) and Old Pine (2010). His major debut studio album came in 2011 titled Every Kingdom followed by two more EP releases, Ben Howard Live (2011) and The Burgh Island E.P. (2012). He released his second studio album, I Forget Where We Were, in October 2014.

impromptu: FREE
Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
impromptu: is a bridge between the traditions of visual and musical art. One Wednesday evening each month from 7-9pm, New World Symphony fellows and friends perform in the ArtCenter's Richard Shack Gallery. Unlike a conventional concert, admission is free, you won’t need a ticket, you can arrive at any time, sit or stand anywhere you like, and stay for 5 minutes or all night.

CONCERTO SHOWCASE
Saturday, January 24, 7:30 p.m. 
(WALLCASTTM concert) FREE
Sunday, January 25, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu 
In a popular all-concerto program-a staple of the NWS season-select Fellows take the coveted spotlight as winners of this season's concerto competition, an intense contest where Fellows compete head-to-head with their favorite solo works. Alasdair Neale returns to the podium as we celebrate the immeasurable talent and accomplishments of the musicians who call the New World Symphony home. Tickets from $36

The Nile Project
Saturday, January 24, 8:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 73rd Street and Collins Avenue
www.mdclivearts.org
The Nile Project collective brings together young master musicians from throughout the Nile Basin to create new music that weaves together the pointed melodies and deep grooves with the Arab classical traditions of Egypt and Sudan, and the rarely heard rhythms and melodies of Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. The Nile Project was founded in August 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile basin's cultural and environmental challenges using an innovative approach that combines music, education and an enterprise platform.

Arts in the Parks presents: MISO @ THE BASS FREE
Sunday, January 25, 4:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
www.mbculture.org
Bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy the orchestral sounds of Miami Symphony Orchestra in picturesque Collins Park as we present "MISO @ the BASS" This al fresco concert adds a twist to MISO's most popular annual production of Viennese waltzes, polkas, and overtures by Johann Strauss, Jr. among others. This new concept of the previously titled "An Evening in Vienna" concert will incorporate original music specifically written using famous Viennese melodies as their main material or famous Latin melodies treated in a Viennese waltz fashion, thanks to a three-year grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in support of MISO's Composers-in-Residence program.

SOUNDS OF THE TIMES: NEW WORK
Friday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 31, 7:30 p.m. 
(WALLCASTTM concert) FREE
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor. Ride the cutting edge of contemporary music and other art forms as MTT leads an evening exclusively dedicated to new work. Composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison team up for an exciting collaboration about Miami Beach, past and present. Additionally, Ted Hearne-an emerging young composer and recipient of the third annual New Voices commission-premieres a new composition for orchestra. 

SOUTH BEACH BROADWAY SERIES- An Evening with LINDA EDER
Friday, January 30, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 31, 8:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com
LINDA EDER'S diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. As the tragic character Lucy in the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde, from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off of New York's Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs Someone like You and A New Life. Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of America's most beloved singers and dynamic live performers. Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, What do we mean when we use the word perfection? The question arises every time I watch the pop singer Linda Eder...