MUSIC

World Music Night with Yair Dalal FREE
Tuesday, February 2, 8:00 p.m.
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.531.6100 www.thebetsyhotel.com
The Betsy - South Beach and the Consulate General of Israel in Miami are proud to present Yair Dalal, oud player singer and a teacher. A prolific ethnic musician, Dalal plays an important role in shaping the global world music scene. Over the last decade he has released 12 albums, covering wide and varied cultural territory, authentically representing Israeli, Jewish and Middle Eastern cultures and fusing them through music as whole. Much of Dalal?s work reflects his extensive musical skills in both classical-European, Jazz and Arabic music and also reflects a strong affinity he has for the desert and its habitants.

Live Music at The Betsy FREE
Wednesday, February 3: Marcus Gottschlich
Thursday, February 4: Ken Burkhart
Wednesday, February 10: Mike Gerber
Thursday, February 11: Tom Lippincott
Wednesday, February 18: Dorian Avila
Wednesday, February 24: Duetology
Thursday, February 25: Rodolfo Troncoso
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.531.6100 www.thebetsyhotel.com
The Betsy-South Beach offers great live jazz Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m.! 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.  

New Music Miami Concert featuring NODUS, FIU's Contemporary Music Chamber Ensemble FREE
Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
www.mbus.fiu.edu
Alumni Composers Concert with NODUS and the Amernet performing works by Berrido, Bonacossa, Mendoza, Chin, and von Wrangell. Forum 2/3 prior to the concert with guests TBA

New Music Miami ISCM Festival: Calloway & Sudol Duo
Thursday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
NEW MUSIC MIAMI.  Calloway Sudol Duo music for cello and electronics performing works Sudol, Greene, Matalon, Saariaho, Payne, and Tseng.Cellist Jason Calloway and composer/computer musician Jacob David Sudol founded the Calloway + Sudol Duo in 2012 to perform and promote music for cello and electronics.  Their primary goals are to create and perform exciting new works, play new classics from this repertoire, and revitalize recent classics that are on the threshold of obsolescence.

Eliades Ochoa and Babarito Torres en Concierto
Friday, February 5, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Eliades Ochoa is a Cuban guitarist and singer from Loma de la Avispa, Songo La Maya in the east of the country near Santiago de Cuba. He began playing the guitar when he was six and in 1978 he was invited to join Cuarteto Patria, a group founded in 1939, as its leader. Bárbaro Alberto Torres Delgado, best known as Barbarito Torres, is a Cuban musician best known for his work with the Afro Cuban All Stars and the Buena Vista Social Club. Torres plays the laúd, a traditional Cuban instrument of the lute family that is most associated with the Guajiro genre.

Ebi - Jane Javani World Tour
Saturday, February 6, 9:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Ebrahim Hamedi, known better by his stage name Ebi, is an Iranian singer. He is widely known for his vocal range. 

CONCERT FOR KIDS: MAKING WAVES
Sunday, February 7, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Join Christian Reif and the New World Symphony Fellows for an interactive adventure exploring music inspired by the ocean. Plunge into the sun-dappled waters that surround Miami Beach with selections from Debussy's stunning masterpiece, La Mer (The Sea), and more! Arrive one hour early to enjoy the Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can meet the Fellows and play the instruments, and mobile exhibits from the Miami Children's Museum. All activities will close 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

Miami Music Festival: Opera Aria Night FREE
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
The Betsy-South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.531.6100 www.thebetsyhotel.com
Singers and alumni from the MMF Opera Institute bring their best operatic showpieces to Betsy's Lobby Salon, featuring singers in a vast range of favorite opera arias, duets and ensembles. After a successful series of performance in our Lobby Salon for the Miami Summer Music Festival, together The Betsy and Miami Music Festival will present leading talent in monthly performances that are free and open to the public. 

INSIDE THE MUSIC: CELLOBRATION!
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
An annual celebration of all things cello, presented by the section! 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.

Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L Tour
Thursday, February 11, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Bryson Djuan Tiller is an American singer-songwriter and occasional rapper. His debut studio album, T R A P S O U L, released on October 2, 2015. Bryson Djuan Tiller was born on January 2, 1993, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Madeon
Friday, February 12, 9:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Hugo Pierre Leclercq, better known by his stage name Madeon, is a French electronic music producer from Nantes, France. He initially gained popularity by means of his video "Pop Culture", a mash-up of nearly forty different popular songs in real-time using a MIDI controller, which was published to YouTube and subsequently received millions of hits in its first few days of broadcast on the Internet.

Day at the Beach: Descemer Bueno
Saturday, February 13, 4:00 p.m. 
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.communityartsandculture.org
Community Arts and Culture kicks off their 2016 season of events with a bang! Cuban singer/ songwriter Descemer Bueno in concert. A classically-trained Cuban guitarist, singer / songwriter and producer, Descemer Bueno cofounded the band Yerba Buena and is probably best known for his 2014 international hit "Bailando", a collaboration with Enrique Iglesias. He?s written and arranged songs for artists such as Black Eyed Peas and Orishas, as well as worked with Earth, Wind and Fire, Dave Matthews Band and Siete Rayo. The show opens with a Guitar Over Guns showcase of a variety of youth performers and alumni at the at-risk youth program spearheaded by CNN Heroes recipient Chad Bernstein. Tickets are $25, on sale online, or $35 at the door.

SOUNDS OF THE TIMES: A MODERNIST EXPLOSION
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Composer, conductor and music director of Paris' Ensemble Intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher skirts the cutting edge with his own expressive Five Pieces for Orchestra, a tribute to the Second Viennese School.  Pierre Boulez' tribute to Stravinsky pairs natural acoustics against manipulated electronics in a shimmering wash of sound. Pintscher is joined by Ensemble Intercontemporain colleague Jérôme Comte for a spellbinding Concerto by Unsuk Chin, a South Korean native who moved to Germany to study with György Ligeti. Her innovative masterpiece for clarinet expertly swings from dreamlike to brash, from Asian folk tunes to jazz at a moment?s notice. 

Black History Month: Nicole Henry Ensemble FREE
Sunday, February 14, 2:00 p.m.
Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue
www.collinspark.us
Featuring Pete Wallace, Eric England, and Dave Chiverton. Nicole is a dynamic, sexy and original talent whom I greatly admire. She continues a tradition of the classic jazz singers yet creates a totally fresh and contemporary sound with her own formidable voice. There's simply no one like her. - Michael Feinstein??

Day at the Beach: Grassroots Preview FREE
Sunday, February 14, 4:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.communityartsandculture.org
Community Arts and Cultural continues a weekend of great music at the Bandshell.  The Day at the Beach concert series Sunday February 14, brings a special preview of the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival ? filled with live music, great food, yoga workshops, arts and craft bazaar, and more. Featured acts include headliners Big Mean Sound Machine from Ithaca, New York, and locally-based favorites Big Brooklyn Red and Jean P Jams.

Rosario
Sunday, February 14, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Miami Children's Chorus: Singing on the Beach - A Family Sing-Along FREE
Saturday, February 20, 11:30 a.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.miamichildrenschorus.org
Join the members of the Miami Children's Chorus for an afternoon of singing, dancing and just plain fun for everyone.

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Tour
Friday, February 19, 8:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Gary Clark, Jr. is an American guitarist and actor based in Austin, Texas. Described as being the future of Texas blues, Clark's résumé has included sharing the stage with various legends of rock and roll. He has stated that he is "influenced by blues, jazz, soul country, as well as hip hop".

CONCERTO SHOWCASE
Saturday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. (WALLCAST? concert) FREE
Sunday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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In a popular all-concerto program-a staple of the NWS program-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 work. Rochester Philharmonic Music Director Ward Stare returns to the podium as we celebrate the immeasurable talent and accomplishments of the young musicians who call the New World Symphony home. 

Bryan Adams: Get Up
Saturday, February 20, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during last three decades. He's known for his strong husky vocals and energetic live performances, and he has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists and the best-selling Canadian rock artist of all time.

Celebrating Brazilian Carnaval FREE
Sunday, February 21, 2:00 p.m.
Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue
www.collinspark.us
Batuke Samba Funk, featuring Adriano de Borba, Silas Silva Filho, Cezar Augusto Ribeiro de Santana, Mariane Macedo, Everaldo Azevedo, and Julian Cifuentes. Imagine Stomp! crossed with an out-of-control drum circle. Batuke Samba Funk is anchored in Miami by its core musicians and their expert displays of percussion, incorporating the traditional sounds of samba with jazz and funk via an ad hoc cache of found percussion instruments. - Abel Folgar, Miami New Times

19th Century Genius
Sunday, February 21, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.sobechamberensemble.org
Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D minor "Souvenir de Florence", Op. 70, Brahms String Sextet #2 in G major, Op. 36. Souvenir was composed in 1890 by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). The work was titled "Souvenir de Florence" because the composer sketched one of the work's principal themes while visiting Florence, Italy. Brahms (1833-1897) did most of the composition (1864-65) in comfortable country surroundings near Baden-Baden, Germany. According to a Brahms biographer, it conceals a reference to the first name of Agathe von Siebold (with whom he was infatuated at the time) in the first movement. Tickets online or at the door: $25 adults, $15 students/seniors, $5 children under 5

Dranoff 2 Piano presents 2 Piano Loves Latin
Sunday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Duo Turgeon perform the classical two piano works of Piazzolla, Guastavino, Lecuona and other Latin American masters of the 20th century, as well as the world premiere of the 2016 "Bacardi Choice" Jazz Commission by Latin Grammy-nominee, Cuban jazz pianist and composer, Manuel Valera. Valera's work, titled Migrant Voyage, was written in dedication "to the immigrant struggle in the United States and to those lives lost at sea in the Florida stretch in search of a better life." Anne Louise and Edward Turgeon are Gold medal winners of the 6th Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition and the Sixth International Schubert Competition for 2 Pianos. 

MUSICIANS' FORUM FREE
Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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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.

Benjamin Verdery Concert - Miami International GuitART Festival FREE
Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
The guitarist/composer Benjamin Verdery presents a concert as part of the Miami International GuitART Festival (www.migf.org). Described as "iconoclastic" and "inventive" by The New York Times and "one of the classical guitar world?s most foremost personalities," by Classical Guitar Magazine, Mr. Verdery has performed worldwide in theaters and at festivals and released more than 15 albums. He has recorded and performed with such diverse artists as Andy Summers (The Police), Frederic Hand, William Coulter, Leo Kottke, Anthony Newman, Jessye Norman, Paco Peña, Hermann Prey, and John Williams.

ENCOUNTERS: THE LURE OF THE LATIN: NORTHERN COMPOSERS LEAN SOUTH
Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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France, Germany, Italy and Russia are known for their unmistakable musical styles and the masters that embraced and championed them. Hear what happens when these famed composers trade in their patriotic compositional pursuits and embrace the panache and sultry sounds of Latin America! With the fiery dances of George Bizet's Carmen and the tantalizing melodies of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol, favorite musical icons transport audiences south for an unforgettable raucous adventure. 

IBERIAN IMPRESSIONS
Sunday, February 28, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Travel to Europe's Iberian Peninsula for an afternoon of exotic chamber music. Falla infuses his home country's musical heritage in this feature for harpsichord, bringing its familiar Baroque ornamentation into the 20th century, before comforting the Greek goddess Psyché in his elegiac setting for soprano, harp and strings. Ravel's signature colors shine in the wistful themes of the skillfully crafted Piano Trio, as well as the sensual Habanera and toiling of bells in his two-piano Sites auriculaires. Delicate word painting is essential in Ravel's take on his favorite poet through tributes to Stravinsky and Satie. Florent Schmitt's Lied and Scherzo thrill as a demanding feature for horn. 

Miami Children's Chorus: MCC with the American Boychoir
Sunday, February 28, 4:00 p.m.
All Souls' Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Drive
www.miamichildrenschorus.org
MCC welcomes the American Boychoir with their conductor Fernando Malvar-Ruiz. Hear the inspiration for the movie Boychoir which featured Academy Award and Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates. General Admission $20 ? Students and Seniors $7.