MUSIC

Open Public Rehearsal: Amernet String Quartet
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Monday, January 16, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Monday, January 23, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Monday, January 30, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:30am-1:30pm
MBUS, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
carta.fiu.edu
Amernet is back with a new sound, a fresh approach and an irresistible energy! The Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today's exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami.  Their sound has been called "complex" but with an "old world flavor." Strad Magazine described the Amernet as "?a group of exceptional technical ability. "The Amernet is joined this season by second violinist Tomas Cotik and forges ahead with a newly formed sound with the release of a new CD called Dissenting Voices on New Focus Recordings featuring rarely-heard works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Shostakovich, and Mieczys?aw Weinberg, one of the most important recent re-discoveries and considered by many the third of the great Soviet composers, alongside Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

VISIONS FROM FRANCE
Friday, January 13 at 7:30 PM
New World Center, 500 17 Strret
www.nws.edu
Immerse yourself in the vibrant musical canvases by two of France's greatest orchestral artists alongside global conducting sensation Roberto Abbado. The sun-dappled pastoral setting of Claude Debussy's dreamlike symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun is pure serenity. Based on the poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, Debussy's revolutionary take on the flute-playing faun shimmers with its translucent palette of sound. Fall head first into the impassioned romance and wondrous opium-fueled dreams of Hector Berlioz?s legendary Symphonie fantastique. From its whirlwind waltzes to demonic hallucinations, hear why MTT calls this "unabashed melodrama" an epic "orchestral sonic spectacular!" After its huge success last season, the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Eduardo Marturet, presents "Ocean Drive in Vienna", the first concert for season 2017. In this event, beautiful overtures, waltzes, polkas and dances get together with Venetian melodies, will amuse the audience on January 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall in Miam

Dranoff 2 Piano ++ Nu Deco
Sunday, January 15 at 7:30 PM
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Dranoff 2 Piano Competition winners Jaekung Yoo and Yoon-Jee Kim pair up with the Nu Deco Ensemble - Miami's own virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century. This exciting and breaking new performance will present works of Bach, Steve Reich, a Florida premiere of acclaimed Swedish composer Fredrik Sixten?s 2 Piano Concerto and venture into the classic popular world of Frank Zappa and Radiohead. Directed by Nu Deco's Sam Hyken and conducted by Jacomo Bairos.  

THE MAHLER LEGACY: 5
Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 PM (WALLCAST? concert) FREE
Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 PM
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Gustav Mahler's symphonies have changed the way we think of music. And Michael Tilson Thomas is changing the way we hear them. Six of MTT?s eleven Grammy Awards celebrate his explosively fresh interpretations of these symphonic warhorses. Become a part of the magic and encounter extraordinary expression by MTT's side as he explores Mahler's Fifth Symphony, a rich panorama of life showcasing beautiful jubilation and tender bereavement, with the Fellows and several NWS alumni. Regarded by many as the finest concerto written for any instrument, Felix Mendelssohn's showstopper is a Romantic masterpiece and fitting finale to his staggering musical career. Christian Tetzlaff-one of the world's most brilliant violinists-commands the beloved concerto with scintillating technical wizardry and impassioned musicality.

SOLO SPOTLIGHT: SCHUBERT AND THE CELLO FREE
Monday, January 23 at 7:00 PM
 
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design. This event will also be live streamed on MUSAIC.

BRAHMS AND MENDELSSOHN
Sunday, January 29 at 2:00 PM
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite chamber music by old and new favorites. As mysterious as it is beautiful, Joseph Jongen's Trio mesmerizes from its very opening phrase. A well-known self-critic, Johannes Brahms was first to christen his deliciously romantic Second Piano Trio a masterpiece, his "most beautiful yet." The Trombone Fellows take the coveted spotlight with everything from energetic fanfares to hushed ballads in Flor Peeters' Suite. As one of his last chamber works, Felix Mendelssohn's Second String Quintet exhibits a surprising youthful energy, but his maturity comes through in spades for its somber Adagio, where no emotion is left untouched.

New Music Miami ISCM Festival, Calloway Sudol Duo "Works for Cello Electronics"
Thursday, January 26, 7:30pm-9:00pm
MBUS, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
carta.fiu.edu
An interdisciplinary event that explores the relationships between the cello, 3-D printed instruments, architecture, new technologies, and sound. Featuring cellist Jason Calloway with music by Jacob Sudol, and instruments by the MONAD Studio (Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg). Directed by FIU Composer-in-Residence Orlando Jacinto Garcia. Students and guests are invited to the free composer?s forum with our guests on January 27 at 12:00 PM (same location).

MAGNUM BAND 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017 
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
Konpa legends Magnum Band are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a concert under the stars at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. Unequal in its virtuosity, the konpa band that formed in June 1976 in a Little Haiti backyard is now an international treasure - join us to honor them with this special concert! The Pasquet brothers - guitarist Dadou and drummer Tico - revolutionized the music scene fusing jazz, konpa dirèk,pop, rasin with soulfully woke lyrics. They play the way konpa ought to be played; with gusto and with depth. The music is consciously worked and meticulously rehearsed. The mature resonance of "Eksperyans"; the coquettish, catchy sounds of "Se Verite"; and the haunting, poignant, and thoroughly consuming lyrics of "Ou pi la", are but a few hits that span a well-over-30-album repertoire.