MUSIC

MUSICIANS' FORUM FREE
Monday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.

New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
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.

Friday Night Live FREE
Friday, May 5, 5:30 p.m.
Normandy Fountain, Normandy Drive and 71 Street
305.332.2623
 www.mbculture.com
The City of Miami Beach presents "Friday Night Live," a free concert series at Normandy Fountain the first Friday of every month. On May 5: Cuban sensation ORIENTE also special performance by The Bulldogs, a rock ensemble from Le Petit Papillon Montessori School. Music Courtesy KCC Productions.

SEASON FINALE WITH MTT: BERLIOZ AND SIBELIUS
Saturday, May 7, 8:00 p.m.
(WALLCAST? concert) FREE
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Roberto Díaz, viola. Relish in the last glimpse of this season's Fellows alongside MTT, who together join acclaimed violist Roberto Díaz, for Berlioz' part-symphony, part- concerto Harold in Italy. Based on Lord Byron's Childe Harold, each movement offers a snapshot of his Italian adventures through wandering chromaticism, lilting melodies and a weighty dirge that represents the trudging of pilgrims. Sibelius likened his Sixth Symphony to a "wild romp," but instead offers a tranquil refuge of serene sound that builds to a sacred finale. His sweeping one-movement Seventh Symphony hints at 16th-century Palestrina- a bright light in this formidable finale to an epic season. 

Music in Beautiful Spaces: Raveland Debussy
Sunday, May 8, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.sobechamberensemble.org
Ravel Piano Trio in A major; Debussy Chanson de Bilitis; Ravel Chansons Madécasses. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer known especially for his melodies, masterful orchestration, richly evocative harmonies and inventive instrumental textures and effects. Along with Claude Debussy, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music.

IBEYI
Sunday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.rhythmfoundation.com
IBEYI (pronounced ee-bey-ee) means "twins" in the language of the Yoruban culture of Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. The twins' roots are reflected in the polyglot nature of the lyrics - in English, French and Yoruban - and music which combines ritual chants with synths and samplers, jazz vocals with the spellbinding mystery of Björk and Fever Ray, the traditional with the modern. Their 2015 debut was an international sensation, appearing atop countless year-end best-lists. Opening set Afrobeta. Tickets on sale now online $28 advance, or call (305) 672 5202.

MUSICLAB
Friday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
The New World Symphony's annual MusicLab program, a yearlong program that involves New World Symphony Fellows mentoring students throughout Miami-Dade County, will culminate with this performance featuring Fellows and their "mentoree" students from Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Miami Beach Senior High School, Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center and Miami Music Project. This free performance will celebrate the students' accomplishments and showcase the skills they've honed and developed as a result of their work throughout the school year.

Young Musicians Unite Annual Spring Concert
Saturday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.

The Gleason Room Backstage at the Fillmore, 1700 Convention Center Drive
www.youngmusiciansunite.org
YMU's will be proudly presenting our student ensembles from all across Miami-Dade. There will be performance student Jazz Combos, Rock Bands, & Guitar Ensembles. All proceeds will continue to fund free after-school music programs at The Young Men's Prep Academy & The Overtown Youth Center. Performances: Arrowhead (Rock Band) Redwood Trio (Classical Guitar Trio; Young Men's Prep Academy's Guitar Ensemble & Jazz Band; The Overtown Youth Center's Guitar Ensemble.

Miami Piano Circle presents MIAMI GRANDS
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
MIAMI GRANDS, written by internationally renowned composer Michael Torke for Miami Piano Circle, is inspired entirely by Miami. This piece written in the unusual format of ten pianos playing simultaneously will be performed at the New World Center May 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., complemented with stunning panoramic video footage correlating to the movements of the music, taking you on a musical and visual journey through Miami beginning from Key Biscayne at Dawn, to Everglades Under the Stars.

Fonseca
Saturday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Juan Fernando Fonseca, better known as Fonseca is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. Born and raised in Bogotá, he studied at the Colegio Los Nogales from Kindergarten to 9th grade where he realized his dream about becoming a singer. He then moved to a new school called Gimnasio Campestre. After his time at Gimnasio Campestre, he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA and while there he got a proposal to record his first single.

WILLIAM BYRD: THE ENGLISH CATHEDRAL
Sunday, May 15, 4:00 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal, 4025 Pine Tree Drive
www.seraphicfire.org
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor. Well known as a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, William Byrd led a dual life. In public, he composed glorious music for the reformed English church; in private, he produced intimate, divine works of devotion for private worship by England's Catholics. Well aware of the Catholic sympathies of Byrd and his teacher, Thomas Tallis, Elizabeth was nonetheless so taken with the men and their work that she granted them a monopoly on music publishing in the realm. William Byrd's music still stands as a monument to the cultural renaissance under the reign of Elizabeth I.

Zhu
Saturday, May 21, 9:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Steven Zhu, better known by his stage name ZHU, is an electronic music producer and singer who has been active since the beginning of 2014, signed to Mind of a Genius Records. Until mid-2014 Zhu remained anonymous, asking to be judged by his music alone.