Sunday, October 2, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
Buckle up as the New World Symphony reaches for the stars! From the glowing moon to the rings of Saturn, Atlanta Symphony Assistant Conductor Joseph Young explores the final frontier with musical favorites by Holst, Debussy and more. In a special treat, enjoy The Legend of the Northern Lights featuring narration and acting with images, animations and video of the eerily beautiful green illuminations dazzling across the sky. Arrive early for our Instrument Petting Zoo- where children can meet the Fellows and play instruments, meet scientist Dr. José Francisco Salgado for a fun pre-concert chat about the northern lights phenomenon (presented in both English and Spanish), and take part in activities arranged by the Miami Children's Museum and The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Learn about different celestial objects, the story behind constellations and how the Earth and other planets move throughout our solar system in the Frost Science's Portable Planetarium!

Sunday, October 9, 2:00 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O?Connor joins NWS Fellows for an afternoon of charming chamber music. Though in his seventh decade, Leo? Janá?ek reflected on his Youth with whimsical remembrance in this enchanting woodwind sextet. Travel the world in Luciano Berio's 11-song cycle featuring melodies from Armenia, Italy, Sardinia and beyond that are sometimes haunting, but always beautiful. The pointed three-minute Mini Overture by Witold Lutos?awski for brass quintet packs a quick but unforgettable punch before Antonín Dvo?ák compresses the emotions and richness of symphonies into his Second Piano Quartet, featuring an incredibly heart-wrenching second movement and frolicking finale.

Friday Night Live FREE
Friday, October 7, 6:00 p.m. 
ormandy Fountain, Normandy Drive and 71 Street
Finalist on NBC's "The Voice," Karina Iglesias brings her powerful vocals to Normandy Fountain. With her highly-focused artistic vision, rich cultural background and proclivity for harnessing a wide range of production techniques, Karina Iglesias has showcased her strong elements of innovation and heralds a much-needed return to the authenticity of pure soul music. Table service is available.

Chance the Rapper: Magnificent Coloring World Tour
Monday, October 10, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Chancellor Johnathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist 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.

Friday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Italian HIT Week brings the coolest, most innovative Italian music to the world. The Miami edition October 14 is a highlight in a month-long celebration of Italian American Heritage Month. Come enjoy a free evening of Italian music, food, culture and fun! Max Gazzé is one of Italy's favorite artists. The singer, born in Rome, raised in Belgium and returned to Rome, creates top-selling pop tunes showcasing his unique voice.

Mooncake Jam featuring Afrobeta FREE 
Saturday, October 15, 5:00 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
Miami?s perennial favorite yoga-loving globetrotting electro-duo Afrobeta return for a second edition of their Mooncake Jam.  The show features the Guitars Over Guns alumni band, The Dutch Hippies, The State Of, Raffa, Galactic Effect, Laura of Miami, Skinny Hendrix and the headliners - Afrobeta. Special guest artist Jen Clay will be is creating an interactive installation. 

Saturday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, October 16, 2:00 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
Kick off NWS' 29th anniversary year with this blockbuster program led by MTT. Johannes Brahms' masterful reworking of Haydn's regal Saint Anthony's Chorale highlights his signature Romantic harmonies and lush symphonic colors. World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax returns for two extraordinary concertos. The drama found in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto is fit for the stage, foreshadowing his operatic masterpieces to come, and continues with Arnold Schoenberg's own Piano Concerto, with its demanding precision and rhythmic force. Join in on the hijinks of classical music's most beloved troublemaker, Till Eulenspiegel, in Richard Strauss' dazzling iconic tone poem.

The Desert and the Cities Sing: Discovering Today's Israel FREE
Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street 
A unique treasure box--including photographs by Neil Folberg, films, books and much more--THE DESERT AND THE CITIES SING is an exploration of Israel by two intrepid travelers, Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll. Through encounters with world-renowned artists, educators and innovators, they reveal the richness of a country many know only through front-page headlines. Hear from authors Lin Arison, Diana Stoll and art director Michelle Dunn Marsh, pick up your own treasure box, and applaud this extraordinary new project. Free, no ticket required

Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
MTT leads a special evening dedicated to the magnificence and power of the Russian masters. Witches, princes, curses and princesses are at the heart of the fairy tale that inspired Sergei Prokofiev's satirical opera, and its Suite captures all the action-packed adventure. From high-stakes card games and grotesque marches, to love duets and a final trap door demise, the drama unfolds with each fantastic phrase. Since its riot-inducing premiere over 100 years ago, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring has become one of classical music's greatest hits. Primal, raucous and awe-inspiring, don't miss what MTT calls "a burst of creative power that shook music to its foundations."

Juan Fernando Velasco
Saturday, October 22, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Juan Fernando Velasco is an Ecuadorian musician. Juan Fernando Velasco was born January 17, 1972 in Quito, Ecuador. He never planned to be a musician, he was preparing to become an economist like his father. After finalizing four semesters of Economics, he realized this was not what he wanted to do and decided to dedicate fully to music. He has had three albums in which some of the most popular songs are Ecuadorian Pasillo.

Concha Buika
Sunday, October 23, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
María Concepción Balboa Buika known as Concha Buika and by the stage name Buika, is a Spanish singer. Her album Niña de Fuego was nominated for the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year and La Noche Más Larga was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014.

Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, Solo Spotlights feature one or two Fellows in recital programs they design. Free, ticket required

Alessia Cara: Know-It-All Tour Part II
Friday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
Alessia Caracciolo, professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is signed to EP Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings and is best known for "Here", her debut single from the debut studio album, Know-It-All, released November 13, 2015.

Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
New World Symphony alumnus and Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams returns to lead An American Musical Journey, an evening-long exploration of America's musical history. The three-part program will consider American folk music and its influence on classical composers, with works by Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and performances of Bluegrass music; the jazz tradition with performances of spirituals, a Scott Joplin piano rag, Louis Prima's New Orleans-style jazz, a standard by Herbie Hancock, and Prelude Fugue and Riffs-Leonard Bernstein's take on jazz for the concert hall; and rock, pop and techno-influenced music by Mason Bates, John Adams and Steve Reich. 

Diego el Cigala
Saturday, October 29, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Avenue
Diego El Cigala is, quite simply, the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today.  His collaborations with world-renowned Latin American artists have earned him a reputation for seamlessly melding the rhythms and melodies of his Spanish Gitano heritage with styles ranging from bolero to son, tango, and Afro-Caribbean jazz. His newest program CD is inspired by the connections between Spain and Cuban, between flamenco and salsa, and features top Cuban musicians along with his own band. Tickets $39-$79