MUSIC

Friday Night Live FREE
Friday, September 2, 6:00 p.m.         
Normandy Fountain, Normandy Drive and 71 Street
305.332.2623
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The City of Miami Beach presents another First Friday concert at Normandy Fountain, featuring the singing of the great Luis Bofill as part of Hispanic Awareness Month. Bofill has shared the stage with stars like Ruben Blades, Mark Anthony, Luis Enrique, Bono, Al Dimeola, Olga Guillot, Paquito D' Rivera and many others.

Julieta Venegas
Thursday, September 8, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Julieta Venegas Percevault, known professionally as Julieta Venegas, is an American-born Mexican singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, who sings pop-rock in Spanish.

Flume
Friday, September 9, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 10, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Harley Edward Streten, better known by his stage name Flume, is an Australian record producer and musician. His self-titled debut studio album, Flume, was released on 9 November 2012 to critical acclaim, peaking at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart and reaching double-platinum accreditation in Australia.

Kassav'
Saturday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. 
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue
www.northbeachbandshell.com
The living legends of the French Caribbean, Kassav' are coming to the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach. Few groups are so intimately identified with a genre of music as Kassav' is with zouk - the beloved Caribbean party music they created in 1979. From the small islands of Guadaloupe and Martinique, Kassav' have been among the most popular Caribbean bands worldwide for more than 30 years. Advance tickets $42. 

Amor de Tango
Sunday, September 11, 8:00 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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Un Concierto de Tango Sinfónico con Energía y Pasión, Bajo la Dirección Musical de Aníbal Berraute. Los Cantores Mariana Quinteros y Rodrigo Aragón; Bailarines: Mariela y Jeremías.

Leon Bridges
Tuesday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Leon Bridges is an American gospel and soul singer and songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. He is best known for his song "Coming Home", which received regular airplay and was also a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify.

Draco Rosa - Lo Sagrado y Lo Maldito Tour
Thursday, September 15, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Draco Cornelius Rosa Suárez, also known as Robi Draco Rosa, Draco Rosa or simply Draco, is a multiple-time Grammy and Latin Grammy winning American-born Puerto Rican musician, singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur.

PRE-SEASON BRASS ENSEMBLE: OPENING FANFARE FREE
Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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Michael Sachs, conductor/trumpet. A new season begins! Michael Sachs, Principal Trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra, leads the Brass Fellows in triumphantly heralding NWS' 29th year with fanfares, folk songs and drama. Originally performed in Venice's cathedrals, Giovanni Gabrieli's antiphonal joy will brilliantly fill the New World Center with grand flourishes and a celebratory spirit. Lincolnshire Posy-Percy Grainger's "bunch of musical wildflowers"-ornately sets English folk songs. No strangers to brass, Oskar Böhme and Richard Strauss shine with German Romanticism through lilting waltzes and a heroic finale to a comic opera.

The Road to III Points: Floating Points
Saturday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, 7275 Collins Avenue
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III Points presents the first installment of their ROAD TO III POINTS 2016 as they count down to their flagship festival in October.  London-based Luaka Bop artist Floating Points plays a rare live set - big-band astral-jazz excursion, full of luscious strings and majestic horn charts, inviting you on a funk ride through sonic spaces. Opening set by Olga Bell. Tickets are $22 advance.

PRE-SEASON STRING ORCHESTRA: SHOSTAKOVICH AND GRIEG FREE
Saturday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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Eric Jacobsen, conductor. Hailed by The New York Times as "an interpretive dynamo," Orlando Philharmonic Music Director Eric Jacobsen makes his NWS debut in a rollicking program that's all about strings. Heinrich Biber brings a battle to the stage, where instruments become military fifes, snare drums and canons. Holding a mirror to his life and career, Dmitri Shostakovich fills his Chamber Symphony with fleeting excerpts from his other works. Gabriel Kahane draws inspiration from Bartók and "master songwriters" Schubert and Mahler in his new work Freight and Salvage. Nordic composers Edvard Grieg and Toivo Kärki dance to the finish with fresh interpretations of the Baroque suite and the tango.

Pablo Milanés
Saturday, September 17, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Pablo Milanés Arias is a Cuban singer-songwriter and guitar player. He studied at a conservatory in Havana. He is one of the founders of the Cuban nueva trova, along with Silvio Rodríguez and Noel Nicola.

PRE-SEASON WOODWIND ENSEMBLE: MOZART'S DIVERTIMENTO FREE 
Sunday, September 18, 2:00 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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Grab your musical passports for an afternoon of wind music from around Europe! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is at his best with this Divertimento for oboes, bassoons and horns, revealing his quintessentially playful and delicate style in each phrase. The harpsichord makes a perfect complement for flutes and bassoon in Joseph Bodin de Boismortier's regal French Baroque sonata. Italy’s Niccolò Castiglioni recalls one of music's oldest traditions in his Mottetto, which features a fanciful solo for piccolo. Though based on a French popular song, Richard Rodney Bennett’s Reflections bares his English roots with its somber beginning that leads to its rhythmic heart.

IL DIVO - AMOR & PASION
Tuesday, September 20, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Il Divo is a multinational classical crossover vocal group. The male quartet originated in the United Kingdom in December 2003, bringing together singers Urs Buhler, Carlos Marin, David Miller, and Sébastien Izambard

James Bay
Wednesday, September 21, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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James Michael Bay is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2014, he released his single "Hold Back the River", which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm.

Sphinx Virtuosi: Latin Voyages
Thursday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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The Sphinx Virtuosi, together with the Catalyst Quartet, is a chamber orchestra dedicated to the diversity in the performing arts, programming well-known repertoire together with works by African-American and Latino composers. Experience this year's annual performance at the New World Center! Latin Voyages: Viajes Latinos takes the listener on a journey, a quest from the tantalizing Argentine tango to the nocturnal imagery of Mexico, a grand tribute to the great Ástor Piazzolla, with a final invitation to a Catalan dance. Explore the great palette of the string medium through the prism of celebrated composers of Latin heritage as well as those heard more seldomly. Celebrate the intricate mosaic of sounds and colors that pay homage to our vastly diverse heritage through music!

PRE-SEASON ORCHESTRA CONCERT: PROKOFIEV AND THE PRAGUE FREE
Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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Edwin Outwater, conductor. Get a good look at all the 2016-17 Fellows in their first full orchestra concert of the season! In a burst of surging energy, Mixed Messages offers what The New Yorker calls "Nico Muhly at his best." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Prague" Symphony will remind you of his regal fame with its stylistic elegance and dramatic pomp and circumstance. Although Prokofiev took nearly 15 years to begin writing his Fifth Symphony, he completed it in only a month, seeking to "glorify the grandeur of the human spirit" with what Time Magazinecalled "the greatest musical event in many, many years." Edwin Outwater returns as fresh faces converge with returning favorites to bring you the "new" New World Symphony.

NWS OPEN HOUSE FREE 
Sunday, September 25, 3:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 
Mini WALLCASTTM Concert Demonstration, 7:15 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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Come and play! The New World Symphony invites members of the general public to its home, the New World Center, to explore, listen and learn. Through this new event, we are delighted to welcome the community to make memories and to "Come Be Inspired" by sampling all NWS has to offer, experiencing it hands-on and up close. This engaging, power-packed event activates our entire Frank Gehry-designed, state-of-the-art campus and SoundScape Park with performances, tours, demonstrations and activities such as an instrument petting zoo, scavenger hunt and more! 

Gov't Mule
Sunday, September 25, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Gov't Mule is a Southern rock jam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Fans often refer to Gov't Mule simply as Mule.

Slayer
Wednesday, September 28, 7:40 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer rose to fame with its 1986 release Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the "big four" thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

PERCUSSION CONSORT: NAKED AND ON FIRE
Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.
New World Symphony, 500 17 Street
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The Percussion Fellows invite you to an evening of high-octane fun and adventure as they take center stage. Despite its striking name, Adam Silverman's Naked and on Fire provides an ethereal experience with its hypnotic pulse. The New World Center then transforms into a cacophonous aviary for Olivier Messiaen's Exotic Birds. Percussion, piano and winds imitate over 18 species-from the Prairie Chicken to the Himalayan Laughing Thrush-in what critics call "a fantastic orgy of color and sound." In a formidable finale, 11 performers tackle 150 instruments in Gunther Schuller's Grand Concerto, which the composer likened to a "tremendous gourmet feast." Bon appétit!