MUSIC

TOWN HALL MASTER AND SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT FREE
Wednesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu 
The Side-by-Side Concert is an extraordinary opportunity for young instrumentalists (grades 7-12) to perform alongside the Fellows of the New World Symphony. This year, Michael Tilson Thomas conducts this celebratory educational event. The students share the New World Center's stage and develop musical relationships with the Fellows as they rehearse and perform music of the highest caliber. A limited number of tickets will be available, in order to accommodate the students, their families and support networks. Contact the Box Office for more information at 305.673.3331. Free, ticket required.

Performance: FIU Honors College A Cappella Group
Friday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
An evening of popular and patriotic songs from the World War I era will be performed by HEARTbeats, the FIU Honors College a cappella group. 

Topp Dogg
Saturday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Topp Dogg is a hip-hop boys group from South Korea formed by Cho PD under Stardom Entertainment in 2013. Topp Dogg released 6 singles in 2014.

Music Unites: Japanese Music and Culture FREE
Sunday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.
SoBe Institute for the Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue
www.sobearts.org
SoBe Arts presents Music Unites highlighting world music and culture for families. Join us as Masami Mayazaki and Yoshiko Carlton engage with Japanese Koto, traditional songs and origami.

Orchestra Miami Concert FREE
Sunday, February 8, 4:00 p.m.
Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue
www.orchestramiami.org
The City of Miami Beach is reaching the century mark, and to celebrate this iconic town of neighborhoods and international destinations, Orchestra Miami will hold a free traditional "pops" style concert in Collins Park. The concert, from one of South Florida's leading symphonic musical ensembles, will take the audience on a musical tour through highlights of Miami Beach's history. This Centennial concert celebration is a family-friendly event ideal for picnics!

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG
February 4-8, 2015
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a funny and captivating new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin features original songs by the finest composers and lyricists of the theatre and celebrates the identity of some of the most well know Jewish personalities.

SOLO SPOTLIGHT: MASTERWORKS FOR THE HORN FREE
Monday, February 9, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, this Solo Spotlight features third-year Horn Fellow Dominic Rotella in a unique recital program specifically designed for this event. J.S. Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1; R. Strauss: Andante for Horn and Piano Dukas: Villanelle; Messiaen: "Interstellar Call" from From the Canyons to the Stars Mozart: Quintet for Horn and Strings. Free, ticket required.

LADINO MUSIC CONCERT featuring HARMONIC MOTION FREE
Thursday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive
www.artsatstjohns.com
Ladino is a language primarily spoken among Sephardic Jews in the Diaspora from Spain. The written form is used in Sephardic poetry, literature, songs and religious texts. Myriam Eli and Joe Zeytoonian. ASJ's "Convivencia Miami" celebrates the medieval LA CONVIVENCIA period in Iberia (Spain/Portugal) when Muslims, Christians and Jews lived, created and worked together in relative harmony. Reservations required: artsandculture@thebetsyhotel.com.

PERCUSSION CONSORT: HEARTBREAKERS
Saturday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Leave the chocolates and teddy bears at home and spend your Valentine's Day with the Percussion Fellows for a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the mass-market holiday. In the aptly named Cheating, Lying, Stealing, David Lang rocks hard in this driving hit from his Bang on a Can days. Caroline Shaw employs flower pots in her quest to bottle the epic, grand and creepy in her successful Taxidermy, and jazz and rock battle it out in Hollinden's imaginative Surface Tension. In a brief respite, Bryars' transcendental homage to a founding father of percussion manufacturers is a meditative moment in an otherwise hard-rocking performance. Michael Linville, conductor.  All tickets $10.

Lissette & Willy Chirino 
Saturday February 14, 8:00 p.m.

Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Chirino began his artistic career in Miami and has recorded over 20 albums, several of which have attained platinum and gold status. Most recently, Chirino and his wife, singer/song writer Lissette Álvarez, released their first album together, Amarraditos (Bound to One Another). The CD includes a potpourri of classic Spanish-language love songs.

NEW WORLD CENTER PRESENTS: THOMAS HAMPSON
Sunday, February 15, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Legendary baritone Thomas Hampson is an international celebrity with a career that includes more than 150 recordings, Grammy awards, multiple operatic appearances at The Metropolitan Opera, and musical outreach activities across the globe. Hear him in an intimate vocal recital before he joins the New World Symphony and MTT for The Wound-Dresser, John Adams’ mournful setting of Walt Whitman's poem. The graphic, Civil War-set ode vividly comes to life in what Adams calls "a statement about human compassion of the kind that is acted out on a daily basis, quietly and unobtrusively and unselfishly and unfailingly."  Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Thomas Hampson, baritone. Tickets from $35.

Jessie J Plus Special Guest
Sunday February 15, 8:00 p.m.
 
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Jessie J is an English singer and songwriter. Born and brought up in London, England. She studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records and striking a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing where she wrote for artists including Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus.

INSIDE THE MUSIC FREE
Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Join the Fellows onstage for an intimate glimpse into their craft with these behind-the-scenes presentations on topics ranging from music appreciation of the historic contexts of composers and more. David Connor, bass. Free, ticket required.

Frozen Music at SoundSpace FREE
February 18, 19, 23, 25, 27, 3:00 p.m.
Miami Beach SoundScape, 500 17 Street
www.subtropics.org
South Florida Composers Alliance is proud to present the 23rd edition of its Subtropics Experimental Biennial of Music and the Sound Arts under the artistic direction of Gustavo Matamoros. The 2015 Biennial opens February 18 with the world premiere of Frozen Music's bio-sonic installation SoundSpace at the New World Center's SoundScape Park.

Jackson Browne
Friday, February 20, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Clyde Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running on Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", and "Somebody's Baby". 

SIBELIUS WITH MTT
Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
 
(WALLCASTTM concert) FREE
Sunday, February 22, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Emotions run wild as MTT leads a program of lush splendor, culminating in one of the most grandiose symphonies in history. Straight from the pages of Goethe, the heroic story of Egmont becomes a compact tone poem in the hands of Beethoven. Formidable flutist Paula Robison returns for two works, one a virtuosic delicacy by MTT himself. Written specifically for Robison, Notturno pairs the dedicatee's soaring lines with a gentle harp and string quintet to channel old world Italian lyricism. MTT then takes the podium for an impassioned symphony by Sibelius, whose first foray into the genre deftly captures all of the sweeping emotion of Romanticism alongside Classicism’s fine traditions. Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Paula Robison, flute. Tickets from $110.

MUSICIANS' FORUM FREE
Monday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Programmed and curated by the Fellows, Musicians' Forums come alive through spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships. Come hear works selected, prepared and performed by the Fellows themselves.
 Free, ticket required.

Sleeping With Sirens & Pierce The Veil - The World Tour
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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If you're a fan of great songs and musicianship, clean and stunning production, and a high-energy, electrifying live show loaded with intense band/audience synergy, then this tour is a do-not-miss.

impromptu: FREE
Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
impromptu: is a bridge between the traditions of visual and musical art. One Wednesday evening each month from 7-9pm, New World Symphony fellows and friends perform in the ArtCenter’s Richard Shack Gallery. Unlike a conventional concert, admission is free, you won’t need a ticket, you can arrive at any time, sit or stand anywhere you like, and stay for 5 minutes or all night.

Arts in the Parks Presents: CAB CALLOWAY ORCHESTRA FREE
Friday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.
North Beach Band Shell, Collins Avenue at 73 Street
www.mbculture.com
Miami Beach Arts in the Parks presents a free concert by the legendary Cab Calloway Orchestra directed by Cab's grandson Calloway Brooks.  Prior to the concert, Prof. Seth H. Bramson, Miami Beach's official City Historian, will speak on "The Incredible History of Miami Beach" beginning at 6 p.m. sharp.

ENCOUNTERS: THE BEAR ROARS: MUSIC IN A CENTURY OF RUSSIAN TURMOIL
Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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What a mind-boggling journey Russia undertook from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s! This vast nation went from grand imperialism, through glorious revolution, to crushing Soviet oppression. These transformations are reflected in the symphonic compositions of each era. From the cheerful, proud marches of Tchaikovsky to the sardonic, jagged notes of Shostakovich, we hear a nation experiencing profound changes-yet remaining its undeniably Russian self throughout. Following the performance, enjoy a complimentary cocktail reception where you can meet the Fellows!  All tickets $25.

SOUTH BEACH BROADWAY SERIES-An Evening with BETTY BUCKLEY
Friday, February 27, 8:00 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
www.colonytheatremiamibeach.com
Dubbed "The Voice of Broadway", this Tony Award winning quintessential musical theatre actress has had a career encompassing TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe.

JEN & FAM TOUR 2015
Friday, February 27, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Born and raised in Miami, Jencarlos is a true example of talent and professionalism. At only 25 years of age he has had over 110 successful concerts throughout the world.

RL Grime
Saturday, February 28, 9:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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RL Grime, and also known as Clockwork is an American producer of hip hop, trap and bass music, and member of the Los Angeles electronic music collective WeDidIt.