MUSIC

SOUNDS OF THE TIMES: MODERN EUROPE
Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Peter Eötvös is a foremost Hungarian composer and conductor. Alongside his theatrical Chinese Opera, da capo-in its U.S. premiere- deftly reimagines themes by Mozart while featuring a cimbalom. Nicknamed "the national instrument of Hungary," the stringed cimbalom is cousin to the dulcimer and has gained its resurgence from contemporary composers and film scores. Avant-garde visionary Karl Stockhausen produced a half-century of influential and sometimes controversial works. In its U.S. premiere, his groundbreaking Points embraces amplification as singular spots become swarms of sound.

SOLO SPOTLIGHT: REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST FREE
Monday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu 
Presented in the intimate SunTrust Pavilion, this Solo Spotlight features first-year Viola Fellow Hannah Nicholas in an exciting recital program specifically designed for this event.
 Hannah Nicholas, viola. Ligeti: Hora Lungă from Sonata for Solo Viola; Veress: Memento for Viola and Bass; Aminikia: New Work for Viola, Cello, Piano and Voice Anonymous: Turkish and Sephardic Songs for Viola, Voice, Bass and Percussion Aminikia: Shetaban (In haste) for Solo Viola. Free, ticket required - New World Center.

The Amernet Quartet: Holocaust Remembrance Concert FREE
Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
http://mbus.fiu.edu
Dean of the FAU School of Music Heather Coltman will join Jason Calloway and Michael Klotz, members of FIU's Ensemble-in-Residence the Amernet String Quartet for a program in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance. They will perform works by Korngold, Zeitlin, Schul, Bloch, and Weinberg.

Music for Toddlers FREE
Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.
Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street
305.535.4219
 www.mdpls.org
Sessions are facilitated by a certified music therapist who will help guide parents in how to use music at home with their children.  Limit 20 participants ages 19 mos. - 3 yrs.

Shawn Mendes
Wednesday, April 8, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Since the release of his self-titled The Shawn Mendes EP and his debut single "Life of the Party", he has been gaining mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist.

New Music Miami ISCM Festival Concert 12 NODUS and the Amernet FREE
Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
www.newmusicmiami.org
NODUS and the Amernet String Quartet join forces to present a series of new works for chamber ensemble.Join us for a concert including: Limes by Marco Longo; Peninsula by Javier Alvarez; Learning from the Laughing Man by Ori Talmon; Too Late by Sam Salem; and in abstentia for violin piano and electronics by Paula Matthusen.

Performance: FIU Miami Guitar Ensemble FREE
Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Join us for an exciting program of global music with tunes from the Renaissance to the modern era. Directed by guitarist/ composer Mesut Özgen.

THE ORGAN SYMPHONY
Saturday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.
 
(WALLCASTTM concert) FREE
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu 
The power and passion of France is delivered to the New World Center by one of its own, Stéphane Denève, who was recently named Principal Guest Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra. With unforgettable melodies, dramatic momentum and a magnificent organ, Saint-Saëns claimed this Symphony as his most triumphant achievement and it's hard to disagree, as brilliant craftsmanship exudes from start to finish. But first, Honegger's effervescent Summer Pastoral, a peaceful and poetic serenade to the Swiss Alps, shines brightly before celebrated tales come to life in both Poulenc's playful score and readings of popular fables on which they are based. Tickets from $36 - New World Center

MUSIC CONCERT: Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
Saturday, April 11, 8:30 p.m.
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road
305.434.7091 www.tigertail.org
Marc Savoy (accordion, vocals), wife Ann Savoy (guitar, frequent lead vocals), and Michael Doucet from BeauSoleil (fiddle, vocals) perform Louisiana Cajun music. Tradition is safe in these preservationist hands, with as pure an all-acoustic, all-Cajun French vision of Acadian music as you'll find in the 21st century. The trio has been performing and recording together since 1977. $25 general admission; $50 VIP, priority entrance & seating.

Performance: FIU Jazz Guitar Ensemble FREE
Sunday, April 12, 3:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Enjoy standard and contemporary jazz repertoire, as well as original compositions that take advantage of the unique and varied sounds of the electric guitar. Directed by jazz guitarist Tom Lippincott.

The Acoustic Bicycle Tour: a performance journey on wheels
Sunday, April 12, 2015
SoundScape Park, 500 17 Street
305.237.3010 www.mdclivearts.org
The Acoustic Bicycle Tour is an act of composition, a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, an exercise in extreme physicality, and a celebration of musical community. Composer, cornet player and bandleader Taylor Ho Bynum travels throughout Miami solely on bicycle--presenting solo concerts and playing with ensembles of area musicians, combining the predetermined, the random, the improvised, and the intuitive into an organic whole. Bynum will join a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who will present site-specific poetry and music on a bike ride through Miami's diverse neighborhoods, closing out with a performance at O, Miami's Poetry in the Park celebration at New World Symphony's SoundScape Park.

Chopin Salon Concert with Eric Lu
Sunday, April 12, 4:00 p.m.
La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Road
305.868.0624 www.chopin.org
Eric Lu, piano - winner of the 2015 National Chopin Piano Competition. Tickets: $45 for Concert and wine reception (free for Chopin Members) $55 optional gourmet dinner (both non-members and members).

Mozart on the Move FREE
Sunday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.
1100 Block Outdoor Stage on Lincoln Road
www.sobechamberensemble.org
Children of all ages will be delighted by our FREE user-friendly 50 minute show, a mix of Mozart, the Beatles, Argentine tangos, Brazilian sambas, Italian opera arias and pop tunes. We are happy to be able to give passersby of all ages and nationalities the opportunity to experience the beauty and intimacy of chamber music! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on.

Graduate Recital: Taylor Vega FREE 
Monday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu
School of Music graduate student Taylor Vega performs a cello program as his final project of the semester. This program is made possible under the instruction of Amernet String Quartet member and FIU Cello Professor Jason Calloway.

Student Composers Concert FREE
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
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FIU School of Music undergraduate and graduate composers and technology students showcase their works in the beautiful Miami Beach Urban Studios. The works represent a variety of aesthetics and performance genres performed by FIU School of Music student performers.

Jazmine Sullivan
Tuesday, April 14, 8:00 p.m.

Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Jazmine Marie Sullivan is an American recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her debut single "Need U Bad," produced by Missy Elliott, reached number one on Billboard '​s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while her second single, "Bust Your Windows," produced by Salaam Remi, peaked at number four.

Performance: Florida Grand Opera
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Powerful selections from the Pulitzer Prize-winning political opera The Consul (1950) will be presented in conjunction with propaganda posters from The Wolfsonian's collection. Free with museum admission.

Graduate Recital: Jessica Sucheski
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu
School of Music graduate student Jessica Sucheski performs a viola program as her final project of the semester. This program is made possible under the instruction of Amernet String Quartet member and FIU Viola Professor Michael Klotz.

Convivencia Tres Culturas
Saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
St. John’s on the Lake, 4760 Pine Tree Drive
305.613.2325 www.artsatstjohns.com
Hosted by Arts at St. Johns, Harmonic Motion will be joined by additional artists for this concert. The dance and music featured will include Judeo-Spanish, Flamenco, Arabic styles, representing the "tres culturas" found the Iberian Peninsula during La Convivencia: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, students, and active military personnel.

NORTH AND SOUTH
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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When it comes to the Americas, music knows no bounds. Based on a piece of bold, spiritual art, Rodeo Queen blurs the lines of traditional technique with raucous energy. Ted Hearne, a young American composer and winner of this season's New Voices commissions, makes a splash in a fantastic world premiere before Americana-guru Copland embraces Mexico-inspired fiestas with his rhythmic Sextet. In an unlikely spotlight, the bassoon offers an evocative, hypnotic trance in the hands of Brazilian sensation Villa-Lobos, as a young Ginastera vibrantly evokes his homeland where a flute seems to take flight in the windy, Argentinean skies. End with a bang with a cantina-band homage to the Spanish poet packed with vibrant vigor. All Tickets $15 - New World Center

Performance: FIU Laptop & Electric-Acoustic Ensemble FREE
Sunday, April 19, 3:00 p.m.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Original compositions and reinterpreted avant-garde classics will be presented through hi-fi and lo-fi technologies. Directed by composer Jacob Sudol.

MUSICIANS' FORUM FREE
Monday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
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. Tickets available starting on February 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Graduate Recital: Stephanie Jaimes FREE
Monday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studio, 420Lincoln Road, Suite 440 Main Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu  
School of Music graduate student Stephanie Jaimes, Graduate Teaching Assistant at Florida International University performs a cello program as her final project of the semester. This program is made possible under the instruction of Amernet String Quartet member and FIU Cello Professor Jason Calloway.

INSIDE THE MUSIC FREE
Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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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. Free, ticket required - New World Center

Graduate Recital: Johanna O. Wright FREE
Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu  
School of Music graduate student Johanna O. Wright, cellist performs a cello program as her final project of the semester. This program is made possible under the instruction of Amernet String Quartet member and FIU Cello Professor Jason Calloway.

Graduate Recital: Victor Torres FREE
Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu
School of Music graduate student Victor Torres, violist, performs a viola program as his final project of the semester. This program is made possible under the instruction of Amernet String Quartet member and FIU Viola Professor Michael Klotz.

Open Friday @SoBe Arts: Derek Mosloff Spring Viola Concert FREE
Friday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue
www.sobearts.org
Featuring Henry Vieuxtemp's Capriccio for Solo Viola, Jonathan Crosmer's Autumn Suite (dedicated to Derek Mosloff), and J.S. Bach Suite for Solo Cello No. 3.

SEASON FINALE WITH MTT AND ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER
Saturday, April 25, 8:00 p.m. (WALLCASTTM concert) FREE
Sunday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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MTT and virtuosic violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter join forces in a formidable finale to an epic season. Hailed as "the reigning goddess of classical music," Anne-Sophie Mutter’s impeccable skill and grace radiate in the U.S. premiere of Moret's rapturous En rêve and Berg's reverent and nostalgic concerto, a surprisingly lush and romantic work. Debussy's impressionistic panorama undulates with unpredictable beauty and sensuous sonorities in this tribute to his "old friend the sea." Relish in the last glimpse of this season's Fellows before they take the stage to perform this same program at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.

Tyler, the Creator with special guest Taco
Sunday April 26, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from California. Born in Ladera Heights, he rose to prominence as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future, and has rapped on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release. He also creates all the artwork for the group's releases designs all the group's clothing and other merchandise as well.

WILLIAM CHRISTIE'S LES ARTS FLORISSANTS Songs of Love & Drinking Songs
Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17th Street
www.miamibachsociety.org
The term was first coined in 1571 when Adrien Le Roy published a collection of songs for voice and lute entitled: Livre d'airs de cour mis sur le luth. The term 'air de cour' was adopted in preference to that of 'voix de ville' which eventually became corrupted to 'vaudeville'. It refers to a simple air that can be sung by anyone, labourers and ladies' maids alike. However, in the 17th century, this popular genre gravitated from the street to the salon where it became fashionable amongst the rich and aristocratic who adopted it with extraordinary fervour.

International Jazz Day Concert
Thursday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue
www.mbculture.com
Featuring Vivian Sessoms, The World Music 5, New World School of the Arts Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Lenard Rutledge. Hosted by Carrie Alexander of WDNA-FM.