MUSIC

THE HUMAN VOICE
Sunday, March 1, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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In a delightful treat, selected Fellows join a quartet of young vocalists to offer poetic chamber music. It's old world versus new world as the deeply-rooted traditions of Schubert and Brahms go voice-to-voice, note-to-note with American gems by Argento and Barber. Brahms lets his favorite instrument, the viola, share the spotlight in his "chamber music songs," while Schubert employs the horn to add a melancholy voice to his On the River, written in the last year of his life. Barber perfectly bottles the leisurely days of summer before his fleeting mini-opera unfolds over a game of cards. All tickets $15.

Made in America
Sunday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.sobechamberensemble.org
Anna Hersey sings the songs of Lee Hoiby: Lady of the Harbor, Where the Music Comes From and Sonnets and Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. Hoiby (1926-2011) was an American composer and classical pianist. Best known as a composer of operas and songs, he was a disciple of composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Samuel Barber's String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11 (1936) will open the program. The slow movement from the quartet has become one of the world's most played pieces, arranged for string orchestra and known as "Adagio for Strings." Antonin Dvorak's String Quartet in F major Op. 96, "the American" will close the program. Dvorak composed the quartet in 1893 when he was visiting the Czech immigrant community of Spillville, Iowa.

TROPICAL BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL XVI Performance
Monday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Avenue
www.tropicalbaroquemusicfestival.org
Venice Baroque Orchestra joined by Avi Avital. Tropical Baroque Music Festival XVI will be dedicated and celebrated in Loving Memory of Kathy Gaubatz and Robert Heath.

Frozen Music at SoundSpace FREE
Wednesday, March 4, 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.

A NIGHT AT BACH'S COFFEEHOUSE
Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
 (WALLCAST™ concert) FREE
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m. 
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Jeannette Sorrell, conductor/harpsichord. Long before Starbucks appeared on every corner there was Leipzig's Café Zimmermann, where the original jam sessions were taking place regularly by musical mastermind J.S. Bach and his student orchestra. With libations flowing, Bach would take the stage to perform his own works, as well as those by his admired friends Vivaldi and Telemann. Recreate the magic with two of Bach's renowned Brandenburg Concertos and a fiery arrangement of Vivaldi's "Madness." Grab a cup of joe with friends as the Artistic Director of Cleveland’s famed Apollo's Fire, Baroque authority Jeannette Sorrell, sets the scene with intoxicating zest and hypnotic precision.

Alejandro Lerner
Saturday, March 7, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Alejandro Federico Lerner is an Argentine musician and singer-songwriter. He has written and sung countless songs including several hits, and his fame and recognition spread all over South America.

Open Fridays @ SoBe Arts: American String Quartets FREE
Friday, March 13, 8:00 p.m. 
SoBe Institute of the Arts, 2100 Washington Avenue
www.sobearts.org
SoBe Arts presents American String Quartets including the Amernet String Quartet performing Adagio for Strings, Spiral III, 5 Poems for String Quartets and more!

PULSE: LATE NIGHT AT THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
Friday, March 13, 9:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
The New World Center transforms into a late-night lounge-complete with club-style lighting and video projections-during this innovative event. A DJ spins electronic grooves alongside performances by the New World Symphony of contemporary and classical works for orchestra and ensembles. 

Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Sunday, March 15, 4:00 p.m.
All Souls Episcopal Church, 4025 Pine Tree Drive
www.seraphicfire.org
Seraphic Fire's Founder and Artistic Director, Patrick Dupré Quigley, takes audiences on a signature journey into the mind of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to discover the composer’s musical motivation in creating one of his most recognizable pieces: the Ave Verum Corpus.  Drawing upon the music of Bach, Palestrina, and other Mozart predecessors, this program of discovery will allow the listener to peek behind the curtain of Mozart's genius.  

INSIDE THE MUSIC FREE
Tuesday, March 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. Free, ticket required

TCHAIKOVSKY'S FIFTH
Friday, March 20, 8:00 p.m.
 (WALLCAST™ concert) FREE
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu
Teddy Abrams, conductor. From the staggering genius of Russia's most-famous romantic comes a symphony charged with raw power and gorgeous melodies. Tchaikovsky was obviously grappling with life when penning his Fifth Symphony. With its foreboding opening theme, listeners are launched into a four-movement exploration of fate, sometimes whispered, as in the beloved second movement's sentimental horn solo, and other times cried in an unrelenting runaway finale headed toward redemption. Former NWS Conducting Fellow and newly appointed Music Director of The Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams makes his highly anticipated return with this stalwart symphonic masterpiece and Barber's soaring, soulful Second Essay. 

Gente De Zona at Hispanicize Closing Bash & Guest Danay Suarez
Friday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. 
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Latin GRAMMY-winning Reggaeton duo Gente De Zona will headline Hispanicize 2015's Closing Night Bash. Long popular in their native Cuba, Gente De Zona's song with Enrique Iglesias "Bailando" catapulted them into the international arenaGente De Zona's new album was released in early 2015.

MUSICIANS' FORUM FREE
Monday, March 23, 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 the Fellows perform their favorite and personally selected works of music. Free, ticket required

$2.50 MINI-CONCERTS
Friday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
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Christian Reif, conductor. Thirty-minute concerts for just $2.50 per ticket! Enjoy live music before or after dinner, while shopping on Lincoln Road, or before a night out-and for less than a cup of coffee! Saturday: Cycling Night - Experience a unique cycling-themed evening at the New World Symphony! In addition to a brisk, insightful and powerfully moving 30-minute concert, enjoy an evening dedicated to Miami's passionate cycling community. 

Glenn Monroig
Friday, March 27, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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Glenn Monroig, is a composer, guitarist, and singer of various types of music styles, such as salsa, boleros and rumba. He is credited with having recorded the first rap song in Spanish.

El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
Saturday, March 28, 8:00 p.m.
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue
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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, commonly known as El Gran Combo, is a Puerto Rican Salsa music orchestra based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, it is Puerto Rico's most successful musical group, and is considered "the most popular Salsa group that has ever existed".

MUSICAL XCHANGE FREE
Sunday, March 29, 2:00 p.m.
New World Center, 500 17 Street
www.nws.edu 
Get to know the Fellows as they collaborate to present and perform a myriad of musical works and styles along with lively and informal discussions from the stage. Crumb: An Idyll for the Misbegotten; Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 13; Tansman: Three Pieces for Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet; Surinach: Hollywood Carnival (Sketches in Cartoon). Free, ticket required