Since 1989, The Miami Symphony Orchestra has mimicked Miami’s cultural diversity with concerts and events that act as a melting pot of musical influences. Music director Eduardo Marturet, a Venezuelan composer and conductor, helms many of the concerts, encouraging the musicians to unleash their inner Beethovens or Bachs—former members of the ’80s hair-metal band Skid Row.
Composed in memory of one of Verdi's favorite writers, Requiem is a musical staging of a Roman Catholic funeral mass. The Master Chorale of South Florida’s brass and voice unify in booming harmony as the 120-member chorus and 60-piece orchestra strive to express the divine sublimity of the composition. The stupendous sonic sensation is sure to shatter stray wine glasses and loose ear marimbas while quieting the rock band video-gaming console of the soul.
Experience the majesty of tuxedoed musicians playing music with today's side deal. For $15, you get a ticket to the Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency (a $40 value). Tickets are available for either the March 26 or the March 27 performance at 8 p.m. in the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center. This deal is only for tickets in the venue's third-tier rear seating in zone five.
The Boca Raton Symphonia infuses South Florida's arts and culture community with spirited classical-music performances, escorting listeners through the works of some of history's most revered composers. As the first installment of a two-part mini series, the January 14 concert spotlights guest conductor Arthur Fagen alongside piano soloist Alex Cobrin, who employs masterful keystrokes to caress open ears like a grizzled groundskeeper caresses his glass eyeball during a time of quiet reflection. Throughout the program, the ensemble's vacillating scales will reverberate during the premiere of Turkin's Five Brief Essays on One Theme before shifting to a pair of fiery pieces, including Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4 and Mendelssohn's Symphony no. 3. From seats in section A, attendees enjoy up-close views of the stage while basking in tightly spun measures or the company of their mannequin dates.