During concerts, a musician’s wild side emerges, such as when a cellist destroys an amplifier or a conductor eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal for a half-season subscription to see The Miami Symphony Orchestra at Knight Concert Hall in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $33, you get a ticket for a seat in section D (a $96 value).
- For $71, you get a ticket for a seat in section C (a $208 value).
- For $108, you get a ticket for a seat in section B (a $317 value).
- For $126, you get a ticket for a seat in section A (a $368 value).
For each option, the half-season subscription includes admission to the following concerts:
Grand Season Opening (Sunday, October 21, at 7 p.m.)
The opening of the symphony's season witnesses the acclaimed Russian pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski tackling the technically challenging Third Piano Concerto by Rachmaninoff, as well as pieces by Sibelius and Kodaly. At a concert at Lincoln Center, the New York Times praised the young Muscovite for a "Romanticism so intense it warms up Phillip Glass."
Ocean Drive in Vienna (Sunday, January 20, at 7 p.m.)
Music director and conductor Eduardo Marturet leads the symphony players on a symphonic journey of overtures, waltzes, and dances to the Austrian capital, whose deeply rooted musical traditions are made evident by streets paved with retired tubas.
Symphonic Blues (Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m.)
In William Russo's Street Music, A Blues Concerto, op. 65, Corky Siegel howls through his harmonica, cutting through the crisp orchestral sounds with his brassy blues flourishes. Since his career kicked off with the Siegel-Schwall Band in the '60s, playing at Chicago blues bars alongside legends such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, Siegel has amassed accolades across four decades from critics and peers alike. Also on the evening's program, Ravel's Concerto in G for Piano and Orchestra flows from the fingers of French-born pianist Monique Duphil, currently on the music faculty at Oberlin College.
Brahms 4 All (Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m.)
The season concludes with an evening dedicated to Brahms, whom critics often consider the "Third B," alongside Bach and Beiber. The program showcases the scope and the legacy of the German composer's work, as Eduardo Marturet directs the orchestra through Brahms's first piano concerto and his fourth and final symphony. Behind the keys for the Piano Concerto no. 1 in D Minor is Philippe Entremont, who won praise from the Washington Post for his "ease of pianism that made his performance [at the National Gallery] especially appealing."
The Miami Symphony Orchestra
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.