Poignant new works by NWSA college dancers touch the human spirit

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aboezem prThis year’s New World School of the Arts’ College Student Choreography performance will present new works by creative young choreographers who have taken inspiration from a n umber of sources to bring about this moving evening of contemporary dance. These works are curated by the NWSA Dance Faculty, and selected as the best new works created during the semester. Witty, thought-provoking, and virtuosic, the program presents the choreographers of the future at New World School of the Arts’ Dance Theater.

The legendary Brian Lynch joins NWSA Jazz Combos in exhilarating evening of jazz

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blynch jazzcombo prLegendary Jazz trumpeter Brian Lynch will perform alongside the NWSAHigh School Jazz Combos, in a dynamic evening concert of jazz. With a total of 25 students, the NWSA HS Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jim Gasior will perform a mix of jazz standards from the repertoire of Charlie Parker, Ray Brown and Thelonious Monk, among others.
“We are thrilled that the NWSA Jazz Combos will be performing at the Lyric Theater, the historic hall in Miami well-known to jazz legends, with none other than Grammy Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch,” said Dr. Daniel Andai, Dean of the NWSA music division. Under the direction of Jim Gasior, director of NWSA’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos, numerous jazz students have been recognized on a national scale.  Among their most recent honors, the Jazz Ensemble has participated in the Thelonious Monk Institute national Peer-To-Peer Jazz Education Program multiple times, joining other students from across the nation.
The NWSA High School Jazz Combos concert will take place on December 11 at 7:00 PM. Historic Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136. Admission to the concert is free and it is open to the public.

Veterans Day concert features major commission by NWSA composer

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vetday desena prThe Miami Wind Symphony presents “A Soldier’s Story,” a patriotic extravaganza to commemorate Veterans Day. Leading off the concert, Rodester Brandon conducts Miami Wind Symphony in A Vietnam War Suite, a new work with multimedia by adjunct music faculty member at New World School of the Arts – composer Dr. Ferdinando DeSena.
The Veterans Day Concert at 4:00 pm on Sunday November 9, 2014; Wertheim Concert Hall, Florida InternationalUniversity, SW 8th Street campus. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15student, and are available at www.miamiwindsymphony.com, or at the door.
Guitarist Jose Adan, a Vietnam veteran and featured soloist, envisioned a work that would represent his experience of war. He asked Dr. DeSena – a Vietnam War resistor, to write it. A Vietnam War Suite attempts an emotional expression of a soldiers experience and the conflicting passions of opposition to the war, with 21st Century perspective on the event that shaped a generation. Guitarist Federico Bonacossa is also featured.

Rodester Brandon, chair of the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Music Department explains,  “The realizationand presentation of an important new work of this scope by Adan, DeSena, Bonacossa, all Miami Dade College faculty, New World School of the Arts music faculty, and Miami Wind Symphony and Miami Dade College’s own Civic Choral of Greater Miami, is a milestone for the College’s music programs. It demonstrates the depth of our artistry, our vitality and our considerable contribution to the musical life in Miami.”

A PIECE OF ME places NWSA in a prominent position for Art Fair Week in Miami

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piece meNew World School of the Arts [NWSA] is once again among the exhibiting institutions of Miami's internationally attended art fair week. Developed by Miami-based Wet Heat Project, A Piece of Me is the second edition of an exhibition that pairs visual arts students from the NWSA high school honors class with an acclaimed alumnus from their school, who this year will be Hernan Bas. The NWSA students will produce site-specific installations in response to a significant artwork created by Bas. A Piece of Me is a Wet Heat Project (Bill Bilowit, Director) in association with New World School of the Arts, Visual Arts Program (Maggy Cuesta, Dean; Donald Lambert, Faculty Advisor). A Piece of Me is the first project selected for a new program initiative at CONTEXT Art Fair, dedicated to a new generation of artists producing work that challenges their developing practice and reaches beyond their emerging viewership.
A Piece of Me at CONTEXT Art Fair: VIP Preview Tuesday, December 2; 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. CONTEXT Art Miami, 2901 NE 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33137. Information at 1-800-376-5850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Regular admission from December 3 through December 7, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily.

Fall Dance Celebration offers two energy-packed evenings of varied choreography

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fall celebrationFeaturing New World School of the Arts High School and College dancers, the Fall Dance Celebration offers a dynamic and varied evening of choreography that highlights ballet, modern and hip-hop styles.

Fall Dance Celebration is November 14 and 15 at 7:30 PM. New World Dance Theater. 25 NE 2nd Street,downtown Miami. General admission is $10 and tickets are available at http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

Graphic designers create illusion of authenticity through “Alternate Realities”

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jkato kelvi prMIAMI--- Nine graphic design college students from New world School of the Arts present Alternate Realities – an exhibition that puts into question what is and is not real offering alternative options. “Alternate Realities attempts to question reality as we know it while highlighting the influential power designers have in regards to creating the illusion of authenticity,” said Rosario Martinez-Cañas, director of the show and NWSA faculty member. “The designers involved in this show each present vastly different premises that parallel our own reality to a convincing degree.”

Opening Reception is on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. New World Gallery. 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami. Reception is free andopen to the public. Show will be on view from October 23 thru November 17; Monday - Friday; 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.

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