NWSA College Music Theater brings EVITA to the Colony Theater in Miami Beach

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New World School of the Arts college music theater program will present the award-winning musical Evita, one of the most successful productions by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Directed by NWSA theater faculty James Randolph, the musical highlights the talents of music theater college juniors and seniors and the orchestra students from the NWSA music division, led by Jeff Hess, Musical Director of the show.

Famed pianist Christopher O. Riley shares the stage with the New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra

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The New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of maestro Alfred Gershfeld, will perform major works by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov. His beloved 2nd Piano Concerto in C Minor will be performed by the famed American pianist, Christopher O’Riley, also known by millions across America as the host of the National Public Radio show From the Top. Another important work on the program will be Rachmaninov’s impressive and virtuosic Symphonic Dances.
Thursday, February 4; 7:30 PM, Adrienne ArshtCenter for the Performing Arts – Knight Concert Hall. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. General admission $20 / students and seniors $10.  Tickets at http://nwsa.mdc.edu/ or http://www.arshtcenter.org/ Information at at 305-237-3622.

Dance legend Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theater of Harlem will teach a master class to NWSA dance students

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amiller prMIAMI-- Arthur Mitchell, the distinguished former New York City ballet dancer and the founding artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, will teach a master class forNWSA students on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. He will be assisted by NWSA alumna, Paunika Jones, a former member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem dancecompany.
Mr. Mitchell, who, withRuth Wiesen, Director of the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, is touring Miami-area dance programs, will bring his immeasurable gifts as a teacher and mentor to NWSA to inspire these talented students. Over the years, many NWSA studentshave studied at Dance Theatre of Harlem in summer intensives and a number have gone on to join this world-renowned company (and/or the DTH Ensemble), including Ms. Jones, Ebony Haswell, Garry Rawls, Quashone Perry, Nathaniel Stokes, and most recently, Gentry George (2015).

2nd Annual ViolaFest! offers masters classes, recitals and the rare Viola D’Amore

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New World School of the Arts presents the 2nd annual ViolaFest! to take place on the campus of NWSA in Miami, Florida. Hosted by Richard Fleischman, Associate Professor Senior of Viola at NWSA, the daylong festival places the viola in the spotlight, and offers participants the opportunity to meet, play and experience the viola in varied ways.

Saturday, February 6; 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM. NWSA Music building #4, located at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. 401 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132.  

“EMERGE” - A dance performance of passion, skill and creativity by the BFA dance class

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bfa dance2016 prAs one of the most anticipated performance of the college, the New World School of the Arts College BFA Dance Concert will present Emerge, a program thatshowcases the passion, skill, and creativity of nine new choreographic voices.
As the title suggests, this dynamic program will present a program of works which embody the joys and struggles of emerging as a creative artist and performer. The BFA Dance Concert marks the most comprehensive and final project delivered by NWSA’s dance graduates.
The NWSA Dance BFA Concert is on February 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM. New World Dance Theater, 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown, Miami. General admission, students and seniors: $5. Tickets are available by calling 305-237-3341 or online at http://nwsa.mdc.edu

Children of Eden welcomes the holiday season at NWSA

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children0feden prMIAMI – The NWSA High School theater students welcome the holiday season with John Caird's Children of Eden. With music and lyrics by Steven Schwartz, the musical was originally conceived as a much shorter work titled Family Tree. It has seensuccessful production runs on London's West End and has become a staple of the regional and community theater circuit.
Children of Eden opens at NWSA, just in time for the holidays, on December 4; 7:30 PM, Louise O. Gerrits Theater. 25 NE 2 Street, 8th floor, downtown Miami. Additional performances will be held on December 5, 11, and 12; 7:30 PM, with matinee shows on December 6 and 13 at 2:00 PM. General admission is $15, students and seniors $10. Tickets can be purchased online at http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

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