Opera Theater Ensemble brings to life Haydn's opera Lo Speziale (The Apothecary)

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NewWorld School of the Arts Opera Theatre Ensemble production of Lo Speziale (The Apothecary) by Joseph Haydn will be presented this weekend at the Miami Dade College NorthCampus. Returning as director this year is Jeffrey Buchman, well known in Miami for his work with Florida Grand Opera. Forthis production, director Buchman has updated the setting to the boardwalk of Venice Beach, California, where all manner of interesting things can happen. The fully staged opera includes magnificent costumes, scenery and props, accompanied by the NWSA Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Alfred Gershfeld.

The annual Rising Stars Showcase highlights the exceptional talent of more than 200 NWSA students!

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rs showcase 2015 prMiami --- Rising Stars Showcase, a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind performance, presents the extraordinary talent of high school and college students from New World School of the Arts, Florida’s premier arts institution. The showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts exhibition featuring impressive student artworks. The show, as diverse as the school population, includes painting,drawing, design, sculpture, digital media and installations. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Gusman Center for the Performing Arts with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases excerpts from works performed by the high school and the college students during the school year.

A Little Night music smiles upon Miami Beach

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 lilnightmusic prlilnightmusic2 prMiami – New World School of the Arts college music program presents A Little Night Music, a musical adaptation composed by Stephen Sondheim and based on the book by Hugh Wheeler. Directed by NWSA dean of theater, Patrice Bailey, the musical highlights the talents of music theater college junior and seniors while sharing the stage with an 18-member NWSA Symphony Orchestra, led by Alfred Gershfeld.
This performance premieres on Friday, February 20 at 7:30 PM at the Colony Theater. 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Follow-up shows are on February 21; 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 22; 2:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors. Information at 305-674-1040. Tickets at http://nwsa.mdc.edu.

NWSA music student participates in the prestigious Grammy Camp® — Jazz Session Program

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joshua prJoshua Bermudez, a senior in the New World School of the Arts high school program, is among 32 talented high school students from across the United States that have been selected for positions in the 2015 GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session, announced the GRAMMY Foundation® Bermudez, who also participated in the program last year, was the only student selected nationwide in the Band category for Guitar.
“I am very fortunate to be chosen once again to be a part of the Grammy Camp Jazz Session. It is an immeasurable opportunity to work with some of the best high school jazz students and instructors from all over the country,” said Bermudez. “It’s an honor to be part of such a prestigious event and to be a guest of the Grammy Foundation.”
Joshua, who graduates this year from the NWSA high school program, hopes to study jazz performance in college. He aspires to eventually move to New York City and integrate into the thriving jazz scene of the city, not only to play with the great artists of the jazz genre, but to also compose original music.   

BFA Dance Concert presents 20 Hues of 15

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As one of the most anticipated performance of the college, the New World School of theArts College BFA Dance Concert will present 20 Hues of 15, a program that showcases the dancers' various talents, creativity, training and passion. This diverse group of 20dancers, - BFA candidates from the class of 2015, has produced a mosaic of choreography and film with each dance, unique in its own way, yet fitted together as an entire picture.
The NWSA Dance BFA Concert takes place on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21 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.

NWSA launches ViolaFest! with a day of viola master classes and recitals

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rfleischman violafest prMiami -- New World School of the Arts launches the first 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.
ViolaFest! is packed with activities that explore the instrument through Masterclasses and Special Viola Topics with NWSA Professor Richard Fleischman, performances, and even a Viola Ensemble and Faculty recital.
The event is free and open to students in grades 7-12 as well as college-age students. Parents are encouraged to attend. Participants must bring their viola and their music. A snack will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring food and drinks to eat in between events, while exploring the beautiful Wolfson Campus in the heart of downtown Miami.

Saturday, February 21; 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. NWSA Music building #4, located at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. 401 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33132.

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