Miami – NWSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra celebrates the annual Adrienne Arsht Center Concert under the direction of Alfred Gershfeld. The evening will offer masterworks throughout including Mendelssohn's Fifth Symphony "Reformation" and a grand soloist of the cello, Lynn Harrell. Lynn Harrell is applauded as one of the finest cellists today and has performed as a soloist with major symphony orchestras around the world, including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa, Pittsburgh and the National Symphony, to name a few. Harrell will perform Bruch's songful Kol Nidre and Haydn's riveting Concerto in C Major.
Tuesday, February 27; 7:30 PM, Adrienne Arsht Center 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.
MAKE ART WORK (MAW) MASTER CLASS: One day before the symphony concert, on Monday, February 26, Lynn Harell will offer NWSA students a master class and discussion session during NWSA’s Make Art Work (MAW) series. Designed to connect artistic professionals with aspiring young students and community members through dialogue about the business of the arts, MAW series focuses on providing tools, guidance and strategies that build successful candidates for the next generation of artists. The master class will expand on topics related to the joys and challenges of living as an artist in the twenty-first century and includes a question and answer session for direct communication with leaders in the field.
Concerto No. 2 in e minor, Op. 30, Victor Herbert, Andante tranquillo – Allegro (1859 - 1924), Arianna Charran, cello
Concerto in a minor, Op. 129, Robert Schumann – Nicht zu schnell (1810 - 1856), Esther Chae, cello
Sonata in F Major Wilhelm de Fesch – Allemanda (1687 - 1761), Janiel Moreira, cello
With students from the studio, NWSA cello faculty Aaron Merritt, and NWSA piano faculty Ciro Fodere.
Monday, February 26; 6:00 PM, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. 101 NE 4 Street, Room 2106, Miami.
Free and open to the public. Information at 305-237-3622.
About Lynn Harrell: Lynn Harrell returns this season to Carnegie Hall with James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, with surrounding recitals and concerts in Australia, Nova Scotia, and China. The summer months have his return to the festivals of Aspen, Ventura, La Jolla, and with the Eastern Music Orchestra, amongst others. Other recent engagements include a concerts with the Teatro di San Carlo Orchestra, a European tour with Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, an Asian tour with concerts in Singapore and Taipei, and “at home” concerts in Los Angeles with the Philharmonic and Frühbeck de Burgos, the Boston Symphony with Christoph Eschenbach for the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’ Cello Concerto No. 3 “Legend of the Phoenix,” and concerts in New York, Detroit, Edmonton, and the Tanglewood Festival. A frequent guest of the world’s greatest orchestras, he appears often with conductors such as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov and Michael Tilson Thomas. Renown in recital and chamber music around the world, Lynn has collaborated with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuri Bashmet, Andre Previn, and recorded with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Nigel Kennedy. His critically acclaimed extensive discography of over 30 releases ranges from Bach to Walton, with several Grammy Award winners and world premieres amongst them. Mr. Harrell is founder, director and Artist Ambassador (along with his wife, violinist Helen Nightengale) of the HEARTbeats Foundation, a Los Angeles based charity to reach out to children in need harnessing the power of music to enable them to better cope with, and recover from, the extreme challenges of poverty and conflict. Mr. Harrell serves as a board officer and Artist Ambassador and works directly with children in need.
About NWSA: A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
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