1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Performing at University of Miami Maurice Gusman Hall (Oct 22 - Oct 22)
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
October 22, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Thirty years ago, conductor, composer and orchestrator José Serebrier was the first artistic director of a new “International Music Festival of the Americas,” now known as Festival Miami. Now with eight Grammy awards including the Latin Grammy for “Best Classical Album of 2004” and a celebrated career as a conductor, Serebrier returns with the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra in the spirit of the maestro’s founding vision to bring internationally acclaimed touring artists and orchestras to Miami. The first program opens with a U.S. premiere of Imágines by acclaimed Costa Rican composer Vinicio Meza. Then, pianist Shelly Berg performs a stunning rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for orchestra plus jazz trio. The concert concludes with lively music from the 1955 film, The Gadfly, composed by Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich.
For more information, please call 305.284.4940 or visit www.festivalmiami.com.
Festival Miami, the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season, provides superior and diverse musical programming each year, while expanding academic opportunities and cultural enrichment to all of South Florida and its visitors. It’s a musical experience no one should miss.
Festival Miami presents between 25 to 30 concerts, master classes, and lectures over a five-week period. Most concerts are during the month of October Each event falls under one of the four unique themes, which include: “Great Performances,” “Jazz and Beyond,” “Creative American Music,” and “Music of the Americas.”
The goal of Festival Miami is to uphold and enhance the Mission Statement of the Frost School of Music by offering opportunities for music enjoyment and personal enrichment to as many residents and visitors of South Florida as possible. As such, Festival Miami strives to provide innovative programming that reaches across the cultural boundaries of the South Florida community.
The community is invited to partake in all that Festival Miami has to offer - from world premieres and symphonic concerts, to chamber music presentations and jazz performances, and much more!
Come and join us for another wonderful Festival Miami season. We look forward to seeing you!