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Arquitectonica, Goldman Properties among AIA Miami honorees


AIA Miami, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, presented its 58th annual design awards Friday night at a gala and ceremony at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center in Miami Beach.

Winners include Mateu Architecture, firm of the year; Arquitectonica, excellence in architecture for the Florida International University School of International & Public Affairs; Raymond Jungles, landscape architecture award for 1111 Lincoln Road; R & R Studios, unbuilt design award for Toftegards Plads Syd, and Goldman Properties, developer of the year.

A panel from California judged 140 applicants and bestowed 17 awards in six categories for design professionals practicing in Miami or the Florida Keys. The complete list of winners is available at or 305-448-7488.

Galena Mosovich

Hahn at Arsht

Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn will present a Valentine’s Day recital at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, filling the spot in a four-concert classical music series vacated by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which cancelled its Florida tour.

In her Arsht Center debut, Hahn will perform Bach’s Chaconne, Fauré’s Sonata No. 1, Corelli’s Suite for Strings in D Minor and selection from 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores, a series of short-form compositions she commissioned.

Tickets to the Feb. 14 performance are $50-$130 at 305-949-6722 or Ticketholders for the Pittsburgh concert should call the same number.

Opera at UM

The University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater will open its season with free performances of Supernatural Scenes on Stage, excerpts from operas with otherworldly storylines including Hansel and Gretel, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Der Vampyr, Faust The Rake’s Progress and Don Giovanni.

The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at the Clarke Recital Hall, 5501 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables. Free tickets are available at

Also on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various campus venues, the company will host its annual Wall to Wall Opera for All Festival to introduce newcomers to the art form. No ticket required;

Frost openings

Two new shows, Iván Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures and Reflections Across Time: Seminole Portraits, will be unveiled with a free reception Saturday evening at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.

The 20 works by the Chilean-born Navarro will include Nowhere Man, a manipulation of pictograms created for the 1972 Olympics that will be seen in its entirety in a U.S. museum for the first time. The show of Seminole portraits was organized in collaboration with the Smithsonian and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum to mark National Native American Heritage Month.

The 5-8 p.m. reception is at 10975 SW 17th St., Southwest Miami-Dade. The museum is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday;, 305-348-2890.

Galena Mosovich

Dacal at Actors’

Janet Dacal, last seen on Broadway as the star of Wonderland, is coming home to South Florida to star opposite Christopher A. Kent in the next show at Actors’ Playhouse. The two will appear in Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, a musical about the five-year relationship of a rising novelist and a struggling actress. The twist: The actress tells the story from the end of the relationship to the beginning, the novelist from the beginning to the end.

Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 5-30 in the upstairs Balcony Theatre at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Tickets are $39-$52; 305-444-9293,

Christine Dolen

Classical notes

• Seraphic Fire presents the second program of its 11th season, Bach & Monteverdi: The Psalms of David, in a series of five concerts from Coral Gables to Boca Raton beginning Wednesday. Tickets are $38, with a limited number available free to concertgoers 30 and younger;, 305-285-9060.

• The New World Symphony and the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation present Inside the Music: Songs of the Holocaust at 7 p.m. Tuesday at New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Tickets are free, but reservations are required;, 305-673-3331.

• The Greater Miami Symphonic Band opens its 34th season with an 8 p.m. concert on Tuesday at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall. Tickets are $15, $5 for children and students;, 305-273-7687.

• Pianist Adam Aleksander will perform works by Chopin and Liszt at a salon concert for the Chopin Society at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Tickets are $100 and include a wine reception and dinner following the performance. Reservations are required at 305-868-0624 or

Azcuy opening

Inside/Out, a show of 15 new wall sculptures by Ray Azcuy, opens with a 7-10 p.m. reception Friday at the Buena Vista Building, at 180 NE 39th St., Miami. The works, which use the dress as a metaphor for sexuality, identity and gender, will be part of the Design Miami Exhibition Program during Art Basel;, 305-989-6356.

Galena Mosovich

Classical for Kids

• Orchestra Miami will present a free family concert, Tough Turkey in the Big City: A Thanksgiving Odyssey, at 7 p.m. Friday at Miami Shores Presbyterian Church and 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the North Dade Regional Library. Children are asked to bring food-bank donations;, 305-274-2103.

• The University of Miami’s Frost Symphony Orchestra and narrator Martin Bookspan will perform Peter and the Wolf at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall for Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children. Tickets are $10 for kids, $12 for adults; 305-271-7150,

24-Hour Theatre

The Naked Stage’s popular 24-Hour Theatre Project culminates at 8 p.m. Monday, when eight bleary-eyed playwrights see what some of the region’s top acting and directing talent do with plays created literally overnight. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance at GableStage in the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables are $35 (reserved VIP seats $50); 866-811-4111,

Christine Dolen

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