South Florida Arts Scene

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein at Arsht Sunday


Pianist Simone Dinnerstein opens a four-concert classical music series at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 13 with Bach’s complete “Goldberg” Variations.

Dinnerstein, 40, made her solo recording debut with an acclaimed, self-produced 2005 CD of the “Goldberg” Variations, later released by Telarc. Her most recent CD, for Sony, is Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert.

Tickets to Dinnerstein’s Knight Concert Hall performance are $75-$130 at 305-949-6722, or Subscriptions to the Knight Masterworks Season/Ziff Classical Music Series, which includes concerts by the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cleveland orchestras, are $203.50-$530.

New company

Playwright Andie Arthur is launching a company, Lost Girls Theatre, with pal Katie Siegel. Their mission: to generate a sense of wonder through highly imaginative theater. The duo’s first venture is Super Shorts! An Evening of Geeky Play Readings, featuring short new plays by Arthur, Edward G. Excailber, Ann Gillespie, Reina Hardy and Rory Leahy.

The program will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main St., Miami Lakes, and repeated at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre in the Galleria Mall, 2542B E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderedale. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door;

Christine Dolen

Cuban master

The first exhibition devoted to Agustin Fernandez’s works on paper will open with a free 5-8 p.m. reception Saturday at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. Mounted in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum, Form’s Transgressions: The Drawings of Agustin Fernandez brings together drawings with graphite and minimal color from the late 1960s to the 1990s by the Surrealist (1928-2006), who is considered a master of modern Cuban art. The Frost Art Museum is at 10975 SW 17th St., Miami;, 305-348-2890.

Galena Mosovich

Two sopranos

South Florida soprano Nadine Sierra, who won critical praise in her Florida Grand Opera debut last season as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, will perform with her younger sister, soprano Melanie Sierra, at 4 p.m. Jan. 13 for Sunday Afternoons of Music.

Accompanied by pianist Gordon Roberts, the Sierras’ program will range from Quando men’vo from La Boheme to I Could Have Danced all Night from My Fair Lady.

Tickets to the performance at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables, are $35 with a $5 discount for senior citizens and $10 admission for students; 305-271-7150,

Free concerts

The Chopin Foundation continues its free concert series with 3 p.m. recitals by pianist Steven Lin Saturday at Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, and Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr., Coral Gables. Lin, 23, a Juilliard graduate, will perform music by Chopin, Bach and Liszt; 305-868-0624,

Solo show

Wynwood’s Gallery Diet unveils The Umpire, a solo exhibition by Daniel Milewski, owner of neighboring Lester’s, with a 6-9 p.m. reception Tuesday. Featuring nontraditional photography, collage, drawing and sculpture, Milewski’s second show at the gallery includes images captured by cellphone and repurposed as found objects. It’s on view through Feb. 16 at the gallery, 174 NW 23rd St., Miami;, 305-571-2288.

Galena Mosovich

Art notes

• Kansas City gallery owner Paul Dorrell is coming to South Florida in support of his new book, Living the Artist’s Life: Updated and Revised, about dealing with the practical and philosophical challenges of being an artist. Dorrell will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Art Center/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, as well as in Key West and Delray Beach;

• Images of Everglades wildlife captured by Florida photographer Michael Stern are on view through Jan. 31 in a free exhibit at Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery, 40001 State Rd. 9336, about 10 miles southwest of Florida City. The center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily;, 305-242-7700.

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