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Miami Symphony serves up a Viennese musical new year with a Miami twist


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The Miami Symphony’s next program, at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the FIU Wertheim Auditorium and 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at the South Dade Cultural Arts Center, features Eduardo Marturet conducting works by Janacek, Webern, Wagner and Elgar;, 305-275-5666.

The Viennese New Year’s concert has long been a fixture in Europe, and in recent decades this annual review of waltz and polka melodies has become part of the North American cultural calendar.

Eduardo Marturet and the Miami Symphony Orchestra added a new twist to this musical tradition with “Ocean Drive in Vienna” on Sunday night before a large and enthusiastic audience at Miami’s Arsht Center. In addition to the familiar tunes of the Strauss family, the program featured four world premieres by the ensemble’s composers-in-residence that combined the distinctive rhythms of Miami with the sensibility of the Viennese waltz kings.

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