Classical music review

Festival Miami closes with bountiful Britten feast


South Florida Classical Review

The final classical program of Festival Miami’s 30th anniversary edition offered a fascinating overview of the music of Benjamin Britten. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the British composer’s birth, the program concentrated on less familiar scores from Britten’s teenage efforts to his last years.

With the combined faculty and student forces of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, tenor Tony Boutte and musicologist Karen Henson hosted a well-paced sampler of Britten’s vocal and instrumental works at Gusman Concert Hall Tuesday night.

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