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Master Chorale opens season with tribute to St. Cecilia


The Master Chorale of South Florida opens its season next weekend under new leadership with works by Handel, Haydn and Purcell in honor of St. Cecilia, the patroness of music and musicians.

Artistic director Brett Karlin, who was appointed in the spring, will lead performances at 8 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Pompano Beach; 8 p.m. Saturday at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center, Boca Raton; and 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables.

The performance will be accompanied by The Symphonia, Boca Raton and feature soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Amanda Crider, mezzo-soprano; Brad Diamond, tenor; and John Buffett, baritone.

Tickets are $30 in advance at masterchoraleof or 954-418-6232, $35 at the door.

‘Golda’ at Parker

Tovah Feldshuh got a Tony Award nomination for her performance as the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, which charts the personal and political history of the leader and her country. In January, she’ll head to Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse in the 10th anniversary tour of William Gibson’s play, which became the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history.

As part of playwright Matthew Lombardo’s new WinterStage series at the Parker, the play will run Jan. 22-26, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, plus a 2 p.m. Thursday matinee. The Parker is at 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $28-$66.50; 954-462-0222,

Brazil for Basel

The Brazil Art Fair, dedicated to Brazilian contemporary art and design, comes to Miami for the first time for Art Basel Dec. 4- 8. The 25,000-square-foot pavilion at Northeast First Avenue and 36th Street will show work from 15 Brazilian galleries by more than 100 artists plus furniture by 18 design studios.

The space features an inflatable entrance created by Marton Estudio to resemble the architecture of Brasilia, the country’s capital. Tickets $15, $10 for students and seniors;

From China

PechaKucha Night hosts an exhibit at Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday that explores feminism and queer themes in contemporary Chinese art. Presenters are Alpesh Kantilal Patel, curator; Neil De La Flor, Reading Queer; and Emery Grant, Stonewall National Museum and Archives. RSVPs are requested to

Chopin Salon

The Chopin Foundation presents young Polish artists Aleksandra Kuls, violin, and Marcin Koziak, piano, in a salon concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at La Gorce Country Club, 5685 Alton Rd., Miami Beach.

The duo will perform Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata and works by Chopin, Szymanowski and Wieniawski. Tickets to the concert plus a wine reception are free for foundation members, $45 for others. For $55/$100, guests may also stay for dinner; 305-868-0624,

Art events

• Argentine gallerist and collector Daniel Maman of Maman Fine Art opens his first U.S. location at 3930 NE Second Ave., Miami, with a 7-9 p.m. reception on Tuesday hosted by Craig Robins. RSVP to maman@tara

• Martin Z. Margulies shares his experiences as a leading art collector at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The talk is free with museum admission. RSVP to 954-262-0241.

• Echoes of Tomorrow, curated by Marcy Lefton and featuring works by A.B. Holmes, Alexi Torres, Desire Obtain Cherish, Ingrid Dee Magidson, Peter Anton and Williams Carmona, opens with a 5-9 p.m. Friday reception at the Conrad, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, in collaboration with Unix Gallery. Cocktail attired and an RSVP to are required.

Christine Dolen, Kathy Martin and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report.

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