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Cleveland Orchestra offering free concert tickets to kids ages 8 to 17


The Cleveland Orchestra is introducing an “Under 18s Free” program to its January-March Miami residency that will allow paying customers to book seats for youngsters ages 8 to 17 at no charge.

The audience-building initiative, which has been a hit for the orchestra in Ohio, provides one free ticket per regular-priced adult admission and must be arranged through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office.

The orchestra launches its 2014 residency Jan. 24-25 with a program of Schubert, Korngold, Josef Strauss and Johann Strauss Jr. led by music director Franz Welser-Möst and featuring violinist Gil Shaham.

On Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Möst and the orchestra return with baritone Simon Keenlyside in works by Richard Strauss, Debussy and Stravinsky.

Tickets to the performances, at the Arsht’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, are $36-$180; 305-949-6722,

Visual arts

• Multitudes Contemporary Art Gallery, 5570 NE Fourth Ave., Miami, is presenting “Caribbean Fantastic,” an exploration of the African diaspora by Haitian artist Jean Claude Legagneur, through Jan. 2; 786-597-3042.

• Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami, reports that is has for the first time received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its exhibition series;

• North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art is organizing a trip for major donors ( “leadership circle” and above) to Cartagena, Colombia, with interim director Alex Gartenfeld to explore public and private collections;

New World solos

College theater majors at Miami’s New World School of the Arts have to create solo shows as part of their graduation requirements, and 15 seniors will perform the results on Thursday and Friday, then again Jan. 9-10.

The pieces are Miss Lizzie by Shannon Gilroy, Americá by Alfie Ramirez, Blame Society by Kristian Lugo, Ladies Are Never Fools by Krystal Valdes , G-Day by Connie Fernandez, The Steven Spielberg Guide on How to Win a Girl by Joe Ferrarelli, The Keep Box by Idalmy Carcache, Big Brother by Freddy Valle, On the Verge of Extinction by Laura Di Lorenzo, Through THICK and Thin by Tatyana Carlo, Perfect Fit by Chastity Hart, Bedroom, Bathroom & Beyond by Michelle Brino, tick TALK by Michael Napoles, Cleansing the Soul by Vivian Rubio and Day Three by Marie Becnel.

The shows are divided into four programs with performances at 5 and 8 p.m. each night at the Louise O. Gerrits Theater at New World, 25 NE Second St., Miami; 305-237-3541,

Holiday concerts

• The Greater Miami Youth Symphony performs a program of holiday favorites at 4 p.m. Sunday at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, xxx, Cutler Ridge. Tickets are $16-$21, seniors and youth $11;, 786-573-5300.

•  Next@19th presents “The Jewish Sounds of Christmas” featuring the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale at 6 p.m. Sunday at Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami. Tickets are $25, $18 students, seniors and artists;, 305-542-7732.

• The Greater Miami Symphonic Band presents holiday concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest, and 8 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets are $15, students $5;

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

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