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Tropical Baroque Music Festival launches 15th edition on Tuesday


The Miami Bach Society’s 15th Tropical Baroque Music Festival kicks off at 8 p.m. Monday with a cuisine-themed theatrical concert by the French ensemble Fuoco E Cenere at Miami Beach Community Church.

The first week of the 11-day festival also features the Montreal viola da gamba duo of Suzie Napper and Margaret Little on Tuesday night and a Juilliard School ensemble directed by Spanish viola da gamba player Jordi Savall on Wednesday night.

The venue switches to Coral Gables’ St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Saturday night for a performance by Musica Ficta of Spain and La Fontegara of Mexico.

A complete schedule and tickets are available at 305-669-1376 or

MCB exec leaving

Citing family considerations, Miami City Ballet’s executive director says he will leave at the end of the season. Daniel Hagerty joined the troupe in fall 2012 as part of a new leadership team with artistic director Lourdes Lopez.

"Personal circumstances have unfortunately prevented my family from relocating to Miami," Hagerty said in a statement.

“We are disappointed he is leaving, but we understand his decision and we wish him well,” MCB management said in a statement. “Fortunately, Dan will stay with us through the remainder of the season, giving us ample time to begin an active search to fill the position.”

Visual arts

• William Glackens, the first major survey in nearly 50 years of the American artist (1870-1938), is on view for the next year at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. It was organized in collaboration with Long Island’s Parrish Art Museum and Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation;, 954-525-5500.

• The Influencers I, highlighting works by Goya, Kandinsky, Chagall and other masters from the Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design’s permanent collection, are on view through July 12 at the Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free;, 305-237-7700.

• Dream within a Dream, a show of drawings and oil paintings by Dorian Vallejo, opens with a 6-9 p.m. reception on Saturday at Sirona Fine Art, a new Hallandale Beach gallery at 600 Silks Run, No. 1240in the Village at Gulfstream Park. RSVPs are requested to info@sironafineart or 954-454-9494. The works are on view until March 27.

‘Water’ is cast

Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores, has announced casting for Everybody Drinks the Same Water, a medieval murder mystery by Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla that will receive its world premiere in May 3-June 1. The drama, with direction by Ansin and design by Calzadilla, will feature Troy Davidson, Howard Elfman, Barbara Sloan, Diana Garle, Steve Gladstone, Joshua Jean-Baptiste, Yevgeniya Kats, Jeremiah Musgrove, Shannon Ouellette and Jessica Farr. Tickets are $35 for opening night, $25 for other performances; 305-751-9550,

Classical notes

• Leonard Slatkin conducts the Detroit Symphony at 8 p.m. Friday in a program that features pianist Olga Kern at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall. Tickets are $50-$130 at or 305-949-6722.

• The Chopin Foundation celebrates its namesake’s 204th birthday at 8 p.m. Saturday with a concert by pianist Sergei Babayan and the Amernet String Quartet at the Manuel Artime Theater, 900 SW First St., Miami. Tickets are $35, with free admission for students 22 and younger;, 305-868-0624.

• The St. Martha-Yamaha Concert Series will present a pair of piano duos at 3 p.m. March 2 at St. Martha Church, 9301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. Sisters Yuka and Ayaka Yamamoto were gold medalists at the 2013 Dranoff 2 Piano Competition, while brothers Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzel took silver at the 1989 Dranoff. Tickets are $10 and $20;, 800-595-4849.

Christine Dolen, Jordan Levin, Kathy Martin and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report. Send news to (theater), (dance, pop and Latin music), (visual arts) or (jazz, classical music).

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