South Florida venues will soon be bustling with holiday-themed music, dance and theater, but Grammy winner Kenny G is jump-starting the celebration with a Jazz Roots show at the Arsht center. Also on tap on the South Florida music scene are a Mad Cat concert performance of Harry Nilsson’s The Point and a performance by the Chameleon String Trio.
Grammy Award winner Kenny G is bringing his holiday show to the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall as the second performance in the Jazz Roots series, which was co-founded by the late producer Larry Rosen. The saxophonist’s enduringly popular contemporary jazz sound has sold more than 75 million albums and CDs worldwide, and with his fellow musicians he’ll perform a program that includes many of his hits as well as holiday music.
The performance is at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at the concert hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets are $25-$130. For information, call 305-949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org.
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Miami’s Mad Cat Theatre Company continues its Mad Cat Live! concert series with three performances of The Point by Harry Nilsson. A live performance of Nilsson’s 1971 album, his sixth studio album, the concert musically tells the story of the round-headed boy Oblio and his dog Arrow as they venture beyond the Pointed Village, where the law decrees everyone and everything must have a point.
Erik Fabregat, Darren Bruck, Steph Taylor, Matt Corey, Jessica Farr and Paul Tei are the musician-performers. The concerts happen at 8 p.m. Dec. 4, and 4 and 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Tickets are $20. Call 305-751-9550 or visit www.madcattheatre.org or www.mtcmiami.org.
The Chameleon String Trio plays at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center in Fort Lauderdale. Violinist Misha Vitenson, violist Michael Klotz and cellist Iris van Eck will play works by Bach, Kodaly, Muczynski and Reger.
Admission is $40 (students pay $15), and a champagne reception follows the performance. The Opera Center is at 221 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-761-3435 or visit www.chameleonmusicians.org.