Miami’s New World School of the Arts celebrates young talent with its annual Rising Stars Showcase on March 19 at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. Following a free visual arts exhibition fron 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the New World Gallery, 25 NE Second St., and a pre-performance VIP reception at Gusman from 6 to 7:15 p.m., the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.
On this year’s program are A Weekend in the Country from A Little Night Music and Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof, both performed by theater division students; Alfred Gershfeld leading the New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra in Festival Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich; Jim Gasior leading the Jazz Band in a tribute to Artie Shaw; New World college dancers performing Asuka, a tribute to Celia Cruz; and high school dancers performing Earth, a work by New World alumnus Uri Sands.
Writer, director and classical pianist Lulu Wang will receive the 2015 Rising Stars Alumnus Award. Tickets to the performance are $20-$50, with VIP tickets priced at $125-$250. The Gusman Center is at 174 E. Flagler St. For information or VIP tickets, call 305-237-3559; for regular tickets, call 305-374-2444 or visit www.gusmancenter.org or nwsa.mdc.edu.