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Visual art, jazz experts to speak at New World School of the Arts

Jazz composer-arranger Sammy Nestico will lecture and perform with New World School of the Arts students.
Jazz composer-arranger Sammy Nestico will lecture and perform with New World School of the Arts students.

Miami’s New World School of the Arts will offer two free lectures in its ongoing Make Art Work series, the first one in Spanish on the subject of curatorial opportunities in Miami, the second in English featuring a revered jazz composer.

The first lecture, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 22, will be delivered in Spanish by art critic Adriana Herrera along with Cuban-born artist and art historian Willy Castellanos. Titled “Construyendo Visiones Curatoriales en Miami: Alianzas y Estrategias” (“Constructing Curatorial Visions in Miami: Alliances and Strategies”), the talk follows the 5 p.m. opening reception for an exhibition by Salvadorian painter Benjamin Cañas. Both free events are open to the public and take place at New World’s building at 25 NE Second St., Miami. A question-and-answer session follows the lecture.

Jazz composer Sammy Nestico, who has worked in film, as composer/arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra and with such artists as Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra, will deliver a lecture, “Composing Our Future,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at New World. He’ll speak about his career as a composer and arranger, and his piece Swingphonic will get its Florida premiere at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lyric Theater, 819 NW Second Ave., Miami. Nestico will appear with the New World School of the Arts Symphony and the Jazz Ensemble at the free, open-to-the-public concert.

For information on the art lecture, call 305-237-3649; for the concert, 305-237-3622. For New World info: 305-237-3539 or nwsa.mdc.edu.

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