Performing Arts

Classical Music: Zukerman and Ax to play Broward; Gables gets a Jazz Age concert

Pianist Emanuel Ax will be part of the Broward Center’s 2015-2016 classical music series.
Pianist Emanuel Ax will be part of the Broward Center’s 2015-2016 classical music series. Lisa Marie Mazzucco

On the classical music horizon, the next Classical Series at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center is set, and Orchestra Miami will bring the music of the Jazz Age to the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

▪ Violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman, celebrated pianist Emanuel Ax and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will appear in concert during the 2015-2016 Classical Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Curated by James Judd, the series will run from Feb. 1 to March 22, with subscriptions priced from $134.25 to $156.75.

The Zuckerman Trio, featuring the violinist, cellist Amanda Forsythe and pianist Angela Cheng, will perform in the Amaturo Theater at 8 p.m. Feb. 1, playing Antonín Dvorák’s Dumky Trio and Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, with tickets $65 to $75. Dmitri Yablonsky will conduct the Jerusalem Symphony in an Au-Rene Theater concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 25, in a program featuring Tchiakovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Tickets are $35 to $75. The third series offering is a solo recital by Ax at 8 p.m. March 22 in the Au-Rene. He will play Beethoven’s Appassionata, Pathetique and Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, plus works by Dussek and Bach. Tickets are $25 to $59.

Subscriptions and individual tickets go on sale May 15, and students can get a special rate of $15 per ticket in advance, $20 rush tickets two hours before each concert. The Broward Center is at 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222 or visit or

▪ Orchestra Miami invites audiences to Discover Miami Through Music in a Jazz Age concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Granada Ballroom at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Elaine Rinaldi conducts, and Richard Hancock will be the clarinet soloist in a program that includes Jazz Symphony by George Antheil, Concerto for Clarinet by Aaron Copland, Le Creation du Monde by Darius Milhaud, Jazz Suite No. 1 by Dmitri Shostakovich and music from The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill.

A talk about the history of the Biltmore precedes the concert at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50 ($150 VIP tickets include a rum tasting and post-concert reception). The Biltmore is at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Call 305-274-2103 or visit

Christine Dolen