The week in South Florida music brings concerts by sax man Carlos Averhoff Jr., a Seraphic Fire sampler and a chamber music event from Orchestra Miami.
▪ Cuban-born jazz saxophonist Carlos Averhoff Jr. is bringing iRISI, his newest musical project, to the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse for concerts at 8 p.m. Oct. 9-10. The name of the first event in Miami Light Project’s 2015-16 Contemporary Performance Series is a Yoruban word meaning “the light within.” Guest saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Aruán Ortiz, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Francisco Mela will perform with Averhoff.
The Light Box is located at 404 NW 26th St., Miami. Tickets are $25 ($50 for VIP seating), and discounted student/senior tickets will be available at the door. Call 866-811-4111 or visit www.miamilightproject.com.
▪ South Florida’s acclaimed chamber music ensemble Seraphic Fire will preview its 2015-16 season with a free half-hour concert at the Biltmore Hotel’s County Club Ballroom at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. A champagne reception will follow the performance, and guests who show their tickets at the hotels Fontana or Palme d’Or restaurants will get a 20 percent discount.
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The Biltmore is at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Request a free ticket by visiting www.seraphicfire.org or call 305-285-9060 for information.
▪ Orchestra Miami celebrates its expanded ninth season with an intimate evening of chamber music at 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, under the direction of artistic director Elaine Rinaldi. The program includes works by composers that Orchestra Miami will highlight throughout the season, including Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, Prokofiev’s famous Romeo & Juliet Suite arranged for solo violin and viola, Beethoven’s Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen for solo cello, piano from Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte, and Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100.
Guests will enjoy drinks and light refreshments. Tickets are $30. Call 305-274-2103 or visit www.orchestramiami.org.
Christine Dolen and Amy Reyes