Performing Arts

Orchestras set for next Masterworks Season at Arsht

The 2016-2017 Masterworks Season features three major orchestras and a piano superstar at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Next season’s Classical Music Series opens Jan. 10 with the Minnesota Orchestra led by Osmo Vanska in Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Gejia by contemporary Finnish composer Kalevi Aho. Maestro Christoph Eschenbach returns Feb. 11, with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, complemented by Mozart and Bach. Piano virtuoso Lang Lang is Feb. 25, followed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with pianist Inon Barnatan on March 18, 2017. Early-bird season-ticket prices for the four-concert series range from $135-$350 until April 29. Subscriptions can be renewed or purchased by phone at 305-949-6722 or online at The Arsht Center is at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.


Jeremy Denk, considered one of the country’s foremost pianists, is performing as part of the current Masterworks Season at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at 8 p.m. March 31. The acclaimed musician and writer’s (The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Guardian, The New York Times Book Review) recital offers Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy, along with works by Bach, Hadyn, Stravinsky and Ives. Tickets range from $50-$135 and can be purchased 305-949-6722 or online at


The Miami Symphony Orchestra — led by maestro Eduardo Marturet, stage director Richard Jay-Alexander and classical-crossover director Rudy Perez — is set to unveil Miami Rocks at the Arsht Center at 6 p.m. March 20. Featured performers include Afro-Cuban ensemble Tiempo Libre, pianist-composer Lola Astanova, electric guitarist Brev Sullivan and vocalists Louis Amanti, Haven Star, EnVee, Malena Burke, Victor Valdez and King David. R&B legend Sam Moore will be honored at the concert. For more information, call 305-275-5666 or visit


Arca Images, a nonprofit theater production company based in Miami, presents three monologues written by Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban-American playwright Nilo Cruz. Cruz serves as artistic director for Arca and works with director Andy Senor Jr. (Rent) to merge his words about Afghanistan with music on stage at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami, for four shows from March 17 to 20. Start time is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for seniors and $25 for general admission. For more information, call 786-327-4539 or visit


Triple-platinum pop singer Andy Grammer takes the stage at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach as part of the resort’s BleauLive Concert Series on April 30. Tickets and packages for cocktails and dinner are available now at Grammer will perform hits combining pop, soul, piano rock and hip-hop inside LIV Nightclub. For more information, call 305-674-4641. The Fontainebleau is at 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.


▪ March 13 from 1 to 5 p.m., the fifth Miami Flea is offering hands-on activities through creative classes, arts and crafts, and live demonstrations at 1440 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The communal atmosphere enables groups of artisans to network and collaborate with local coffee and beverage shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs and other creatives. Frost Museum of Science will also be on hand to give a sneak peek of the new museum and to conduct science-themed experiments. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the organizers at the Arts + Entertainment District at 305-625-0949 or

▪ Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents Cuban sculptor Jorge Pardo in ICA Speaks at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Palm Court Event Space in the Miami Design District. The ICA Speaks series features artists from the museum’s permanent collection and is supported by the Lampert Family Foundation. Pardo’s oeuvre reflects the complex relationships among architecture, sculpture, design, painting and drawing. Admission is free with RSVP. For more details or to reserve your seat, visit<code_dp>/calendar/jorge-pardo. Palm Court is at 140 NE 39th St., Miami.


Israeli-American sculptor Boaz Vaadia is celebrating the reveal of his installation at the new Armani Casa development in Sunny Isles Beach with a talk about his work and style, along with a book-signing, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 16. The New Jersey-based artist has public installations across the country; the most popular is Asaf and Yo’ah in front of the Time Warner Center in New York. His piece titled Yo’ah with Dog is on view at the Residences now. To RSVP, email Armani Casa is at 18825 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach.

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