Performing Arts

Third World headlines North Beach concert

Community Arts & Culture and Intune Productions present “A Day at the Beach” featuring Third World with The Baboons CD release; Jo Mersa and Yohan Marley; Big Harvest; and Uma Galera and DJ Gravy at 4 p.m. April 16 at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Third World is celebrating more than four decades as “Reggae Ambassadors,” while The Baboons are releasing their new album, Spanglish, which is a tribute to Miami. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase, go to For more information about the music, visit


CINTAS Foundation and Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design are accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 Brandon Fradd Fellowship Competition in Music Composition. The fellowship includes a $10,000 award to execute the composer’s project as proposed.

This year, for the first time in the award’s 53 years, the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) will perform the winner’s music with Maestro Eduardo Marturet’s guidance at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The concert will be in memory of MISO founder/maestro Manuel Ochoa.

Competition details, program requirements and application forms can be found at All materials must be submitted by July 1. For more information, contact Laurie Escobar at 305-237-7901 or


“The Man-Mozart-The Music” is a five-part series of educational sessions devoted to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, taking place every Tuesday night from April 19 to May 17.

Frank Cooper, award-winning research professor emeritus of music at the University of Miami, shares insight into Mozart’s career with weekly topics to include: Mozart & the Chamber, Mozart & the Symphony, Mozart & the Concerto, Mozart & the Stage and Mozart & the Church. The Mainly Mozart Festival Inaugural Lecture Series is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.

Tickets are $150 and include admission to all lectures in the series. (Dates are 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17.) For more information, call 786-385-9689 or visit


Orchestra Miami takes over the historic Scottish Rite Temple, 471 NW Third St., Miami, with “More Masonic Mozart,” an all-Mozart concert featuring music he composed for masonic rituals. The program begins at 4 p.m. April 17 with the Interlude N. 2 from the opera Thamos: King of Egypt, K. 345, followed by the dramatic Concerto for Piano in D Minor, K. 466 featuring Miami’s own Paul Posnak as the piano soloist.

Also on the program is Mozart’s seldom-heard Mauerische Trauermusik, K. 477 followed by Symphony N. 39 in E Flat Major, K. 543. Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi will lead the group of 36 musicians. Prior to the show at 3 p.m., Scottish Rite historian John Borsa Jr. will give a lecture on the unique Miami landmark. Tickets range from $5 to $50 and can be purchased by phone at 305-274-2103 or online at


The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2016-2017 season of “Theater Up Close,” a series of five productions created in collaboration with Zoetic Stage and The House Theatre of Chicago. The shows by Zoetic Stage include: After (Oct. 27-Nov. 13); Sunday in the Park with George (Jan. 19-Feb. 12, 2017); ¡FUÁCATA! Or a Latina’s Guide to Survival (Feb. 23-March 12, 2017); and, The Caretaker (March 30-April 16, 2017). The House of Chicago Theatre’s Death & Harry Houdini will run from April 26 to May 21, 2017. Five-show subscription packages start at $185 and are available now through the box office. Call 305-949-6722 or visit


▪ Centro Cultural Español (CCEMiami) presents “Grafia Callada/Hushed Writing” by Pepe Gimeno, a collection of pages made of recycled materials that embody the power of communication through symbols without a single word. The project comes to Miami from The Type Directors Club of New York and the Cervantes Institute in Chicago to complete its North American tour. Gimeno makes the books from materials he finds on the beach, and he’ll discuss this process during the opening reception 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The exhibition is free and open to the public through July 29. For more information, call CCEMiami at 305-448-9677 or visit

▪ Photographer Clyde Butcher’s traveling exhibition Preserving Eden is on view at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center through April 30. Butcher’s 32 black-and-white images spotlight Florida’s natural landscapes and his personal bond with the environment. General admission tickets grant access to this installation. Fairchild is at 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-667-1651 or visit

▪ The 27th annual Morningside Historic Home Tour gives a glimpse into Miami’s first historic district, including the neighborhood’s private interiors from various architectural periods and styles like Mediterranean, Revival and Art Deco. The tour also features exhibits by local artists, including several from The Fountainhead Studios. Food trucks and bites from Upper East Side eateries will be available. The tour is April 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Parking will be provided at the Boulevard 57 Sales Gallery at 5700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, with complimentary trolley service into Morningside. Advance tickets are $25 and $35 on Sunday. To purchase tickets, visit Email with questions.

▪ The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) received a Cultural and Museum Grant for General Program Support from the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. The grant of $91,731 will support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming taking place from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. For more information, call 305-893-6211 or visit

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