The Miami Bach Society and the University of Miami Collegium Musicum will present performances of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion alongside members of Trinity Cathedral’s Anglican Chorale. The two performances — 8 p.m. April 23 and 2 pm. April 24 — will be conducted by Donald Oglesby, who’s retiring in May after nearly 40 years at UM’s Frost School of Music.
Saturday’s concert is at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 9200 SW 107th Ave., Miami. Sunday’s concert is at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 N. Kendall Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets are $20-$30; students up to age 18 get in free; college students $5. Call 305-669-1376 or visit www.miamibachsociety.org for more information.
The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s Music for the Mind concert series is showcasing violinist Gareth Johnson and pianist Dr. Robin Arrigo in Classical Quest from 7 to 9 p.m. April 19 at the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace, 600 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Proceeds from the concert will benefit “Keyboards For Kids,” which provides group piano lessons for 72 local children. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. VIP tickets are $50 and grant access to the VIP reception at 6 p.m. with the performers plus reserved seating. To purchase tickets, call 888-449-2489. For more information, visit www.kretzerpiano.com/kpmf.
The Greater Miami Symphonic Band is celebrating its 10th year of chamber and solo concert music performances with a free show at 4 p.m. April 24 at Kendall United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 7600 SW 104th St., Pinecrest. Musical selections will include woodwind quartet, clarinet ensemble, flute choir, saxophone ensemble, the group’s big swing band and more. For more information about GMSB, call 305-273-7687 or visit www.gmsb.org.
Tickets are on sale for Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Abyss Stage in Wilton Manors, where audience participation will be encouraged. Presenter Evening Star Productions will provide Rocky Prop Bags stuffed with goodies such as a squirt gun, playing cards and newspapers for an additional price. The prop bags will be included in the price of The Warped VIP Package that puts ticketholders in the front row and potentially on stage with the cast to dance the Time Warp. Tickets are $45 for the Warped VIP package (limited availability), $35 or $15 for students. Purchase by calling 561-447-8829 or visiting www.eveningstarproductions.org. The show, which is a comedic tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies from the 1940s, runs from May 12 to 28 at 2304 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors.
The Raymond F. Kravitz Center for the Performing Arts closes its 2015-2016 season in May and June with five entertainment events, including The Bridges of Madison County (Kravis On Broadway), Mavis Staples & The Blind Boys of Alabama, Spotlight on Young Musicians, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s The Mandatory World Tour, and Maks and Val On Tour: Our Way. Advance tickets for these concerts and shows are available now by calling 561-832-7469 or visiting www.kravis.org. The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
▪ ”Newsman: The Photojournalism of Tim Chapman,” curated by longtime Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz, is on view now through Aug. 14 at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. The exhibit reflects on Chapman’s 40-year career through a collection of his work and mementos donated to the museum in 2013. For more information, call 305-375-1492 or visit www.historymiami.org.
▪ Conde Contemporary presents local art authority Denise Gerson in a conversation about collecting art. Gerson, who retired from her post as associate director of the Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami a few years ago, has conducted VIP tours of Art Basel Miami Beach since its inauguration, sat on the board of the Bakehouse Art Complex and currently serves as a fine art appraiser, among other notable positions. The free Conevent is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17 (TODAY) at 204 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Drinks and small bites will be served. For more information, call 239-961-0452 or visit www.condecontemporary.com.
▪ The Moorings Village & Spa launches Moorings Photography with the work of Munich-based fashion and journalism photographer Esad Cicic on April 21 at the beachfront property’s art gallery, 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. Cicic’s series of images includes 13 different views of the ocean from the property and will be unveiled during the Third Thursday ArtWalk of the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District. Every three to four months, the gallery will refresh the walls with new images highlighting the natural environment of the environmentally friendly South Seas-style resort. For more information, call 305-664-4708 or visit www.themooringsvillage.com.
▪ NSU Art Museum’s current exhibition Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968 will be on view through June 19 due to its tremendous popularity. Presented by Bulgari, the show explores the post-World War II period that gave rise to Italian high fashion. With Rome, Milan and Venice as the backdrop, the viewer is transported to the environment of Emilio Schuberth, Sorelle Fontana, Germana Marucelli, Mila Schon, Valentino, Simonetta, Fendi, Emilio Pucci and others. In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum is collaborating with the Florida Grand Opera for tea and an opera concert. Teatime starts at 2:30 p.m. (advanced payment required) and the performance — featuring the music of Bellini, Mozart, Puccini — begins at 3:30 p.m. April 19. The concert is free with museum admission. For tickets, call 954-262-0258. NSU Art Museum is at One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Visit www.nsuartmuseum.org for more information.
▪ ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, is spotlighting New York-based artists João Enxuto and Erica Love in Beacons, a show building on their interest in how technology mediates the power dynamics between institutions and their audiences. The two artists are exploring how they (along with other creatives) can be beacons of urban change. The show is on view through June 19. For more information, call 305-674-8278 or visit www.artcentersf.org.
▪ Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, will speak about art in the community for the second Locust Talks event of the year on April 21 at the Melin Building in the Miami Design District, 3930 NE Second Ave., Ste. #200, Miami. It’s free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and Darling’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call Locust Projects at 305-576-8579 or visit www.locustprojects.org.
▪ Norwegian artist Elisabeth Werp’s first U.S. exhibition will open with a special reception at 7 p.m. April 21 at Rostad Edwards Fine Art in Wynwood. Her debut features 15 oil paintings with dream-like imagery in Faraway Nearby, which will be on view to the public from April 22 to May 22. The gallery is at 97 NW 25th St., Miami. For more information, visit www.rostadedwards.com. To inquire about the reception, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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