The Miami International Piano Festival presents 13-year-old virtuoso pianist Rachel Cheung in concert. 8 p.m. at the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center For The Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $15-$50. Details: (305) 935-5115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
New World Symphony presents Symphonies by Mozart and Nielsen featuring Mozart's Symphony No. 39 and Nielsen's No. 6. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Theatre, 541 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. $25-$65. Details: (305) 673-3331 or www.nws.edu.
The Miami International Piano Festival presents pianist Francesco Libetta in his only Miami recital. 7 p.m. at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details:(305) 774-9878 or email@example.com.
The Rhythm Foundation presents iconic Venezuelan folk singer Simon Diaz, revered for his songs in the campesina tradition. 8 p.m. at the Gusman Theater, 174 E. Flagler St., Downtown Miami. $25-$75. Details: (305) 372-0925 or www.rhythmfoundation.com.
BILL WHARTON LIVE
Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton, the blues artist immortalized in Jimmy Buffett's song "I Will Play For Gumbo," will perform his swampy blues songs while simultaneously cooking a gumbo on stage for the audience. 8:30 p.m. at the Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $25. Details: (954) 522-5334 or www.sauceboss.com.
World Music Award recipient and Italian platinum recording artist Laura Pausini returns to Miami on the heels of her soldout 2005 European tour. 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave, Miami. $51-$91. Details: www.jlknightcenter.com.
MUSIC OF HAROLD ARLEN
UM's Frost School of Music present An Evening with the Music of Harold Arlen in celebration of the centennial of his birth. UM's Jazz Vocal Ensemble I, directed by Larry Lapin, and the UM Symphony Orchestra will perform music from the popular songwriter, famous for such songs as "Over the Rainbow" and "Stormy Weather." 8 p.m. at the Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Rd., Coral Gables. $10. Details: (305) 662-8889 or www.haroldarlen2005.com.
UM'S SALSA ORCHESTRA
UM's Frost School of Music present the UM Salsa Orchestra, conducted by Alberto de la Reguera. The concert will feature Alexander Pope Norris, a doctoral student in the jazz program, on trumpet. 8 p.m. at the Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Rd., Coral Gables. $10. Details: (305) 284-5813.
BASIA FEATURING MATT BIANCO
Polish platinum recording artist Basia will perform in concert at 8 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $40.50-$45.50. Details: (305) 673-7300 or www.gleasontheater.com.