Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on September 25, 2008
The choir Seraphic Fire opens its seventh season with the Firebird Chamber Orchestra to perform 18th-century compositions from Cuba, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Peru, Mexico and Spain. 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 536 Coral Way, Coral Gables. $35. Show also at 4 p.m. Sept. 28. Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 476-0260 or www.seraphicfire.org.
JAZZ AT MOCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art will host percussionist Sammy Figueroa and his Latin Jazz Explosion. The highly sought-after artist is known for combining jazz rhythms with Latin sounds to form one-of-a-kind jazz pieces. 8 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sleeper, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 as well as Raymond Chobaz’s tone poem, "Spiderweb." 8 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: www.music.miami.edu.
Arts at St. Johns hosts a revue paying tribute to the Doo-Wop groups of the 1950s and ’60s. The evening will include music from The Platters, The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Temptations. 8-10 p.m. Sept. 27, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 28. Arts at St Johns, 4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. $15 for students, senior and online purchases, $20 at the door. Details: www.artsatstjohns.com.
Saxophonist and native-Miamian Jesse Jones Jr. will perform as part of the Regent Bal Harbour’s Jazz-Brunch Series. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Regent Bal Harbour, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. $67 per person. Details: (305) 455-5460.
STRINGS IN MIAMI
As part of its "Sunday Afternoon of Music" series, the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music will host the critically acclaimed Bergonzi String Quartet led by the Frost School Dean Shelton G. Berg. 4 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $40 for general admission, $32 for seniors, $10 for students. Details: (305) 271-7150 or www.sundaymusicals.org.