The Firebird Chamber Orchestra and the Peacock Studio Theater make their debut with a performance of "Something Old, Something New." The orchestra's first program emphasizes the creative combination of baroque and modern works. 8 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $40. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
As part of the Chamber Music Series, founding members of the Living Artist Concert Series will perform a new work by Judith Shatin along with works by Erno Dohnányi, F. Delius and J. Brahms. The performance will pay tribute to the dreams and life of Charles Deering with a historic and contemporary art exhibition. 7 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler. 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. $35. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Mariusz Patyra, Polish violinist and winner of the 2001 Paganini Competition, will make a Miami appearance with the Florida International University School of Music. Mr. Patyra will perform works by Paganini, Brahms, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Debussy and others. 8 p.m. Wertheim Concert Hall, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami. Details: (305) 348-1998 or www.chopin.org.
Tigertail opens its 2008-2009 season with a performance by jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and his trio Fugimundi. As part of the trio, he creates acoustic "chamber" jazz that is both relaxing and playful, and is sure to delight and surprise audiences. 8:30 p.m. Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach. $25 General admission, $15 others. Details: (305) 324-4337 or www.tigertail.org.
Frost School faculty and Dean Shelton Berg's Bergonzi String Quartet perform to honor the career of pianist-in-residence Ivan David as part of Festival Miami. 8 p.m. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $15-$30 Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.
Frost School of Music faculty composers will share their creative methods, musical values and thoughts about the future of music in a pre-concert panel discussion. Following the discussion, the composers will present world premieres through chamber music and electronic sounds. 3 p.m. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.
VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Tierney Sutton, "JazzWeek's" vocalist of the year, performs with a Frost School jazz ensemble led by Larry Lapin. 8 p.m. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $20-$30. Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.