Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on February 12, 2009
The Downtown Development Authority and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation host a free concert with singers Chana and Afrobeta. The show’s highlight, Chana, is an LA-based singer whose tropical sound can be described as global hip-hop, with touches of reggae and funk. 5:30 p.m. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 579-6675.
Seraphic Fire, Miami’s professional vocal ensemble, brings a classic, Eastern European collection of music from the era of romance just in time for Valentine’s Day. The concert, titled "IKON," includes music by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Arkhangelsky, Tavener and Ippolitov-Ivanov. The performance will also feature a performance of "Prayer for Athene," written by Greek-Orthodox composer John Tavener and sung during Princess Diana’s funeral. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. First United Methodist Church, 536 Coral Way, Coral Gables. $30. Details: (305) 476-0260 or www.seraphicfire.org.
The Deering Estate hosts jazz vocalist Nicole Henry during its 10th annual Valentine’s Day concert. There will also be an opening performance by local country artist Erin Pettit. 7 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $20. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
A LEGEND IN MIAMI
Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias comes to Miami for a live performance. He has sold about 300 million albums in 14 languages and performed in nearly 5,000 concerts. While his rise to stardom came in the 1970s and ’80s, his popularity has lasted into the 21st century with his recent appearance on "Dancing with the Stars." 8 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: www.ticketmaster.com.
The University of Miami Frost School of Music’s Studio Jazz Band led by Doug Bickel performs. 3 p.m. Behind the Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: www.music.miami.edu.
Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash reunite for a performance honoring Rosa Parks. 8 p.m. The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $48.50-$88.50. Details: (877) 598-8698 or www.livenation.com.