The University of Miami hosts Chilean singer, songwriter and arranger Claudia Acuña for a performance during "Festival Miami." Ms. Acuña, whose love of music began at 15 when she discovered Frank Sinatra, draws upon the culture of her homeland by fusing Latin rhythms with her jazz sensibilities. 8 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.
The New World Symphony opens its 2009-2010 season with a performance of Glazunov's "Violin Concerto in A Minor" by celebrated violinist Mikhail Simonyan accompanied by the full orchestra. The concert also includes Modest Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," Hector Berlioz's "Roman Carnival Overture," and Maurice Ravel's "Daphnis and ChloŽ." 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $30-$50. Details: www.nws.edu.
The University of Miami's "Festival Miami" hosts Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton as he performs with the school of music's Stamps Jazz Quintet and the Frost Jazz Sextet. Mr. Burton received a Grammy Award in 1971 for his album "Alone at Last." 8 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.
CLASSIC MIAMI BEACH
The Deauville Beach Resort Hotel will host Mark Fernicola and the 18-piece "Last Flight Out Big Band" for a night of jazz, swing, ballads and blues. The show, which is set up to mimic a live radio broadcast, also features intermittent performances by a comedian. 6-9 p.m. Deauville Beach Resort Hotel, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. $10. Details: www.markfernicola.com.
A NIGHT OF CABARET
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its "Cabaret & Cocktails" series with a performance by Tony-nominated actress and singer Sherie Rene Scott. Guests will enjoy Ms. Scott's performance in a jazz-club setting complete with cabaret-style drinks and food. Ends Oct. 18. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $45. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.