Florida International University students perform vocals and piano music by Artur Schnabel, Hugo Wolf and Robert Schumann, among others. 8 p.m. Florida International University, 10910 SW 17 St., Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Sweetwater. $5-$15. Details: (305) 348-0496 or carta.fiu.edu.
The Miami Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Luiz Fernando Malheiro, will play the music of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos as part of the 2009 Brazilian Classical Series. Lending further musical talent to the mix are internationally renowned soprano Edna D'Oliveira and pianist Simone Leitão. 8 p.m. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $38-$79. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Florida Grand Opera's 69th season opens with a two-in-one performance. In "Pagliacci," a successful clown plots a gruesome revenge to soothe his secret inner pain: his cheating spouse has taken a young lover. And in "Suor Angelica," a dazzling young aristocrat is banished to life as a nun for her teenage pregnancy, only to realize too late that she has committed a mortal sin. Performances times vary from 2, 7 or 8 p.m. Ends Nov. 28. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $10-$225. Details: 305-854-7890 or www.fgo.org
<6p>Latin music festival "Caliente!" comes to Miami with artists from across Latin America including Grupo Niche of Colombia, Tito Nieves of Puerto Rico and Hector Acosta "El Torito" and his band from the Dominican Republic. The floor of American Airlines Arena will be transformed into a huge dance floor for dancing spectators and live salsa dance shows. 7 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $32-$100. Details: www.caliente-miami.com.
MADRID TO MIAMI
Madrid rap group "Le Excepción, made up of Juan Manuel Montilla "El Langui" and Antonio Moreno "Gitano Antón," perform a free concert hosted by the Centro Cultural Español Miami. 8 p.m. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 448-9677 or www.ccemiami.org.
Israeli band The Idan Raichel Project brings its multicultural blend of African, Latin American and Middle Eastern music to Miami. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $30-$60. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
IT'S MARLEY MON
Yearning for the island life? Julian Marley and the Uprising featuring Stephen Marley and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley perform soulful songs that echo a mix of reggae, hip hop, dance hall and R&B. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $25-45. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.