Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on December 10, 2009
More than 25 stages in clubs, restaurants, tents and hotels in downtown Miami will sway to the music of emerging artists as part of the three-day Miami Music Festival. Artists from varied genres including jazz, Caribbean and Latin will perform. Ends Dec. 12. $10-$50. Details: www.miamimusicfest.org.
African-American, all-female vocal ensemble "Sweet Honey in the Rock" perform a family friendly holiday concert. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30-$60. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Latin Grammy-winning flautist Nestor Torres and pianist Paul Posnak perform a holiday concert including Bach’s Sonata in E-flat and the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev. The musicians will also be joined by Mr. Torres’ Latin Rhythm Group to play jazz standards and holiday favorites like "Hannukah Oh Hannukah" and "Little Drummer Boy." 3 p.m. St. Martha Church, 9301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $10. Details: (800) 595-4849 or www.saintmartha.tix.com.
The Greater Miami Youth Symphony performs a two-part annual Holiday Gala concert filled with holiday, classical and jazz selections. The symphony’s Young Mozarts Ensemble, String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Concert/Jazz Band will take the stage first, followed by a performance with Glenn Basham of the University of Miami Frost School of Music. 5:30 and 7 p.m. Old Cutler Presbyterian Church, 14402 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay. $5-$10. Details: (305) 267-3002 or www.gmys.org.
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture will be among the pieces performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman will serve as conductor and solo violinist. His wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, will partner with her husband for two pieces by German romantic Max Bruch. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $50-$125. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.