Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on March 31, 2011
Grammy Award-winning guitarists Al Di Meola and Lee Ritenour perform. 8 p.m. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25-$130. Details: (305) 949-6733 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Recording artist and "Desperate Housewives" star Vanessa Williams performs a one-night-only concert. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation. 8:30 p.m. Prelude By Barton G. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $95-$200. Details: (305) 357-7900 or www.preludebybartong.com.
"KING OF DIAMONDS"
Songs like "Sweet Caroline," "America" and "Song Sung Blue" are sung by Rob Garrett at "King of Diamonds: Neil Diamond Tribute Concert." Mr. Garrett has performed in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, the Sands Hotel and the Tropicana. 2 and 8 p.m. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. $35 and $45. Details: (954) 462-0222 or www.aventuracenter.org.
The Miami Civic Music Association presents the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in concert. Composed of advanced students from the University of Miami, the orchestra will perform the works of Shelly Berg, the world premiere of Steve Guerra’s "Mancini Medley" and more. 4 p.m. Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $10 children and students. $30 others. Details: (305) 271-8449 or www.miamicivicmusic.org.
Experience Indo jazz world music at a sitar concert performed by Ustad Irshad Khan. Mr. Khan, considered a sitar virtuoso, hails from a long line of musicians. His great-great grandfather is credited with creating the bass sitar and other family members considered among the leading musicians in India. 8 p.m. April 4. Maurice Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $10 students. $20 others. Details: (305) 433-7419 or www.irshadmiami.com.
Latin Grammy Award-winning bassist Eddie Gomez joins Florida International University’s Jazz Faculty Quartet in concert. Benefits the university’s School of Music. 7:30 p.m. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Florida International University, 10910 SW 17th St., concert hall, Tamiami. $10-$25. Details: (305) 348-0496 or http://music.fiu.edu.
Maryel Eps performs as part of the B Bar at The Betsy Hotel weekly jazz series. 9 p.m. B Bar at The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. No cover or minimum. Details: (305) 760-8288 or www.thebetsyhotel.com.