Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on April 28, 2011
Taye Diggs, who currently stars as Dr. Sam Bennett on ABC’s "Private Practice" and played Benny in the original cast of "Rent," performs in Miami. 8:30 p.m. Additional performance April 30. Barton G. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $45-$155. Details: (305) 357-7900 or www.preludebybartong.com.
The Andrew Atkinson Quartet performs as part of the Jazz at MOCA I AP Beach Series. Mr. Atkinson’s range of musical styles include beats from his native Jamaica, Miami rhythms and jazz. 8 p.m. April 29. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Florida Grand Opera presents "Don Giovanni" an opera first performed in 1787 based on the story of infamous lover Don Juan. The second collaboration between Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte, following their joint creation "The Marriage of Figaro." Performed in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations. 8 p.m. Additional performances 8 p.m. May 3 and 2 p.m. May 8. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $23-$229. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
"CHOPIN FOR JAPAN"
The Chopin Foundation of the United States and The St. Martha’s Concert Committee present "Chopin for Japan," a concert raising funds for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Features local pianists Augustin Anievas, Kemal Gekic and Paul Posnak. 7:30 p.m. Saint Martha’s Catholic Church, 9301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores. $20 suggested donation. Details: (305) 868-0624 or www.chopin.org.
HIP HOP PIANO
The Dranoff International Two Piano Foundation hosts its Third Annual Piano Slam, a two-piano classical music and rap-poetry concert. 7:30 p.m. John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. Details: www.dranoff2piano.org.