Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on June 23, 2011
Violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong perform a program of Bartók, Franck, Mozart and Saint-Saëns. Mr. Ehnes plays an antique violin on extended loan from the Fulton Collection. 8 p.m. Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables. $30-$45. Details: (305) 448-7421 or www.communityartsprogram.org.
ROYALTY AND REVENGE
"Rigoletto," a mid-1800s opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi, is based on Victor Hugo’s play "The King’s Fool." Set in 16th century Mantua, Italy, Rigoletto is the duke’s jester and father of Gilda. Enraged over the Duke’s seducing of Gilda, Rigoletto hires assassin Sparafucile to avenge his family’s honor and tragedy follows. 8-10:30 p.m. Additional showings through June 26. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $25 students. $30 others. Details: www.miamilyricopera.com.
Jamaican jazz and reggae artist Kirk Green opens Deering Estate’s Cabaret Concert Series with original productions used in projects with artists such as Lauryn Hill and Ricky Martin. Performed in the historic estate’s intimate Stone House Ballroom. 8 p.m. Additional shows through Aug. 27. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $20 single ticket. $55 series. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.com.
Global sensation U2 performs in South Florida as part of its worldwide, two-year tour. 7 p.m. Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens. $30-$250. Details: www.u2.com.