Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on April 12, 2012
The 10th annual "TransAtlantic Festival" is a two-day outdoor event featuring world music. Artists include "Seun Kuti & Egypt 80" from Lagos, Nigeria; "Quantic" from Cali, Colombia, and Pedrito Martinez, a New York City based Afrocuban percussionist and his group. April 13-14. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. each day. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Free for children under 12. $20 per night. $30 for two days. Details: www.transatlanticfestival.com.
Miami Beach Arts in the Parks presents "National Jazz Day Celebration," featuring Dave Siegel Sextet, Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive, the LeNard Rutledge Quartet and the Alfredo Chacon Groove. 4-8 p.m. Collins Park, on 22nd street and Collins avenue, Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 673-7577 or www.miamibeachfl.gov.
The Miami Children’s Chorus presents "Sing, Sing, Sing!!!" annual benefit concert and silent auction to raise funds for its music education and performance programs. The event features music-making, jazz standards, American theater music, American movie music and American art song. 6:30-8 p.m. auction. 8 p.m. concert. St. Philips Episcopal Church, 1142 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables. Free for children. $2 others. Details: (305) 662-7494 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichildrenschorus.org.
NIGHT IN RIO
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents "A Night in Rio," showcasing the Brazilian maestro Sergio Mendes, bringing samba sounds with his signature mix of bossa nova and percussion accents, along with the pop instrumentation that have defined Brazilian music around the world. Sensual rhythms and Grammy-winning favorites will heat up the hall with a special appearance by Eliane Elias, a jazz pianist and singer who fuses Brazilian music with traditional New York piano jazz. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $25-$150. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Violinist Tomas Cotik and pianist Tao Lin perform "Piazzolla for Violin and Piano," a program including works by Astor Piazzolla, the Argentinean composer who created the Tango Nuevo with elements from jazz, rock, classical music, Klezmer and the traditional Tangos. 8:30 p.m. WDNA Jazz Gallery, 2921 Coral Way, Miami. $15 members. $25 others. Details: (305) 662-8889 or www.wdna.org.
The Frost Chorale, conducted by Karen Kennedy, and the Frost Symphonic Choir, conducted by Donald Oblesby, perform concert "Sacred Spaces." The program features sacred choral works from multiple cultural traditions performed by UM Frost School of Music students. 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 Kendall Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-2400 or www.music.miami.edu/concerts.
IN THE KEYS
Judy Drucker presents the Great Artists Series. Pianist Evgeny Kissin performs a program including works by Beethoven, Barber and Chopin. 3 p.m. New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach. Details: www.beethovenuniversal.org.
Australian pop singer-songwriter and guitarist Ry Cuming performs an acoustic concert of his hits "Some Kind of Love" and "Always Remember Me" featuring Sara Bareilles and other songs from his self-titled debut album. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $25. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
NEW WORLD PULSE
Seraphic Fire presents "Dances of the Americas, The Pulse of a New World," featuring works by Aaron Copland, John Adams and Christopher Theofanidis performed by the Firebird Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church, 126 SE 15th Road, Miami. Free for people under 30. $35. Details: www.seraphicfire.org.
The Americas Society presents the "C4 Trio," uniting virtuosos of the cuatro, an instrument typical of Venezuelan folk music, combining traditional music with contemporary elements to create a vibrant sound. 7:30 p.m. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Free for society members. $20 others. Details: email@example.com or www.as.americas-society.org.
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