Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on October 18, 2012
BEST OF BROADWAY
Festival Miami presents Broadway touring pro Valerie Perri from "Evita," and Michael Maguire of Les Misérables pairing up for an evening featuring musical theater favorites. 8 p.m. UM Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $20-$50. Details: (305) 284-4940 or www.festivalmiami.com.
Tropical Park hosts a free tropical and salsa music night led by Elaine Hernandez. All ages are invited. It’s all part of the season’s free "Noches Tropicales" concert series. 8 p.m. Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 271-0812 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
LIVE AT KNIGHT
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts announces its inaugural "Live at Knight" series featuring "Idle Warship: Talib Kweli and Res." Rapper Talib Kweli’s duo act "Idle Worship" is a hip-hop/electro group accompanied by a nine-piece chamber orchestra headed by local conductor and composer, Sam Hyken. In addition, Kweli performs hits from his solo career such as "I’m on One" and "Get By," a track produced by Kanye West. 8:30 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Knight Concert Hall, Miami. $30-$100. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
CHOPIN FOR ALL
The Chopin Foundation presents 17-year-old American pianists, Gabrielle Chou and Connie Chen in the opening concerts of the 2012-13 "Chopin for All" concert series. Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Ligeti and Ravel. 3 p.m. Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 868-0624 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chopin.org.
The Rhythm Foundation’s 25th anniversary season celebration presents a private solo concert by Gilberto Gil, veteran Brazilian bossa-nova artist. Also featured is a gourmet buffet by Thierry Catering, an open bar, and after party music by DJ DA LUA. 7 p.m. New World Center, 500 NE 17th St., Miami Beach. $125. Details: (305) 672-5202 or www.rhythmfoundation.com.
The Coral Gables Museum presents the South Beach Chamber Ensemble performing Dvorak’s Piano Quintet #2 in A major, and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet #2 in G minor. Musicians are Luis Fernandez, violin; Tony Seepersad, violin; Rafael Ramirez, viola; Michael Andrews, cello, and Ciro Fodere, piano. 7:30 p.m. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. $10 seniors and students in advance. $20 others in advance. $15 seniors and students at the door. $25 others at the door. Details: www.sobechamberensemble.org.
"Jazz at Wolfson Presents" series showcases saxophonist Hery Paz. Paz has shared the stage with such jazz legends as Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, and Adam Nussbaum. Noon. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE Second Ave., Room 1261, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3930 or www.mdc.edu.