Calendar Of Events Music
Written by Miami Today on November 15, 2012
Frost Opera Theater opens its 2012-2013 season with opera "Supernatural Scenes on Stage," whose storylines are inspired by the paranormal, with characters ranging from witches, fairies and ghosts, to ghouls, vampires and devils. 7:30 p.m. Additional performance Nov. 17. Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, 5501 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. Free with ticket. Details: www.music.miami.edu/concerts.
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar’s ongoing music series presents local musicians. Featured are jazz/blues artist Laurence Elder, Venezuelan singer Maria Alejandra Rodriguez and Big Brooklyn Red. 7:30 p.m. Elder and Rodriguez. 8 p.m. Big Brooklyn Red. Elder performs Nov. 15. Rodriguez performs Nov. 16. Big Brooklyn Red performs Nov. 17. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, 2550 NW Second Ave., Miami. Free to attend. Details: (305) 722-8959 or www.wynwoodkitchenandbar.com.
The Miami Jazz Fest features Brazilian jazz artists alongside a line up of international musicians on Saturday. On Sunday, jazz musician Monty Alexander performs, among others. Nov. 17-18. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17. 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $130 advance two-day tickets. $110 lawn tickets. $45-$55 Saturday tickets. $75-$90 Sunday tickets. Details: 1-800-745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Florida Grand Opera’s 72nd season opens with Puccini’s "La Bohème," featuring cast leaders Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez. Following the performance is gala "An Evening at the Café Momus," featuring the cast in Café Momus, a well-known gathering place of bohemian life for artists and writers in 19th century Paris; and the romantic setting for Act II of Puccini’s opera. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected subtitles. 7 p.m. Additional performances through Nov. 30. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Ziff Ballet Opera House and Lynn Wolfson Stage, Miami. $21-$250. Details: (800) 741-1010 or www.fgo.org.
JAZZ & BLUES
Tigertail presents jazz and blues legend James Blood Ulmer, with a trio that includes himself, violinist Charles Burnham and drummer Warren Benbow. At 70, Ulmer is an influential electric guitarist. From his South Carolina childhood rooted in gospel and blues, his musical path took him to Detroit. There, he played doo-wop and R&B and met guitarist George Benson. Blues, jazz, funk, country and freeform noise all take form in his "Odyssey" album, which is performed by him and his trio. 8:30 p.m. Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $25-$50. Details: (305) 324-4337 or www.tigertail.org.
Frost Opera Theater hosts its annual "Wall to Wall Opera for All Festival," a one-day festival providing free community activities designed to introduce those unfamiliar with opera to its theatrical and musical drama in short sessions. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, 5501 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.music.miami.edu/concerts.
"Asleep at the Wheel," nine-time Grammy-winning western-swing, boogie, and roots-music outfit performs. 8 p.m. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. $15-$35. Details: (786) 573-5300 or www.smdcac.org.
The Deering Estate at Cutler presents the 2012-13 "Living Artists Concert Series," featuring musicians collaborating with guest composers, artists and talented youth performers. Visual art exhibits and interpretative programs enhance each evening. Concert "Solar Winds" showcases clarinetist Margaret Donaghue; works by American composer-Libby Larsen; Dohnány and Mozart’s "Grand Partita." Art installation by Alex Trimino. 6:30 p.m. artists reception. 7:15 concert. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $12 students grades K-12. $25 others. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
The Alhambra Orchestra performs "Fabulous Fall," a free classical concert. Miami Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Daniel Andai leads Debussy’s "Afternoon of a Faun" and the Beethoven "Seventh Symphony;" he also performs Vivaldi’s "Concerto for Four Violins" with three of the orchestra’s young artists. 7 p.m. Ransom-Everglades School, 3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Free. Details: (305) 668-9260 or www.alhambramusic.org.