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Intent On Making Miami Symphony Orchestra A Focal Point Music Director Eduardo Marturet Plans For Decades

Written by on February 3, 2011

For four years, Eduardo Marturet has held Miami Symphony Orchestra’s baton as music director and conductor, playing music that transforms and enriches audiences.

Mr. Marturet, who recently renewed his contract until 2017, not only directs 80-plus musicians but oversees the day-to-day operations of the 20-year-old orchestra. After spending years traveling the world performing with many orchestras, the maestro decided to settle in Miami and focus his energy on one.

Mr. Marturet is growing the Miami Symphony by drawing audiences of all ages to its concerts.

He’s working to increase private sponsorships as well as public funding to support the orchestra and ensure its growth.

"We have people who are not only giving us money, but also are engaged in promoting the orchestra in different areas, in different communities, exposing the orchestra to new donors because they see the quality of the orchestra," he said. "It happens every time, more and more, which makes us lucky and happy because, after all, the orchestra belongs to the community."

One of Mr. Marturet’s main goals is to get the orchestra to play 42 annual concerts by 2014, which would more than double today’s number.

"The orchestra should have that presence nationally and internationally," he said, "not only for our own individual pride, but because the city deserves it. The city deserves to have an orchestra that travels."

Mr. Marturet discussed the orchestra’s plans with Miami Today reporter Yudislaidy Fernandez at his Kendall office. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to Miami Today’s E-paper. With the E-paper you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2011 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1”);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();