Orchestra Miami Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Season Kicks Off November 20
Orchestra Miami celebrates its 10th Anniversary this season beginning on Sunday, November 20, with a gala concert featuring two spectacular guest artists: Argentinean violinist Tomás Cotik performing Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, and internationally renowned Cuban-American soprano and Miami favorite Eglise Gutiérrez, singing Rachmaninoff’s stunning Vocalise.
Founded by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami has built its reputation on the quality of its performances, on supporting local artists, on the affordability of its ticket prices and its emphasis on building community and educating through music. In its ten year history, Orchestra Miami has introduced more than 23,000 elementary school students to classical music for free, performed for literally thousands of people at its annual Beethoven on the Beach free concerts, instituted a free education program in Liberty City for underprivileged children to learn about the world through music and inaugurated Miami’s only series dedicated to introducing children to classical music, all while bringing the highest quality to the public at the lowest price possible.
“Orchestra Miami was founded on the ideal that great music should be for everyone”, says Artistic Director Rinaldi. “I’ve strived to find programming which would not otherwise be performed in South Florida and to do it at the highest level using our excellent local artists. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished in ten years and am looking forward to at least ten more!”
Highlights of Orchestra Miami’s past seasons include the Ricordi Opera Gala (celebrating the bicentennial of Casa Ricordi); the premiere of David Chesky’s Concerto for Guitar with world-renowned guitarist Angel Romero; the Florida premiere of Kurt Vonnegut’s A Soldier’s Tale (with music by Igor Stravinsky); performances with superstar tenors Andrea Bocelli and Juan Diego Florez; and much more.
Upcoming performances in Orchestra Miami’s 10th season include:
- España alla Rossini on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Ancient Spanish Monastary. Performed by Rossini expert Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano, accompanied by Elaine Rinaldi, with special guests Spanish tenor Miguel Borrallo and bailerina Elisabet Torras Aguilera dancing in the Escuela Bolero style.
- The annual Beethoven on the Beach free outdoor concerts on March 4 (North Beach Band Shell) at 8 p.m., March 5 (Pinecrest Gardens) at 7 p.m., and March 12 (Gateway Park in Sunny Isles Beach) at 6 p.m.
- Atonement by Marvin David Levy, a cantata performed in collaboration with the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale, Dr. Coreen Duffy, Director, and featuring soloists Elizabeth Caballero, soprano and Michael Robert Hendrick, tenor.
- The Family Fun Concert Series at Pinecrest Gardens, on Friday, January 6 at 8 p.m. with Visions of America, how composers hear America, performed with members of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. The series continues on February 3 with Zephyronia by Bruce Adolphe; March 3 with Little Red Riding Hood, an opera by Seymour Barab; and ends on March 31 with Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band.