THIS SATURDAY: Orchestra Miami’s MIAMI MUJERES Concert
The 52-musician orchestra will honor four Miami women in celebration of the 19th Amendment
Orchestra Miami celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, with Miami Mujeres, a concert honoring four prominent Miami women this Saturday, February 8, at the First Miami Presbyterian Church. The four honorees are Chairperson of U.S. Century Bank and founder of Artes Miami Aida Levitan, historian, author and preservationist Arva Moore Parks McCabe, Miami historian and first African-American President of the Dade Heritage Trust Enid Curtis Pinkney and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and former President and CEO of the Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack. The honorees were selected for their service and contributions to the culture and people of Miami.
The concert features works by Tania León an Afro-Cuban composer, conductor, educator and arts advisor Amy Beach, the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music and one of the first American composers to succeed without the benefit of European training, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich the first black woman to have a symphony performed by a major US orchestra and Miami native, graduate of Gables High, and winner of countless honors and awards including the Pulitzer Prize. The 52 musicians of Orchestra Miami will be conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Founder & Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and Russian pianist Asiya Korepanova is the featured soloist on Amy Beach’s lushly romantic piano concerto.
Saturday, February 8th, 8 p.m. First Miami Presbyterian Church, 609 Brickell Avenue, VIP tickets are $60 and include a reserved concert seat and afterward a dessert reception featuring prosecco and treats provided by Honey Uninhibited. General Admission tickets are $20-$40; all are available HERE or by calling (305) 274-2103.
Brett Graff is SocialMiami.com’s managing editor and has been a journalist covering money, people and power for over 20 years. Graff contributes to national media outlets including Reuters, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and the PBS show, Nightly Business Report. A former U.S. government economist, her nationally syndicated column The Home Economist is first published in The Miami Herald and then on the Tribune Content Agency, where it’s available to over 400 publications nationwide. She is broadcast weekly on two iHeartRadio news shows and is the author of “Not Buying It: Stop Overspending & Start Raising Happier, Healthier, More Successful Kids,” a parenting guide for people who might be tempted to buy their children the very obstacles they’re trying to avoid.