The New World Symphony (NWS) will kick off its 36th season this September with two orchestral concerts highlighting NWS’s talented Fellows alongside two of the most renowned conductors of our time, who happen to be the only two artistic leaders in NWS history: Artistic Director Stéphane Denève on Sept. 16 and Michael Tilson Thomas — NWS’s Co-Founder and Artistic Director Laureate — on Sept. 30, 2023.
New World Symphony invites you to join these special performances with an amazing offer: “pay what you wish.” Whether you pay $5 or $100, all tickets will be general admission, so you will have access to the best seats in the New World Center’s Michael Tilson Thomas Performance Hall, designed by Frank Gehry and located in the heart of Miami Beach. All ticket proceeds will support NWS’s mission to train its Fellows for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world.
You can buy tickets here.
About the Concerts
September 16 at 7:30 PM: NWS’s Season Opener: Denève conducts Debussy and Britten
Artistic Director Stéphane Denève opens NWS’s 36th season with musical postcards from around the world. Inspired by Miami Beach’s blue skies and waters, Denève transports us to the shores of Spain, France, Africa, England and the United States. The epic performance culminates in Claude Debussy’s symphonic seascape La mer paired with mesmerizing video art curated by Denève himself. SOLD OUT.
September 30 at 7:30 PM: MTT + Leif Ove Andsnes
NWS Co-Founder and Artistic Director Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) returns with renowned pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Known for his fresh interpretations of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano works, Andsnes shines in the composer’s final, majestic concerto, “The Emperor.” With roaring percussion and brass, Olly Wilson pays homage to the Nigerian god of thunder. For a whirlwind finale, Brahms’ Piano Quartet was given a symphonic makeover in the hands of Arnold Schoenberg, who dubbed it “Brahms’ Fifth Symphony.”
About the New World Symphony
The New World Symphony is a laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced. The orchestra consists of some of the world’s most talented young musicians who are granted fellowships for up to three years while they train for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. The fellowship program offers professional development training and experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty.
Both September 16 and 30 concerts will take place at the New World Center in Miami Beach, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Parking is $2 per hour at the 17th Street Garage, 1755 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139, or $15 per event at the Pennsylvania Avenue Garage, 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.