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Free Downtowner Chamber Music Concert Series by Orchestra Miami

From orchestral favorites by Benjamin Britten to Cabaret music, this Downtowner Series presented by Orchestra Miami offers both free of charge to the public with RSVP; suggested donation is $10.


  • Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 2 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Miami, 598 NE 5th St, Miami, FL 33132

The April concert will celebrate the 110th birthday of British composer “Benjamin Britten” with an all-Britten program that includes the famous Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and strings featuring Gerardo Jose Ortega, tenor and Stanley Spinola, Horn.

The April program also includes the Canticle N. 2: Abraham and Isaac Op. 51 featuring tenor David Margulis as Abraham and Counter Tenor Victor Bento as Issac, the Simple Symphony, Op. 4, and the Fanfare for St Edmundsbury for three trumpets. The string ensemble of Orchestra Miami will perform, conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

The second concert, on May 19, will feature cabaret music by classical composers, such as Benjamin Britten, William Bolcolm, Kurt Weill, and more. A featured piece on the program will be “Café Music” by Paul Schoenfeld, featuring Karen Lord-Powell, violinist, Aaron Merritt, Cellist, and Elaine Rinaldi on the piano. 

These are free concerts with donations greatly appreciated. Space is limited, so guests are asked to make a reservation online at

The Downtowner Series takes place in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Miami, located at 398 NE 5th St., Suite 1, in downtown Miami. Valet parking is available.

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Mary Lou Cruz

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