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Free: New World Symphony concerts this weekend

If you appreciate classical music, here is a treat you won’t want to miss.

Fellows of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, present free preseason concerts taking place in the newly-christened Michael Tilson Thomas Performance Hall on Miami Beach.

Live performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, plus a bonus streaming concert from the Harlem Renaissance Festival, Sunday at 7 p.m.

New World Symphony 2022

New World Symphony’s 35th season begins with a luminous spotlight on its String Fellows featuring a program overflowing with a spirit of optimism, led by Steven Copes. 

Saturday evening live program

  • Ortiz: La Calaca
  • Hartmann: Concerto funebre
  • Dvorák: String Serenade

Register to get free tickets for this Saturday, Sept. 17, concert at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday matinee

features NWS Woodwind and Brass Fellows who herald the start of a new season with guest conductor Timothy Higgins, principal trombone, San Francisco Symphony.

Live program:

  • Stucky: Funeral Music for Queen Mary (After Purcell)
  • Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
  • Tarrodi: Serenade in Seven Colors
  • Schmidt: Hommage à Stravinsky 

Register to get free tickets for this concert on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m.

New World Center is at 500 17th St, Miami Beach.  Visit nws.edu or call 305-673-3330.

Sunday evening streaming broadcast

September 18 at 7 p.m. will feature a first-ever collaboration with the New World Symphony and Boston-based public media producer GBH, who will present “I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond,” streaming on the CRB Classical website.

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