The music hub:
When people think of Miami, they think of music, arts, culture, and entertainment. It’s known for the vibrant, colorful, non-stop dance and clubbing scene, churning out a seemingly endless stream of new, cutting-edge genres of electronic music. Even though Miami is known as the hub for Electronic Dance Music (EDM) it inspires all the forms of music. Miami is a veritable melting pot of cultures, bringing together Afro-Caribbean and Latin American populations along with people from every other corner of the globe. The diverse Miami music scene has always embraced this rich mix of cultures and musical heritage, they have to offer. Miami’s artists and musicians seem to tire of working within single genres — they are constantly collaborating with one another across stylistic boundaries and creating innovative and original music.
With various recent Classical Concerts in Miami, classical music is becoming an increasingly important part of the city’s arts community. Symphonies, orchestras, and ensembles — as well as conductors from all over the world — have been flocking to the city, attracted in part by its diverse and colorful art scene. Progressive and experimental composers and performers in Miami’s classical world have been drawing inspiration from the Miami music scene as well as the city’s visual and performing arts, from EDM to Latin music to slam poetry.
From Latin and Caribbean music to the many sub-genres of EDM to Southern Rap to experimental classical music to diverse forms of world music, the Miami music scene has something to offer just about everyone. Learning what this scene is all about while earning a music business degree can help you develop a career in one of the most exciting live music cities in the country.
Miami now boasts one of the world’s great orchestras. The unique time-share ownership of the wondrous Cleveland Orchestra — led by internationally renowned Music Director Franz Welser-Most — has made a tremendous positive impact on the city’s cultural life.
If you want to hear the classics as well as some reimagined compositions and a couple of international pianists, then there are some of the concerts that are not to be missed.
- New World Symphony:
New World Symphony Fellows violin, viola, cello, bass, bassoon, and piano players perform compositions by Bach, Schubert, Liszt, Piazzolla, and Chopin. Free, but ticket required.
- Bamberg Symphony:
Conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads a program of Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, with guest violinist Ray Chen.
- The Alhambra Orchestra:
Concerto competition winners perform a program of pieces by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Walton with various guest solo performances on violin and viola.
- Heart Strings Valentine’s Day Concert:
The Alhambra Quartet performs classical and romantic favorites including waltz, tango and opera selections. Open wine bar, chocolates and museum admission included in ticket price.
- Nu Deco Ensemble:
Conductor Jacomo Bairos leads a program of classical re-inventions of pieces by Bach and Ginastera, along with renditions of songs by LCD Sound system, Jamiroquai, and Massive Attack.
If you’re in Miami or is planning to go to Miami on a vacation, then hurry up and book your ticket for the latest Classical Concerts in Miami, this is something not to miss while in Miami.