The New Music Miami Festival welcomes an array of innovative and well-known composers and performers from all over the globe in celebration of its 18th successful season. The festival, founded by the Director of the School of Music Orlando Jacinto Garcia, provides exciting performances along with master classes and panel discussions with the invited guest artists.
The festival opened with pianist Keith Kirchoff whose playing has been described as a “virtuosic tour de force” on January 17th with a performance on Lincoln Road at the College of Architecture + The Arts | Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery and then continued with the premiere of “New Miami Sound” by famed Polish conductor-composer Krzesimir Debski at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center two weeks later.
On Saturday, February 8th at 7:30pm, audiences will delight in an eclectic program to be presented by bass clarinetist and composer Evan Ziporyn formerly of Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum. The ensemble was awarded the Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year in 2005 and have been heralded as “the country’s most important vehicle for contemporary music” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Ziporyn will perform selections from his collaborations with MIT-educated composer Christine Southworth entitled “In My Mind and In My Car”. Click here to listen.
Other artists in upcoming concerts include FIU composers Jacob Sudol & Chen-Hui Jen, Pulitizer prize-winning composer Bernard Rands, El Nuevo Ensemble de Segovia, percussionist Nathan Davis, composer Koji Nakano, FIU School of Music alumni composers, and performances by FIU’s new music ensembles and the Amernet String Quartet.
For an overview of the Miami Music Festival, click here.
For more on this season’s schedule, click here.
For tickets, click here.