2016 SEASON

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ORCHESTRA SEASON OPENER
Mahler’s Symphony No. 6

Yuriy Bekker, conductor
MMF Symphony Orchestra

The MMF Symphony Orchestra opens the symphonic season with Mahler’s enigmatic Symphony No. 6 in A minor.  Nicknamed the “tragische” or “tragic” symphony, Mahler’s work is described as perhaps “the first nihilist work in the history of music.” Symphony No. 6 is an exciting exploration of contrasts and emotions, a challenging undertaking for this year’s symphonic debut. 

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Christine Goerke (photo credit: Arielle Doneson)

Christine Goerke
(photo credit: Arielle Doneson)

NEW WORLD CENTER CONCERT

MIAMI WAGNER INSTITUTE DEBUT

Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Richard Strauss
Excerpts from the Ring Cycle, Richard Wagner

Christine Goerke, Brünnhilde
Alan Held, Wotan
Michael Rossi, conductor

Singers from the Miami Wagner Institute
MMF Symphony Orchestra

Soprano Christine Goerke and bass-baritone Alan Held, two of the world’s most preeminent Wagnerian singers, debut with MMF’s inaugural Miami Wagner Institute. The first year of this unprecedented program culminates with a return to South Beach's premier venue, the New World Center, in an MMF gala concert featuring excerpts from Wagner’s Ring Cycle and more. Amongst the world’s most in-demand Wagnerians, Goerke (“Brünnhilde” in upcoming productions at the Metropolitan Opera), and Held (“Wotan” in productions at the Canadian Opera Company and Washington National Opera) are joined by featured students from the Wagner Institute alongside the MMF Symphony Orchestra. This concert will also feature symphonic programming, including Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

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PERFORMANCE
July 16 @ 7:30 PM

New World Center

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Legendary violinist, Ida Haendel

Legendary violinist, Ida Haendel

NEW WORLD CENTER CONCERT
MMF Honors Ida Haendel
Also Sprach Zarathustra, Richard Strauss
Two Poems of Hyam Plutzik, Jeffery L. Briggs–WORLD PREMIERE
Concertos – TBA

MMF Concerto Competition Winners  
Michael Rossi, conductor
Alberto Carvalho, narrator
MMF Symphony Orchestra

MMF honors legendary international violinist Ida Haendel and her illustrious career as one of history’s great musicians in this best-of festival concert with the festival’s reprise visit to South Beach’s New World Center. Orchestral student winners of the MMF Concerto Competition will perform in honor of Ms. Haendel. The concert will also feature the MMF Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, as well as the MMF Piano Institute’s Concerto Competition winner.

Inspired by Nietzsche's novel of the same name, Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spoke Zarathustra) is a tone poem that evokes the vastness and philosophical posturing of Nietzsche. The iconic opening five note theme of the “Sunrise” fanfare is among the most recognized in classical music, and featured in the Stanley Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

In keeping with MMF's commitment to the performance of the work of living composers, Miami Dade County's Superintendent of Schools, Alberto Carvalho, will orate the world premiere of a new work by award-winning composer, Jeffery Briggs, set to the poetry of three-time Pulitzer-prize finalist, Hyam Plutzik (1911-62).  

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PERFORMANCES
July 23 @ 7:30 PM

New World Center

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The Betsy–SOUTH BEACH Chamber Series


MIAMI SUMMER CHAMBER WORKS 
MMF Orchestra Institute 

JULY 28–Contemporary Programming led by Jacomo Bairos of Nu Deco Ensemble

Experience the outstanding array of top young talents from the world’s elite music institutions including Juilliard, the Royal College of Music, the Cleveland Institute, Oberlin and many others in the MMF Orchestral and Piano Institutes as these remarkable young musicians join together in collaborative rhapsody for evenings of inspiring chamber music. Repertoire to be announced.

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SPONSORED BY

July 19, 26, 28 @ 7:30 PM
The Betsy-South Beach

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July 24 @ 7 PM
July 30 @ 2 PM

Cor Jesu Chapel,
Barry University

FREE EVENTS


MIAMI SUMMER FACULTY SHOWCASE
 

World-renowned artists including members of the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and other leading institutions showcase their extraordinary professional talents in an evening of chamber music, solos and collaborative artistry displaying the exceptional level of teaching and mastery at Miami Music Festival. Repertoire to be announced.

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July 21 @ 7:30 PM
The Betsy-South Beach

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