Independence Day Celebration
Bernstein Symphonic Dances, 1812 Overture, other Patriotic Favorites, Stars and Stripes
Join us this 4th of July for a celebratory performance of America’s most thrilling music! Yuriy Bekker will conduct the MMF Orchestra through a program that captures the spirit of the holiday, with bombastic works like Tchaikovsky’s Overture of 1812, Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and selections from the patriotic songbook of John Philip Sousa. The whole family is invited to salute the flag with us as we honor our nation’s birthday with this special evening of orchestral hits.
July 4 @ 6:00 PM
Concerto Winners Concert
Tchaikovsky Symphony 5 plus Concerto Winners
The MMF Orchestra Institute is immensely proud of its exceptional roster of student musicians, and offers an annual showcase in which select winners of our Concerto Competition get to perform with the orchestra as soloists. In addition to the masterful performances of intense classical repertoire the winners offer, the concert will also feature Tchaikovsky’s spectacular 5th symphony under the baton of conductor Joel Smirnoff.
July 8 @ 7:30 PM
Mahler’s Symphony No. 1
MMF Symphony Orchestra
Once given the nickname The Titan, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 is an enormous classical masterpiece of epic proportion. The symphonic tone poem moves through several movements of imagery and emotion, incorporating folk music, an eerie funeral march, and soaring, romantic climaxes into a score set for an ensemble of almost 100 players. The MMF Orchestra, conducted by David Effron, will bring the passion of Mahler’s genius to Miami in full force this special performance.
July 15 @ 7:30 PM
The Miami Wagner Institute
Götterdämmerung, Prologue and Scene 1
Die Walküre, Act 1- Complete
Die Walküre, Act 3- Scene 3 (Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music)
“Superlative,” according to The New York Times, the Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer joins bass-baritone Alan Held – hailed as “one of opera’s finest singing actors” – in a sumptuous evening of music from Wagner's epic Ring Cycle. Now in its second season, the Miami Music Festival’s Wagner Institute brings to life the composer’s grand musical drama as Brewer and Held come together with the Institute’s extraordinary young professional artists, the 100 musicians of the MMF Symphony Orchestra, and conductor Michael Rossi in a staged performance at the Adrienne Arsht Knight Concert Hall.
July 22 @ 7:30 PM
Adrienne Arsht Center
MIAMI SUMMER CHAMBER WORKS
MMF Orchestra Institute
MMF’s Orchestral Institute draws a remarkable pool of talent from around the globe each season, and out of this ensemble, we offer our Chamber Concert series, comprised of student musicians who select their own programs and coach with our distinguished faculty and artists-in-residence. Chamber Concert performances can be enjoyed by the community throughout the entire festival at the Betsy Hotel on South Beach.