2018 SEASON ANNOUNCED
June 6th-July 30th
Miami Music Festival (MMF), an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians, announces the lineup for the 2018 season from June 6 through July 30, 2018 at various venues in Miami.
Young classical musicians gain world class experience and bring enchanting and passionate performances to Miami’s summer season, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ghosts of Versailles; an entertaining night out with the double bill of Dido and Aeneas and The Medium; and comedy in the form of Ariadne auf Naxos and La Rondine
New to the festival this year is the directorial debut of Richard Wagner’s great grandson, Antoine Wagner, as part of the MMF Wagner Institute. Audiences will also enjoy the return of the 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration with the MMF Symphony Orchestra, featuring popular and patriotic symphonic favorites
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Symphony Orchestra Concert
Stravinsky's Petrouchka 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 Stravinsky's Petrushka under the baton of conductor Joel Smirnoff.
July 19 @ 7:30 PM
Alon Goldstein, piano
Works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Ginastera, Debussey
Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, Toronto and Vancouver symphonies, as well as the Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles and Radio France orchestras. Mr. Goldstein has performed across the globes in tours, concerts and festivals, including in South America, China and Israel. Miami Music Festival welcomes Alon Goldstein as part of our distinguished faculty in this one-night-only performance.
Ching-Yun Hu, piano
Piano Works TBD
Returning to delight South Florida audiences, pianist Ching-Yun Hu presents a virtuosic program anchored by Sergei Rachmaninoff, including the demanding set of vignettes in his Études-Tableaux, Op. 39, and the Sonata No. 2, Op. 36. Hu balances the two works with a sprinkling of Mozart, including the Sonata, K. 331, famous for its beloved “Turkish March.” Declared a “first-class talent” and praised for her “poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Hu is recognized worldwide for her dazzling technique, deeply probing musicality, and communicative performance style.
June 14 @ 8:00 PM
Steinway Gallery, Coral Gables
Alexandre Moutouzkine, Piano
Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine has toured throughout Europe, Russia, North and South America, China, and Japan. He has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama, National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, Israel Philharmonic, and many others. International Piano Magazine hailed one performance as “grandly organic, with many personal and pertinent insights, offering a thoughtful balance between rhetoric and fantasy…technically dazzling.” The winner of many renowned piano competition awards, Mr. Moutouzkine has claimed top prizes at the Walter W. Naumburg, Cleveland, Montreal, and Arthur Rubinstein international competitions, among others. Miami Music Festival welcomes Alexandre Moutouzkine as part of our distinguished faculty in this one-night-only performance.
Peter Takacs, piano
Hailed by the New York Times as “a marvelous pianist,” Peter Takács has performed widely, receiving critical and audience acclaim for his penetrating and communicative musical interpretations. He has performed as guest soloist with major orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, as well as at summer festivals such as Tanglewood, Music Mountain, ARIA International, and Sweden’s Helsingborg Festival. Mr. Takács also enjoys success as a teacher; his students have won top prizes in competitions across the world and have been accepted at major graduate schools such as the Curtis Institute, Juilliard School, and Peabody Conservatory, among others. Miami Music Festival welcomes Peter Takacs as part of our distinguished faculty in this one-night-only performance.
June 8, 13, 23
@ 8:00 PM
Andy Gato Gallery
Student Piano Recitals
Young pianists from around the world showcase their talent and technical mastery in weekly performances of the classic soloist repertoire as a part of the MMF Piano Institute; repertoire to be announced.