2019 SEASON ANNOUNCED

June Xth - July Xth

Miami Music Festival (MMF), an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians, announces the lineup for the 2019 season from June X through July X, 2019 at various venues in Miami. 

Young classical musicians gain world class experience and bring enchanting and passionate performances to Miami’s summer season, including Mozart’s The Magic Flute; an entertaining night out with the double bill of Dark Sisters and Ainadamar; and comedy in the form of The Marriage of Figaro.

As part of the MMF Wagner Institute, our participants will be performing in a full act of The Flying Dutchman. Audiences will also enjoy the return of the 3rd Annual Independence Day Celebration with the MMF Symphony Orchestra, featuring popular and patriotic symphonic favorites.

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Double Bill Opera

DARK SISTERS BY NICO MUHLY
AINADAMAR BY OSVALDO GOLIJOV

Enjoy a double bill evening where two 21st Century operas are paired perfectly for one amazing night! Dark Sisters explores the inner lives of five sister wives married to a patriarch in the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints Church. After state officials take custody of their children, the wives struggle to find their place in the family as their husband instructs them to “keep sweet”. Ainadamar is the story of Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca and his muse, Margarita Xirgu, as they navigate the treacherous beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

PERFORMANCES
June 22 @ 7:30 PM
June 23 @ 7:30 PM

Auditorium, Miami Beach Senior High School

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The Magic Flute 

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A hero on a quest and a princess finding her way encounter enchanted creatures, an evil queen and ultimately, each other – all with the help of a Magic Flute! A part of MMF’s popular Family Opera series, this production is created specifically for young children and will be performed in English. Mozart’s classic “singspiel” includes both spoken and sung dialogue, with familiar melodies you’ll be singing along to. Families are invited to participate in free supplementary activities for children outlined below! Allow your children to experience opera and live theater in a family-friendly setting.

 

PERFORMANCES
June 27 @ 7:30 PM
June 30 @ 1:00 PM
July 25 @ 7:30 PM
July 28 @ 1:00 PM

Temple Emanu-El Synagogue

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The Marriage of Figaro 

by w.a. mozart

One of Mozart’s most beloved works gets a classic retelling, bringing to Miami the music and characters that have captured the hearts of opera lovers the world over. Servants Figaro and his promised Susanna prepare for their upcoming wedding, only to find that his employer the Count has impure intentions for her as well. Fearing that the Count will reinstate the ancient First Night rite to rendezvous with her, Figaro sets about scheming to outsmart the him. Meanwhile, the lovely Countess, to whom Susanna is ever faithful, begins to suspect the same and devises her own trap to catch him in his mischief. The classes battle in a light-hearted comedy sung in Italian by the MMF Opera Institute, which features some of Mozart’s most beautiful melodies ever written.

PERFORMANCE
June 30 @ 7:30 PM
July 1 @ 7:30 PM
July 26 @ 7:30 PM
July 27 @ 7:30 PM


Auditorium, Miami Beach Senior High School

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L'incoronazione di Poppea

by Claudio Montiverdi

Montiverdi’s final opera brings gods, love, and men in conflict as Emperor Nero Augustus plans to supplant his wife, the Empress Ottavia, with his lover, Poppea. Ottone, hopelessly in love with Poppea himself, realizes that he could not compete with the Emperor and proposes marriage to Drusilla, a noblewoman in the court of the Empress. When Ottavia summons Ottone and demands he kill Poppea, nothing short of divine intervention could stop the Empress’ revenge. MMF’s Opera Studio Program presents an intimate setting of this classic opera.

PERFORMANCE
June 30 @ 3:00 PM
July 1 @ 5:00 PM

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Independence Day Celebration

Patriotic Favorites Copland appalachian spring, 1812 Overture, Stars and Stripes

Celebrate the 4th of July with the MMF Orchestra!

Capture the uniquely American spirit with music from Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Listen as Tchaikovsky’s bombastic 1812 Overture, movie music from John Williams, Stars and Stripes, and other patriotic favorites round out a fun evening of orchestral hits sure to please the whole family.

 

PERFORMANCES
July 4 @ Time

Auditorium, Miami Beach Senior High School

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Symphony Orchestra Concert

Mahler Symphony No. 5

Written during a time of major upheaval for the composer, Mahler’s 5th Symphony is his most performed work— most famously, the fourth “Adagietto” movement was conducted by Leonard Bernstein for the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy. The MMF Orchestra brings this music to life in this one night only performance.

PERFORMANCES
July 6 @ 7:30 PM

Auditorium, Miami Beach Senior High School

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Conductor's Institute Concert

MMF Conducting Participants showcase their talents conducting the MMF Symphony Orchestra.

 

PERFORMANCES
July 9 @ 7:30 PM

Free Concert

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Auditorium, Miami Beach Senior High School

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Symphony Orchestra Concert

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

Surrounded by intrigue and the infamous story of a riotous premiere, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring remains a popular piece of programmatic music to this day. The stirring and evocative motifs tell the story of a prehistoric ritual sacrifice of a young girl as she dances to death in front of the elders of her tribe. The MMF Orchestra brings this music to life in this one night only performance.

PERFORMANCE
July 12 @ 7:30 PM

Auditorium, Miami Beach Senior High School

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Photo Credit: Thomas Birkett

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The Miami Wagner Institute

Program:

The Flying Dutchman — Act 1, Complete

Conductor- Michael Rossi
MMF Symphony Orchestra

Cast
Wagner Institute Participants

Through innovations focused on technology, the Miami Music Festival’s Wagner Institute advances the famed German composer Richard Wagner’s legacy of using an opera’s theatrics as part of the “total art.”

Inspired by a troubled sea voyage, The Flying Dutchman is the first of Wagner’s “Romantic Operas”. Set off the shores of Norway, Captain Daland and his crew come across a ghost ship that is captained by The Dutchman— condemned for all eternity for blasphemy. If The Dutchman can find a faithful wife, he will be saved. Daland’s daughter Senta agrees to the arrangement, but will a past suitor threaten The Dutchman’s salvation?

PERFORMANCE
July 19 @ 7:30 PM

The Adrienne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts 

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Armide

BY JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY

Written by the court composer of Louis XIV and premiered for the Grand Dauphin, Armide is the story of a Damascene Princess and the Crusader that she falls in love with. Princess Armide is a sorcerer sent to kill Renaud, an invading crusader. She falls in love with him instead, casting a spell on him so that he loves her back. When she comes to regret her decision, will anything short of divine intervention turn her heart? MMF’s Opera Studio Program presents an intimate setting of this classic opera.
 

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July 27 @ 2:00 PM
July 28 @ 6:00 PM

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  FACULTY RECITAL SERIES


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Daniel Shapiro, piano

Daniel Shapiro continues to gain recognition as a leading interpreter of Schubert, Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Beethoven, and as a teacher and coach at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has given critically acclaimed recitals and concerto appearances across the US, and in Brazil, Europe, Korea, and China.  He has twice performed Beethoven's 32-sonata cycle (live performances of all the sonatas can be found on youtube.com), and his CD of Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations and DVDs of Schubert sonatas have received enthusiastic reviews.  He was a top prize winner of the William Kapell International Piano Competition, and also won the American Pianists’ Association Beethoven Fellowship Award.   He has given master classes in several of the leading conservatories of Korea, China and Hong Kong, and has also taught at many summer music festivals across the U.S., Canada and Italy.

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Anton Nel, Piano

Anton Nel, winner of the first prize in the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall enjoys a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to North and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Following an auspicious debut at the age of twelve with Beethoven’s C Major Concerto after only two years of study, the Johannesburg native captured first prizes in all the major South African competitions while still in his teens, toured his native country extensively and became a well-known radio and television personality. A student of Adolph Hallis, he made his European debut in France in 1982, and in the same year graduated with highest distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He came to the United States in 1983, attending the University of Cincinnati, where he pursued his Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees under Bela Siki and Frank Weinstock. In addition to garnering many awards from his alma mater during this three-year period he was a prizewinner at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition in England and won several first prizes at the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition in Palm Desert in 1986.

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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. 

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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.


The Betsy South Beach Chamber Series


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OPERA ARIA NIGHT

MMF Opera Institute

The Miami Music Festival aims to bring South Florida audiences the very best classical music experiences, and offers regular opportunities to hear opera’s next generation perform the genre’s greatest hits. Throughout the festival season, music lovers can catch multiple concerts of MMF’s students singing favorite arias at the Betsy Hotel on South Beach, bringing the art form outside of the concert hall and into the community.


 

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Zarzuela in the Summer Nights

Scenes from the MMF Zarzuela Project

One of the great subgenres of the operatic art form is the Zarzuela, Spanish operetta from Spain, Cuba, and the greater Latin American repertoire. Each season, select MMF Opera Institute vocalists are coached in the style of this romantic genre and bring the familiar melodies to the community with each performance. Standards like Lecuona’s Maria, la O, and Lara’s tenor favorite Grenada will have audience members humming along in the return of our beloved concert series.

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Broadway Night

MMF Opera Institute 

At the dawn of the Jazz Age, shorter hemlines and Prohibition weren’t the only new trends splashing across American culture. As the 20th century came into its own, the vocal storytelling traditions of opera and cabaret gave way to the birth of American musical theatre. The MMF Opera Institute’s vocalists present several concerts of genre favorites each season, from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved standards to contemporary theatre pieces ensnaring the hearts of Broadway fans today. Featuring family-favorite melodies, uproariously funny acting, and the best of MMF’s diverse vocal talent, these concerts at the Betsy Hotel on South Beach and at Barry University provide a light-hearted showcase of Broadway’s best.

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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.

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Faculty Chamber Music Concert

We at the Miami Music Festival are very proud of the faculty and distinguished artists-in-residence who mentor our students each summer, but it is an especial privilege to offer our audiences the opportunity to hear them perform in our Faculty Chamber Concert series. The Betsy Hotel on South Beach hosts this program, which features faculty and visiting artists in collaboration; repertoire to be announced.

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Apprentice Scenes

MMF Opera Apprentice singers perform an intriguing program of opera and operetta dating from the inception of the art form to current works.  Scenes explored come from such varied works as Le nozze di Figaro, Philip Glass's Appomattox, Verdi's Falstaff, Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's Suor Angelica. 

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