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Miami Classical Music: Classical Music Around Miami

Below are our Miami Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in Miami Art.

Master Chorale of South Florida

The Master Chorale began in 2003 after the dissolution of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and its sister ensemble the Florida Philharmonic Chorus.  Presenting three programs per year, the chorus collaborates with various orchestras to perform masterworks of the choral repertoire, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Requiem, and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem among them; there are over 125 compositions in the Master Chorale catalog.  Past collaborators include conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, tenor …more…

Miami Bach Society

Started in 1984 as a series of concerts to commemorate the 300th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, this eponymous Miami organization finds continual inspiration in Baroque music as the perfect artistic means to “the ennobling of the human spirit.”  While the group’s roughly four to six-concert seasons focus largely on the music of Bach and that period’s other finest minds (including Couperin, Corelli, Händel, Lully, and Telemann), the Miami Bach …more…

Miami International Piano Festival

Presented since 1998 by the Patrons of Exceptional Artists and Community Concert Association, the Miami International Piano Festival seeks to introduce audiences to emergent young piano phenoms such as Piotr Anderszewski, Misha Dacic, Ran Jia, Cedric Pescia, Mihaela Ursuleasa, and Martin Stadtfeld. In addition to performances of works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Messiaen, and many others, a full slate of lectures is also presented by critics and other music professionals.

Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO)

Miami’s preeminent professional orchestra, the MISO became the first U.S. symphony founded by a Latin American conductor when Manuel Ochoa started it in 1989. Since 2006 it has been led by the internationally accomplished, Venezuelan-born conductor Eduardo Marturet.

The orchestra’s Young Artists Program, along with its multiple endeavors through its collaborative Strategic Alliances program, help to ensure the growth and sustainability of the MISO as a vital contributor to the arts …more…

New World Symphony (NWS)

Established in 1987 under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, this unique educational initiative prepares gifted graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership positions in orchestras and ensembles around the world. Since its inaugural concert on February 4, 1988, the New World Symphony has been heard in such prestigious venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, London’s Barbican Centre, Paris’s Bastille Opera, and Argentina’s Teatro Colon. ...more...

Palm Beach Symphony

In existence since 1974, the Palm Beach Symphony performs works both touted and more obscure by such venerated composers like Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, and Poulenc.  The orchestra seeks to engage audiences in fresh and accessible ways, such as playing in multiple venues throughout the community. It has offered distinctive concert experiences such as the live accompaniment of a silent film scored by composer Dmitri Shostakovich, at a 2010 performance, and …more…

Seraphic Fire & Firebird Chamber Orchestra

This exciting 18-person chamber choir comprised of “All Star” singers from across the U.S. was founded in 2002, joined by its performing companion the Firebird Chamber Orchestra in 2008. Dedicated to presenting “underperformed music of cultural significance,” whether classical or contemporary, Seraphic Fire has also collaborated with Latin pop star Shakira on her Platinum album Oral Fixation II.

In its short period of existence, Seraphic Fire has initiated Miami Choral Academy, a …more…