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 in the Miami-Dade area. In that vein, of particular note are its institutional initiatives, including the Allapattah Children and Youth Symphony program, a musical education outreach for underprivileged children based on Venezuela’s hugely successful government-funded “El Sistema,” and the Assistant Conductor Apprenticeship Program, a partnership with the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) Information
- Public Transportation: Depends on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Over 15 performances per year
- Ticket Prices: Each performance is priced individually, but range from $15–$150
- Subscriptions: Multiple options are available with prices varying by seat selection. The Romantic Series ($55–$193); The Masters Series ($60–$138); The Discovery Series ($45–$158); The Family Series ($105–$281); The Economy Series ($80–$268); The Full Season ($160–$420)
- Membership: Individual membership starts at $100, and receives a listing in the season’s programs. Priority seating and 2 passes to a rehearsal start at the Grand Benefactor level ($5,000–$9,999).