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Diego Gutierrez: Open Up with Roomful of Teeth

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM - English

IlluminArts and Oolite Arts are thrilled to present Diego Gutierrez: Open Up with Roomful of Teeth. Enjoy a special brunch before the show at 10:30AM and the performance at 12:30PM.

Tickets:

  • Brunch + Performance: $35
  • Performance Only: $15

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Diego Gutierrez: Open Up is a special musical performance inspired by the artist's solo exhibition Hypersensitive Romantic, featuring Roomful of Teeth in their Miami debut. Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from vocal traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. Roomful of Teeth will highlight Gutierrez' work through a curated music program including Caroline Shaw's Pulitzer Prize winning piece, Partita for 8 voices. Through this performance and his solo exhibition, Diego Gutierrez opens up his studio practice, investigating the meaning of how his work functions in a public setting where it might be activated in unexpected ways. He probes the function of painting, synthesizing varied art historical approaches and pushing formal boundaries by tearing surfaces, adding sculptural elements, and re-working subject matter obsessively. Join us for this unforgettable exploration of music, art, process, romance and freedom.

Location

Faena Theater
3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Map)

Miami Mujeres: A Musical Celebration of Miami & its Women

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, Orchestra Miami presents Miami Mujeres, a concert celebrating Miami's unique history and the women who made it great.

Orchestra Miami to honor four prominent Miami women who have greatly contributed to Miami’s culture and heritage: Aida Levitan, Arva Moore Parks McCabe, Enid Curtis Pinckney and Ruth Shack.

VIP tickets, which include the post-concert reception and a reserved seat, are $60 per person. General admission seating for the concert only is priced from $5 to $40. Limited free parking is available at the church parking lot; spillover parking is available at the Bank of America parking garage adjacent to the church.

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Celebrate the History of Miami and the Women who Made it a Great City as Orchestra Miami presents Miami Mujeres at the First Miami Presbyterian Church. The City of Miami is the only major US city which was founded by a woman- Julia Tuttle. Orchestra Miami celebrates this unique history and the contributions of its women citizens with a concert of music composed by women, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving Women the right to vote.

The concert is part of Orchestra Miami’s “Discover Miami Through Music” series, which presents appropriately themed concerts in Miami’s places of historic interest in order to give us an opportunity to learn more about our city and each other through music. Founded in 1896, The First Miami Presbyterian Church was the first formal Presbyterian congregation in Miami, founded two months before Miami became incorporated as a city. Henry Flagler became the church’s biggest benefactor. Of course, Mr. Flagler would not have come to Miami if Julia Tuttle hadn’t convinced him of Miami’s vast potential and persuaded him to extend his East Coast Railroad to Miami in 1896. As a result of this, Miami is the only major U.S. city to be founded by a woman.

The concert features compositions by four note-worthy women composers- Tania León, Amy Beach, Florence Price and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The concert will be conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Founder & Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi and features powerhouse Russian pianist Asiya Korepanova as the soloist on Amy Beach’s piano concerto.

In tribute to each of the composers on the concert, Orchestra Miami will honor four women who have greatly contributed to Miami’s heritage, inviting them to read a brief paragraph about each composer and be honored themselves at the concert. The four honorees will be Chairperson of U.S. Century Bank Aida Levitan, historian, author and preservationist Arva Moore Parks McCabe, Miami historian and first African-American President of the Dade Heritage Trust Enid Curtis Pinckney and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and former President and CEO of the Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack.

he program includes music of a wide variety of styles from four major female composers. The concert begins with the exciting composition Ácana by Afro-Cuban composer Tania León, followed by the lushly romantic Concerto for Piano in C # Minor by Amy Marcy Beach, the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music and one of the most acclaimed composers of her era. Following intermission, the orchestra will perform the Concert Overture N. 2 by Florence Price. the first black woman composer to have a symphony performed by a major US orchestra. The Concert Overture is inspired by three spirituals: Go Down Moses, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, and Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen. The final piece on the program is the Symphony N. 1 (Three Movements for Orchestra) by Miami native and graduate of Coral Gables High School Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The Symphony was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1983, making her the first female composer to win the prize.

Location

First Miami Presbyterian Church
609 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

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