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Sounds of the Times: Desert Music

  • New World Center 500 17th Street Miami Beach, FL, 33139 United States (map)

The highly anticipated collaboration of two of South Florida’s premier cultural institutions—the  New World Symphony and Seraphic Fire—culminates in an incredible performance featuring Steve Reich’s pulsing The Desert Music. Based on poetry by William Carlos Williams, this groundbreaking minimalist masterpiece fuses varied harmonies, counterpoint and sung texts. György Ligeti’s Adventures and New Adventures live up to their names by employing a humorous use of rubber bands, wooden furniture, paper bags, the smashing of plates and even a “grand hysterical scene” for soprano seemingly straight from a bel canto opera. A revolutionary all his own, Monteverdi pairs soaring antiphonal voices with virtuosic obbligato violins in his daring Beatus vir.

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Earlier Event: April 16
The Cuban Team