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New World Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Gala Honoring Michael Tilson Thomas

New World Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Gala Honoring Michael Tilson ThomasSaturday, February 23, 6PM - New World Center, 500 17th Street, Miami Beach

New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a look back at the organization’s innovative accomplishments and a special tribute to its Founder, Artistic Director and 10-time Grammy Award winner, Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT). The evening, inspired by “West Side Story,” transformed the New World Center into an enchanting reflection of Tony and Maria’s timeless love story. The evening featured a special multimedia concert with excerpts from “West Side Story” that were performed by New World Symphony Fellows under the baton of MTT and in collaboration with Broadway performers and internationally acclaimed artists.
Following the performance, guests enjoyed a seated dinner staged throughout various transformed spaces within the New World Center as they experience special musical interludes by the Fellows. To top off the already extravagant evening, following the dinner, gala patrons joined by another few hundred late-night guests in the completely altered Concert Hall for specialty cocktails created by Bacardi, USA and dance the night away to the swinging sounds of Michael Andrew and the Atomic Big Band perched above the dance floor.
As one of the premiere sponsors of the gala, Harry Winston, presented a specially curated Harry Winston salon, showcasing exquisite pieces of fine jewelry from its High Jewelry Collections. The initiative represents the House of Harry Winston’s longstanding commitment to supporting local communities, a tradition that began with the company’s founder, Mr. Harry Winston. From 1949 – 1953, Mr. Winston organized a traveling exhibition known as, “The Court of Jewels,” which toured across America, raising money for local charitable causes. All proceeds are going towards the underwriting of NWS Fellowships and community engagement programs.