Festivals & Fairs Miami-Dade County Performing Arts

2nd Annual Miami World Music Festival

2nd Annual Miami World Music FestivalSeptember 19 – 22 – FIU Wertheim Concert Hall, 10910 SW 17th Street, Miami

2013 Miami World Music Festival presents five concerts with music from Germany, Cuba, Spain, Russia and Argentina with an emphasis on chamber music written by the greatest composers of all time. There will also be folk music events using traditional world instruments. The Miami World Music Festival celebrates the diversity of world music and encourages and supports the musical heritage of countries from around the world. The annual Festival features academic, traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures performed by acclaimed world-class artists. The Festival emphasizes chamber music written by the greatest composers of all times, and also showcases music events using world’s traditional folk instruments. All performances and events include a combination of free and low-cost ticketed concerts, many of which are family friendly.

The 2nd Miami World Music Festival’s line up of concerts and international artists for 2013 include 5 concerts from September 19-22. First concert showcases cross-music from France, including Claude Bolling’s suites for flute and guitar with jazz piano trio. Grammy award winner Nestor Torres will be on the flute, guitarist and newly appointed University of Miami director of guitar studies, Rafael Padron and Festival’s founder, professional pianist Adolfo Vidal. The second concert presents the genre Zarzuela, with the most beloved duets and romances from zarzuelas Amalia Batista & Luisa Fernanda from Cuba and Spain. Performers include sopranos Hilda del Castillo and Raquel Rubi, tenors Jose Antonio Navarro and Jesus Branas, baritone Nelson Martinez (from Florida Grand Opera), among others. Accompanied by the exceptional musicians of the Miami Chamber Players. The talented all-female percussion & dance ensemble Venus Rising will explore West African, Caribbean and Middle Eastern Rhythms & Movements in the third concert of the Festival. Renown Venezuelan singer and song-writer Luz Marina with her group Menage will be performing her own and other traditional Venezuelan music, with guest artist Saul Vera on the bandola llanera. Last concert with music of North India, is in charge of tabla player Jeff Deen and violinist Vicki Richards. Two such artists come together to share their skills and open hearts through Indian classical music. Indivual tickets are $25-$35.