The Purple Palace, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert 1/18/15

The Purple Palace, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert
Sunday, 01/18/2015 – 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Purple-Palace-ImagePinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $12 Adults; $8 Kids; Family Pack (2 Adults + 2 Kids) $30

Orchestra Miami will present a fun-filled Family Concert, featuring a performance of The Purple Palace, composed by Bruce Adolphe with the story written by Louise Gikow. The 28-piece orchestra will be led by Orchestra Miami Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi along with a special guest narrator. This delightful program will last approximately 50 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

The Purple Palace tells the comic but touching tale of the land of Chromatica, where everything is light and color. Queen Red and King Blue have a child, Princess Purple. When she becomes queen, she banishes all colors but purple. This leads to nothing but trouble for her, and she eventually comes to understand her mistake. She invites all the banished colors to return, and Chromatica is once again vibrant and full of color. Beyond its affirmative social message for children- emphasizing the value of diversity and democracy- the story is rich in visual images that are clearly portrayed in the music. Each color has a theme, and as the plot unfolds, orchestral colors are varied and mixed just as an artist would use colors to illustrate the story in a book.

The concert will be on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for children, and Family Packs (2 Adults & 2 Children) are available for $30. Children 2 and younger admitted free of charge with lap seating only. Seating is by general admission and there is ample free, on-site parking. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website (www.OrchestraMiami.org) or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Further information can be obtained by visiting www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Time Flies, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert 12/7/14

Time Flies, an Orchestra Miami Family Fun Concert
Sunday, 12/07/2014 – 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Picture1Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl
11000 SW 57 Avenue,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $12 Adults; $8 Kids; Family Pack (2 Adults + 2 Kids) $30

Orchestra Miami is proud to continue its tradition of bringing high quality family and educational programs to the public with Time Flies, a magical musical exploration of evolution based on the award winning children’s book by Eric Rohmann.

Time Flies is the story of a little bird who is caught in a dinosaur exhibit at a natural history museum. The story is told through the evocative music of Bruce Adolphe and lush illustrations of Mr. Rohmann. Fourteen soloists from Orchestra Miami will perform with Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi conducting. The performance will be accompanied by projected images from Mr. Rohmann’s book.

In addition to enjoying Time Flies, children and their families will be introduced to each instrument through music and pictures. The performance lasts approximately 45-50 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

The performance will be on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $8 for children, and Family Packs (2 Adults & 2 Children) are available for $30. Children 2 and younger admitted free of charge with lap seating only. Seating is by general admission and there is ample free, on-site parking. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website (www.OrchestraMiami.org) or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006. Further information can be obtained by visiting www.orchestramiami.org or by calling (305) 274-2103.

Social Media Curate the Conversation to Grow your Festivals and Events 11/13/14

socialmediaroundtableSocial Media : Curate the Conversation to Grow your Festivals & Events
Thursday November 13, 2014, 10:00am-11:30am
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S Red Road
Miami, FL 33156

Register Online

Four Seasons by Philip Haas in Pinecrest Gardens 11/15/14

Four Seasons by Philip Haas in Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 11/15/2014 – 04/06/2015 08:00 am – 05:00 pm
FOUR-SEASONS-in-Pinecrest-Gardens_medPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $5

Pinecrest, Fla. – Internationally-renowned contemporary artist and filmmaker Philip Haas will display his acclaimed FOUR SEASONS installation November 16th to April 6, 2015 in Pinecrest Gardens’ lush botanical sanctuary.

Consisting of four 15-foot-tall busts, Haas’s FOUR SEASONS bring 16th-century Renaissance portraiture by Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo into modern times through a transformation of scale, material and dimensionality.

While Arcimboldo’s paintings present each subject in profile, Haas’s unconventional twist on the classical form allows visitors the opportunity to walk around the sculptures, to see the subjects from all sides, and from many different and surprising vantage points.

Each work represents an individual season and is distinctly unusual and extravagant. AUTUMN is comprised of fall vegetables, ripe grapes and leaves turning color. Weathered bark and verdant moss make up WINTER’s stoic bust, which sits on top of a cloak of straw. SPRING evokes rebirth and vibrancy with a face consisting of rose-colored petals and hair brimming with elaborate flowers. SUMMER’s hue is a variety of sun-kissed yellows; its face and headdress sprout onions, garlic, corn, peas, a multiplicity of fruit, and a cucumber nose. The sculptures are made of pigmented and painted fiberglass, supported by interior steel frames.

“I started the FOUR SEASONS project wanting to bring Arcimboldo’s Renaissance painted nature imagery into the 21st-century physical world. I can’t think of a better venue than Pinecrest Gardens to inaugurate the Florida tour of this work, where the sculptures will arrive in the one of the oldest outposts of the New World, having fled their earlier homes as paintings in European museums, to now rest, and blend in, for an extended period amid the lush tropical flora, rock formations and historic water features,” said Haas.

In marrying sculpture, painting, film, and architecture, Philip Haas has created a contemporary visual vocabulary all his own. He describes his process as “sculpting by thinking”. His groundbreaking artwork has been featured by museums, including the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), Dulwich Picture Gallery (United Kingdom), and Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). In the public realm, his work has been exhibited in the Piazza del Duomo (Milan) and the Gardens of Versailles (France). His feature films include ANGELS & INSECTS, THE MUSIC OF CHANCE and UP AT THE VILLA. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as other awards. He has taught in the visual arts and creative writing programs at Princeton University. He lives and works in New York and London.

FOUR SEASONS by Philip Haas is the latest commission of Pinecrest Garden’s art program.

KCC Productions presents the FIU Big Band featuring guest vocalist Wendy Pedersen 10/18/14

KCC Productions presents the FIU Big Band featuring guest vocalist Wendy Pedersen
Saturday, 10/18/2014 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Wendy-PedersenPinecrest Gardens
11000 SW Red Rd,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25-$30

Opening the 2014-15 season of the South Motors Jazz Series, Pinecrest Gardens, October 18 at 8 PM

The FIU Big Band, directed by James Hacker, is the most visible artistic group at FIU. With over 25 major performances yearly it has become internationally recognized as one of the premier college jazz ensembles in the world. Invitations to the International Association for Jazz Education Convention, the Mid-West Band & Orchestra Clinic, the Wigan Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Quito Jazz Festival, and the Maceo Jazz Festival have taken this world-class group of graduate & undergraduate students beyond the realm of the ‘typical’ college band. “This big band sports an explosive sound and fluid mode of attack. They abide by a get up and go style of musicality via brisk charts and precision-oriented interplay. In effect, the album title offers a vivid depiction of the band’s multihued gait, where they tear it up and also temper the various pulses in spots.” (Glenn Astarita)

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace “Jazz Artist of the Year” and a Miami New Times “best vocalist”, saying, “Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart…” “When she sings, her voice, an elegant melismatic instrument, evokes the standard emotions, yes, but deeper longings and muted desires.”
(Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald)

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Rd.) Tickets are $25-$30 at pinecrestgardens.org or 305-669-6990.

Holiday Festival 12/6/14

Holiday Festival
Saturday, 12/06/2014 – 12/06/2014 11:00 am – 06:30 pm
Holiday-FestivalPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $5 General Admission

It’s a day for the whole family to enjoy, where you can indulge in delicious food, take a photo with Santa, sing along with our carolers, enjoy live music, theater and dance and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit! The day features excerpts from The Nutcracker, performances from Miami Children’s Theater, a model train display, puppeteers, face painters, Greater Miami Youth Symphony & Jazz Band, pony rides, carnival rides, fabulous food and the lighting of the Holiday Tree at sundown.

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens 1/10/15

South Motors Fine Arts Festival at Pinecrest Gardens
Saturday, 01/10/2015 – 01/10/2015 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Art-Fest-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Come to one of Florida’s premiere juried art shows and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad-you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music, and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.