The Glenn Douglas Winter Chamber Music Festival 12/29/18 – 1/2/19

The Glenn Douglas Winter Chamber Music Festival
Saturday, 12/29/2018 – 01/02/2019, 07:30 pm
Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
10295 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, Florida 33154
Entry Fee: $40

An international group of renowned classical musicians from the English Chamber Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will gather to perform a series of three intimate concerts for Surfside visitors and residents this holiday season.
Named after the founder’s late father, who was a part-time Surfside resident and music lover, The Glenn Douglas Winter Chamber Music Festival will run from Saturday, December 29, 2018, to Wednesday, January 2, 2019, and will feature uniquely themed concerts with pieces ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Schulhoff and Britten.

“Although my father was not a musician, he was passionate about music, as well as his second home here in South Florida,” said event founder and violinist Shana Douglas. “It is in an honor to pay tribute to his legacy by bringing world-class musicians to Surfside. I know that he will be with us in spirit as we celebrate the joys of life and music this holiday season.”

Douglas will be joined by violinist Winona Fifield, violist Jessica Chang, cellist Adam Satinsky and soprano Shir Rozzen. The three-concert series will kick off with “Let us Serenade You” on Saturday, December 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour and conclude with “Fantasies and Remembrances” at the same venue on Wednesday, January 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person for each event, including a complimentary glass of champagne.

The tea-time matinee, “A Gypsy New Year’s Eve,” will be held on Monday, December 31, at 2:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. Tickets are $30 per person and include tea or coffee.

To make it a “staycation” holiday, concertgoers can choose from Surfside’s luxurious hotels: the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Grand Beach Hotel Surfside or Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Beach Surfside.

For more information on the concerts or to purchase tickets, please visit

New Year’s Eve Party 12/31/18, /1/1/19

New Year’s Eve Party
Monday, 12/31/2018 – 01/01/2019 07:30 pm – 02:00 am
Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach
551 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Cost: $0 – $289

Make it a night to remember at the brand new Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. Spend the last of 2018 with a lavish champagne soirée, complete with an open bar cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres, and an elegant gourmet five-course dinner. Enjoy a special Veuve Clicquot pairing, live entertainment and a midnight countdown with NYE party favors. Make it a family affair; children 5 – 12 years old can celebrate with a delightful buffet and kids club room.


Cocktail Reception:
Salmon cornets with yuzu crème and espelette
“Shortrib vol au vent” with onion chutney
Charred octopus, paired with eggplant caponata, topped with basil
Buffalo mozzarella arancini with a sundried tomato garnish

Amuse Bouche:
Tomato sphere with gazpacho gel and a basil powder

First Course:
Truffled egg with potato cream, espelette and a parmesan cracker

Second Course:
Warm shrimp salad over swank farm greens, citrus and avocado

Third Course:
Skuna bay salmon with charred cippolini, wild mushrooms and celery root puree

Fourth Course:
28 day dry aged beef with white asparagus, root veggie soubise and truffle béarnaise

Flexi chocolate ganache with a dark chocolate micro sponge and dark chocolate crisp, topped with passion fruit, berry, chocolate gel with white chocolate milk crumble

Celebration Notes
-All attendees need tickets

-Please contact the resort for all seating requests (954-414-5100)

-ID’s will be checked