Friday Benefit Concert for SoBe Music Institute 3/20/09

International Event to Benefit Arts Education

RHAPSODY, Concerto…and all that jazz!
Brampton Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center on Friday, March 20 at 8:00PM in celebration of new sister cities agreement.

Benefit concert to support music education at SoBe Music Institute;
VIP Party hosted by W South Beach Hotel and Residencies

Friday, March 20 at 8:00PM

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – March 15, 2009 – In celebration of the Sister Cities agreement between the City of Miami Beach and the City of Brampton, Canada’s premiere cross-over symphony of musical fusion returns to Miami Beach for another energizing performance to benefit local music education and professional public performances at SoBe Music Institute. Under the baton of conductor Robert Raines, the Brampton Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents “RHAPSODY, Concerto…and all that jazz!”, an eclectic mix of diverse music, culture, and talent live on stage Friday, March 20th at 8:00PM at Lincoln Theatre in Miami Beach.

After last year’s engaging US debut in Miami Beach, the BSO returns to celebrate the new Sister Cities agreement to be signed at 3:00PM on March 20, 2009 by Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower and Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell. The efforts of these Hands Across the Border mayors, who understand the power and importance of the arts when it comes to effective urban development, are supported by Miami Beach Commissioners and Brampton’s City Council respectively. The BSO will again support high-caliber music education in their sister city by donating all proceeds from the performance to SoBe Music Institute, whose pioneering programming includes fine arts education for youth and adults, with need-based scholarships for youth, plus extraordinary professional concerts made available free to the public.

Robert Raines, conductor
The dynamic new program will perform music ranging from Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody and Bruch Violin Concerto Finale to Jamaican Rhumba, All That Jazz and Duke Ellington hits. The roster of soloists for the festivities include romantic tenor Salvatore Gambino, USA Showcase winner Jasmine Ragual, Lion King diva Toni Anderson, award winning Latin dancers Kevin Naranjo and salsa kids Raymond and Jenalyn. Special guest soloist is Amarillo Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Tomas Cotik, former student at the Glenn Gould Professional School in Toronto. Matti Herrera Bower, Miami Beach’s first Hispanic mayor, will present the Brampton Symphony’s Diverse Culture Award to Mr. Naranjo, who is the first Hispanic to receive this honor

Tomas Cotik, violinist
Tickets for RHAPSODY, Concerto…and all that jazz!, sponsored by Collins Park Neighborhood Association and Castlepoint Investments, are available at the Lincoln Theatre Box-0ffice, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach or by calling the Box-Office at 305.673.3330.

Special VIP tickets include premium seating and an after-party with local and international dignitaries, the Guest Artists and Orchestra members and is sponsored by the W South Beach Hotel and Residences. VIP Tickets available to puchase by clicking the “buy now” button below or online at SoBe Music Institute, or by calling Megan Reed at 305-674-9220. 100%of the concert proceeds will be donated to SoBe Music Institute for its programming.