Miami Symphony Orchestra Conductor Eduardo Marturet Opens 2010-11 Season October 24 With Arturo Sandoval Concert Celebrating Miamiâ€™s Diversity
8 p.m. Sunday, October 24
Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, in Miami
The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) kicks off its 2010-2011 season at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 24, with Conductor Eduardo Marturet welcoming world-famous trumpet soloist Arturo Sandoval in the world premiere of Carlos R. Riveraâ€™s â€œConcierto de Miami for Trumpet and Orchestra.â€ The concert, which takes place at the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, in Miami, will be part of Festival Miami, the annual music festival that opens the South Florida arts season. It also will be part of the Ninth Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, an international network of concerts using the power of music to reaffirm their commitment to tolerance and humanity.
â€œWe are excited to open our season with Arturo Sandoval and offer our guests a unique opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that makes Miami so great,â€ said Marturet, MISOâ€™s conductor and music director. â€œMusic is a language that helps us transcend our cultural barriers and connects us with our shared humanity.â€
Daniel Pearl World Music Days was created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal South Asia Bureau Chief, by extremists in Pakistan. Pearl was a talented violinist who joined musical groups in every community where he lived, leaving behind a long trail of musician friends spanning the globe. MISOâ€™s concert will honor Pearlâ€™s life and his belief music can help people transcend multicultural differences and help create world harmony.
MISOâ€™s innovative performances this year are designed to appeal to all types of music lovers who have an affinity for everything from traditional classical music to contemporary sounds, including famous movie soundtracks. Upcoming concerts include â€œHeavenly Voicesâ€ (November 19, 20 and 21), an artistic alliance with the Master Chorale of South Florida, and â€œGolden Sounds of Hollywoodâ€ (December 10 and 12), featuring film scores of some of the most famous Hollywood composers. Season subscriptions are on sale now. Three program subscriptions are available from $79 to $193, and full season subscriptions are available from $250 to $450, or nine programs for the cost of seven. For details, visit www.themiso.org/tickets.php, call (305) 275-5666, or email email@example.com.
About The Miami Symphony Orchestra
The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) is a considered a cornerstone of South Floridaâ€™s cultural community. Founded in 1989 by Maestro Manuel Ochoa, MISO is comprised of a diverse group of more than 80 talented musicians led by famed Music Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet. Designated a Major Cultural Organization, the not-for-profit symphony also conducts an in-school arts and education program for elementary school students in the Miami-Dade Public School System, and provides low-or no-cost tickets to students and senior citizens in South Florida. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.themiso.org