Miami Mujeres: A Musical Celebration of Miami & its Women
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
First Miami Presbyterian Church
609 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: VIP: $60, General Admission: $20-$40; $5
Celebrate the History of Miami & the Women who Made it a Great City! The City of Miami is the only major US city which was founded by a woman- Julia Tuttle. Orchestra Miami celebrates this unique history and the contributions of is women with a concert of music composed by women, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving Women the right to vote.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, 8:00 PM at the historic First Miami Presbyterian Church, located at 609 Brickell Avenue. The concert features compositions by four note-worthy women composers- Tania León, Amy Beach, Florence Price & Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The concert will be led by Orchestra Miami’s Founder & Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi & features Asiya Korepanova as the soloist on Amy Beach’s piano concerto.
In tribute to each of the composers on the concert, Orchestra Miami will honor four women who have greatly contributed to Miami’s heritage: Chairperson of U.S. Century Bank Aida Levitan, historian, author and preservationist Arva Moore Parks McCabe, Miami historian and first African-American President of the Dade Heritage Trust Enid Curtis Pinckney and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and former President & CEO of the Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack.
The concert begins with Ácana by Afro-Cuban composer Tania León, followed by the lushly romantic Concerto for Piano in C # Minor by Amy Marcy Beach. Following intermission, the orchestra performs the Concert Overture N. 2 by Florence Price. the first black woman composer to have a symphony performed by a major US orchestra. The final piece is the Symphony N. 1 (Three Movements for Orchestra) by Miami native Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
VIP tickets, which include a post-concert reception and reserved seat, are $60 per person. General admission tickets are $20 to $40; students $5. Limited free parking is available at the church parking lot. Tickets and info at www.OrchestraMiami.org or (305) 274-2103.