Downtowner Concert Series 4/14/24

Downtowner Concert Series
Sunday, 04/14/2024-05/19/2024, 02:00 pm-
First United Methodist Church of Miami
598 NE 5th St,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Cost: Free

Orchestra Miami Adds New Concert Series to Their Repertoire
Two Concerts in a Beautiful New Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church Downtown

Orchestra Miami is excited to announce the addition of a new series to their free concert schedule. Dubbed The Downtowner Series, it’s a collaboration with the support of the First United Methodist Church of Miami slated for April 14 and May 19 at 2 PM.

“The idea behind this intimate series was to pair the outstanding musicians of Orchestra Miami with local professional opera singers to present intimate concerts of a broad range of styles,” says Elaine Rinaldi, Artistic Director of Orchestra Miami.

Taking place on Sunday afternoons at 2 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Miami, the first concert on April 14 will celebrate the 110th birthday of British composer “Benjamin Britten” with an all-Britten program that includes the famous Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and strings featuring Gerardo Jose Ortega, tenor and Stanley Spinola, Horn. The program is also the Canticle N. 2: Abraham and Isaac Op. 51 featuring tenor David Margulis as Abraham and Counter Tenor Victor Bento as Issac, the Simple Symphony, Op. 4, and the Fanfare for St Edmundsbury for three trumpets. The string ensemble of Orchestra Miami will perform, conducted by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi.

The second concert on May 19 is “Cabaret” and will feature Cabaret music by classical composers, such as Benjamin Britten, William Bolcolm, Kurt Weill, and more. A featured piece on the program will be the spectacular “Café Music” by Paul Schoenfeld, featuring Karen Lord-Powell, violinist, Aaron Merritt, Cellist, and Elaine Rinaldi on the piano.

These are free concerts with donations greatly appreciated. Space is limited, so guests are asked to make a reservation online at

Orchestra Miami’s 2023-24 Season is being presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of County Commissioners; Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts; by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council.

The Downtowner Series takes place in the beautiful new sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Miami, located at 398 NE 5th Street, Suite 1 in downtown Miami. Valet parking is available! For more info, please visit

Sunday, April 14th at 2 PM
Sunday, May 19th at 2 PM

First United Methodist Church of Miami
598 NE 5th St, Miami, FL 33132

Founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami exists to fill the unique cultural needs of our community and is successfully fulfilling its mission of bringing affordable concerts of quality symphonic music to all people in Miami-Dade County. Orchestra Miami’s goal is to provide people with opportunities to experience art, build community, and educate through music. Orchestra Miami’s signature programs include its “Beethoven on the Beach” free outdoor concerts, our free New Year’s Eve concert on Miami Beach, the Discover Miami Through Music series, its many collaborations with the Miami Dade County Public Schools, and its Family Fun Concert Series. Orchestra Miami consists of a select group of professional musicians, all permanent residents of South Florida, whose collective body is unparalleled in terms of excellence and experience. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami continues to exceed expectations in terms of programming and artistic quality. For more information, please visit our website at