South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts 3/26/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts
Saturday, 03/26/2022-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Tennessee Williams Theatre
5901 College Rd.,
Key West, Florida, 33040
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Cost: $25

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South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO), led by Sebrina María Alfonso, will present Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365, featuring Catherine Lan and Tao Lin of Duo Beaux Arts, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56, “Scotch” and Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture as part of its Masterworks IV series. The concert will commence on March 26, at 7:30 p.m., at Tennessee Williams Theatre at The College of The Florida Keys (5901 College Road, Key West).

The program begins with the sparkling overture to Rossini’s comic opera The Italian Girl in Algiers, which is said to be among the most memorable in all of Rossini’s work. It is known for its distinct opening of slow, quiet woodwinds in imitation of pizzicato strings, leading to a sudden loud burst of sound from the full ensemble.

The concert continues with Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365, featuring the dynamic Catherine Lan and Tao Lin — husband and wife – of Duo Beaux Arts. The pair will join SFSO on the mainstage for the first time, performing one of the limited number of Mozart works for two or more solo instruments with orchestra. They were regular performers during SFSO’s virtual Intermission Music Series, presented for free during Covid shutdown. Lan also performs as a member of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, most recently during its Handel’s Messiah concerts. Formed in 2008, Duo Beaux Arts is critically acclaimed for its adrenalized performances across Europe and the United States. The pair has been featured on Fox 4’s “Morning Blend TV,” Maine Public and in Venice magazine, Asian-Trend magazine, World Journal New York, and Gulfshore Life magazine. Season highlights include recitals at Swan City Piano Festival and the prestigious Cosmos Club in Washington D.C., as well as concert tours in Hungary and Canada.

The program concludes with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56. Some of Mendelssohn’s most brilliant musical inspirations came from his travels. While on holiday in Scotland, he was particularly moved by the picturesque, evocative ruins of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh, the inspiration for his Third Symphony — also known as the “Scottish” or “Scotch” Symphony.

Recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 season runs through April 28, 2022.

Tickets for Masterworks IV: Mozart, Mendelssohn & Rossini start at $25 for the Tennessee Williams Theatre at The College of The Florida Keys and are on sale at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksiv. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and World Premiere of Gottsch’s Princess Yurievskaya 1/22/22

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and World Premiere of Gottsch’s Princess Yurievskaya
Saturday, 01/22/2022-, 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Tennessee Williams Theatre
5901 College Rd,
Key West, Florida, 33040
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Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
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South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) rings in 2022 with the old and the new! The esteemed orchestra, conducted by Sebrina María Alfonso, will perform the world premiere of local composer John D. Gottsch’s Princess Yurievskaya followed by Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique as part of its Masterworks III series. The concert will commence on January 22, at 7:30 p.m., at the Tennessee Williams Theatre.

The concert will begin with the premiere live performance of Princess Yurievskaya by SFSO composer-in-residence, John D. Gottsch. Princess Yurievskaya charts the passionate love of Catherine Dolgorukova and Tsar Alexander II — from their first meeting and eventual marriage to his assassination. This vivid narrative is full of exciting dances and torrid romance, irradiated with evocative orchestral solos.

In June 2020, Gottsch’s debut album – featuring Princess Yurievskaya and another SFSO premiere, Sunset, was released by Naxos Records, the world’s leading classical music label. The works, performed by Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso and South Florida Symphony Orchestra, were recorded at Nova Southeastern University’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on March 10 -11, 2020, prior to the challenges and closures of the world health pandemic.

John D. Gottsch was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Florida with his family, shortly thereafter. He spent his youth in the lake country of the Sunshine State traveling extensively and observing natural habitats. These explorations of Florida gave him an enduring love for its beauty and wildlife. He has been a lifelong composer and a number of his compositions reflect his deep appreciation of the outdoors. SFSO also performed Gottsch’s Bagatelles for Violin & Piano as part of its Summer With the Symphony Series in June 2021. His piano suite, Homosassa, premiered in Palm Beach in 2020. His piano quintet, Maryland Hunt, premiered at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C in 2018 and has been performed in Philadelphia, Vienna, Rotterdam and Baltimore. Gottsch, a full-time doctor, now splits his time between Baltimore and Key West.

The program concludes with a work that Tchaikovsky considered to be the best of all his creations. In the last few months of his life, Tchaikovsky composed his haunting Symphony No. 6 in B minor – which made its premiere just nine days before his death. He called it “The Passionate Symphony,” using the equivalent Russian word which the French then mistranslated into “Pathétique” (meaning “evoking pity”) after his death.

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, recently named Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ first Partner in the Arts for its affiliated $30 million renovated venue, The Parker, launched its 2021-22 season in spectacular style on November 17 with Berlioz’ spirited Roman Carnival Overture; Ravel’s vibrant orchestration of Mussorgsky’s musical art gallery, Pictures at an Exhibition; and a 100th birthday celebration in honor of Astor Piazzolla, featuring The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas) performed by violinist Siwoo Kim. The season continued in early December with performances of Handel’s glorious Messiah to full houses in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The season runs through April 28, 2022.

Tickets for Masterworks III: Tchaikovsky & Gottsch start at $25 for the Tennessee Williams Theatre at The College of The Florida Keys (5901 College Road, Key West) and are available at southfloridasymphony.org/masterworksiii. Additional health and safety concert attendance protocols can be found on the site. Student tickets and group rates are also available by calling (954) 522-8445 or emailing info@southfloridasymphony.org.

5050 Raffle for the Animals 6/18/21

5050 Raffle for the Animals
Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 am-11:59 pm
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Cost: See description for ticket prices

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Want to WIN BIG? The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is back! Purchase tickets online for your chance at winning 50% of the total cash jackpot. The other half will help give homeless animals a second chance. It’s a win-win for everyone!
With tickets starting at just $10 for 10 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets or $40 for 200 tickets, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Fetch the winning ticket online before June 18th ends.

Big Game at Sundowners Key Largo 2/2/20

Big Game at Sundowners Key Largo
Sunday, 02/02/2020 – 02/02/2020 12:00 pm –
Sundowners Key Largo
103900 Overseas Highway,
Key Largo, Florida 33037
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Head to Key Largo’s favorite waterfront spot to catch the BIG GAME on Sunday, February 2nd! We will be partying ALL DAY LONG – come grab a seat and enjoy a drink on the water starting at NOON for our tailgate party and catch the legendary DJ Laz performing live. Get your seat now before we fill up: reservations are recommended (305) 451-4502!

Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament to Benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services 6/20/19 – 6/23/19

Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament to Benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services
Thursday, 06/20/2019 – 06/23/2019 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Playa Largo Resort &Spa
97450 Overseas Hwy,
Key Largo, Florida 33037
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Cost: Check website to register!

Be a part of the Miami Physicians Fishing Tournament as they benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Miami-Dade County’s only emergency home serving kids ages 10 to 17, offering a full-range of free services including in-shelter counseling, family counseling, field trips, in-home counseling and reunification with family.

Join us as we celebrate our 32nd annual tournament, attracting over 300 guests, including prominent community physicians, leaders, and professionals from across South Florida. This year’s event will be hosted at the beautiful Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, featuring a weekend of family-friendly activities.

Participate in the most prominent and longest-standing fishing tournaments in South Florida. For more information please call (305) 492-7962, or visit their website.

Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival at The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina 4/14/18

Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival at The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 04/14/2018 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival at The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina
7001 Shrimp Road, Stock Island Marina,
Key West, Florida 33040
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Cost: $55

SHRIMP ROAD SEAFOOD & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL AT THE PERRY HOTEL AT STOCK ISLAND MARINA

The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina hotel opened its doors last summer on the private Stock Island Marina, just over the bridge from downtown Key West. The property features guest rooms with waterfront views, two incredible seafood-driven restaurants, a private dock with access to nearly every water based excursion imaginable, and complimentary shuttle service to downtown.

On April 14 from 12 – 5 PM, the hotel will be partnering with Deluna’s Cafe (www.delunasbarandgrill.com), a Stock Island staple that serves authentic Cuban fare, to host the first annual Shrimp Road Seafood & Craft Beer Festival. At the Stock Island Marina Village, guests can sample more than 50 craft beers including the Perry’s signature brews (Shrimp Road APA, Boat Dog Lager, and Stock Rock Wheat Ale) while enjoying live music, delicious sea-food, and stunning marina-front views.

Book the hotel’s VIP Experience Package and receive:
• 20% off two nights of accommodations for two guests
• daily breakfast for two
• two tickets to Saturday’s festival ($110 value)
Package rates from $327/night. To book visit www.perrykeywest.com with promo code Seafood

Age to Perfection 2/5/16

Age to Perfection
Friday, 02/05/2016 – 02/05/2016 07:00 pm –
Amara Cay Resorts
80001 Overseas Hwy,
islamorada, Florida 33036
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Cost: $55 per person

Join Oltremare for an evening of fine spirits and cigars beginning at 7pm. Located beachside, this gathering pairs cigar samplings from The Florida Keys own, Rodriguez Cigars, with delicious dining from Oltremare Ristorante and a selection of bourbon, whiskey and rums. This event is priced at $55 per person.

Culinary Classes With Chef Dario 1/26/16, 2/23/16, 3/29/16

Culinary Classes With Chef Dario
Tuesday, 01/26/2016 – 01/26/2016 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Islamorada-0053Amara Cay Resorts
80001 Overseas Hwy,
Islamorada, Florida 33036
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Cost: #35 per person

On the last Tuesday of every month, from 6pm to 7:30 pm, Chef Dario Olivera and a feature mixologist will be teaching guests to make homemade pasta, seafood specialties and craft cocktails. This class is priced at $35 per person. Due to limited seating, reservations are required.

Manga With A Mentalist 1/29/16

Manga With A Mentalist
Friday, 01/29/2016 – 01/30/2016 06:30 pm –
Amara Cay Resorts
80001 Overseas Hwy,
Islamorada, Florida 33036
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Cost: $65, $24 for the show only

Join Oltremare as they pair a delectable 3-course dinner with a journey through the world of ESP featuring Bastille the Mentalist. Dinner seating begins at 6:30pm followed by Showtime at 8pm. Mangia with a Mentalist is priced at $65, and $24 for the show only. For tickets, please visit eventbrite.com or call (305) 644-0073.