Community Arts Program 2023 Summer Concert Series 6/22/23 – 8/17/23

Community Arts Program 2023 Summer Concert Series
Thursday, 06/08/2023, 07:30 pm – 09:00 pm – 08/17/2023
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
(305) 448-7421
Entry Fee: General Admission – $35 advance; $40 at the door

This summer at a 7:30 p.m. new, earlier time every other Thursday—June 8 through August 17—the Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series returns for its 38th year. In the historic, Spanish-revival style setting of Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, concertgoers have the unique opportunity to not only hear music by incredible classical and jazz musicians. Attendees also learn more about the music and each artist’s journey with music.

Since 1985, the Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series has been attended by more than 70,000 concertgoers. It is a time-honored tradition that continued with virtual broadcasts to the world throughout the pandemic summers of 2020 and 2021, and gathered an average of 7,500 views each summer. This developed an extended audience that CAP is excited to welcome on-ground again in the summer of 2023!

Throughout the school year, the Community Arts Program (CAP) also provides after-school music education with the CAP Conservatory for the Arts and its Miami Jazz Institute. These reach children and youth from over 53 Miami-Dade County Schools, no matter what students’ circumstance or ability.

Artist Roster – CAP 2023 Summer Concert Series

June 8 – Cap All-Star Jazz Ensemble reunion big band
The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2023 Summer Concert Series opens when alumni of the CAP Miami Jazz Institute ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble return for a full-on REUNION big band, directed by Daniel Strange! A top-tappin’ evening transports listeners to the Big Band era with music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and other giants!

June 22 – Mark Kosower
Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower, embodies the complete musician, exemplified through his numerous awards and accolades. Joined by pianist, Melivia Raharjo, it’s an incredible evening with music of Beethoven, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Krenek, Myaskovsky, and Martinů.
“An exceptionally intelligent and sensitive cellist.” – Chicago Tribune

July 6 – 5 String Swing
5 String Swing sweeps concertgoers onto their feet with music of Cole Porter to George Gershwin, and everything in between, from the Great American Songbook. Dr. Steffen Zeichner, violin; Flexter Henderson, clarinet – saxophone – cajón; Dr. Greg Diamond, guitar; and Dr. Benjamin Whitman, bass create a lush, holiday celebration!

July 20 – Shannon Powell Trio
One of the most sought-after drummers and percussionists in the world – a powerful technique steeped in the drumbeats that emanate from the streets of New Orleans. Enjoy noted New Orleans’ musicians Shannon Powell, drums and vocals; Kyle Roussel, piano; and Grayson Brockamp, bass. Just wow!

“The most solid, swingin’ and stylistically simpatico rhythms to be found anywhere on the planet.” –  Offbeat Magazine

August 3 – Sinta Quartet
First-prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, Sinta Quartet continues with accolades for its virtuosity. Four saxophone masters craft a jaw-dropping experience of Dvořák, Ligeti, Béla Fleck, and others – from works steeped in folk tradition, to time-honored music from around the globe.
“A tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity!” – Boston Musical Intelligencer

August 17 – Ekep Nkwelle
The Community Arts Program (CAP) 2023 Summer Concert Series concludes with Ekep Nkwelle. This dazzling Cameroonian-American 2022 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner is joined with Luther Allison, piano; Jason Clotter, bass; and Hank Allen-Barfield, drums. Ekep sings her story and deep passion for jazz – with music from great recordings and artists that have influenced and continue to inspire her.
“Her voice soars.” – NPR

Concert Ticket Prices
Early Ordering Recommended – Concerts Sell Out Quickly
General Admission Ticket: $35 advance; $40 at the door
Individual Patron Ticket: $50 advance; $55 at the door
Includes reserved, general seating within rows 1 through 9

Patron Series: $270 ($30 savings!) ALL SIX concerts
Includes reserved, general seating within rows 1 through 9

Patron Mini-Series: $190 ($10 savings!) FOUR concerts of one’s choice
Includes reserved, general seating within rows 1 through 9.

Order tickets by calling 305.448.7421, ext. 120. VISA and MasterCard are accepted. For instant processing and confirmation anytime: Order tickets quickly, safely, and conveniently online at All concerts are Thursdays at a new, earlier time: 7:30 p.m. Free and convenient parking is available.

Free Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Master Classes & Jam Sessions
Free CAP Summer Master Classes & Jam Sessions by the following CAP Summer Concert Series artists are on the Friday morning (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) following their concert: Mark Kosower, 5 String Swing, Shannon Powell, and Sinta Quartet. Anyone can attend. CAP Summer Master Classes & Jam Sessions offer fascinating topics and fun discoveries. CAP Summer Master Classes & Jam Sessions are in the historic Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ sanctuary (where CAP Summer Concert Series concerts are also held).

Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 3010 De Soto Boulevard (directly across from the Biltmore Hotel and five miles from Miami International Airport) in Coral Gables, FL, USA.

Young, Gifted & Brave – Theatre for Youth 6/12/23 – 7/28/23

Young, Gifted & Brave – Theatre for Youth
Tuesday, 06/12/2023-07/30/2023, 05:00 pm-09:00 pm
Bailey Hall
3501 Davie Road,
Davie, Florida, 33314
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Cost: 25.00

Registration is now open for students interested in Brévo Theatre’s (@brevo_theatre) summer conservatory program, “Young, Gifted & Brave.”

The conservatory is designed for students ages 14-22 interested in theater. Registration for the program is $25.00 and is open until May 31, 2023. Interested students and parents are encouraged to sign up at Brevo Theatre. An audition is required, but no experience is necessary.

The summer conservatory runs Monday – Friday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. starting on June 12, 2023 – July 30, 2023. Light refreshments and bus pass for transportation will be provided.

Bailey Hall at Broward College North Campus – 3501 Davie Road, Davie, Florida 33314

Young, Gifted & Brave – Theatre for Youth engages young actors in diverse and underserved communities who are interested in high-quality actor training and performance instruction. The outreach program provides workshops and one-on-one training to students throughout the summer conservatory culminating in a final summer performance.

Brévo Theatre’s mission is to enrich the community, share thought-provoking narratives and create nurturing environments through the arts.