26th
SEASON
FRENCH
CONNECTIONS
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2019 CONCERTS

Dear Friends, 

 

Mainly Mozart is an acclaimed chamber music festival held in Miami each year during the spring and summer months. The now ten-week festival showcases world-class artists from South Florida and around the world.

French Connections is the theme of the 2019 edition of the festival. We invite you to enjoy the music of Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Chopin and many others, explore their creative geniuses and learn about the history, inspirations and influences of these great artists.

 

Most events of the festival will take place at the beautiful and intimate new Kislak Center at the University of Miami. In addition to its dazzling architecture, the Kislak Center was built to meet acoustical requirements for musical performances and provides state of the art audio-visual technology. Its unique ambiance and the world-class talent of the festival's artists allows the audiences to experience chamber music in an intimate setting as it was intended to be performed.

 

This season's stellar concert lineup include violinist Grace Park, the winner of the last Naumburg Competition, the two-time Grammy nominee and Avery Fisher Prize winner violist Richard O'Neill, Astral Artist and Sphinx Competition winner cellist Thomas Mesa alongside first-class South Florida artists, pianists Michael Linville (New World Symphony), Francisco Renno (Miami City Ballet), Larisa Soboleva, Ana Cristea, and Tomoka Shigeno (University of Miami), award-winning soprano Maria Aleida, Amernet, Bergonzi and Delray String Quartets. 

 

At each concert the audience will be able to enjoy delicious complimentary cookies, coffee and tea.

During the Opening Concert, which will take place on Saturday, May 11, 4pm we will honor Jadwiga Gewert, the distinguished Polish-American music administrator. Jadwiga served as the Director of the  Chopin Foundation and Competition of the United States for 26 years and has been chosen as the recipient of the Miami Chamber Music Society 2018 Cultural Ambassador Award for her remarkable  contribution to the arts in Miami.

 

In addition to the regular season concerts on June 8th we will present a Musical Fairytales: Jack and the Beanstalk, a fun interactive program for children as part of the Family Concerts@NOON series.

 

The brilliant musicologist Frank Cooper will return with in a two-part LECTURES+MUSIC series taking place in April as well as a June 15th concert "Josephine" illuminating topics pertaining to this season's main theme French Connections. 

We look forward to seeing you at the concerts.

 

Sincerely,

   

  Mike Eidson,               Marina Radiushina, 

  President                      Artistic Director 

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