Best Places To Get Your Classical Music Fix In South Florida

June 24, 2013 8:00 AM

South Florida continues to increase in popularity as a performance arts powerhouse. It may surprise some people that a large number of South Floridians enjoy classical music and regularly attend live performances to get their fill of this profound and regal genre of music. What you’ll find here is a compilation of the premier places in the South Florida area where you can enjoy authentic classical music, expertly performed, with unrivaled quality. From college student ensembles to international powerhouses, the best of the best come to South Florida to perform, and at any of these venues, you get to enjoy the entire experience.

The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County

1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 949-6722

The John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall is center stage for some of the most moving and rousing classical music performances in the area, and possibly the nation. From solo recitals to grand orchestra performances, classical music lovers will be enormously pleased with the variety and quality of the music. The Arsht Center is host to the Sanford and Beatrice Ziff Classical Music Series, a seasonal event featuring some of the most exceptional talent in the nation as well as from international locations such as Israel. You can purchase tickets individually or select the five-concert series package. Arsht Center subscribers receive additional savings for this much-anticipated event.

New World Symphony

500 17th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-3331

This esteemed educational center embodies the revelry of classical music, instills that fortitude in the blossoming musicians it trains and delivers that pagentry and regality in the performances held at this Miami Beach venue. The performances offered at The New World Center feature concerts for children, themed concerts highlighting famous composers, recitals and orchestral concerts. New World’s state-of-the-art facility includes an expansive performance hall with variable seating and a 7,000-square-foot projection screen where patrons can enjoy select performances with the highest quality audio and visual available.

The Broward Symphony Orchestra At Bailey Concert Hall

Broward College – Central Campus
3501 S.W. Davie Road, Building 4
Davie, FL 33314
(954) 201-6884

One of the most unique qualities about the orchestra and the location is that it is truly an educational experience. The orchestra is an affiliate of Broward College (members of the community can join the orchestra to receive college credit). Patrons can expect a beautiful performance from this dynamic group of musicians, whose ages range from grade school to 80. The orchestra frequently offers performances featuring the works of famous classical music composers like Beethoven, Tchiakovsky and Mozart. The Bailey Concert Hall serves as both a place of expert instruction and a platform for musical greatness.

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Raymond F. Kravis Center For The Performing Arts

701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-7469

Although about 60 miles from Miami, the sounds exuding from this Center are worth the trip. Since its grand opening in November 1992, the Kravis Center has been a premier destination for exceptional musical performances and other performance arts events. Classical music performances takes place in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall, a 90,000-square-foot facility. The upcoming Regional Arts Concert Series will showcase orchestras from the United States and around the world. Patrons will be able to enjoy classical music interpretations delivered by orchestras from Detroit, Buffalo, Venezuela, Russia and Germany, among others. As a non-profit organization, it relies on income and voluntary contributions to operate – guests can count on full concentration on quality as a result and plan to have their expectations surpassed by what the Kravis Center has to offer.

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Chopin For All Free Concert Series

At The Broward County Main Library Auditorium
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(305) 868-0624

Sponsored by Southern Wines and Spirits of America, this weekend concert series features a variety of amateur and professional performers offering sensational performances of Chopin masterpieces. In addition to its Saturday performances at the Broward County Main Library, concerts are also held in Coral Gables on Sundays at the Granada Presbyterian Church. Admission to the concerts are free; you’re also not required to obtain tickets or make reservations. Past performers included recipients of several prestigious awards, including the Chopin Scholarship and the National Chopin Piano Competition. Some of Chopin’s best work is presented as performers demonstrate their passion and expertise with instruments like the the violin, cello and piano.

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