The Beatles Return to Miami
Well, not quite. But on an evening with a major NASCAR race and Miami Heat game, it was nice to see a sold-out crowd at the Arsht Center for the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). Energetic Conductor Eduardo Marturet unveiled the world premiere of several major Beatles-inspired commissions, based on the 50-year anniversary of the iconic group’s arrival in Miami. It was a brilliant choice, the concert was wonderful. MISO also presented special appearances by former American Idol Ruben Studdard and 13-year-old phenom-vocalist Havan Star, along with The David Anderson (choral) Ensemble. Featured artists on violin and piano rounded out the two-hour program. MISO had a checkered track-record some years back, but has re-built the orchestra with an eye towards a very public-friendly repertoire, excellent musicians and well-rounded selections.
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