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Seraphic Fire: Monteverdi
Oct. 20 | Coral Gables: First United - PAIR OF TICKETS = $180

The Guardian refers to Selva Morale et Spirituale as Monteverdi’s “most significant anthology of liturgical works.” Hear Seraphic Fire in its element in this exhibition of the Italian Baroque style.

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An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
Oct. 23 | Broward Center - PAIR OF TICKETS = $180

Two veteran singer/songwriters join forces for a unique and intimate acoustic performance and deliver one of the most compelling and spontaneous concerts on the road. A Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett is one of musics most vibrant and iconic performers. John Hiatt is a talented singer and guitarist best known for his prolific songwriting. His songs have been covered by musicians from Bonnie Raitt and the Neville Brothers to Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night.

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The Moth: Miami GrandSLAM
Oct. 26 | Olympia Theater - PAIR OF TICKETS = $125

WLRN and The Moth proudly present The Moth's Miami GrandSLAM: WORLDS COLLIDE, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between.

For the second year in a row, come listen as ten StorySLAM champs compete to see who will be the best storyteller of the night. Using words as weapons, they compete to the end to determine the next GrandSLAM Story Champion. Theme of the night is WORLDS COLLIDE. Doors open at the Olympia Theater at 6 PM. GrandSLAM begins at 7 PM. Cocktails available at the cash bar.

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New World Symphony: Poetic Reflections
Nov. 11 | New World Center - PAIR OF TICKETS = $150

Mark Wigglesworth returns with a poignant program featuring Britain’s finest musical geniuses. Edward Elgar took nearly a decade to write his First Symphony, which was immediately hailed as a phenomenal success.

While the lush slow movement is likened to the adagios of Beethoven and Mahler, the Symphony’s beauty is its own legacy. Tenor Nicky Spence takes the spotlight alongside the strings in Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations. Setting the haunting verses of Arthur Rimbaud, the song cycle portrays life as a “savage parade” in ethereal declarations of love and rumblings of sinister underworlds. Igor Stravinsky paints a masterful mosaic in which winds and brass flow between fanfares, folk-tunes and a somber final chorale, all dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy.

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Florida Grand Opera: Lucia di Lamoore
Nov. 11 | Adrienne Arsht Center - PAIR OF TICKETS = $350

Lucia di Lammermoor is an acting and musical tour de force—one of the acid tests of what a great soprano is all about. Lucia is the unlucky Scottish girl who becomes a pawn in her family’s plot to revive its fortunes, is forced into a marriage against her will and butchers her bridegroom on their wedding night. The role has been sung by some of the great sopranos of our time. Now, Anna Christy, acclaimed star at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, brings her brilliant interpretation to South Florida audiences. Experience this haunting, atmospheric opera, complete with crumbling castles and ghostly apparitions, plus a breathtaking mad scene that will have you pinned to your seat. Come see why audiences continue to flock to this timeless—and bloody—romantic classic.

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Miles Electric Band – Celebrating Miles Davis
Nov. 16 | Parker Playhouse - PAIR OF TICKETS = $150
Celebrating the music of legendary Miles Davis, the band revisits the repertoire from his electric period as a framework for modern jazz innovation. Miles Davis alums include Grammy Award-nominee Robert Irving III on piano, noted percussionist Munyungo Jackson and Grammy Award-winner and Davis’ nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr. on drums. Also filling essential roles in the band are Dwayne Thomas Jr. on bass, guitarist David Gilmore, trumpeter Etienne Charles, saxophonist Antoine Roney and Debasish Chaudhurion on tabla.

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Miami Book Fair: Street Fair
Nov. 17-19 | MDC Wolfson Campus - PAIR OF TICKETS = $60

During Street Fair weekend, November 18-20, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.
The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 450 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the Ibero-American Authors Program.
Tickets do not include access to the Evenings With series.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Dec. 26 - 30 | Broward Center Au Rene - PAIR OF TICKETS = $175

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2017 season with its 10th Anniversary National Tour created by South Florida Broadway Director and Cirque Dreams Founder Neil Goldberg. Hailed by The New York Daily News as a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is a Broadway musical, cirque spectacle and family show all in one! Over 20 of the world’s best acts, 300 imaginative costumes, the finest singers, original music, seasonal favorites and multi-million dollar stage production make this holiday show a must see! Soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, elaborate production numbers and illusions will leave you mesmerized in a 2-hour theatrical adventure BroadwayWorld proclaims The Perfect Holiday Gift...a show that everyone will enjoy... colorful, festive, imaginative, inventive, and thoroughly entertaining.

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Cleveland Orchestra: Mahler's 9th
Jan. 26 | Adrienne Arsht Center - PAIR OF TICKETS = $400

Alban Berg wrote: "[It] is the most heavenly thing Mahler has written... an expression of an exceptional fondness for this earth, the longing to live in peace on it, to enjoy nature to its depths - before death comes... In the midst of the utmost intensity of almost painful joy in life." Mahler's stunning and breathtaking final symphony is a profound love song--a meditation on the beauty of life and the poignant joy of the evolution of time.

The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami was launched in January 2007 during the inaugural season of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Franz Welser-Möst, one of today’s most distinguished conductors, has led The Cleveland Orchestra and helped it to be recognized as the “best American orchestra" by The New York Times.

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Cleveland Orchestra: Beethoven's 5th
Feb. 2 | Adrienne Arsht Center - PAIR OF TICKETS = $400

"Fate knocking at the door." Beethoven's Fifth symphony opens with perhaps the four most famous notes in all of music. Revolutionary in its time, it is now perhaps the most well-known piece of music in history. Plus, Beethoven's almost uncharacteristically joyful Eighth Symphony is an often-overlooked masterpiece containing just as much brilliance than his more well-known symphonies.

The Cleveland Orchestra in Miami was launched in January 2007 during the inaugural season of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Franz Welser-Möst, one of today’s most distinguished conductors, has led The Cleveland Orchestra and helped it to be recognized as the “best American orchestra" by The New York Times.

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Most Wanted by Peter Sagal
May 13 | FAU Theatre Lab - PAIR OF TICKETS = $120

Frank and Doris are retired, comfortable and desperate. One day, they snatch their darling baby granddaughter and make a run for Florida, land of eternal sunshine and eternal rest, where they meet a variety of characters living on the fuzzy border between life and death—all of whom look just like the people they left behind. Cornered by an affable detective, they make one last run to President Truman's Little White House in Key West, at the very end of the road. There, their daughter Isabel, an avenging angel in expensive clothes, corners them and confronts them with every mistake they've ever made. This comedy about parents, children, and the fate that awaits us all won a MacArthur Fellowship from the O'Neill Theater Center.

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