Sunday, February 27, 2011

Amazing New Concert Hall Opens

In Miami Beach, the incredible New World Center has opened. It houses the New World Symphony, which since 1987 has given young orchestra players a chance to work together and learn from great players and conductors before beginning their professional careers.

The building, designed by great modern architect Frank Gehry, not only provides a fine concert venue, but also has many other work spaces for the musicians, and features projection screens (sails) that allow multimedia presentations.
Michael Tilson Thomas, the founding conductor, has big plans for special events--featuring the work of one composer only, or various festivals and concerts and different times and in new formats. The idea is to not only produce great classical musicians for the future, but to open up the concert hall and expose more people to the joys of classical music.

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