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December 2018      

 

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Like us on Facebook NWSA MUSIC ALUMNA CHOSEN AS TOP DIRECTOR TO WATCH
Lulu Wang, a 2001 graduate from the New World School of the Arts Music division has been selected by Variety as one in "10 to Watch" Directors for 2019. "It's wonderful to see Lulu excelling in her career," said Dr. Daniel Andai, Dean of Music at NWSA. "Lulu and I were classmates at New World School of the Arts and she was also a respected pianist. I am confident that NWSA played a role in enhancing her artistic endeavors today." 
 
Lulu - a pianist, writer and filmmaker, was recognized for her achievements and commitment to the arts by NWSA in 2015, when she received the Rising Stars Alumnus Award. Her film credits include Pisces (2005), Fishing the Gulf (2006), Can-Can (2007), Posthumous (2014) and Touch (2015).
 


 
 
Like us on Facebook THE ODYSSEY
New World School of the Arts college theater students present The Odyssey - considered one of the major ancient Greek poems written by Homer. Believed to have been written originally as a rhapsody to be heard rather than read, the work's main focus is hope, faith, love and desire, spirituality and the most basic component of man's nature and his need to go home.
 
"The beauty of The Odyssey is the character of Penelope; a woman who raises her son while keeping her house and her kingdom together because she knows that her king and husband one day will come back. That's the real message of the story as adapted by Rick Chafe one of hope and personal commitment," explained James Randolph, director of the play and theater faculty member at NWSA. "This version (by Rick Chafe) respects the traditional idea that humans have the need to seek and explore, bridging the gap between thousands of years ago to today and celebrates the universal truths. The commitment to tell the story was strong within the group of young actors, I'd like to thank them for their diligent work, time and artistry. There is still more to discover on this planet and maybe we can save what left by reaching out to the universe."   
 
November 30; 7:30 PM
December 1; 1:00 PM
December 2; 2:00 PM
New World School of the Arts 
25 NE 2 Street, Room 5902, Miami
Free and open to the pubic 
Information at 305-237-3541 
 


 
Like us on Facebook NWSA EXPLORES THE FUTURE DURING ART BASEL
Presenting two exhibitions this year during Art Basel, the nation's premier arts fair, New World School of the Arts will offer a collection of site-specific installations and performances addressing our culture's relationship to food and the agrarian landscape.  
 
Returning to The Yard@CasaLin for the 13th consecutive year, Diaspora will examine that relationship of land, people and plants through a simultaneous manifestation of our past and present as seen from the perspective of our collective future. The act of fortune telling will feature prominently as guests will be able to have their fortunes told from a card set drawn from local narratives featuring imagery created by the NWSA's foundational WARP studio class (Workshop in Artist Research and Practice).
 
Diaspora 2, presented at The Kampong, will include a reprise of fortunes, and will also offer artworks created by NWSA college students, separately, or in collaboration with Donald Lambert and Kathleen Hudspeth - directors of the shows. Artworks will carry the same theme examining that relationship of land, people and plants through a simultaneous manifestation of our collective future as seen from the perspective of present and past. 
 
DIASPORA  
Opening Breakfast Reception: 
December 6; 9:00 AM - Noon 
The Yard@Casalin 
55 NW 30 Street, Miami
  
D IASPORA 2 
Opening Breakfast Reception: 
December 7; 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
The Kampong 
4013 Douglas Road, Miami
 
Both exhibitions are free and open to the public 
Information at 305-237-3620 
 


 
Like us on Facebook DANCEMAKERS: NEW WORKS    
Dancemakers: New Works  will present works by eleven emerging choreographers in a variety of styles ranging from hip-hop to ballet and from witty to dramatic. Laura Espitia presents two works, Cumbia Para Mi Gente, a powerful solo, and a duet entitled Ya No Mas set to "Catalina" by Rosalia (featuring Raul Refree). Isaiah Valentin presents a dramatic solo, Insanity and A'Shanti Miller's solo, Constructed Elegance is a fluid and beautiful contemporary work. The choreographers have worked under the guidance of NWSA faculty to bring these works to the stage and represent new, creative Miami artistic voices.
 
December 7, 8; 7:30 PM
New World Dance Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
General Admission $5
Information at 305-237-3341 
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Like us on Facebook CONCERTO COMPETITION CONCERT
Winners of the annual NWSA Concerto Competition have been announced and these five talented students from the NWSA college and high school programs will perform as soloists with the NWSA Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Alfred Gershfeld. A panel of judges comprised of stellar musicians adjudicated the competition which was held at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. After careful deliberation of approximately 30 contestants, the winners were selected to perform with the symphony. Judges looked for a range of components in the contestant's performance. Works by Brahms, Paganini, Schubert, Liebermann and Bloch will be highlighted as the competition winners are awarded the chance to put their solo and ensemble skills to the test in this exciting exhibition of musical passion.
 
December 10; 7:30 PM
Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Free and open to the public
Information at 305-237-3622
 


 

Like us on Facebook COLLEGE CHAMBER RECITAL
T he skill of chamber music is considered one of the most important ones to cultivate and New World School of the Arts Music college students deliver personalized interpretations of chamber music masterworks in these important performances. The College Chamber Music Recital will feature students from the Chamber Music Program to offer a menu of diverse repertoire highlighting the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. Vivaldi's Concerto for 3 Violins, Mozart's Sonata for Bassoon and Cello, Piazzolla's Café 1930 and others, will resonate as the young musicians demonstrate their performance skills.
 
December 11; 6:00 PM
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 NE 2 Avenue, Room 1261, Miami
Free and open to the public
Information at 305-237-3622
   


 

Like us on Facebook HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT
One of this holiday season's highlights, NWSA spreads a festive cheer with the popular NWSA High School Choir Holiday Concertdirected by Dr. Leslie Alan Denning with all the Christmas carols young and old we have come to love. Some of these will be familiar, in addition to the choir masterworks to be featured on this concert along with other holiday favorites. The concert will also include  selections from Bach's Magnificat, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, as well as repertoire from the modern era including a 2018 composition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the famed Silent Night.  Joining in the concert will be special guests from South Miami Middle Community School Choir, directed by Eric Firestone.
 
December 13; 7:30 PM
Trinity Cathedral
464 NE 16 Street, Miami
General Admission $10 / Students & Seniors $5
Information at 305-237-3622
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Like us on Facebook THE ONE FESTIVAL
The One Festival is an annual tradition at New World School of the Arts. It is a collection of 15 to 20-minute one-person plays written, directed and acted by the NWSA college seniors in the Theater division. Though each student has a faculty advisor on their project, the entire artistic and aesthetic experience of each play is totally created by the student. This year, there are eighteen graduating seniors from acting and music theatre, and the festival is divided into four programs, over two weeks. These plays vary in style and genre, but they stand as true representations of the mindset of these students. Themes range from immigration, intolerance and xenophobia to women discovering their voice in male dominated societies to the importance of comedy.
 
Program A: December 13; 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Program B: December 14; 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Program C: December 20; 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Program D: December 21; 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
Free and open to the public
Information at 305-237-3541
 


 

Like us on Facebook HIGH SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE 
Under the direction of Brent Mounger, the NWSA High School Wind Ensemble will be performing Percy Aldridge Grainger's marvelous masterwork Lincolnshire Posy - a work in six movements featuring arrangements of folk songs from Lincolnshire, England. Originally written in 1937, the work received its early premier right here in Miami. Next on the program is a transcription of Frederick Delius' The Walk to The Paradise Garden from "A Village Romeo and Juliet" a work that exhilarates the senses with lush melodies and harmonies, sure to take the listener and transform their soundscape into a romantically-tragic world. Lastly the wind ensemble will present Ron Nelson's Epiphanies (Fanfares and Chorales) for Symphonic Band, a work that takes the listener on a unique voyage from darkness into light with a spectacularly brilliant finally featuring the tremendous power and beauty of the wind ensemble.
 
December 19; 7:00 PM
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Chapman Conference Center
245 NE 4 Street, Room 3210, Miami
General Admission $10 / Students & Seniors $5
Information at 305-237-3622
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