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For the second stop on their 2019 Florida Tour, Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra traveled to Miami, the cultural capital of the Sunshine State.

Before the evening’s concert, several CSO musicians, including bassoon Dennis Michel, trombone Michael Mulcahy and Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson, headed to the New World Center in Miami Beach for master classes. Designed by Frank Gehry, the New World Center opened in 2011; it serves as the home of the New World Symphony, a training ensemble established in 1987 by conductor-composer Michael Tilson Thomas.

Then it was on to the Knight Concert Hall of Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a program of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade. The complex, designed by César Pelli, opened in 2006 and consists of three venues.

Next up are two concerts presented by Artis—Naples at the Frances Pew Hayes Hall on Feb. 28 and March 2.

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