On Friday, March 10, 2017, over 2,500 people gathered in the Palm Court in the Miami Design District together with Miami’s top movers and shakers, Gloria, Emilio and Emily Estefan, Craig Robins, Karolina Kurkova and more to listen to an open-air performance by the Miami Symphony Orchestra, as part of their Pop-Up series.The appreciative audience was also treated to performances by guest vocal artists Emily Estefan, Kyng David, Lena Burke and Danny Daniel.
The Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Pop-Up concerts, featuring world-class musicians and singers performing world-class pieces, are held in the Palm Court and are complimentary, with seating on a first come, first serve basis.
For the March 10 instalment, pieces were selected to represent classical-crossover music, and featured works by Malcom Arnold, Klaus Bedelt, Edward Elgar, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Rudy Perez, Tito Puente, Maurice Ravel and Richard Wagner.
Celebrity Guest Vocalists
Emily Estefan, daughter of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is forging her own path in the musical arena. She obtained a degree from the Berklee College of Music just last year, and has her own label, Alien Shrimp Records. Her first album “Take Whatever You Want,” released in February, featured songs she’d written herself.
Kyng David, based out of New York City, is a jazz virtuoso, with decades of experience, singing with the Platters in the late 1980s and with his own jazz trios starting in the 1990s. Since 2005 he’s been the leader of KYNG DAVID and the Talk of the Town.
Lena Burke is a Cuban song writer and singer with three albums to her credit in the last ten years, and Danny Daniel is a singer and songwriter from Spain who has been delighting audiences since the 1970s.
MISO (Miami Symphony Orchestra’s) Pop-Up Concerts world class entertainment
The Miami Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to bringing quality music in all genres to the citizens of Miami. Their “pop-up series” is a series of free concerts held in the Palm Court. There’s standing room for up to 2,500 people in this pedestrian plaza, and while this audience listens to music they can also stroll around and enjoy a variety of public art installations by such important artists as Konstantin Grcic, Matthew Richie and Xaiver Veilhan.
These complimentary concerts could not be held without the aid of generous sponsors – for this edition it was the fashion house of Dior and BritWeek, an organization that celebrates British culture and business for a week, with events held in Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Orange County and Atlanta.
The Miami Symphony Orchestra
The Miami Symphony Orchestra, or MISO, has been performing classics both new and old for 28 years. Top musicians from around the world come together to play for Musical Director and Conductor Eduardo Marturet.
These top musicians – eighty of them – come together with violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tympani, harp, keyboard and piano and a variety of percussion instruments to make magic.
Eduardo Marturet, hailing from Venezuela, has held his position at MISO for eleven years. In addition to conducting for MISO, he travels around the world as guest conductor for several symphonies.
The next MISO event will be held on the 12th of MAY 2017 at the Palm court, find out more about this and other great events at the Miami Design District, here: www. miamidesigndistrict.net