Point of View

May 24, 2010, 1:45 am
Filed under: Jazz Roots, Masterworks Series

Thanks in great part to the continuing generosity of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Adrienne Arsht Center recently announced the second annual MASTERWORKS SEASON, including the return of the tremendously popular classical music and dance series, plus the exciting addition of a brand new pops series.  The MASTERWORKS SEASON features five phenomenal presentations in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Classical Music series, four pops performances by national stars, and three dance companies showcasing the very best in classical and contemporary dance from the U.S. and abroad.  The vision behind the MASTERWORKS series is to present a world-class roster of diverse and compelling artists that reflect the interests of every household in South Florida.  To that end, the stellar MASTERWORKS lineup includes superstar violinist Joshua Bell; twenty-something siblings and piano virtuosos, The 5 Browns; and the intensely theatrical work of Mexican dancer/choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas.  

Also returning to the Adrienne Arsht Center is the wildly popular JAZZ ROOTS series.  After two sold-out seasons, JAZZ ROOTS returns for a third season of Grammy® Award-winning artists performing onstage and making a dramatic impact on the young people in our community.  As one of the Center’s largest and most dynamic education and outreach efforts, the JAZZ ROOTS series provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes performance and educational component to local jazz high school students during each show.  Thus far, more than 1,800 students have been part of the special sound check with the artists,  lecture series, and Q&A session with the performers that forms the cornerstone of each JAZZ ROOTS show.  This season the Center will open its doors to another 900 enthusiastic jazz students, providing them with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask Michael Feinstein if he still practices the piano, Dianne Reeves what her vocal warm-up includes, and Ron Carter what it was like to play with Miles Davis. 

To view the full roster of MASTERWORKS and JAZZ ROOTS 2010-2011 artists click here:



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