New World Symphony (orchestra)
|New World Symphony|
|500 17th Street
Miami Beach, Florida
|Type||Full-time orchestral academy|
|Artistic director||Michael Tilson Thomas|
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The New World Symphony is the United States' only full-time orchestral academy preparing musicians for careers in symphony orchestras and ensembles. It was established in 1987 in Miami Beach, Florida, under the artistic direction of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, in large part with a grant from Ted Arison, founder of Carnival Cruise Lines.
The New World Symphony presents a season of concerts from September to May at the New World Center which opened in 2011 and was designed by architect Frank Gehry and acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota. Performances include full-orchestra concerts, a chamber music series, a new music series, percussion consort series, small ensemble concerts, a family series, and special festivals and recitals.
The intensive, three-year fellowship program offers a wide range of performance and educational opportunities in both domestic and international venues. The program offers opportunities for fellows to design and present their own concerts, which often feature seldom-heard works for unusual instrumentation. New World Symphony fellows are also encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial and community outreach skills.
- Dispatch from Miami: New World Symphony Center preview
- League of American Orchestras: "ASCAP 'Adventurous Programming' Awards Presented at League of American Orchestras Conference in Minneapolis", accessed August 16, 2011