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Miami Symphony Orchestra Honors Judy Drucker with “MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award” at “Ocean Drive in Vienna” Concert

Miami Symphony Orchestra Honors Judy Drucker with “MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award” at “Ocean Drive in Vienna” Concert

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) honored Impresario Judy Drucker for her contributions to Miami with the “MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award” at its annual “Ocean Drive in Vienna” concert on January 19 at the Knight Concert Hall, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Judy Drucker.

“Judy has been a pioneer for more than 40 years bringing world-class talent to our community,” said Eduardo Marturet, MISO’s Conductor and Music Director. “The award committee unanimously recognized Judy as one of the most important leaders in the development of Miami’s unique arts explosion.”

Local artist, Ramon Aular.

Two original World Premiere compositions from MISO’s Composers-in-Residence program supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and matching founders, were performed along with the traditional music of Strauss and other composers at MISO’s most popular subscription concert of the season.

In addition to this blend of the tropical rhythms of South Florida with the classical sounds of Vienna, local en plein air painter Erik Speyer captured the scene on canvas (what quickly has become a MISO New Year’s tradition).

What was hot, cool, good and best?

Miami Symphony Orchestra Honors Judy Drucker with “MISO Golden Baton Recognition Award” at “Ocean Drive in Vienna” Concert
Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert


Hot: The gown worn by Athina Klioumi, wife and muse of the MISO’s director, Eduardo Marturet. The stunning white dress was a fashion hit of Miami based designer, Viviana Gabeiras. Another elegant woman who gained a great deal of attention was Mrs. Cossima Preuss Kuhne, who wore an amazing outfit designed by Naeem Kham—it was a very fashionable night!

Cool: The actor Christian Meier (The Latino Zorro) performing a wonderful gig with the mercurial, energetic conductor and the Miami Symphony Orchestra—definitely Meier won over the audience!

Good: The recognition to the legacy of Judy Drucker —the award was designed by local Miami artist, Ramon Aular.

Best: The Maestro, Eduardo Marturet conducting with birds (cockatoos and parrots), classical pieces fused into salsa together–amazing performance!

Viviana Gabeiras, Athina Klioumi Marturet and Cosima Press-Kuhne.
Viviana Gabeiras, Athina Klioumi Marturet and Cosima Press-Kuhne.
Athina Klioumi and Iran Issa-Khan
Athina Klioumi and Iran Issa-Khan.
Christian Meier and Athina Klioumi Marturet
Christian Meier and Athina Klioumi Marturet.

Dennis Ignatov, Martha Elena De Lima and Elena Ignatov.
Dennis Ignatov, Martha Elena De Lima and Elena Ignatov
Daniel Andai and Eric Speyer
Daniel Andai and Eric Speyer.
Steven W. Zelkowitz, Allison Nash – Zelkowitz and Eddie Sarasola.
Steven W. Zelkowitz, Allison Nash – Zelkowitz and Eddie Sarasola.
Marilyn Bonfill Sarasola, Lissette Rondon, Viviana Gabeiras, Stuart and Josephine Webb.
Marilyn Bonfill Sarasola, Lissette Rondon, Viviana Gabeiras, Stuart Webb and Josephine Webb.
Sam Robin and Lissette Rondon
Sam Robin and Lissette Rondon.
Axel Preuss-Kuhne and Laura Press-Kuhne
Axel Preuss-Kuhne and Laura Press-Kuhne.
Vilma Otazo and Guillermo Vasquez.
Vilma Otazo and Guillermo Vasquez.
Raiza Perraul, Viviana Gabeiras and Jackie Salas.
Raiza Perraul, Viviana Gabeiras and Jackie Salas.

Christian Meier and Lissette Rondon.
Christian Meier and Lissette Rondon.
Boris Vasquez, Director of Santa Cruz ( Bolivia) Symphony Orchestra.
Boris Vasquez, Director of Santa Cruz ( Bolivia) Symphony Orchestra.
Lissette Rondon and Tessi Garcia.
Lissette Rondon and Tessi Garcia.
Reina Venturini
Reina Venturini.

Best Moments!

Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert

Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert

Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert

Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Best Moments at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert
Eduardo Marturet, Director of Miami Symphony Orchestra at Ocean Drive in Vienna Concert