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A Night of Symphonic Splendor: The Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Grand Season Finale

The Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts was aglow with the magic of music as the Miami Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, delivered a Grand Season Finale on April 21st, leaving audiences enraptured with a symphonic journey like no other.

An Enchanting Prelude: Langsamer Satz and Mendelssohn’s Virtuosity

The Miami Symphony Orchestra Grand Season Finale in the Knight Concert Hall. Credit: William Benshimol

Photo Credit: William Benshimol.

The evening commenced with a breathtaking rendition of Langsamer Satz by Webern, arranged masterfully by Maestro Eduardo Marturet himself. This ethereal opening set the tone for a night of musical brilliance. The spotlight of the first half shone on violinist KJ McDonald, a protege of the legendary Itzhak Perlman, whose performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor showcased not just technical prowess but a profound emotional depth that resonated with every note.

Symphonic Mastery: Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 and a Thrilling Mystery Piece

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Eduardo Marturet (Conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra). Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Eduardo Marturet (Conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra). Credit: William Benshimol.

 

Joen Vasquez (Viola principal), Eduardo Marturet (Conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra). Credit: William Benshimol.

Joen Vasquez (Viola principal), Eduardo Marturet (Conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra). Credit: William Benshimol.

The symphonic journey continued with Symphony No. 7 by Jean Sibelius, a masterpiece that highlighted the orchestra’s impeccable artistry and Maestro Marturet’s insightful interpretation. The climax of the evening arrived with the Mystery Piece, where Maestro Marturet surprised and delighted the audience with a special performance from Finlandia by Sibelius. The Mystery Piece Contest, sponsored by the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, added an element of excitement, offering attendees the chance to win a luxurious two-night stay.

Miami Symphony Season Finale

“The Grand Season Finale was a testament to the enduring power of music,” remarked Maestro Eduardo Marturet. “It was a privilege to lead such talented musicians and share this musical journey with our dedicated audience.”

This remarkable event marked the conclusion of the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Season, leaving patrons eagerly anticipating the upcoming 2024-2025 Season, promising more moments of musical enchantment and artistic brilliance.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Athina Marturet, Eduardo Marturet, KJ McDonald, Daniel Andai, and Michel Eustache. Credit: Robert Andai.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Janet Testerman, Kazuhiro Nakai (Consul General of Japan), and Athina Marturet. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Athina Marturet, Bruce Webber and Nan Bush. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

MISO production team: Gabriela Landaeta, Andrea Pinto, Kelly Hernandez. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Ali Mahallatti, Athina Marturet, and Iran Issa-Khan. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Ollantay Velasquez (MISO Assistant Conductor), KJ McDonald (Violinist), Eduardo Marturet (Conductor). Credit: Robert Andai.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

A guest and Eduardo Marturet. Credit: Robert Andai.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Athina Marturet and Gussy Lopez. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

KJ McDonald (Violinist), and Eduardo Marturet (Conductor). Credit: Robert Andai.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Carolina Lanao and Athina Marturet. Credit: William Benshimol.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

General Consul of Japan, Kazuhiro Nakai, Janet Testerman, Karolina Kurkova, Eduardo Marturet, Athina Marturet, Dr. Rakhit Amit, Alitza Weiss. Credit: Robert Andai.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Justine Jimenez Garcia, Aida Angulo, Athina Marturet, Francisco Angulo, Nelly Mejia, Ana Teresa Vargas and Juan Santana. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Humberto Rodriguez, Athina Marturet, and Verónica Segrera. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Maria Celeste Arraras, Athina Marturet. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra's Grand Season Finale

Renata Munoz, Karolina Kurkova, and Gussy Lopez. Credit: William Benshimol.

 

Miami Symphony Season Finale

Sir Senatore Brad, Karolina Kurkova, Iran Issa-Khan, Alitza Weiss and Dr. Rakhit Amit. Credit: William Benshimol.

Miami Symphony Season Finale
Daniel Andai (MISO Concertmaster), KJ McDonald (Violinist), Eduardo Marturet (MISO Conductor), The Miami Symphony Orchestra Grand Season Finale in the Knight Concert Hall. Credit: William Benshimol.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Miami Symphony Orchestra


“Music is the universal language that transcends boundaries and speaks to the soul.”

— Eduardo Marturet


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