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The Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrates 25 Years with Romero in a ‘Grand Season Opening’

The Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrates 25 Years with Romero in a 'Grand Season Opening'
Angel Romero.
Image: Courtesy of Miami Symphony Orchestra.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season by welcoming back beloved MISO guest soloist, Ángel Romero, to perform Joaquín Rodrigo’s timeless and alluring “Concierto de Aranjuez.” 

Born in Malaga, Spain, Ángel Romero made his professional debut at the age of six and his United States debut at the Hollywood Bowl when he was 16, giving the West Coast premiere of the aforementioned “Aranjuez Concerto.” This marked the first time in which a guitarist was a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, igniting Romero’s legacy as one of the most sought-after musicians of his generation.

Other notable highlights on the program will include the electrifying pianist, Andreas Boyde, to perform Beethoven’s majestic “Emperor Concerto,” plus a unique World Premiere of Maestro Eduardo Marturet’s tribute to Cuban painter Waldo Balart, who will display various works of art within the Knight Concert Hall lobby. A special appearance by members of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, as well as Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story,” accentuate this opening to MISO’s 25th Anniversary Season.

MISO’s “Grand Season Opening” begins Sunday, October 20, 8:00 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall, concluding with an intimate gathering at the J.W. Marriott Marquis’ db Bistro Moderne on Monday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the 25th Anniversary with a variety of culinary, oenophile, musical and visual artists.

Recent Additions/Changes to the 2013-2014 Season “MISO for the Family” on January 25 at the South-Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center will now begin at 8:00 p.m., and “A Valentine Fiesta” in February will now be led by conductor Gemma New, assistant conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and will no longer feature Nestor Torres.

As Miami’s hometown professional symphony, MISO has been enriching audiences with performances throughout South Florida for a quarter century, developing a distinct musical voice while raising the artistic level of the community. With national and World Premieres becoming more common, MISO is a source of growing local pride and support. The not-for-profit Symphony has conducted in-school arts and education programs for elementary school students in the Miami-Dade Public School System and provides low- or no-cost tickets to students, senior citizens, first responders, active military and veterans in South Florida. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 305.275.5666 or visit www.themiso.org.