The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (NWS), prepares graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in professional orchestras and ensembles. In the 29 years since its co-founding by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and Lin and Ted Arison, NWS has helped launch the careers of more than 1000 alumni worldwide.
A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of 87 young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty. Relationships with these artists are extended through NWS’ extensive distance learning via the internet.
Pablo Heras-Casado, whom The New York Times hails as “the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor,” returns to the New World Symphony for an evening of luxurious orchestral gems. Johannes Brahms, the ultimate romantic who once felt paralyzed by Beethoven’s shadow, found immediate success in his Third Symphony, a rich panorama of endless beauty.
Join multiple Grammy Award-winner Gil Shaham for an exclusive evening at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Hailed by Time magazine as “the outstanding American violinist of his generation,” Shaham spins Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto into a gypsy-like trance with exquisite virtuosity.