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A Music Class Pass will provide students with the opportunity to experience a live music concert through Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Cultural Passport program. Seating is very limited, so review the options below and click the Application link beneath the Cultural Passport heading on this page to apply.

Educators understand the importance of providing students with enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected musical ensembles and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience.

Curriculum Resources

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Coral Gables Chamber Symphony and Opera

Location
First United Methodist Church of South Miami
6585 South Red Road
Miami, FL 33146

Date
TBA

The Coral Gables Chamber Symphony and Opera will give a free youth virtuosi concert featuring the great composers, talented youth virtuosi and opera singers with full orchestra.


Jazz at Wolfson Presents
Miami-Dade College

Location
Miami-Dade College
Wolfson Campus
Miami, FL

Dates
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - World Music 5 (Latin jazz ensemble)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Andy LaVerne (piano)
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Mike DiRubbo (saxophone)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - Kyle Koehler (B-3 organ)
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - Andrew Atkinson (drums)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Extensions (vocal jazz ensemble)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - Christos Rafalides (vibraphone)

All showtimes 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Program
Jazz at Wolfson Presents 2014-2015 Season

Jazz at Wolfson Presents is the only continuously running jazz series in Miami-Dade County, offering a free, year-long jazz concert series to residents, students and music lovers of all ages. Produced by Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus Arts and Philosophy Department, it features world-renowned jazz artists plus distinguished members of MDC’s jazz music faculty. Each concert will be preceded by a 30-minute lecture introducing students to the world of jazz.


The Consul
Florida Grand Opera

Location
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Dates
May 6, 2015
11:00 a.m.

The Consul contains mature subject matter and is recommende for students in grade 8 and up.

About The Consul
A devoted wife collides with the bureaucracy of a police state while trying to obtain an exit visa for her family. The suspenseful opera will surprise you with several magical touches and a melodic score in which love, hope, and redemption all play their part. Don’t miss this riveting Florida Grand Opera premiere and see why it ran for eight months on Broadway!

About Florida Grand Opera
Florida Grand Opera was formed in June 1994 by the merger of Greater Miami Opera, founded in 1941, and The Opera Guild Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, founded in 1945. Celebrating its 73rd year of continuous performances during the 2013-2014 season, FGO stands as one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida. In addition to producing standard repertoire, FGO also presents lesser-known operas, as well as commissions and produces new operas.


The Nile Project
The Rhythm Foundation

Location
Joseph Caleb Auditorium
5400 Northwest 22nd Avenue
#301
Miami, FL 33142

Dates
January 26, 2015

About The Nile Project
In this hour-long musical performance, students will experience the Nile River
through song, dance and musical instruments. The concert will feature the entire
Nile Project Collective and include multimedia opportunities to learn about the
geography, culture, musical traditions and environmental ecosystem of the Nile
Basin through music. The performance includes participatory dance and rhythmic
activities, as well as an open Q&A with the students. We are creating a study
guide for teachers with pre- and post- concert educational activities to
complement the concert.

The Nile Project collective brings together young master musicians from throughout the Nile Basin to create new music that weaves together the pointed melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia with the Arab classical traditions of Egypt and Sudan, and the rarely heard rhythms and melodies of Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda with today's musical heritage alive in Kenya. The result is a lively stage performance that captures a new sound with origins as old as the river's folklore. Representing the rich diversity of Nile Basin cultures, the collective's vocalists sing in 11 different languages. Their music is the starting point for the Nile Project's broader mission, to inspire, inform, and empower an international network of university students to collectively cultivate the sustainability of their shared ecosystem.

About The Rhythm Foundation
Rhythm Foundation is a non-profit organization celebrating its 26th season of presenting outstanding international artists in South Florida. We are the foremost presenter of “world music” in South Florida – presenting more than 500 concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences – music from Brazil, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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