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New World Symphony

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Address: 500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1862
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+1 305-673-3331
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The New World Symphony (NWS), America's Orchestral Academy, opened its...

The New World Symphony (NWS), America's Orchestral Academy, opened its newly-designed 'campus' designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, in February 2011 (previously, the NWS was located in the Lincoln Theater on Lincoln Road). NWS's new home is a $160 million building with attached garage located in a 2.5 acre park at the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach.

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Classical music at its best

If you love classical music, if you want to be introduced to it, this is the orchestra to enjoy. They offer a range of concerts and prices. The Musical Exchanges are a good deal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love classical music, if you want to be introduced to it, this is the orchestra to enjoy. They offer a range of concerts and prices. The Musical Exchanges are a good deal - concerts often of small ensembles organized by the musicians themselves. The few times a season that they offer a wall cast is also great -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year for my holidays I spend some time in this beautiful city. The New World Symphony design by Frank Gehry is a place that I visit and visit again. 1. Try to get a ticket. This is a school orchestra. Then it is a different experience. 2. Walk around the building 3. Visit the terrace the view from the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary building (Garry). Extraordinary acoustics. Extraordinary musicianship. Check out their wall cast offering and don't spend a fine. A true highlight of Miami Beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The New World Symphony offers world-class classical and sometimes other music. The Frank Gehry building provides excellent acoustics to enjoy the music. Don't miss the rooftop garden before the concert or during intermission. Lots of nearby places to eat on Lincoln Rd. Give yourself ample time to find parking; if there's another event in the area, it can be hard... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Building is gorgeous and view from the rooftop amazing. Just the view worths the $5. I did the tour (group of 4) for one hour and it was great to learn about the architecture and the symphony. Definitely recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Located in a modern designed park, it is a place to visit. The building is very modern and nice, including a rooftop garden. If you have a chance to take a look inside it is a must.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you find yourself visiting Miami during the college-season academic year, seriously consider visiting the New World Symphony for a performance. The school provides fellows with a year of creative instruction and collaboration in an amazingly beautiful Frank Gehry building. Tickets are very reasonable and there's not a bad seat in the house, either visually or acoustically. As well, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The New World Symphony is an academy for young musicians who have completed their university experience, and now have an opportunity to practice their craft under the direction of world renowned Michael Tilson Thomas. They present a wide variety of concerts throughout the year, from tried and true classics, to more contemporary "New Music". The concert hall was designed by... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This has got to be the local be-all in Miami Beach. The simulcast of the concert is a quality projection and sound experience for those who want a different way of enjoying classical music. Bring a blanket, wine and snacks and enjoy. Just be kind enough to dispose of your refuse in the nearby recyclable containers. This is a diverse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We hadn't planned to go to an outdoor concert in South Beach, but we were curious about the evening's free performance projected onto the huge exterior wall of the Gehry-designed building. It was truly something different. It's a great experience. The sound system is amazing, and the camera coverage of the orchestra is thrilling. And the youthful players were inspiring.... More 

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