Tchaikovsky’s Fifth at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center

The official opening of the Friends of the New World Symphony’s 2011-12 season will take place at the New World Center on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30pm. The evening will begin with an incredible concert, “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth,” followed by a lush post-performance bash – Symphony After Hours – at the Fontainebleau Hotel’s Glimmer Ballroom at 9 p.m. Symphony After Hours will feature a special appearance by DJ Walshy Fire, and an incredible live performance by Jorge Mejia and The Green Room. (To sample their music, visit the the website below.) In addition to amazing grooves, guests will enjoy complimentary GREY GOOSE Vodka cocktails, wine and light bites.

With the concert at the New World Center nearly sold out, the only way to get tickets is to be a VIP member. Annual fees start at $400 (can be paid in increments), and come with 8 concerts and 8 parties, plus other privileges, throughout the year (which works out to $25 per event). Any level Friends member gets access to Symphony After Hours, which starts at $200 for the year, with six After Hours parties (works out to about $33 per event). To purchase membership for the season, or explore any remaining After Hours tickets for Sept. 24 at $40 each, contact Stacey Glassman Mizener at 305-428-6732 or via e-mail at

Friends of NWS is a program that promotes classical music to a younger generation while broadening their philanthropic opportunities through support of the New World Symphony. The New World Symphony, America’s only full-time orchestral academy, prepares gifted graduates of prestigious music programs for successful careers in orchestras and ensembles. NWS has launched the careers of more than 700 young musicians now making a difference in the profession worldwide. They also have an impactful community engagement program that brings music into the lives of students across Miami-Dade country.

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