Miami Collegium Musicum - Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday Celebration
Sunday, May 12 | 3:00 PM | Gallery
Celebrate the poetry of Walt Whitman with a one-of-a-kind choral concert. Selections will include a composition by Vaughn-Williams on the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth! Also, enjoy the premiere of a new work by Dr. David Pagel, commissioned for Collegium, and a setting by award-winning composer Robert S. Cohen of a poem by Hyam Plutzik, father of The Betsy’s owner, Jonathan Plutzik - and whose poetry is The Betsy's tagline - “Expect no more. This is Happiness.” And yes, Birthday cake will be served!
The Amernet Quartet: (New) Beethoven Quartets
Wednesday, May 15 | 7:30PM | Gallery
Join us for another installment of The (New) Beethoven Quartets, the 10th of a 13-concert series, an effort of 4 years to perform the complete opus of composer Jeff Briggs' re-imagined collection of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas for string quartet.
Curate much? Are you a critic? Join us and let us know if you think these works, work, and if you like the four we’ve picked to take on the road. Our audiences have grown for this project over the last three years ... as this is our 10th concert of an anticipated series of 13. The Amernet Quartet is the chamber ensemble in residence at Florida International University.
It’s P’Opera Time!
Thursday, May 16 | 8:00PM | Lobby
The Betsy presents a monthly Broadway, Zarzuela, Opera Pop-up in the Lobby with Miami Classical Music Festival, one of two Festivals in Residence at our Hotel. Together we offer a monthly celebration of classical song - to include opera and other vocal genres. This is a chance to hear the best and brightest alumni of a program that takes place every summer featuring almost 100 performances of opera and chamber music in venues across Miami Beach. The Betsy is host hotel to the summer Festival and features at least one performance each week that is free and open to the community.
The Miami Classical Music Festival was founded by Michael Rossi, a member of the Kennedy Center Orchestra, and conducts opera and symphonic works globally. Rossi will be in-residence for 10 weeks this summer at The Betsy Hotel. Learn more at miamimusicfestival.org.
Piccinini Flute Festival Concert
Thursday, May 30 | 1:00PM | Gallery
Join us for the final performance of the 2019 Marina Piccinini International Masterclass. This is a relaxed performance where students and their mentors celebrate the power of solo, duo and ensemble musical literature for virtuoso flute.
Maria Piccinini is an international award-winning flute virtuoso who teaches at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. She resides in Vienna, Austria.