March 4 -5, 2019
Celebrating its tenth year, New World School of the Arts’ Make Art Work series (MAW) continues with two respected artists, Eduardo Vilaro, choreographer and Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico and Russell Thomas, distinguished tenor and NWSA 1998 music alumnus.
NWSA’s Make Art Work series is designed to bring professionals in the art world together with students and the community for a dialogue on the business of art by focusing on providing tools, guidance and strategies for success to the next generation of artists. The primary goal of these dialogues is to expand understanding of what it takes to live as an artist in the twenty-first century. Each talk includes a question and answer session, allowing students, guests and the public opportunities for direct communication with respected leaders in the art world.
RUSSELL THOMAS’ MAKE ART WORK (MAW) SESSION: AN EVENING WITH AN OPERA TENOR
Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium. 300 NE 2 Avenue, Room 1261, Miami. MAW is free and open to the public. Information at 305-237-3622.
Continuing the MAW series through March, Russell Thomas, distinguished tenor and New World School of the Arts 1998 music alumnus, will present An Evening with an Opera Tenor, working with singers from the New World School of the Arts Music division in a special masterclass to focus on voice technique and performance. The MAW Q & A session following the class will cover topics relating to Russell Thomas’ extensive career as an opera star. The session will be hosted by Dean of Music, also a NWSA music alumnus, Dr. Daniel Andai.
NWSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR CONCERT WITH GUEST TENOR RUSSELL THOMAS:
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 7:30 PM. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – Knight Concert Hall. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. General Admission $20; Students and seniors $10
Tickets at http://nwsa.mdc.edu. Information at 305-237-3622.
The day following his MAW session, Russell Thomas will perform alongside the New World School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra and Choir during the school’s annual concert. Under the baton of Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, the orchestra performance will feature Gounod’s ballet suite from Faust, Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italienne, Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino and Va Pensiero from Nabucco. Russell Thomas will sing arias from opera favorites including Bizet’s Carmen, Massanet’s Werther, Verdi’s Ottelo and Mascagni’s Cavelleria Rusticana.