Concert Review: New World Symphony bids farewell to Lincoln Theatre

Posted on: December 21, 2010

In Monday’s (12/20) Miami Herald, David Fleshler writes, “With boxes of files labeled and stacked up in the Lincoln Theatre’s administrative offices, the New World Symphony on Saturday played the first of two final concerts before moving to its high-tech, 748-seat new campus. … The Lincoln Theatre, a former movie venue that has been the New World’s home since 1988, has been sold to developers who plan to gut it and turn it into a retail complex. There were some regrets among audience members, who had heard a procession of brilliant guest soloists and conductors, attended concerts of both traditional repertoire and contemporary works explained in person by the composers, and watched the young orchestra members’ careers launched from the old Miami Beach theater’s stage. … The orchestra, conducted by David Robertson, music director of the St. Louis Symphony, was in excellent form Saturday, turning in a fine performance for its final concerts.” The program included Schuman’s Manfred Overture, led by fellow Teddy Abrams, Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2) with pianist Orli Shaham as soloist, and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. “The last movement was a surging, virtuoso performance by the orchestra, providing a fitting end to its tenure at the Lincoln Road venue.”

Posted December 21, 2010