In that spirit, the NWS is making its season-opening concert this Saturday, Oct. 13, available to listeners for free via webcast, transmitted live from the Lincoln Theater in Miami Beach, the orchestra's home venue. MTT will conduct a program featuring Gil Shaham in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Richard Strauss's tone poem Don Juan.
The webcast, which includes pre-performance comments by MTT, begins at 7:35 pm (US Eastern Time); viewers should visit the New World Symphony website, www.nws.edu, before that time and click the banner at the bottom of the page promoting the webcast.
The New World Symphony, whose tag line is "America's Orchestral Academy," accepts top conservatory graduates to its program in Miami Beach for up to three years and trains them for careers in the world's leading symphonic ensembles.
NWS administrators expect to offer more live concert webcasts over the course of the coming season.