I’m the first one to admit I’m a filmaholic, and have been mesmerized by the annual Academy Awards since I was very young. But let’s face it, the televised show is beyond boring.
Luckily, the cultural arts today have blossomed in every direction. One of my clients is The Cleveland Orchestra Miami, now in its sixth season in sunny South Florida. On March 2 and 3, the ensemble will perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Perfoming Arts of Miami-Dade County. The show promises to be spectacular. Reporter and critic David Fleshler, writing for South Florida Classical Review, interviewed soprano Dawn Upshaw, who solos in the Miami premiere of Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra. He includes a sample of her exquisite voice in his article.
So while Oscar will always hold a special place in popular culture, much like cotton candy, it’s never too late to expand one’s artistic palate. A good place to start is right here. Tickets are still available. Call (305) 949-6722 or buy online at the Arsht Center.