MIAMI BEACH, Florida, August 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Miami Beach Classical Music Festival (MMF), an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians, has officially opened its call for applications for the summer of 2022. The MMF will host selected young international artists in the best conservatories and universities. for three weeks of performances in multiple Miami Beach premises. Closure of student applications May 15, 2022.
MMF 2022 is anchored by two opera productions: that of Georges Bizet Carmen and that of Richard Wagner Das rheingold. Both productions feature talented MMF singers and a full orchestra, and will be performed in partnership with Faena Art and in one of the most prestigious places of Miami Beach, the breathtaking Faena Forum.
A major cornerstone of the MMF experience is the opportunity to perform basic lyrical literature with a full orchestra. The MMF Orchestra will entertain thousands of people during one of the Miami Beach iconic patriotic events; the 4th of July Concert Series is an annual celebration of patriotic music and the soundtrack of the region’s best fireworks show. Presented by the City of Miami Beach and Ocean Drive Association, the MMF Independence Day Concert is an American celebration that anyone can enjoy.
Entering its ninth season, MMF continues a tradition of educational excellence. MMF’s training institutes in opera, orchestra and conducting reflect the standards and practices of opera companies and professional orchestras. Pre-professional artists participate in a varied and intensive training program filled with real-world experience. Along with hard work, it’s a fun experience that promises to break down barriers and open new doors for students.
MMF’s highly respected Conducting Institute returns in 2022, led by acclaimed conductor and educator Marc Gibson. Emerging conductors have the opportunity to learn score study techniques and other off-stage topics, while honing drumstick technique during piano rehearsals and with a chamber orchestra. The program concludes with a public performance in person which will be videotaped.
With his flair for arts and culture, Le Betsy – South Beach has been the host hotel of MMF since its inception and continues to be a premier venue for student evening shows and more. The Betsy Hotel is the exclusive host of MMF’s VIP Teaching Artists, as part of its Betsy Writers Room initiative which has hosted over 1,000 high profile guest artists since its inception.
The Faena Forum and Faena Art are a major sponsor and partner of MMF 2022. Faena Forum is a pioneering new building designed by Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas / OMA and the house of Faena Art in Miami. Faena Forum serves as an incubator for cultural expression as well as a gathering place and community building that reshapes the cultural landscape of Miami Beach.
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