DATE & TIME: FEBRUARY 3, 2008 7:00PM
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Silvia Thornton, Office Manager
SoBe Music Institute

International event provides a unique alternative to Super Bowl hustle and bustle, with concert and Lincoln Road VIP Reception to benefit SoBe Music Institute's Scholarship Fund for high-caliber children's music education.

First US Appearance by Canadian Orchestra Is Benefit Concert for South Florida Children's Music Education. Musical Postcards from Abroad! - Sunday February 3

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - January 29, 2008 - The Collins Park Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a benefit performance for SoBe Music Institute's scholarship fund at the Colony Theatre that is bound to be the best alternative to the Super Bowl.  The Brampton Symphony Chamber Orchestra (BSO) conducted by Robert Raines will perform a benefit concert for the SoBe Music Institute (SMI) Scholarship Fund on Sunday evening February 3, 2008 starting at 7 PM at The Colony Theater, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
ROBERTRAINESThe BSO, now in its 21st season, is one of Canada's premiere orchestras and this will be their first US performance.  The City of Miami Beach and the City of Brampton (a city of 500,000 located near the Toronto airport) are in the final stages of setting up a Sister Cities partnership, and the trip has been funded through the efforts of Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell to create a truly international cultural event that benefits local music education.  Every dollar of ticket sales will go to ensure that no child is turned away from SMI's high-caliber music programs simply because they do not have the ability to pay.

Robert Raines, conductor
VIP RECEPTION: The event will be hosted by Mr. Miami Beach, Michael Aller, and the concert will be followed by a post concert VIP Reception will take place at Britto Central on Lincoln Road, catering sponsored by Quattro Restaurant, wine donated by Palandri Winery from Australia, with orchestra members and soloists, the BSO Jazz Trio, and honored guests Miami Beach Mayor Mattie Bower, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell and Canadian Consul General Marcy Grossman.
is a celebration of diverse musical cultures from around the world. The colorful program includes music by Latin, Italian, French, Jewish, South American, European, American and Caribbean composers and performers.  Music by E. Lecuona, G.F. Handel, G. Gershwin. H. Belafonte, F.J. Haydn, E. Morreconi, F.P. Tosti, G. Donizetti, J. Williams, J. Rodrigo, C. Saint Saens, F. Chopin, J. Massenet, C. Valaquez, A. Manzanero, J. Bock. E. Morricone and Traditional.
TOMASCOTIK2The soloists reflect the international nature of the event, including singers Toni Anderson (Jamaica), Salvatore Gambino (Italy), and Iris Rodrigues (India); harpist Andrew Chan (China); pianist Ronald Greidanus; percussionist Amin Kargaran; violinist Roderic Huynh Chan; and cellist Beata Csuka.  Special feature guest soloists from the United States will be singer Joseluis Amaro, concert violinist and former member of the SMI faculty Tomas Cotik (Argentina) and SMI faculty member trumpet artist Oscar Garcia-Montoya (Costa Rica).
Tomas Cotik, violinist
General admission is $20 per ticket (non-reserved seating) and VIP section tickets at $100 per ticket which includes the post concert reception. 
Tickets available at, Colony Theater Box Office 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach or SoBe Music Institute at
Our Sponsors
Carl Fisher Clubhouse PlainSoBe Music Institute, founded in 2005, is a unique and intimate space carsonfacewhere the region's highest-caliber artists can share their talents and love of music with our youth, regardless of income level.   SMI's music education programs and concerts are open to players of all ages, and to those who love the arts.   SoBe Music Institute's Executive Artistic Director is distinguished composer and professor Carson Kievman (Ph.D. Princeton University, MFA California Institute of the Arts, Composer-in-Residence for the Tanglewood Music festival, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Donaueschingen Festival, NationalTheater Mannheim, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet, winner of multiple awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Florida Department of State, among others and performances of his 5 symphonies and 23 music-theater/opera works around the world).
Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower, Executive Artistic Director Carson Kievman,
Flute Instructor Oderlyn Gutiez and Summer Camp flute students 
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SoBe Music Institute is operated by Mystery Park Arts Company, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts & education organization.