Koubek Center presents DISC-COVER@KOUBEK: Lemon City Trio featuring Brian Potts, in concert, celebrating the album release of "Postcards"

Koubek Center is excited to announce DISC-COVER @ Koubek, a new program that spotlights new musical releases by homegrown artists. The Koubek will partner with local artists throughout the year by hosting concerts highlighting the exciting new music being released in our Magic City! Postcards is a rocking, symphonic sophomore album from Miami-based Lemon City Trio. Nick Tannura (guitar), Brian Robertson (synth/keys), and Aaron Glueckauf (drums) bring a lot to the table. Tannura plays lead lines with the presence of a vocalist. Robertson arranges with the touch of a film composer — he is one — broadening the instrumentation while always keeping the song laser focused on melody. Glueckauf, meanwhile, is a human beat machine, the tasty backbone of everything else happening in the music. Progressive rock, jazz fusion, contemporary Saharan music, the aforementioned hip hop and funk — the name Postcards is a reference to visiting all these musical destinations, stopping for a spell in each and sending something back home. What makes LCT cool is their ability to go to all these disparate places and always sound like themselves in the process. The album release concert will feature Brian Potts (founder Miamibloco).

An Alpine Symphony - The Cleveland Orchestra with members of the New World Symphony Presented by Arsht Center

The Cleveland Orchestra with members of the New World Symphony Stéphane Denève, conductor Pablo Ferrández, cello SCHUMANN Cello Concerto STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie [An Alpine Symphony] Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony summons an orchestra of well over 100 musicians to depict the majesty of nature in spellbinding relief. Through rocky summits, waterfalls, a hunting party, a violent storm and a triumphal return, Strauss unleashes the full potential of symphonic writing in his final tone poem, elevating the artistry of the form to soaring heights.

Family Fest in the Park: Sons of Mystro Presented by Arsht Center, Culture Shock Miami, and Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department of Miami-Dade County

The Arsht Center’s free family series visits JL (Joe) and Enid W. Demps Park for an evening of music and film.

5:30 p.m. – Live performance by student ensemble The Mays String Quartet.

6 p.m. – South Florida sibling act Sons of Mystro will perform original music and genre-melding interpretations of reggae and pop classics.

North Beach Social: Suénalo Presented by Rhythm Foundation

North Beach Social, the free monthly night of music, wraps up 2023 with Suénalo, celebrating their 20th anniversary! In the neon jungle of South Florida’s nightlife, Suénalo has everyone dancing. Afro-Cuban, Latin, funk, rock and hip-hop fuse effortlessly—it’s the sounds of distant continents coming into their own distinctive, premium blend—the soundtrack of the melting-pot culture that is Miami. Created in 2002 in the heart of Little Havana, Suénalo has won legions of loyal fans, and been named Best Band three times by the Miami New Times. Suénalo has performed at major festivals across South Florida and the country, shared the stage with a who’s who in pop, Latin and funk stars, and served as a home base for some of our city’s top musicians. “Suénalo’s celebratory jam session takes you on a mental odyssey invoked by Afro-Latino rhythms, Caribbean raggamuffin & North American hip hop melded with horns that get you jumping in joyful praise.” - Miami New Times

Israel Fernandez & Diego del Morao Presented by Rhythm Foundation

In the music of Israel Fernández and Diego del Morao, two worlds coexist, the ancient and the contemporary, rejuvenating classic flamenco style. Israel Fernandez, the young singer from Toledo, is a charismatic emerging figure in flamenco music. His voice conveys a wide spectrum of characteristics in which anguish, spirit and the gypsy world coexist with tempo, sweetness and musicality. Among his qualities, his enormous personality, perfect tuning, a devilish mastery of rhythm and an inordinate enthusiasm for an art that represents his way of life, all stand out. At just age 18 he joined the renown Carlos Saura Company, and has been summoned by great maestros ever since. Israel has firmly established himself with “Amor”, his latest work with Diego Del Morao, as a great hope for the future of this genre. Diego del Morao, son of legendary guitarist Moráito Chico, is considered by many as the number one player today. Diego creates his own style, without losing respect for the tradition of his roots. He has accompanied a who’s who in Spanish music, jazz and beyond - artists like Diego El Cigala, Niña Pastori, and even Paco de Lucía, and collaborated with international legends including Chick Corea, Bebo Valdés and Fito Páez. This show is co-presented with FUNDarte. Food & beverage are available for purchase at the show. The Bandshell is an open-air covered venue, all programs are rain or shine. Your ticket, once purchased, is non-refundable. Any questions?

Samara Joy Presented by The Moss Center

With her Grammy award-winning and chart-topping album, “Linger Awhile”, 23-year-old Samara Joy makes her case to join the likes of Sarah, Ella, and Billie as the next jazz singing sensation. Her voice, rich and velvety yet precociously refined, has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King and generated appearances on the TODAY Show, The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert, CBS Mornings, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and more.

The String Queens Presented by The Moss Center and Culture Shock Miami

Praised for their authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound, The String Queens is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences to inspire audiences to love, hope, feel and imagine!  Violinist Kendall Isadore, cellist Élise Sharp, and violist Dawn Johnson, will perform music from their new release, “RISE”, which showcases the group's vibrant sound with fresh takes on the music of contemporary soul legends and pop icons.