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New World Symphony

500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-3331
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
Owner description: The New World Symphony (NWS), America's Orchestral Academy, opened its newly-designed 'campus' designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, in February... more » Owner description: The New World Symphony (NWS), America's Orchestral Academy, opened its newly-designed 'campus' designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, in February 2011 (previously, the NWS was located in the Lincoln Theater on Lincoln Road). NWS's new home is a $160 million building with attached garage located in a 2.5 acre park at the corner of 17th Street and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've been here for several events. They've always been very chic, easy and very spacious. The food is always good, not amazing. The bar is covenant and the staff is attentive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A huge forecourt, where you can sit and eat or drink after a long walk or swim. Its close to Lincoln St, so a volley of food outlets to experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have attended several performances and found them outstanding The concert hall, designed by Geary, has wonderful acoustics and the performances by young musicians were excellent. We were even able to attend one performance where Tilson Thomas, the founder of the New World Symphony conducted. It is a wonderful organization that gives young musician a terrific opportunity.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Attended the ABC continuity forum and it was the first time I was in there! The place is beautiful. The stage was set for speakers like Adrianna Huffington and more and the catered lunch food was delicious.

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miami fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you come to Miami and love classical music this is the place to go. They have evening concerts projected outside so you can come and picnic if you are not inclined to sit inside. You need to check the schedule to see when the outdoor projection are there.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Miami Beach was blessed with the addition of the New World Center, the home of New World Symphony. I was lucky to see several performances this past year including both their Pulse performances which combined the entire orchestra with special guests, singers, and DJs. Both times the NWC was transformed into a club-like atmosphere with a DJ complementing the music... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was designed by Frank Gehry. Very modern and interesting piece of architecture. It has some resemblances to the Disney Hall in LA and Millenium Park in Chicago, my fav work by Gehry. The garden around it is also nice. Unfortunately we couldn't check the interiors.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

an amazing outdoor venue with remarkable sound of projected video of live show on inside of theatre. we had a bottle of wine, and enjoyed the music under the stars. such a cool experience in miami

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Didn't get to have a tour of the inside of the building (the tours fill up so call ahead) but the outside is beautiful!! We attended the movie night where they play a movie and you view it from the lawn. The sound system is spectacular and the atmosphere is lovely. People bring blankets and chairs along with dinner and... More

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Marty M, Docent at New World Symphony, responded to this review

We're delighted that you loved your visit to the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center! And you are right: docent-guided tours of the building are limited to 20 persons, so they fill up fast. Tours, which take about 45 minutes and cost just $5, are conducted on Tuesdays & Thursday at 4 pm and Fridays & Saturdays at Noon. Book online... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Free tickets for indoor concerts but free outdoor concerts are great and they also have evening outdoor free movies. Just pick your performance carefully, as this is ultra modern music most of the time.

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