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Address: 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: 305-673-3331
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Description: The New World Symphony (NWS), America's Orchestral Academy, opened its...
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.
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NWS is a must visit location on South Beach!

NWS is one of the few cultural gems on South Beach. The amazing architecture outside and interiors are breathtaking. The "wall" outside for viewing performances and movies is so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

NWS is one of the few cultural gems on South Beach. The amazing architecture outside and interiors are breathtaking. The "wall" outside for viewing performances and movies is so novel and fun for wine and cheese get togethers makes the NWS an integral part of the community. Tickets are not very expensive and performances are world class. A must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This Frank Gehry masterpiece is a great asset of Miami Beach and should not be missed. The interior is unique and seats guests in quite a setting. Try to see one of the great performances here. In the evening the changing light projections on tHe exterior surfaces make this building one to visit often.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a very special place. Performance at this place is always exquisite and well thought out. Attention is excellent and staff always try to make you feel very special

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Interesting tour by enthusiastic docent. Worth visiting if you don't have time for a concert. Unfortunately we couldn't see the main concert hall - being used for auditions at the time. But still worthwhile. Just a couple of minutes walk from Lincoln Road Mall.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a free night of music and picnicking. There are only 800 seats in the concert hall, but that was great as well. I liked the community feel of the wallcast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not only this is one of the most vibrant and interesting orchestras in the world but the venue itself by Frank Gehry is nothing short of spectacular in its surprising simplicity. The concert hall itself is an architectural masterpiece in my opinion. The outdoor concert plaza and projection space is simply brilliant.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a Unique site to have a picnic while enjoying awesome music performed by the New World Symphony Orchestra. The sound system is amazing and on the Wallcast you can see, not only great performances but commentaries and interviews made to the director and musicians.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a wonderful evening of music and dance. I love the concept: DJ with the orchestra, and the walls were filled with visions of the Rosie Herrera Dance Company. A big wow. No formal seating and the freedom to float about the beautiful symphony hall. Definitely a "lets do that again" night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In addition to being architecturally beautiful, the history and purpose of the New World Symphony Orchestra and School is fascinating. They offer an outstanding professional education to a small, very elite group of musicians. However, the highlight was our tour leader, Dolly, who was both informative and extremely funny! We all laughed our way through the 45 minute tour, and... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

While visiting Miami Beach we spent an evening at the New World Symphony program "The Bear Roars" which featured the music of Russian composers. The orchestra is comprised of young graduate-level musicians. As a retired music teacher, I was very impressed with the level of musicianship in performing this very difficult music and truly believe it to be professional quality.... More 

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