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“Wonderful concerts in spectacular setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New World Symphony

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
Type: Symphonies
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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.
Frankfort, IL
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“Wonderful concerts in spectacular setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The New World Center is an acoustically perfect, small venue designed by Gehry. There are many different types of concerts, from full symphonies and jazz performances, to outdoor concerts and short "welcome" concerts. The sightlines are excellent and the sound is the best I've heard.
Visit their website to see all the different type of shows. On our last visit we stumbled across $2 tickets for a 45 minute intro to the symphony which was outstanding!

Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“great outside concerts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

we usually make pic nics night with the maxi screen building size and their orchestra show.
great idea to share the music.

Visited February 2013
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Winnipeg
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“great sound”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The outside wall theatre is a must see and more importantly their sound system Rocks !!! They have free movies shown on some weeknights, with a good mixed crowd familys etc ...

Visited February 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“SPECTACULAR GHERY ARCHITECTURE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I love the light, sound, design and accessability to the public at least 1x/wk on a huge Wallcast. Movies, and symphonies are made available for those who can not afford the entry fee. A great green lawn to picnic, bring the kids, and even the dog - and keep in touch with the beauty of classical music.

Visited February 2013
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Marty M, Docent at New World Symphony, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
The New World Symphony building is Frank Ghery's only commission in the state of Florida and, yes, we totally agree with this reviewer that the building is spectacular. There are two ways to see the building from the inside: 1) buy a ticket to a performance and 2) sign up for a docent-led 45-minute tour of the interior, including a stop in the concert hall and a visit to the panoramic roof garden, with the best views in South Beach. Tours, which cost only $5, can be reserved on the NWS web site and are offered four times per week. I can't wait to give you your own guided tour!
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Coral Gables, Florida
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“BEST DEAL OF MIAMI BEACH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Great music, great experience, great building, great atmosphere, simply great. Outdoor concerts are sometimes better than indoors. The acoustics are great and you get to drink and eat.

Visited February 2013
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