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“Whatever they do here, they do well!” 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 #1 of 52 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.
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“Whatever they do here, they do well!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

From Frank Gehry's fabulous design of the building both inside and out, to the many free or very inexpensive concerts, to 'Pulse', (their version of a nightclub), to viewing either oldie movies or screenings of ongoing concerts on the outside 3 story high wall in the garden...while relaxing on blankets or lawn chairs ( for free), the New World Symphony is a wonderful part of South Beach, Miami Beach.

I have only been here in the winter and believe this doesn't all happen year round, but anything you can do at the NWS, even to taking the tour of the building, is worth doing.

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely evening of music at Wallcast concert.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Our first night in Miami Beach, we walked to the New World Symphony to enjoy the Wallcast concert being held that night. What an enjoyable evening! While the concert is going on inside, it is being broadcast on a six story white wall on the outside, facing a lovely park. The picture and sound were both great, and it was so nice to sit on the grass and experience this concert on a beautiful Miami evening! After the concert, there was a fireworks show from the top of the building, set to music. Very well done!

Visited February 2013
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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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“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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“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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