Back on the Beach Beat

By Lawrence A. Johnson

The music season is heating up this weekend with several worthy events, unfortunately, many competing at the same times.

7:30 p.m. Saturday: The New World Symphony will serve up its final free preseason concert, this time with Alasdair Neale leading the entire contingent of musicians in works of Rachmaninoff, Ginastera and Roberto Sierra. Lincoln Theater, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.

7:30 p.m. Saturday. Pianist Ilya Itin will tackle music of Haydn, Beethoven and Prokofiev (two of the War Sonatas) in a benefit for Patrons of Exceptional Artists, the fund-raising arm of the Miami International Piano Festival. $40 includes post-concert reception at the Steinway Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce De Leon, Coral Gables. 305-935-5115.

8 p.m. Saturday. Lukas Ligeti performs his offbeat electronic music at the Harold Golen Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood District. (Scroll down for profile of Ligeti and concert details.)

8 p.m. Saturday. Thomas Sleeper leads the Frost Symphony Orchestra in a free event at UM’s Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables featuring music of Chobaz, Verdi and Tchaikovsly

2-4 p.m. Sunday. Presented by iSaw, Sunday Jason Freeman’s new installation, Sound Microscope, will be unveiled at the Light Box Theater, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.

4 p.m. Sunday, the UM’s “jazz dean,” pianist Shelly Berg will join the Bergonzi Quartet in Brahms’ Piano Quintet and selections to be announced. The Bergonzi will also perform Ravel’s String Quartet. Gusman Concert Hall. $40.

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