Critic’s Choice

By David Fleshler

Ward Stare

Ward Stare

Among the most reliably enjoyable concerts of the season are the New World Symphony‘s “Concerto Showcase” events, in which members of the orchestra perform as soloists.

The musicians invariably play with a high level of polish, with the added appeal of hearing young performers play works they love. The concerts will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at New World Center in Miami Beach.

The concerts typically give the opportunity to hear concertos for instruments other than violin or piano. In this case, clarinetist Ran Kampel will play the Clarinet Concerto of Carl Nielsen, a composer who straddled the 19th and 20th centuries and is heard most frequently via his Symphony No. 4.

Violinist Rebecca Reale will play Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, known as the “Turkish,” a work performed too rarely in South Florida, as are the composer’s other violin concertos. Cellist Austin Fisher will play Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

Leading the orchestra will be guest conductor Ward Stare, music director of the Rochester Philharmonic.; 305-673-3331

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