Plans on tap to honor Judy Drucker, relaunch her classical series

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Judy Drucker

Judy Drucker

A revival of Judy Drucker’s Miami classical series? Can the Concert Association of Florida rise again?

Spearheaded by Mark Bryn, Drucker’s friend and attorney, the Great Artists Series will debut November 19 with a 50th Anniversary concert honoring Miami’s celebrated impresaria. The event will mark the half-century since Drucker’s first concert presentation at Temple Beth Sholom in 1967.

The concert will take place 2 p.m. November 19 at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. There will be a preconcert brunch at 11:30 a.m. Artists performing include the Amernet String Quartet, soprano Giselle Elgarresta Rios, pianist Alan Mason, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida.

Details of programs and financing for the Great Artists Series are somewhat nebulous at the moment. The series will present new young talent as well as celebrated and established names, says Angela Shlyakhov, executive director of the Great Artist series and events coordinator at Bryn’s Miami law firm. Shlyakhov says they are currently in the process of securing financial backing and hope to kick off the series in January of 2018.

In the meantime the duo has launched a new website about Drucker. In addition to a personal history, timeline and tribute page, Shylakov says the site will have updates about the progress of the proposed Great Artists series. Go to

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