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Address: 500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1862
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The New World Symphony (NWS), America's Orchestral Academy, opened its...

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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Wonderfull and functional building.Perfect acustic, good theaters and very simpathetic way of showing outside what is going inside by projection

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfull and functional building.Perfect acustic, good theaters and very simpathetic way of showing outside what is going inside by projection

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I fly from Chicago to Miami for NWS every other month - sometimes more. The energy and music from the musicians is something to be experienced, enjoyed and shared with as many friends as you can. Even if you thought you were not into Classical, they will change your mind. There are concerts for all, which blend Classical, pop and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were so fortunate to see Balazs Havasi play the piano here. It is a rare opportunity to see a great performer like Havasi in such an intimate setting. The building is spectacular and the rooftop provides beautiful and romantic views before a concert. This is a one of a kind performance hall - the setup, lighting, and sound are... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

The New World Center is an architectural gem on Miami Beach--inside and outside. The concerts are high caliber and the fact that these are all accomplished students makes them even more impressive. Check out the Concerts for kids and the Friday evening concernts!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I attend a concert here as often as I visit S Beach. Nothing has been bad, almost everything has been great to wonderful. I love the setting, the park, the building, the theatre, and they give young people a chance to shine as much as possible. I've heard and seen some very wonderful music made here.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you love classical music, if you want to be introduced to it, this is the orchestra to enjoy. They offer a range of concerts and prices. The Musical Exchanges are a good deal - concerts often of small ensembles organized by the musicians themselves. The few times a season that they offer a wall cast is also great -... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Every year for my holidays I spend some time in this beautiful city. The New World Symphony design by Frank Gehry is a place that I visit and visit again. 1. Try to get a ticket. This is a school orchestra. Then it is a different experience. 2. Walk around the building 3. Visit the terrace the view from the... More 

Thank David P
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary building (Garry). Extraordinary acoustics. Extraordinary musicianship. Check out their wall cast offering and don't spend a fine. A true highlight of Miami Beach.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

The New World Symphony offers world-class classical and sometimes other music. The Frank Gehry building provides excellent acoustics to enjoy the music. Don't miss the rooftop garden before the concert or during intermission. Lots of nearby places to eat on Lincoln Rd. Give yourself ample time to find parking; if there's another event in the area, it can be hard... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Building is gorgeous and view from the rooftop amazing. Just the view worths the $5. I did the tour (group of 4) for one hour and it was great to learn about the architecture and the symphony. Definitely recommend this tour.

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