Miami Symphony Orchestra to host ‘Sleepover at the Museum,’ Feb. 24

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Miami Symphony Orchestra to host 'Sleepover at the Museum,' Feb. 24

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Visiting the museum of natural history packed with dinosaurs, planets and big animals is always fun, but getting to sleepover can be an adventure of a lifetime.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of music director and conductor Eduardo Marturet, will host the world premiere of Sleepover at the Museum on Sunday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m., at The Moore Building-Elastika, under the impressive sculpture designed by architect Zaha Hadid, in The Miami Design District.

Based on the children’s story written by creative New Yorker author and composer Karen LeFrak, the program manages to recreate the narrative through a magical representation. LeFrak also is the author of books Jake the Philharmonic Dog and Jake the Ballet Dog and an avid dog lover and breeder as well as a composer of music for ballets and instrumental works around the world.

Sleepover at the Museum is a MISO commission and fifth world premiere by Karen LeFrak that will be conducted by Maestro Eduardo Marturet and narrated by actress and fashion icon Athina Klioumi. With Daniel Andai as soloist and music by Sibelius (Finlandia) and Barber (Violin Concerto Op.14 featuring Daniel Andai on violin) as part of the program, this story full of mystery, excitement, and fantasy is a must-attend and unique event for all the family.

With a new and beautiful headquarters at the Miami Design District, MISO is Miami’s hometown professional symphony and a valuable contributor to Miami’s cultural fabric. With 80 professional musicians selected from around the world, The Miami Symphony Orchestra represents the exceptional talent and diversity that mirrors South Florida’s international and multicultural richness making it a source of growing local pride and support.

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com.


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