Join Christian Reif and the New World Symphony Fellows for an interactive adventure exploring music inspired by the ocean. Plunge into the sun-dappled waters that surround Miami Beach with selections from Debussy’s stunning masterpiece, La Mer (The Sea), and more! Arrive one hour early to enjoy the Instrument Petting Zoo, where children can meet the Fellows and play the instruments, and mobile exhibits from the Miami Children’s Museum. All activities will close 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
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Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Play of the Waves Dialogue of Wind and Sea
Ludwig van Beethoven
Thunderstorm from Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Sunday Morning and Storm from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Christian Reif, piano
Music Director of the Lakes Area Music Festival in Minnesota, German conductor Christian Reif has quickly established a reputation for his natural musicality, innovative programming and technical command.
Reif’s 2022/23 season highlights include appearances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Münchner Symphoniker, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra. In Summer 2023, he leads concerts at the Enescu Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen. In December 2022, he will be conducting his own arrangement of John Adams’ El Niño at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC with the American Modern Opera Company.
From 2016 to 2019, Reif was Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, after being the Conducting Fellow at the New World Symphony from 2014 to 2016 and at Tanglewood Music Center in 2015 and 2016. He studied conducting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at The Juilliard School in New York City. It was there that he first met his wife Julia Bullock, with whom he resides in Munich.