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November 19, 2014

Miami Symphony Orchestra Celebrated 50 Years of the Beatles' Arrival in Miami with a Full House Concert


Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya

The Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles' Arrival in Miami with a full house concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami on November 16th 2014.

This time, the Miami Symphony Orchestra and maestro, Eduardo Marturet, made a memorable event in the music of history in Miami, performing the world premiere of two original works and three symphonic versions inspired by the music of the Beatles.

“So many friends, patrons, sponsors, designers, technicians, and promoters have provided more than a ‘little’ in the equation,” said Marturet. “Our deepest gratitude goes out to them for their never ending support.”

The highlights of the night also include the fashion presentation (Gratitude Collection) by Lisu Vega, Athina Klioumi Marturet, and Miami Fashion Spotlight.net, along with the red carpet sponsored by Make Your Own Peace Foundation.
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya

The Miami’s composers-in-residence program included:

Samuel Hyken - The Beatles Guide to the Orchestra (with Juan Pablo Galavis, narrator).

Peter Breiner - Beatles Go Baroque (with Daniel Andai, violin).

Florencia Di Concilio - Golden Slumbers (world premiere with Ciro Fodere, piano).

Alejandro Campos - Imagine on the Long and Winding Road (with Ruben Studdard, vocalist).

Eduardo Marturet - Variations on "With a Little Help from my Friends" (world premiere with Haven Star, vocalist, and with The David Anderson Ensemble).

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Athina Klioumi Marturet.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Lissette Rondon, Romero Britto and Athina Klioumi Marturet.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Athina Klioumi Marturet, Alejandro Grinaldi and Desiree Ortiz.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Santi Chumaceiro and Pily Montiel.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz

Lissette Rondon and Ruben Studdard. Photo Credit: Frank Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Yerickson Nagy and Jose Hernandez.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Amy and Marty Grey, Dale King, Doug Thiel and Mike Himes.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Ranjana Khan.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Antonio Estefan, Marilyn and Ed Sarasola.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Ana Galavis and Eduardo Hernandez.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Michelle Badillo, Lisu Vega and Maria Fernanda Badillo.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Arnaldo Limansky and Vilma Otazo.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Iran Issa-Khan.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Sergio Moroni and Gustavo Sanin.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz.
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Ingrid Morfi and Joe Hornstein.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Madeline Diaz and Athina Klioumi Marturet.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Nacho Cano and Athina Klioumi Marturet.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Romero Britto, Athina Klioumi Marturet and Juan Pablo Galavis.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Lissette Rondon and Rafael Diaz- Balart.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Javier Seriani and Haven Star Ross. Photo credit: Miguel Aya
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Alexis Diaz, Madeline Diaz and  Eduardo Marturet.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Haven Star Ross and Daniel Andai.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Lissette Rondon and Raiza Perrault.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Alexis Diaz and Lisu Vega.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Ana Sofia Tarbay, Gustavo Sanin and Rebeca Buelvas. Photo credit: Frank E Diaz

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Santi Chumaceiro, Lexïng Zhang, Lisu Vega, Ana Tarbay, Athina Klioumi Marturet, Lissette Rondon, Marietta Alvarez and Maria Fernanda Badillo.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz.
Best Moments!

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya

Miami Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of the Beatles with a full house concert
Photo credit: Miguel Aya



Images by Frank E. Diaz &Miguel Aya.

November 18, 2014

The Ultimate Art-Fashion Collaboration: Lisu Vega & Athina Klioumi Launched 'Gratitude Collection'


The Ultimate Art-Fashion Collaboration: Lisu Vega & Athina Klioumi Launched 'Gratitude Collection'

Designer Lisu Vega teamed up with model and actress, Athina Klioumi and our Founder and President, Lissette Rondon to launch the “Gratitude” collection as the prelude to the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Tribute Concert by Miami Symphony Orchestra, on November 16, 2014 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami.

After a great success achieved by Vega with her exclusive dress showcasing the printed sheet music of “With a Little Help from My friends,” written by Eduardo Marturet, three creative minds came together this time resulting in a limited-edition collection inspired by their passion for the Beatles and the brilliant interpretations of classical music under the direction of Miami based conductor, Eduardo Marturet.

The Ultimate Art-Fashion Collaboration: Lisu Vega & Athina Klioumi Launched 'Gratitude Collection'
Our Founder &  President, Lissette Rondon, Designer, Lisu Vega and Actress, Athina Klioumi Marturet.
Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
Designed by Lisu Vega, the five-piece collection (entirely made in the USA) evokes an effortless haute urban knack for edgy street-wear with a luxe finish. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO).

This limited edition "Gratitude Collection" will be available for this Fall-Winter at Lissette Rondon's fashion blog: Miami Fashion Spotlight.Net

The collection pieces are available to pre-order now at www.Facebook.com/Miamifashionspotlight

“Gratitude Collection” will hit select stores in Miami in early 2015.

Designer, Lisu Vega and models showcasing "Gratitude Collection."
Designer, Lisu Vega and models showcasing "Gratitude Collection."  Photo credit: Frank E Diaz.
The Ultimate Art-Fashion Collaboration: Lisu Vega & Athina Klioumi Launched 'Gratitude Collection'
Santi Chumaceiro wearing a dress from "Gratitude Collection." Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
The Ultimate Art-Fashion Collaboration: Lisu Vega & Athina Klioumi Launched 'Gratitude Collection'
Maria Fernanda Badillo wearing a dress from "Gratitude Collection." Photo credit: Frank E Diaz

The Ultimate Art-Fashion Collaboration: Lisu Vega & Athina Klioumi Launched 'Gratitude Collection'
Lexïng Zhang wearing a skirt from "Gratitude Collection." Photo credit: Frank E Diaz
The Ultimate Art-Fashion Collaboration: Lisu Vega & Athina Klioumi Launched 'Gratitude Collection'

Mariela Bagnato wearing a dress from "Gratitude Collection." Photo credit: Frank E Diaz.
Santi Chumaceiro, Lexïng Zhang, Lisu Vega, Ana Tarbay, Athina Klioumi Marturet, Lissette Rondon, Marietta Alvarez and Maria Fernanda Badillo.
Santi Chumaceiro, Lexïng Zhang, Lisu Vega, Ana Tarbay, Athina Klioumi Marturet, Lissette Rondon, Marietta Alvarez and Maria Fernanda Badillo. Photo credit: Frank E Diaz.

November 13, 2014

Aventura Mall Brings Holiday Magic with Nearly One Million Glistening Lights to Santa's Arrival

Aventura Mall Brings Holiday Magic with Nearly One Million Glistening Lights to Santa's Arrival
Aventura Mall.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia.
Aventura Mall will bring shoppers holiday cheer with an exciting lineup of happenings throughout the season. Santa’s arrival, a spectacular showcase of nearly one million lights, extended holiday hours, and the newly debuted Citi Lounge will provide a unique experience with every visit.

When the day turns to night, shoppers will marvel at Aventura Mall’s “Illumination.” Lighting up Saturday, Nov. 15, the mall’s exterior will feature more than 11,000 strings of white lights, 175 snowflakes and more. The glistening, must-see attraction requires more than 3,700 man hours to complete and includes more than 56 miles of lights.

Also on Saturday, Nov. 15, Santa’s Village will return to Aventura Mall. This five-tier, 52-foot tall display is highlighted by Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves, along with an elaborate holiday tree and an animated show that includes lights, music and special holiday characters. Located in Fountain Court,Santa’s Village will be open Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Extended hours will include Monday, Dec. 12 through Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Also this year, Aventura Mall will host the new Citi® Lounge in Center Court. The Citi Lounge is open to the public and will feature fashion, beauty and taste events from Aventura Mall stores, restaurants, and partners. Furthermore, Citi customers visiting the lounge will receive special benefits, including complimentary coffee, gift wrapping on select purchases and more. A listing of events and programs can be found at www.aventuramall.com/holiday.

Additionally, kids and grown-ups always enjoy “Aventura’s Model Train Station,” a 16 by 29-foot display that features electric trains whistling their way through a village, amusement park, old time mill, and snowcapped mountain ranges. The model train station will be located in JCPenney Court.

To kick-off the holiday shopping season, Aventura Mall will open Thursday, Nov. 27 from 6 p.m. until Midnight and Friday, Nov. 28 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Its extended holiday hours will run through Wednesday, Dec. 24. Shoppers can find a complete list of holiday hours at www.aventuramall.comor by calling (305) 935-1110

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