NWS WALLCAST® Performances Will be Paired with Visual Jazz Artwork by MOCA’s Teen Art Force
Program includes live performances by NWS Fellows and pre-recorded selections from NWS’s Harlem Renaissance festivals
The New World Symphony (NWS), America’s Orchestral Academy, will bring its signature NWS Mobile WALLCAST® Concert series to the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) for a special edition of Jazz at MOCA, on Friday, April 28, 2023. The thrill of an NWS WALLCAST® orchestral experience, broadcast on the largest mobile wall in South Florida, will be paired with Visual Jazz Artwork by MOCA’s Teen Art Force, a one-of-a-kind, free, multidisciplinary art program that provides students with a foundation in the visual arts.
This NWS Mobile WALLCAST® Concert is the culmination of this season’s partnership between New World Symphony and MOCA. Beginning in November 2022, NWS Fellows and MOCA Teen Art Force students met at the Museum to discuss the intersections of art and music. MOCA Teen Art Force students shared their artwork and artistic style and approaches, and NWS Fellows shared jazz-influenced music they enjoyed. Together, they paired the students’ art with musical works to create the April 28 program for Jazz at MOCA.
The 75-80 minute program will feature live performances of popular works like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “The Girl from Ipanema,” and themes from “The Pink Panther” and “Linus and Lucy” and pre-recorded orchestral selections from NWS’s annual Harlem Renaissance festival, I Dream a World. Music will be paired with eight works of original art by MOCA Teen Force students.
MOCA Teen Art Force students whose artwork will be displayed during the NWS Mobile WALLCAST® Concert include:
NWS launched its Mobile WALLCAST® Concert Series as an essential part of its commitment to make symphonic music accessible to audiences beyond the New World Center. The Mobile WALLCAST®, first unveiled at SoundScape Park in May 2022, brings NWS’s groundbreaking WALLCAST® concerts on the road and into communities around Miami.
Currently the largest mobile wall in South Florida, the 23x16 screen consists of state-of-the-art LED panels and sound system, offering a local and captivating way to experience WALLCAST® concert content.
Jazz at MOCA, South Florida’s longest-running free outdoor jazz concert series and one of the museum’s most beloved public programs, is held (rain or shine) the last Friday of every month at 8 p.m. MOCA galleries are open by donation from 7-10 pm. Please note, seating begins at 7 p.m. and is first-come, first-served, but guests are welcome to bring their own chairs.
The NWS Mobile WALLCAST® Concert Series is made possible with the support of the Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Wege Foundation and the NWS Resilience Fund. Jazz at MOCA is made possible with lead support from the North Miami Mayor and Council and the City of North Miami.
NWS Mobile WALLCAST®: Jazz at MOCA
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Seating available starting at 7 p.m.
Event starts at 8 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th street
North Miami, FL 33161
NWS Mobile WALLCAST® Selections:
James P. Johnson: Selections from Harlem Symphony
Duke Ellington: Harlem
Spencer Williams / Pat Castleton: “Driftin’ Tide” featuring Julia Bullock
Valaida Snow / Kay Starr / Henry Nemo / Dudley Brooks: “Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone” featuring Julia Bullock and Louise Toppin
James P. Johnson: Victory Stride
Bart Howard: “Fly Me to the Moon”
Antônio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes: “The Girl from Ipanema”
Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II: “My Favorite Things”
George Gershwin / DuBose Heyward / Ira Gershwin: “Summertime”
Dmitri Shostakovich: Movement III from String Quartet No. 7
Henry Mancini: Theme from The Pink Panther
Vince Guaraldi: Theme from Linus and Lucy
Duke Ellington / Irving Mills: “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing)”